Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend: Feb. 22-24 - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend: Feb. 22-24



    Polar Plunge Raises Funds for Fallen and Injured Police Officers

    The Fallen Heroes Polar Bear Plunge is raising money for police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. Steve Weiler of Philadelphia's Fraternal Order of Police and Kimberley Pawlowski, the widow of fallen Philly Police Officer John Pawlowski, are both here to discuss the event and how the money helps families. (Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019)

    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s a beer festival, a winter festival, Orchid Extravaganza or ice skating, this area is full of winter fun every weekend. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, Feb. 22 to 24.

    Feb. 22-24

    What: Kennett Winterfest

    Taste lager, stouts, IPAs and more at this winter festival. Tickets include all-you-can-drink brews from area breweries and food is pay-as-you-go.

    Where: 600 S. Broad St., Kennett Square, Pa.

    When: Saturday, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

    Cost:  $60


    What: Fallen Hero Polar Bear Plunge

    Support the families of fallen police officers by taking the plunge into the chilly Atlantic Ocean off North Wildwood. Enjoy a pizza party at Keenans the night before.

    Where: Kennans North Wildwood, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, NJ and 15th Lifeguard Station

    When: Friday pizza party at 6 p.m., Saturday plunge at 11 a.m.

    Cost: $20 for pizza party; $40 for plunge


    What: Black History in Philadelphia

    Major city attractions, including the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center and the Free Library of Philadelphia, will host events throughout the month.

    Where: Various locations

    When: All of February


    What: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

    When the weather gets chilly, head to rink for some ice skating, fire pits, food, drinks, an arcade and more.

    Where: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, 101 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

    When: through March 3, from 1 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday

    Cost: Free for general admission, $4 skating admission, $10 skate rentals. Food and drink available for purchase.


    What: Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

    Stroll through the indoor gardens and witness the beauty of the rarest of flowers.

    Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.

    When: through March 24

    Cost: Varies