Things to Do in and Around Philly This Holiday Weekend: Feb. 15-18 - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Things to Do in and Around Philly This Holiday Weekend: Feb. 15-18



    Tips for Inside and Out at Philly Home and Garden Show

    Creative ideas, all-natural inspiration and high-tech upgrades will all be on display at this weekend's Philly Home + Garden Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 15, 2019)

    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s a beer festival, home and garden show, a winter festival, polar bear plunge or a comedy show, this area is full of winter fun every weekend. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this long weekend, Feb. 15 to 18, in Philly and New Jersey.

    Feb. 15-18

    What: Presidents Day Weekend in Philadelphia

    Many of Philadelphia’s museums and attractions will celebrate the holiday with free admission to special exhibits.

    Where: Various locations


    What: Philly Home + Garden Show

    Get design ideas for inside and outside your home and see design celebrities like Ty Pennington.

    Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks

    When: Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Cost: $9 for adults if you buy online, children 12 and under are free


    What: Polar Bear Plunge Weekend

    The weekend kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday with the crowning of the "Royal Family." The costume contest begins at noon on Saturday and the chilly plunge in the ocean is at 2 p.m. Saturday. A 5K run takes place at noon on Sunday.

    Where: LaCosta Lounge, 3000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, NJ

    When: Friday through Sunday

    Cost: $30 for the run


    What: The Salty Sirens – Valentine’s Day Weekend

    Spend Valentine’s Day with your loves at this cabaret burlesque show that includes cocktails and dinner.

    Where: Elaine’s Boutique Hotel and Dinner Theater, 513 Lafayette St., Cape May, NJ

    When: Friday and Saturday, from 5 to 11 p.m.

    Cost: $50


    What: Wildwood, NJ Cheer Movement Competition

    Watch theses cheerleaders perform their choreographed routines. Winning teams will be awarded prizes.

    Where: Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ

    When: Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Cost: Free


    What:  Big Philly Beerfest

    Taste craft beer from across the country with unlimited beer samples. Also enjoy live music and food at this event.

    Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia

    When: Friday and Saturday, from 8 to 11:30 p.m.

    Cost: Starts at $50


    What: Uncorked Comedy

    Enjoy a three-course meal, wine pairing and laughs with three New York City comics at this monthly event.

    Where: Willow Creek Farm & Winery, 168 Stevens Street, West Cape May, NJ

    When: Saturday, from 6 to 10 p.m.

    Cost: $65 per person. Must be 21 years old to attend.


    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:Philly Theatre Week

    For 10 days the city’s theaters offer affordable opportunities including shows, classes, readings and more.

    Where: through Feb. 17

    When: Various locations

    Cost: Between $15 and $30 per person


    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: Winter at Dilworth Park

    In the shadow of City Hall, families can enjoy ice skating, the Wintergarden, shopping and plenty of snacks and hot chocolate outside at Dilworth Park.

    Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia

    When: through Feb. 24

    Cost: Free to explore


    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