Dance and Shop: Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend

Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on and there’s plenty to do over the weekend after the Fourth of July. Whether it’s fireworks, live concerts, parties and more, this area is full of fun every weekend in the summer. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this post-holiday weekend, July 5 to 7, in Philly and New Jersey.

What: Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta

Food, music, crafts and more will fill this two-day Latin festival.

Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbia Blvd., Philadelphia

When: Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

What: Tanger Outlets Block Party

Music, games, prizes, a photo booth and more will be at this sidewalks sale.

Where: Tanger Outlets Atlantic City, 2014 Baltic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ

When: through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

What: Downtown Wildwood 80s Dance Band Concert Weekend

Food trucks, music, family activities, craft beer and more will fill this festival.

Where: Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, NJ

When: Saturday and Sunday

Cost: Free

What: Dope Shows Festival

This live concert includes artists PnB Rock, Pusha T and Lil Durk.

Where: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia

When: Saturday at noon

Cost: Tickets start at $69.99

What: 70th Tinicum Arts Festival

Shop for arts, crafts and décor, jewelry and more at this Bucks County festival.

Where: Tinicum Park, 963 River Road, Upper Black Eddy

When: Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $7 for adults, $1 for children

What: Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Handcrafted lanterns illuminate the square after sun set each night, along with live performances and a beer garden.

Where: Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia

When: through July 14

Cost: $18

What: Blue Cross RiverRink and Summerfest and The Midway

Skate on the outdoor roller rink, eat funnel cake, ride the carnival rides and Ferris wheel and enjoy tons of fun at this summer-long fest.

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

When: through Sept. 1

Cost: Varies

What: Spruce Street Harbor Park

Enjoy lawn games, hammocks, food, floating gardens are more at this summer park filled with fun.

Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

When: through Sept. 29

Cost: Free

What: Festival of Fountains

This fantastic fountain show features more than 1,000 jets, vibrant colors, music and more.  

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

When: through Sept. 29

Cost: Varies

What: Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

Check out this superhero comics and movies exhibit showing off Marvel’s most iconic memorabilia, like props, costumes, sketches and more.

Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia

When: through Sept. 2

Cost: Tickets start at $35 for adults and $31 for children

If you love all things Marvel, then Philadelphia is the place to be this weekend. Marvel Universe opens at The Franklin Institute on Saturday and NBC10’s Tim Furlong is giving you a sneak peek inside.

What: Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure

Life-size LEGO brick animals will fill the Philadelphia Zoo during this event in order to tell the story of endangered wildlife. Visitors can learn how human behavior impacts endangered species and be inspired to take action to stem the global change. The Zoo Key, a former local tradition, will also make its return with this exhibit. The Zoo Key will unlock secrets and stories about animals throughout the zoo.

Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

When: through Sept. 30

Cost: Zoo admission is $16 for child ages 2 to 11 and $19 for any 12 or older

New fun changes are happening at the iconic Philadelphia Zoo. The zoo has opened new exciting programs for children as well as exhibitions like its LEGO-themed Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure.

What: PHS Pop Up Garden

Throughout the summer this garden will host creative events, planet exchanges, arts and crafts for the kids and flower crown Fridays.

Where: 15th and South Street, Philadelphia

When: Open through October, Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight and on Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Cost: Free to enter

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