Stroll, Ride and Eat a Peach: Weekend Things to Do in and Around Philly for Aug 2 to 4

Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s a film festival, peach festival, African festival or Philly Free Streets, this area is full of fun every weekend in the summer. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, Aug. 2 to 4, in Philly and New Jersey.

What: BlackStar Film Festival

This film festival features films about the global black experience and films by people of color.

Where: Various locations

When: Through Sunday

Cost: Varies

What: Philadelphia Women’s Theater Festival

Female-driven performances are featured on stages throughout the city.

Where: Various locations

When: Through Monday

Cost: Varies

What: Shakespeare at the Castle

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale will be performed outside of the castle for two performances.

Where: Fonthill Castle, 525 E. Court Street, Doylestown

When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Cost: From $15 for adults

What: Philly Free Streets

An 8-mile stretch of North Broad is closed to vehicle traffic so people can bike, walk and play in the street. There will also be booths and activities set up along the way.

Where: North Broad from City Hall to Eerie Avenue, Philadelphia

When: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Get ready to have some fun and enjoy open spaces without cars on North Broad Street Saturday for the Philly Free Streets event.

What: Peach Festival

This fruit festival is filled with hayrides, face painting, music, games and pick your own peaches.

Where: Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media, Pa.

When: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Varies

What: Classic Car Show

Restored, vintage and classic cars line the lane at this car show.

Where: Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ

When: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $14

What: Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival

More than 200 artisans will showcase their work, along with food, live music and kids activities.

Where: Stone Harbor Recreation Field, 8100 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ

When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

What: 8th Annual Craft Beer, Music and Crab Festival

Enjoy craft beers, live music, crabs and food trucks at this festival.

Where: Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ

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

Cost: Free to attend

What: 2nd Street Festival

Beer gardens, food, live music, shopping and more fill this six-block long festival.

Where: North 2nd Street between Germantown and Spring Garden, Philadelphia

When: Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

What: ACANA African Festival

Dance performances, music, authentic food and global markets fill this festival focused on African cultures.

Where: Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

When: Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

What: Free Day of Play

Experience all that this children's museum has to offer, including the temporary exhibit, America to Zanzibar, at no cost.

Where: Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

What: The Oval+

This pop-up urban park features live music, movie nights, games, fitness classes and festivals throughout the summer.

Where: The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

When: Through Aug. 18

Cost: Free

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

The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest along Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing officially opens for the summer season Friday. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Brittney Shipp gives you a first look of all the activities this venue has to offer, including a ride on the carousel.

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

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes powers its way into the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia this weekend. First, Brittney Shipp gives you a sneak peek.

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

What: Dinosaurs Around the World

Visit with dozens of animatronic dinosaurs as you discover and learn about things like volcano activity and fossils.

Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences

When: through Jan. 20

Cost: From $7 in addition to general admission 

The Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is now open for all ages.
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