‘Adventure' Awaits: Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend: March 8-10

Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s the Flower Show, a cheerleading competition, St. Patrick’s Day parade or tasty restaurant deals, this area is full of fun every weekend. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, March 8-10, in Philly and New Jersey.

March 8-10

What: Philadelphia Flower Show

This year’s theme at the world’s largest indoor flower show is Flower Power. Come enjoy the colors and scents of spring at the annual Flower Show.

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia

When: through Sunday

Cost: $34

For the first time, Main Line Health has an exibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The exibit is all about the healing power of plants. Nurses will be there to talk about the benefit of plants to patients.

What: Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Show

Plan out that dream vacation or learn more about an adventure that could be just a drive away at the annual Travel and Adventure Show.

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia

When: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $11 for adults, children 16 and under are free

What: East Passyunk Restaurant Week

More than 20 restaurants will participate in the fixed price, three course dinners.

Where: Various locations along Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia

When: through Friday

Cost: $15, $25 or $35 depending on restaurant

More than two dozen South Philadelphia restaurants are taking part in East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week, offering a wide variety of dishes for an affordable price.

What: Wildwoods, NJ Spirit Brands National Cheerleading Championship

Check at the choreographed performances and watch the winning teams be awarded prizes.

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

When: Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost:  Fee at the door

What: Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Wear your green and watch the marching bands, decorated floats and dance groups parade through Center City.

Where: JFK Blvd and Market Street, Philadelphia

When: Sunday, from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost:  Free

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

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