Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ First Friday, South Street Spring Festival, MaiFest, Haverford Spring Fest, First Sunday and More!

Swann Fountain at Logan Circle

Swann Fountain at Logan Circle

‘Philly Festivals – Oh My!

The weekend kicks off with free admission to several museums, First Friday, the Philadelphia Wine Festival, Eastern State Penitentiary Season Kick Off, Philly Tech Week, the continuation of American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition and more.

During the weekend enjoy the South Street Spring Festival, Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival, Support Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House event, Rittenhouse Square Flower Market, the last day of Philly Tech Week, the Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens, American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of ProhibitionFREE tours of Yards Brewing Cofarmers’ markets and much more. The weekend ends with First Sunday, Haverford Spring Fest, Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival, free yoga, Headhouse Farmers’ Market and much more.

During the week enjoy the American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition, PHS Pop Up Beer Garden South Street, the Chinese Lantern Festival, Pay What You Wish at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Night Market, Taste of the Brewvitational at Reading Terminal Market and much more.

In upcoming weeks get ready for the Dad Vail Regatta, Opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park, Love Your Park Week, Parks On Tap, Art Museum Day, Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival, Rittenhouse Row Spring, 9th Street Italian Market Festival, Festival Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village, Opening Tap, Philly Beer Week, First Friday, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley, Irish American Festival, Night Market Spruce Hill and much more.

What event or activity this weekend or during the week excites you the most? Please share with us in the comments below.

Tip: If you haven’t done so in recent months or years, visit the many wonderful museums in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Museums

Did you hear that Philadelphia was named best place to visit in the U.S. by Lonely Planet. Read more, click here.

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Things To Do In Philadelphia this Weekend & Week of ~ May 5 – 11 ~

FYI – There are many events & attractions listed below that have been open prior today which are listed as “Now”. Also, check back daily for updates!

Informational Posts For Things To Do Year Round or Seasonal

  • Our Guide to All Museums in Philadelphia ~ Visit many wonderful museums in Philly. ~ Philadelphia Museums ~
  • Philly Tech Week ~ May 5 & 6 ~ More than 25,000 business leaders and other self-proclaimed tech geeks can participate in more than 100 events, including a variety of programs, interactive activities and workshops that celebrate and highlight emerging trends, advances and innovative uses of technology. ~ Philly Tech Week ~
  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens ~ May 5 – 26 ~  Held at Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square, be mesmerized by  a beautiful horticultural display garden of dogwoods, magnolias, wisterias, azaleas, foam-flowers, and more than 240,000 tulips! ~ Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens ~
  • American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition ~ May 5 – July 16 ~ Held at the National Constitution Center from 9:30 am to 5 pm, this exhibit includes 100 + rare artifacts from the temperance movement, original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st amendments and much more.  ~ American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition ~
  • The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker at Morris Arboretum ~ May 5 until October 31  ~ From 1 pm to 3 pm at the Morris Arboretum, meet and observe metal artist Lyman Whitaker as he demonstrates how he creates and assembles his dynamic and beautiful sculptures! ~ The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker ~  
  • Chinese Lantern Festival ~ May 9 – June 11 ~ Take pleasure in the Chinese Lantern Festival at  Franklin Square ! The square will come alive and glow with 29 larger-than-life illuminated displays such as a huge 200-foot Chinese dragon, pandas, sea creatures, mythological creatures and more. Enjoy special food, shopping, live performances as well. ~ Chinese Lantern Festival ~

Date Specific Events & Activities ~ May 5 – 11 ~

  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~  Month of May ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for May 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History ~ May 5 ~ FREE ~ 10 am – 5 pm – Enjoy free admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History on the first Friday of each month. ~ Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History  ~
  • First Friday at the Philadelphia History Museum ~ May 5 ~ FREE – From 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Philadelphia History Museum, enjoy guided Gallery Tours at 5 pm, 6 pm & 7 pm. Live jazz starts at 5:30 pm in the Museum’s Main Gallery! ~ First Friday at the Philadelphia History Museum ~
  • First Friday’s in Old CityMay 5 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Your chance to visit Art Galleries throughout Old City after normal hours. You will be able to talk to the art directors and possibly some of Philadelphia’s local artists. This also takes place as First Saturdays with select Art Galleries extending out to Fishtown. ~ First Fridays ~ 
  • First Friday’s in Manayunk ~ May 5 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Come enjoy art in Manayunk. Before or afterwards, enjoy a meal at the many restaurants, or stop in one of Manayunk’s wonderful specialty shops. ~ First Friday’s in Manayunk ~
  • Art After 5 ~ May 5 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Luke Carlos O’Reilly This nationally renowned pianist leads an ensemble of the city’s most talented jazz musicians. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~
  • Eastern State Penitentiary 2017 Season Kick Off ~ May 5 ~ FREE – From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Eastern State Penitentiary, this national historical landmark hosts a changing series of exhibits and artist installations as part of its ongoing programming. Be among the first to walk the corridor of Cellblock 3 (the Hospital Block), and to view three new artist installations. Light refreshments will be served. ~ Eastern State Penitentiary 2017 Season Kick Off ~
  • History of the Cheesteak and Hoagie at Elfreth’s Alley ~ May 5 ~ FREE – From 5:30 pm to 8 pm at Elfreth’s Alley , enjoy a short discussion of the history of the cheesteak and hoagie by local Philadelphia Food Historian, author and tour guide, Carolyn Wyman. Old City’s Campo’s will be providing a hoagie sampling. There will also be opportunity to tour the Elfreth’s Museum House. ~ History of the Cheesteak and Hoagie at Elfreth’s Alley ~
  • Philadelphia Wine Festival ~ May 5 ~ From 6:30 pm to 9 pm at the Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia Magazine hosts this spectacular wine festival! Enjoy hundreds of varieties of wines from all around the world and pair them with bites from an array of top Philly restaurants.Philadelphia Wine Festival ~
  • Philadelphia Phillies ~ May 5 ~ Game time 7:05 pm ~ Enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies as they play the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park! ~ Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals ~
  • American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition ~ May 5 – July 16 ~ Held at the National Constitution Center from 9:30 am to 5 pm, this exhibit includes 100 + rare artifacts from the temperance movement, original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st amendments and much more.  ~ American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition ~
  • The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker at Morris Arboretum ~ May 5 until October 31  ~ From 1 pm to 3 pm at the Morris Arboretum, meet and observe metal artist Lyman Whitaker as he demonstrates how he creates and assembles his dynamic and beautiful sculptures! ~ The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker ~
  • Eastern State Penitentiary Market ~ May 6 ~ From 8 am to 5 pm outside of Eastern State Penitentiary, browse many items from over 150 Vendors! Rain date is Sunday, May 7. ~ Eastern State Penitentiary Market ~
  • Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ May 6 From 9 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 23rd and Pine Streets. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ 
  • Liberty Lands Market ~ May 6 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears and lotions. Hand made soaps, Ice Creams, sauces, organic teas and coffees and more. Part of the market, you will find animal rescues with adoptables & pet products. Liberty Lands Market ~
  • Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market ~ May 6 ~ From 9 am to 3 pm from 18th & Walnut Streets, enjoy fresh seasonal produce, fresh seafood, fresh bread and much more! ~ Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market ~  
  • Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~ May 6 until November 5 ~ FREE - From 9:30 am to 10:30 am every Saturday and Sunday at Race Street PierJust bring a yoga mat and be ready to stretch out. ~ Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~
  • Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ May 6 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~
  • South Street Spring Festival ~ May 6 ~ 11 am to 8 pm ~ The South Street Headhouse Spring Festival is a free event that is fun and energized with great food, live music and much more. A great event for the family with the kids zone and to also enjoy the many local shops, restaurants, crafts and more. There will even been a special taco eating contest with a twist! South Street Spring Festival ~
  • Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival ~ May 6 ~ Held at Cannstatter Volkfest Verein from 1 pm to 5 pm, enjoy craft beer from brewers from the local 5 states (PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD)! There will be food & live music as well! Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival ~
  • Philadelphia Phillies ~ May 6 ~ Game time 7:05 pm ~ Enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies as they play the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park! ~ Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals ~
  • Rittenhouse Square Flower Market ~ May 6 & 7 ~ 9 am to 2 pm – Head to the middle of the square to find all your spring garden shopping needs: colorful annuals perfect for window boxes and containers; spring veggies and herbs for your culinary garden; succulents and cacti for small space gardeners; and so much more. There will be a coloring contest for kids; a gardening story time with the Free Library; floral hair braiding; face painting; yard games; and live music to entertain you while you shop and enjoy. ~ Rittenhouse Square Flower Market ~
  • Yards Brewing Co Tours ~ May 6 & 7 FREE - Saturdays & Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm at Yards Brewery, enjoy a wonderful tour of the brewery! All tour-goers must be 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Bus tours, private tours and guided tastings are offered by appointment only. Please contact events@yardsbrewing.com for booking information. ~ Yards Brewing Co Tours ~
  • Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~ May 6 & 10 ~ Starts at 10 am every Wed & Sat – Learn the story behind cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the 115-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold during this 75-minute, food-writer-led walking tour. ~ Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~
  • Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~ May 7Established in 2007, this market is located in the historic Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Featuring more than 40 vendors, Headhouse is one of The Food Trust’s largest farmers markets. Beyond the abundance of fresh produce, you can also find a great selection of locally prepared foods and artisanal goods such as soups, caneles, ice cream, coffee and wine. ~ Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~
  • First Sundays at Barnes Foundation ~ May 7 ~ FREE - On the first Sunday of every month, visitors to the Barnes Foundation will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm. Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. ~ First Sunday’s at Barnes Foundation ~
  • Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~ May 7 until November 5 ~ FREE - From 9:30 am to 10:30 am every Saturday and Sunday at Race Street PierJust bring a yoga mat and be ready to stretch out. ~ Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~
  • Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival ~ May 7 ~ Held on Germantown Avenue between Rex and Willow Grove Avenues in Chestnut Hill from 11 am to 5 pm. Guests can explore 150 home & garden vendors, Ask the Experts  garden information, taste delicious foods & listen to love music from 2 different stages! For kids:  Amusement rides, face painting, a photo booth, basketball clinic, arts & craft activities, music & a free train ride. Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival ~
  • Haverford Spring Fest ~ May 7 ~ Noon to 7 pm ~ The Haverford Spring Fest will bring live music from bands, artisan and craft vendors, food, beer, and a fun zone for kids of all ages. All proceeds will be donated back into the community, particularly for music education. Come check out the fun!  ~ Haverford Spring Fest ~
  • Support Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House Event ~ May 7 ~ Support homeless veterans & widows of our first-responders from 2 pm to 8 pm at Toll Man Joe’s located at located at 26 E. Oregon Ave. Tickets are $30 & includes draft beer, box wine, finger food, roast beef and pasta. There will be live music as well! ~ Support Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House ~
  • Philadelphia Phillies ~ May 7 ~ Game time 2:35 pm ~ Enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies as they play the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park! Mother’s Day Appreciation – Ladies crossover tote bag for women 15 yrs & older! ~ Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals ~
  • Pay As You Wish ~ May 7 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every 1st Sunday of the month from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~
  • PHS Pop Up Beer Garden South Street ~ May 9 ~ The PHS Pop Up Garden is back! Located on 1438 South Street, right next door to the Jamaican Jerk Hut, visitors will enjoy a secluded area with an outdoor bar, palm trees, colorful umbrellas and hammocks, as visitors they enjoy tropical cocktails, beer, wine, food, live music and games. Check it out. ~ Pop Up Beer Garden ~
  • Chinese Lantern Festival ~ May 9 – June 11 ~ Take pleasure in the Chinese Lantern Festival at  Franklin Square ! The square will come alive and glow with 29 larger-than-life illuminated displays such as a huge 200-foot Chinese dragon, pandas, sea creatures, mythological creatures and more. Enjoy special food, shopping, live performances as well. ~ Chinese Lantern Festival ~
  • Pay-What-You-Wish ~ May 10 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every Wednesday from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~ 
  • Night Market Burholme ~ May 11 ~ 6 pm to 10 pm ~ Held in the Burholme neighborhood! The Night Market Philadelphia has grown into more than just a few food festivals a year that spotlight different Philly neighborhoods with excellent food from local restaurants and Philly’s finest food trucks. It’s basically become a food party that will take place three plus times a year now. A chance to explore different neighborhoods, foods, music and people all at once. ~ Night Market Burholme ~
  • Taste of the Brewvitational May 11 ~ Held at Reading Terminal Market from 7 pm to 9 pm, enjoy beers from more than two dozen local brewers who will offer samples of their beers at the first-ever Taste of the Brewvitational event. And event attendees will vote for their favorite Flagship beer. ~ Taste of the BrewVitational ~
  • Dilworth Park ~ Now Open ~ Enjoy seating areas for relaxation, food & live music. ~ Dilworth Park ~
  • Franklin Square ~ Now Open for the 2017 season ~  The Franklin Square is a great place to bring the family or for a date. Located in the historical part of Philadelphia in Old City. This park offers a carousel, a miniature golf course, a storytelling bench, a playground, a picnic area and more. ~ Franklin Square ~
  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk  ~ Now Open ~ Enjoy this 2,000 foot new extension bridging the South Street Bridge & the Locust Street bike trail. ~ Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk  ~
  • “Your Brain” at Franklin Institute ~ Now Open ~ A permanent exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Travel through a two-story tall neural network climbing structure with dynamic lighting and sound effects that are triggered by your footsteps. Kids can act as a Doctor by scanning the brain with an MRI machine, explore your brain, challenge your brain & much more.   ~ “Your Brain” at Franklin Institute ~ 
  • Native American Voices Exhibit at Penn Museum ~ Now Open ~ Stop over at Penn Museum in University City and learn about contemporary issues in Native America. Uncover the rich history and identity of the Native American people through 200 plus objects on display & much more. Native American Voices Exhibit at Penn Museum ~
  • The Artifact Lab – Mummy Conversation at Penn Museum ~ Now until (no date set) ~ Here is your chance to get up close and personal. Watch conservators clean, examine, & preserve Egyptian Mummies at Penn MuseumBest of all, there are special times during the week to where you can ask them questions in person. ~ Conserving Mummies at Penn Museum ~

Visiting Philadelphia

Are you Visiting Philadelphia? Have you lived in or near the City of Philadelphia, but never ventured out too the many historical sites in Philly? Here is a quick guide for some must see attractions in the City of Brotherly Love.

  • The Independence Visitor’s Center – Your guide for all of your information relating to historical sites in Philadelphia and other things to do in Philadelphia. ~ Independence Visitor’s Center ~
  • Museum of the American Revolution - The Museum of the American Revolution tells the full story of the American Revolution and explores its ongoing legacy, showcasing a vast collection. There are over 3,000 artifacts that have been collected to include General George Washington’s marquee and much more. The museum anchors the eastern end of Independence National Historical Park. ~ Museum of the American Revolution ~
  • Philadelphia Zoo ~ With the warmer weather approaching, you can not miss America’s Oldest Zoo. 42 acres of awesomeness and over 1,000 animals. ~ Philadelphia Z00 ~
  • Liberty Bell – Symbol of American Independence – If you are visiting Philadelphia, this is one site that must be seen. ~ Liberty Bell ~
  • Elfreth’s Alley ~ Get to walk down a street with 300 years of history. Elfreth’s Alley is one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in America. ~ Elfreth’s Alley ~
  • Philadelphia City Hall ~ Like Architecture? Philadelphia History? They give tours of the Philadelphia City Hall. If you go up high enough, you get to see the whole city. ~ Philadelphia City Hall ~
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art – So many things that surround this museum. The “Rocky” Steps or the “Rocky” statue. A great view down Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Behind the museum, you can view Boat House Row and a few other things. ~ Philadelphia Museum of Art ~
  • Betsy Ross House – Did Betsy Ross actually make the American Flag? Learn about some of Philadelphia’s earliest history. ~ Betsy Ross House ~
  • Independence Hall – This is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and where the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed. ~ Independence Hall~
  • National Constitution Center – If anything, you must see the ‘We the People’ exhibit. There are other timely exhibits. ~ National Constitution Center ~
  • Philadelphia Parks – Such as Fairmount Park or even Franklin Square for the kids or relaxing.

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Upcoming Events & Attractions in Philadelphia ~ May 12 & beyond

  • Art After 5 ~ May 12 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ AnimusMusicEnjoy an evening of Turkish-inspired music, featuring percussive grooves, exotic harmonics, and expressive vocals of traditional Anatolian decent. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~
  • Dad Vail Regatta ~ May 12 & 13 ~ The Dad Vail Regatta is a spectacular 2-day event that attracts more than 3,000 competitors from nearly 150 colleges and universities across the country and Canada and about 25,000 spectators. Will you be one of them? ~ Dad Vail Regatta ~
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park ~ May 12 – October 1 ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park and RiverRink Summerfest will include a floating restaurant, boardwalk, hammocks, tons of colorful LED lights, new planted greenery, an outdoor roller rink, more Philadelphia restauranteurs, seating options, and a new family entertainment area! ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park ~
  • Love Your Park Week ~ May 13 – 21 ~   Love Your Park Week ~
  • Parks On Tap ~ May 17 ~ Parks on Tap is a program that brings a traveling beer garden from park to park throughout Philly for 14 + weeks. Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~
  • Art Museum Day ~ May 18~ Art Museum Day allows guests to visit specific museums in Philadelphia for free or half priced. Such museums that participate are the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, and the Penn Museum. ~ Art Museum Day ~
  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival ~ May 20 ~ Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival is an all-day event that brings a combination of crazy derby admirers for those who love to watch creative human-powered vehicle floats ride through mud and those that love art, food and much more. ~ Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival ~
  • Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival ~ May 20 ~ The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, one of Philadelphia’s more popular spring festivals, will attract more than 50,000 people from across the region which takes place each May. Enjoy a day of arts, fantastic food, fashion and entertainment. ~ Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival ~ 
  • 9th Street Italian Market Festival ~ May 20 – 21 ~ The 9th Street Italian Market Festival, a 2-day event, is an exciting time to get out and mingle with fellow Philadelphians while enjoying excellent foods, music & culture. Just make sure to bring your appetite with you! ~ 9th Street Italian Market Festival ~
  • Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village ~ May 20 – 21 ~    ~    ~ Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village ~
  • 4th Friday in Headhouse District May 26 ~ Starting at 5 pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic Fabric Row (and beyond). ~ 4th Friday in Headhouse District ~  
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~  Month of June ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for June 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • Opening Tap ~ June 1 ~    ~ Opening Tap ~
  • Philly Beer Week ~ June 1 – 11 ~     ~ Philly Beer Week ~
  • Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History ~ June 2 ~ FREE ~ 10 am – 5 pm – Enjoy free admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History on the first Friday of each month. ~ Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History  ~
  • First Friday’s in Old City~ June 2 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Your chance to visit Art Galleries throughout Old City after normal hours. You will be able to talk to the art directors and possibly some of Philadelphia’s local artists. This also takes place as First Saturdays with select Art Galleries extending out to Fishtown. ~ First Fridays ~ 
  • First Friday’s in Manayunk ~ June 2 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Come enjoy art in Manayunk. Before or afterwards, enjoy a meal at the many restaurants, or stop in one of Manayunk’s wonderful specialty shops. ~ First Friday’s in Manayunk ~
  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~ June 2 – 4 ~     ~ Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~
  • Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley ~ June 3 ~    ~ Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley ~
  • First Sundays at Barnes Foundation ~ June 4 ~ FREE - On the first Sunday of every month, visitors to the Barnes Foundation will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm. Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. ~ First Sunday’s at Barnes Foundation ~
  • Irish American Festival ~ June 4 ~     ~ Irish American Festival ~
  • Pay As You Wish ~ June 4 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every 1st Sunday of the month from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~
  • Night Market Spruce Hill ~ June 29 ~ 6 pm to 10 pm ~ Held in the Spruce Hill neighborhood! The Night Market Philadelphia has grown into more than just a few food festivals a year that spotlight different Philly neighborhoods with excellent food from local restaurants and Philly’s finest food trucks. A chance to explore different neighborhoods, foods, music and people all at once. ~ Night Market Spruce Hill ~

As always, no matter if you are visiting Philadelphia or live in the City of Philadelphia, we hope our list of things to do in Philadelphia helps you out. If you have stumbled upon something else that we did not mention, please let us know in a comment or in an e-mail. If you are a business or organization that has an event coming up, please contact us. MyPhillyAlive If you happened to visit any of the things mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment here or on that article describing what you liked about that event or attraction. As always, we would greatly appreciate any feedback. Thanks, MyPhillyAlive

Philadelphia Weather for the weekend of May 5 – 7

Friday  |  100% Rain & Thunder |  High 71°  |  Low 59°

Saturday  |  60% PM Rain  |  68°  |  Low 48°

Sunday  |  Mostly Cloudy  |  58°  |  Low 41°

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