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FEATURED EVENTS

Kayak Tours - Schuylkill Banks

Explore the tidal Schuylkill River on a kayak! Hidden River Outfitters leads this professionally guided tour of the tidal Schuylkill which includes equipment rental, instructions on how to paddle and safely operate the kayak, and a little over an hour out on the river. The tour departs from and returns to the Walnut Street Dock. Kayaking on the tidal Schuylkill requires moderate exertion.
Dates: 
06/20/2021
06/26/2021
07/08/2021
various times
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Organization:

Schuylkill Banks

Location:

2500 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States

Phone:

+1 215-309-5523

Take a Tour & Explore Local History at Pennypacker Mills

Looking for an interesting place to visit that’s close to home? Pennypacker Mills is the answer! This historic site is open year-round for free guided tours of the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker. The story of this famous Pennsylvania family reflects the lives of those who lived here in the early 1900’s in Montgomery County. See the new exhibit, “Greetings from Schwenksville” until January 30th, 2022.
Dates: 
06/19/2021
06/20/2021
06/22/2021
Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm
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Organization:

Pennypacker Mills

Location:

5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA, 19473
United States

Phone:

610-287-9349

Summer Picnic Specials - West Chester Railroad

Enjoy a relaxing 90 minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on a warm summer afternoon. Pack a lunch to have during our stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove.
Dates: 
06/27/2021
07/11/2021
07/18/2021
12 pm
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Organization:

West Chester Railroad

Location:

230 E Market St
West Chester, PA, 19382
United States

Phone:

(610) 430-2233

Fourth of July Week with the Museum - Museum of the American Revolution

Join the Museum for a weeklong Independence Day celebration with special events and activities for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance. Explore what freedom means to you and consider how you are carrying forward the Revolution’s promises of liberty and equality.
Dates: 
06/25/2021
06/26/2021
06/27/2021
10 am - 5 pm
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Location:

101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

215.253.6731

Father’s Day with the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Virtually celebrate Father’s Day with the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and learn more about seaside-dwelling dads. Exclusive videos, at-home activities, and crafts will be available for download beginning June 20. There is fun for everyone in the family!
Dates: 
06/20/2021
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Freedom Festival - 4th of July at Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina

Celebrate Independence Day at the Freedom Festival on the Camden Waterfront.
Dates: 
07/04/2021
5 pm
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Organization:

Camden County

Location:

520 Market Street Camden County Board of Commissioners – Office of Constituent Services Courthouse, Suite 306
Camden, NJ, 08102
United States

Phone:

1-866-226-3362

Father's Day Express - West Chester Railroad

Take Dad on a 90 minute round trip train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on his special day. During your brief layover in Glen Mills, you will be able to explore the historic Glen Mills train station as well as our picnic grove along the Chester Creek. All Dads ride for a special reduced fare. Perfect for all the train lover Dads out there!
Dates: 
06/20/2021
12 - 2 pm
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Organization:

West Chester Railroad

Location:

230 E Market St
West Chester, PA, 19382
United States

Phone:

(610) 430-2233

Headhouse Farmers Market

Established in 2007, this market is located in the historic Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Featuring nearly 50 rotating 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.
Dates: 
06/20/2021
06/27/2021
07/04/2021
10 am - 1 pm
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Location:

2nd and Lombard Streets
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
United States

Phone:

215-575-0444

The 4th at The Fort

Celebrate American Independence at an intact Revolutionary War battlefield! Learn the story of the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution during guided tours, enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations and Revolutionary War Soldier Life display. Special surprises!
Dates: 
07/04/2021
10am - 4 pm
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Organization:

Fort Mifflin

Location:

6400 Hog Island Rd
Philadelphia, PA, 19153
United States

Phone:

215-685-4167

A Laurie Berkner Virtual Family Concert: On Father's Day! 12pm & 5pm Eastern

2 Shows: 12p & 5p ET! Join Laurie Berkner for an 80+min LIVE interactive, virtual performance for the whole family! Sing, dance, & play games through your device with Laurie as she performs fan favorites and songs from her new album, interacts with you through the screen, & brings in a few surprises - from her house to yours!
Dates: 
06/20/2021
12pm & 5pm ET
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Father's Day Weekend Fan Fest - At Sesame Place

Celebrate Dad with a sports fan fest at Sesame Place! Father’s Day Fan Zone Festivities include special meet & greets, photo opportunities, games and more. Treat Dad to a special day and yourself to savings with special dining options, deals on merchandise and more! Plus, Dads get a FREE photo at the Dine with Elmo & Friends character buffet! (Extra fee and reservations required)
Dates: 
06/19/2021
06/20/2021
10:00AM-6:00PM Saturday & 10:00AM-5:00PM on Sunday
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Organization:

Sesame Place

Location:

100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA, 19047
United States

Phone:

215-702-3566

Juneteenth 156th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the 156th Anniversary of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19th.
Dates: 
06/19/2021
1 pm
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Location:

Wiggins Waterfront Park and Marina
Riverside Drive and Martin Luther King Blvd
Camden, NJ, 08103
United States

Phone:

1-866-226-3362

The Pigeon Comes to Philadelphia! A Mo Willems Exhibit - Please Touch Museum

June 4 through September 12, 2021.Visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Activities in the exhibition will give children the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the social and emotional lives of the author’s popular characters.
Dates: 
06/18/2021
06/19/2021
06/20/2021
9 am - 4 pm
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Organization:

Please Touch Museum

Location:

4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA, 19131
United States

Phone:

215-581-3181

Flag Fest 2021 at Betsy Ross House

Sunday, June 13, through Saturday, June 19, 2021 The celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 13 when Betsy Ross, herself, raises the flag in the courtyard to mark the beginning of National Flag Week. Once Upon A Nation Storytellers will entertain from the courtyard stage, telling short, interactive and little-known stories featuring our nation’s flag. Other highlights of the week will include the ongoing assembly of a larger-than-life American flag made entirely of M&M’s®. Enjoy free samples provided by Mars Wrigley and photo ops with the completed flag on Sunday, June 13. The moving, annual naturalization ceremony will welcome 13 new citizens on Flag Day and during the week, visitors will meet figures from history, including famous suffragists and, of course, Betsy Ross, herself.
Dates: 
06/18/2021
06/19/2021
10 am
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Organization:

Betsy Ross House

Location:

239 Arch St
Pennsylvania, PA, (215) 629-4026
United States

Phone:

(215) 629-4026