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FEATURED EVENTS

Nature 101: Intro to Archery

Stop by our FREE Pop-up Archery Range this summer! Take your first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit a bullseye. With safety as our priority, our USA Archery certified instructors will help you with the basics of archery. Families are welcome with kids age 8 and up. No registration or equipment required!

Dates: 
06/27/2019
08/08/2019
5 PM – 7 PM
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Location:

8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA, 19153
United States

Phone:

215-365-3118

Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Join us for a star-studded evening on the Independence Blue Cross Stage featuring performances by two-time Grammy Award-winning artist and Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Hudson, alongside the Philly POPS BIG Band, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Meghan Trainor. The Independence Day celebrations continue with a dazzling fireworks display choreographed to a custom patriotic soundtrack created and performed by the United States Army Field Band. This is the first time in Welcome America history that the United States Army Field Band will perform live on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the fireworks light up the sky above red, white and blue.

Dates: 
07/04/2019
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PECO Go 4th & Learn - Penn Park at University of Pennsylvania

Calling all kids! Join us for a fun, educational day filled with interactive games and activities that celebrate healthy living, fitness, culture and the arts, along with a free book giveaway.

Dates: 
07/01/2019
10 AM – 1 PM
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Location:

Penn Park at University of Pennsylvania
Lower Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States

Kiddie Fun Time Skate at Rolling Thunder Skating Rink

Join us every Monday for a kiddie fun time skate!

Dates: 
06/24/2019
07/01/2019
07/08/2019
4:00 pm-9:30 pm
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Location:

7017 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19149
United States

Phone:

215-335-3400

POPS at the Celebration of Freedom at Independence Hall

Music Director Todd Ellison and The Philly POPS BIG Band return to Independence Hall for the POPS at the Celebration of Freedom. The performance will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the annual July 4 Parade, routing from Independence Mall to Penn's Landing.

Dates: 
07/04/2019
10 AM – 11:30 AM
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Location:

Independence Hall
20 Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th streets,
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Nature Explorations: Fascinating Fireflies at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Join us for a magical journey as we learn about these whimsical creatures. After a short discussion on firefly life history, we will decorate a catcher and head out just as the first twinkles begin. This program is sure to bring out the kid in everyone!

Dates: 
06/28/2019
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Location:

1635 River Rd
New Hope, PA, 18938
United States

Phone:

(215) 862-2924

POPS on Independence

The Philly POPS continues its 40-year tradition of performance in front of Independence Hall in POPS on Independence. Featuring The Voices of the POPS and the full 65-piece POPS orchestra, this free, patriotic celebration of America's birthday is part of Wawa Welcome America, the nation's largest, free 4th of July festival.

Dates: 
07/03/2019
7 PM – 10 PM
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Location:

Independence Hall
20 Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th streets,
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

The spectacular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square. Highlights feature a 200-foot-long phoenix, a walk-through dragon tunnel, mythological creatures created from small glass bottles filled with colored water, and a host of interactive installations such as lit swings and a fortune-telling wheel. Bring family and friends to stroll under, around, and through the magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, created using traditional Chinese methods.

Dates: 
06/19/2019
06/20/2019
06/21/2019
6 - 11 pm
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Organization:

Franklin Square

Location:

150 South Independence Mall West Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

(215) 629-4026

Helicopter Rides - American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

American Helicopter Museum and Education Center Helicopter Rides!

Dates: 
07/13/2019
08/10/2019
08/24/2019
10:30 am - 3 pm
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Location:

1220 American Boulevard
West Chester, PA, 19380
United States

Phone:

(610) 436-9600

Summer Nature Play Day at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Come join us for an afternoon of play in nature! Our Visitor Center will be filled with FUN and thematic self-guided activities, art projects, and opportunities for a guided hike. This is a drop-in, family program.

Dates: 
06/22/2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Location:

1635 River Rd
New Hope, PA, 18938
United States

Phone:

(215) 862-2924

Fireworks & Fountains Show: Star Spangled Spectacular at Longwood Gardens

See the night sky in a new light with our astonishing Fireworks & Fountains Shows. Fireworks fly, fountains dance, and music sets the tone during these captivating evenings. Well-known patriotic music abounds as we celebrate America, featuring such songs as The Olympic Fanfare, The Winds of War, The Stars & Stripes, and more.

Dates: 
07/03/2019
9:15 PM – 9:45 PM
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Organization:

Longwood Gardens

Location:

1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
United States

Phone:

610.388.1000

CHASE Presents: Philly at the Movies: Invincible at Franklin Field

Celebrate Franklin Field’s 125th Anniversary with this fan favorite paying tribute to Philadelphia Eagle and local hero, Vince Papale. Come early for photo ops on the field where it was filmed. Take part in the 125th anniversary activities like testing your football & movie knowledge with trivia hosted by Bobby Mansure.

Dates: 
07/01/2019
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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Location:

Franklin Field-University of Pennsylvania
235 S 33rd St,
Philadelphia,, PA, 19104
United States

Mud Day!- Wissahickon Environmental Center

We will be celebrating the squishy, slimy, messy world of mud on International Mud Day. Make mud pies, squish the mud between your toes, and prepare to get dirty! Come anytime between 10:00-noon with a towel, and a change of clothes. Rain or Shine!

Dates: 
06/29/2019
10 AM – 12 PM
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Location:

300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
United States

Phone:

+1 215-685-9285

Collections Walk: The Fern Trail at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Dr. Edgar Wherry planted nearly 100 species of native ferns during his tenure at the Preserve. Over the years, their numbers have dwindled but many beautiful examples remain. Take a walk with local fern expert Janet Novac to explore the Fern Trail while learning its colorful history and our ongoing restoration efforts.

Dates: 
06/22/2019
10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Location:

1635 River Rd
New Hope, PA, 18938
United States

Phone:

(215) 862-2924

Tuesday Night Glow Party at Rolling Thunder Skating Rink

Join us every Tuesday all Summer Long!

Dates: 
06/25/2019
07/02/2019
07/09/2019
4:00 pm-9:30 pm
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Location:

7017 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19149
United States

Phone:

215-335-3400

3rd Annual Summer Solstice Festival

Explore, experience, and enjoy the sights and sounds of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum (rain or shine). Bring a lawn chair, grab some food, and enjoy the festivities! There will be plenty of food, live music, guided hikes, yoga, crafts, a movie, and more!

Dates: 
06/22/2019
5 PM – 9 PM
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Location:

8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA, 19153
United States

Phone:

215-365-3118

Nature 101: Intro to Fishing

Interested in getting outdoors but don't know where to start? The Nature 101 Series is a casual and welcoming introduction to a variety of outdoor activities, including kayaking, archery, smartphone photography, fishing, hiking for health, and watching wildlife. Perfect for all nature novices! No registration necessary.

Dates: 
06/20/2019
06/22/2019
4 PM – 7 PM
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Location:

8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA, 19153
United States

Phone:

215-365-3118

Midsommarfest- American Swedish Historical Museum

Celebrate summer at our annual Midsommarfest, complete with food, drinks, homemade Swedish pastries, music and maypole dancing, as well as crafts and games for the kids. New this year, the award-winning Swedish band JAERV will be giving a very special performance that you don’t want to miss!

Dates: 
06/22/2019
4-7 pm
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Location:

1900 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19145
United States

Phone:

215.389.1776

Illuminated Fountain Performances: June at Longwood Gardens

Our Illuminated Fountain Performances offer a spectacle unlike any other. Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. Before or after the 30-minute show, stroll through the five-acre garden for a nighttime experience evoking old world charm. With multiple music programs to experience, there is always something new to see at our Illuminated Fountain Performances.

Dates: 
06/20/2019
06/21/2019
06/22/2019
9:15 PM – 9:45 PM
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Organization:

Longwood Gardens

Location:

1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
United States

Phone:

610.388.1000

Fonthill Castle: Stories By The Castle With Darcy Fair

Visit the Fonthill Castle grounds for a lively children’s story hour featuring reading, music and more.

Dates: 
06/20/2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Location:

84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA, 18901
United States

Phone:

(215) 345-0210

Friday Family Frenzy at Rolling Thunder Skating Rink

Dinner & Skating for 4!

Dates: 
06/21/2019
06/28/2019
07/05/2019
5:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Location:

7017 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19149
United States

Phone:

215-335-3400