This weekend is all about Dad! Father’s Day is Sunday and if you are looking for ways to show Pop that he’s the greatest check out our Father’s Day Guide. Flag day was also celebrated this week and the Betsy Ross house knows how to do that right. Here are some great weekend events perfect for the Dad’s with little ones and big ones alike!
Friday June 17, 2016 5pm – Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 3rd annual Kidchella music festival—now a 3-concert series with support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the PA Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation! Concerts will take place on Smith’s 6 ½ acre Playground on Friday, June 17, Friday, July 15, and Friday, August 19. At 5pm families are invited to bring a picnic or buy dinner from a variety of food trucks on Smith’s front lawn including Foolish Waffles, Dos Hermanos Tacos, Curbside Creamery, BrazBQ, and The Tot Cart, then grab a spot on the Playground in time for the music to start at 6pm. Concert-goers will enjoy a fantastic lineup of family-friendly music curated by Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids and emceed by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN’s Kids Corner, that include performances by Lucy Kalantari, Joanie Leeds, Shine and the Moonbeams, Moona Luna,The Singing Lizard, and Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke.
Kidchella is a rain or shine outdoor event. Tickets are $10 per person (required for children 1+ AND adults) or $5 for Smith members. To purchase tickets click here.
Betsy Ross House Flag Festival
June 11 – 18, 10 am – 5 pm – Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street
Celebrate Flag Day in the birthplace of Old Glory with a week of fun festivities for the whole family at the Betsy Ross House. Flag Festival 2016 kicks off at the start of National Flag Week on June 11 with Stars & Stripes Saturday, a mini carnival in the Betsy Ross House courtyard with carnival games, juggling and circus acts, and a Punch and Judy Puppet show. Highlights of the week include visits from Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, crafts for kids, a Flag Day Proclamation and the Philadelphia Flag Day Association’s Naturalization Ceremony. Stars & Stripes Saturday event is free with admission. All other Flag Festival activities are free.
Giveaways abound this weekend as the Phillies play the Diamondbacks at home. Friday’s game at 7:05pm is African American Heritage Celebration presented by The Sound of Philadelphia. Saturday the fun starts at 3:05pm and all fans receive an AT&T Maikel Franco Bobble Figurine. Sunday treat Dad to a game and he will get a Hawaiian shirt to commemorate the day!