Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 5/12 -5/14

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Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration!

St Denis Fun Fair
May 10th – May 13th
300 East Eagle Rd, Havertown
Wednesday – Friday opens 6 PM, Saturday opens 2 PM
Zipline Friday and Saturday May 12th & 13th
Details, ticket info and more HERE

St. James Regional School Carnival
May 10th – May 13th
500 Tome St, Ridley Park
May 10th -12 6PM-10PM
& May 13th 3PM-10PM
MEGA Passes are on sale in the school office for $40.
Ride all the rides every night and all day on Saturday for one low price.
Details HERE and HERE

St Joseph Parish Carnival
500 Woodlawn Ave, Collingdale
May 10th – May 13th
6 PM – 10 PM

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Kick Off Carnival
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown PA
We’re celebrating warm weather and the beginning of our summer season with a fun-filled carnival weekend from Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14!
Thursday, May 11: 5 PM – 10 PM
Friday, May 12: 5 PM – 10 PM
Saturday, May 13: noon – 10 PM
Sunday, May 14: noon – 5 PM
Details HERE

CARS 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour Stopping at Cherry Hill Mall
May 12th – May 14th
In the JCPenney parking lot adjacent to Church Rd.  FREE and open to the public.
Friday, 12 TO 5PM
Saturday, 10 TO 4PM
Sunday, 11 TO 4PM
Rain or Shine
Details HERE

Madagascar Jr, A Musical Adventure
March 25-May 21 (no show Easter Sunday April 16) – every Saturday at 11am and Sunday at Noon
at Media Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

The Light Princess
at Arden Theater
April 5th – June 4th
Details and ticket info HERE

Spruce Street Harbor Park Opening Weekend Festival
May 12th – May 14th
401 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
Visit for full schedule of activities and performances.
FRIDAY, MAY 12Park opens at 11am
Activities start at 5pm, including a chance to win cash and prizes in the Univest money booth, and live music begins at 7pm featuring a performance by legendary local DJ King Britt.
SATURDAY, MAY 13Fun starts at Noon
Starting at Noon on Saturday, watch an aerial routine and tight rope performance (over the marina!) by Philly Circus, be intrigued with a magic show by Randy Shine, win prizes in the Univest Money Booth, have the kids participate in an interactive performance with Music Monkey Jungle, and listen to kid DJ D-ILL spin the afternoon soundtrack.
At night, enjoy a free performance by acclaimed musician and producer Son Little.
SUNDAY, MAY 14 – Fun starts at 1pm
UNIVESTival’s final day will be filled with a petting zoo, face painting, balloons, and the sweet sounds of steel drums from Trinidelphia.
Details HERE

14th Annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar
Saturday May 13th and Sunday May 14th
11 AM – 6 PM, Rain or Shine
at the Great Plaza at Penns Landing in Philadelphia
125 + Top Art/Craft Vendors carefully selected by Art Star
Live Music by Local Bands on the River Stage
Make + Takes
Details HERE

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
May 9th – June 11, 2017
at Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets in Philadelphia
Details and Ticket information HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE

Frog Exhibit at Academy of Natural Sciences
February 4th – May 14th
Details and ticket info HERE

Dinosaur Revolution at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
February 4th – May 29th
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens Spring Blooms
April 1 st through May 26th
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through
See my review and more info HERE

Dutch Wonderland
Details HERE

Details HERE

Dorney Park
Details HERE

Sesame Place – Choo Choo Soul at Sesame Place – Mother’s Day Weekend!
Details HERE

Great Adventure
Details HERE

Friday May 12, 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all) programs require registration. Details can be found under each event on the calendar.

National Public Gardens Day
Learn more on the American Public Gardens Day website:

Philadelphia Literacy Day!
11 AM – 3 PM
at Smith Memorial Playground
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Come relax and play a game! A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play.
Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required
Details HERE

Friday Flicks
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
We’ll bring the video games, you bring your friends!
Details HERE

Friday Afternoon Craft at Ridley Township Library
3:30 PM – 4 PM
Ages 3-10
Registration required
Details HERE

Annual Kids Disco Dance Party
5 PM – 7:30 PM
at Covenant United Methodist Church in Springfield PA
hosted by Delco Moms Connection
Let your kids dance the afternoon away at Delco Moms Connection’s annual dance party for kids. Have some pizza, chat, and kick back while the kids run around together. Kids and parents of any age welcome, bring the whole family (but please rsvp here so we can plan appropriately). We are not religiously or politically affiliated in any way.
To find us go to the church address and we’re in the Kingswood building. Go in the door, down the stairs and we’re in rooms 2 and 3.

Details HERE

Movie Night at Hoffman Park
8:30 PM
Join us at Hoffman Park for a family friendly movie!
Details HERE

Saturday May 13, 2017

International Migratory Bird Day
7 AM – 2 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia
Come join us for a day celebrating migratory birds!
7:00 am – Bird Walk with Gregg Gorton
8:00 am – Bird walk with Debbie Beer
9:00 am – Bird walk with Geoff Veith
11:00 am- Bird Walk with DVOC
12:30 pm – Junior Bird Walk with Refuge Staff
From 10:00-2:00 there will also be activities in the pavilion like owl pellet dissections, binocular basics, migration game, and more
Details HERE

International Migratory Bird Day
9:30 AM – 12 PM
at Delaware Museum of Natural History
FREE with paid admission to the Museum
When, where, why and how do some birds migrate? Find out on International Migratory Bird Day. Learn about migratory birds from DMNH staff through up close encounters with some migratory birds from the Museum’s collection. Bird activities, games, crafts, storytimes, a special film about shorebirds, and hands-on science fill up the day!
Details HERE

Social Needleworking
10 AM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Kids Club – Mother’s Day Card
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
$2 per project, Supplies included
Each session is 30 minutes
Details and registration info HERE

Touch A Truck Day
10 AM – 12 PM
No registration required
Details HERE

Friends of the Upper Darby Township Libraries Book Sale
10 AM – 3 PM
at Sellers Library Barn Upper Darby Sellers Library
Get some great books and help support our libraries!
Hardbacks:  $1.00   Paperbacks:  50 cents
Books for all ages, DVDs, games and more.
Details HERE

56th Annual May Fair at Helen Kate Furness Free Library
10 AM – 3 PM
There will be kid’s games, a jewelry sale, bake sale, food, fun, flowers and much more. It’s also the start of our annual spring book sale.
Details HERE

Havertown GIANT Citizens Bank Branch Grand Opening
10 AM – 3 PM
– 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Refreshments and giveaways
– 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Balloon Artist and Face Painter
– 12:00 pm: Ribbon cutting with presentation of donation to Family Promise of Delaware County
Details HERE

Childrens’ Festival
10 AM – 4 PM
at Historic Smithville NJ, 615 E Moss Mill Rd, Smithville
Popcorn, face-painting, animals, and games are just some of the events to look forward to! The Childrens Festival has no entrance fee and parking is free. Please know that some activities will have a fee.
Details HERE

Encampment Day at Brandywine Battlefield Park
10 AM – 4 PM
1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Rachel Kohl Community Library 
10 AM – 5 PM
Support the library at our annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale hosted by the Friends of the Library!
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Story Time
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Star Wars Day Photo Event at Brandywine Zoo
12 PM – 3 PM
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Come for free play and free lessons for all ages and skill levels!
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Mother’s Day Fujifilm Instax Frame
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Buy the frame, and the rest of your supplies are free
Details and registration info HERE


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Second Sunday Family Activities for Mothers’ Day!
10 AM – 3 PM
at National Museum of Jewish History in Philadelphia
Explore stories of mothers in the museum, view the galleries, and visit the Family Nook for some arts and crafts and stories dealing with the people who help take care of us! Our celebration is suited for children of all ages.
Details HERE

Penn Museum Second Sunday Family Workshop – Mummies Day Love Letters
1 PM – 4 PM
Show your love to your mummy, daddy, sibling, or friend. Work with mixed media to create a love letter or card, complete with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Details HERE

Check Out these Mother’s Day Brunch Options and Specials in Philadelphia this Sunday –

1) Puyero Venezulean Flavor
524 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
11:30am to 10:00pm
(267) 928-4584

Mother’s Day Freebie!

South Street Headhouse District’s newest eatery has a special treat for Mom! On Sunday, May 14th, this new family owner casual eatery invites Mom and the whole family down for lunch or dinner. Mom’s eat free all day in the dining room – with her choice of an arepa, patacone or appetizer. Puyero is the perfect spot to celebrate in a casual atmosphere – with no fuss, no reservations. (Gluten free offerings)

2) P’unk Burger
1823 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
9:00am to 10:00pm

Mother’s Day Freebie!

Mom can take the day off from cooking on Sunday, May 14th for Mother’s Day at P’unk Burger featuring half priced Kid’s Sliders and Fries. Plus Mom can get her own free shake with any purchase to really enjoy her day – any variety, including the new May Honeycomb & Nutella Shake made with Franklin Fountain ice cream. (Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian offerings)

Mother’s Day Brunch:

P’unk Burger opens early starting this weekend for new weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Look for a new special menu of brunch burgers, loaded tots and cereal milkshakes! Make Mom a mimosa when you BYO!

3) SliCE
Rittenhouse Square: 1740 Sansom St. (215) 557- 9299
Italian Market: 1180 S. 10th St. (215) 463-0868
Fishtown, 431 East Girard Ave. (215) 425-1555
Washington Twp: 137 Egg Harbor Rd (856) 302 5099
11:00am – 10:00pm

Mother’s Day Freebie!

On Sunday, May 14th, purchase a large pizza for the family and Mom receives any small pizza all to herself for free. Any toppings, any variety, any crust – its all for her and her alone to enjoy!  This special is available for take-out, delivery, or eat-in during regular business hours. Visit for more information. (Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian offerings)

4) Revolution Taco
2015 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Rittenhouse Neighborhood
(267) 639-5681

Mother’s Day Freebie!

Rittenhouse Square’s Revolution Taco is serving up a free order of any variety of tacos for Mom on Mother’s Day when she is accompanied by her family! Pick from Korean Short Rib, Fried Curried Cauliflower, Smoked Mushroom Vegan, Chicken Tinga, and even Roast Duck Taco. Dine-in only. (Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian offerings)

5) Fine Palate
231 S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Center City
(267) 318-7971

Mother’s Day Freebie! 

Owners Courtney Dow and Chef Vince Joseph will toast Mom with a complimentary glass of champagne waiting for Mom during brunch service!
Mother’s Day Brunch:

Fine Palate in Rittenhouse Square neighborhood celebrates Mother’s Day with a special brunch featuring caviar service, coq au vin, Sunday supper pasta and off-menu specials and brunch classics – including Fried Oysters, Eggs in H_ll, Omelet with Gruyere Cheese, Coconut French Toast, Soft Scrambled Eggs with Black Truffles, Buffalo Tartare and more.Mother’s Day Chocolate Bar:

Fine Palate wants to give Mom only the best on Mother’s Day! Fine Palate will debut a special chocolate “bar” series made by Thomas Keller and Armando Manni. Keller is the owner of the French Laundry, and Armando Manni is the creator and owner of one of the world’s most renowned olive oils. Fine Palate will be the only restaurant on the East Coast carrying this special treat in three varieties, from Ecuador, Madagascar and Peru. Bars will can be purchased as a gift for Mom for $16.00 per bar.
6) The Little Lion
243 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Old City District
(267) 273-0688The Little Lion salutes Mom with a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with all her Southern and comfort food favorites like Prime Rib, Eggs Benedict Station, Buffalo Chicken and Biscuits, Red Velvet French Toast, Omelet Station, Mini Quiche, Sticky Buns, Sweets Selection and much more. Only $35 per adult, $15 per 12 and under/ $15 and free 6 and under. The bar will be open and featuring a Mother’s Day special cocktail – Blood Orange Granita featuring a frozen cube of blood orange shrub (which is blood orange, water, sugar, and apple cider vinegar) lime juice, and el jimador tequila garnished with a blood orange slice and a little 4″ muddler It’s served in a large 8.5 oz coupe glass.

At 4:00pm, dinner service will open with your Little Lion favorites plus Mother’s Day additions – including Hot and Honey Chicken, Southern Fried Chicken and Savory Hot Cakes, Shrimp and Grits, St. Louis Pork Ribs and more!
The Little Lion debuts brand new outdoor seating this weekend with new lighting, more (and new) tables and chairs, flowers and all brand-new umbrellas. Enjoy the perfect view of the brand new Museum of the American Revolution.
Mother’s Day Hours:

Brunch Buffet 8:00am-4:00pm, Bar 10:00am-1:00am, Dinner 4:00pm – 1:00am

7) Cinder
1500 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA

New brunch service
10:00am to 3:00pm
Cinder debuts brunch service just in time for Mother’s Day! Head to the Rittenhouse bar and eatery for brunch dishes created by Executive Chef Oliver Munguia. Chef worked has called Philadelphia’s kitchens home for over 14 years. He has extensive experience in Philadelphia’s culinary scene from work at Reef and Melograno (with Chef Gianlucas Demontis) – plus brunch hot spot Green Eggs Cafe.
Brunch will feature savory to sweet dishes in five key areas – breakfast and brunch pizza, sweets, bennys, burgers/sandwiches and entrees. Dishes continue Cinder‘s focus on putting an elevated twist on traditional bar foods. On top of the set menu, Chef will debut four brunch specials that will rotate by the month, including a sweet, pizza, benny and omelet.
Signature dishes include Smore’s Oatmeal, French Toast Shooters, The Dagwood “mile high” breakfast burger, Croque Madame Pizza, Chicken and Biscuits, Shrimp and Grits, and more.
Cinder will feature three kinds of unique versions of eggs benedict:
* Steak – Carrot Slaw, Charred Bell Pepper Lime-Hollandaise tartufo
* Tartufo – Portabello, Shitakii, Porcini, Fontina Truffle-Hollandaise
* Cubano – Mojo Pork, Spicy Pickles, Dijon Orange-Hollandaise
All food and drink on Mother’s Day will be pay-as-you-go! Weather pending, the windows will be open with a perfect view of the sidewalk scene in Rittenhouse neighborhood!
8) Dim Sum House
3939 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 921-5377Mother’s Day Dim Sum
Dim Sum House offers unique experience for Mom with two types of Dim Sum service, complimentary tea, plus seating for large groups of families. Three talented chefs will show off their expertise in the kitchen with a menu that focuses on two authentic styles of Chinese dim sum (Shanghai and Cantonese), plus fried rice, noodles, chef specialties and familiar Chinese favorites.  Seating is available for up to 20-30 people in five unique dining rooms. Complimentary chinese tea is available with each meal. Spring cocktails are available from the bar. For dessert, Dim Sum House debuts new local, small batch ice cream made in partnership with Zsa’s. Reservations available on Opentable or by calling (215) 921-5377.

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