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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 8–9

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Looking for more? Here’s what’s going on in Philly!

All Weekend

Superhero Weekend at Sesame Place

June 8—9

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

An action-packed weekend including Super Grover’s Super-Secret Mission Scavenger Hunt, meet-and-greets with PJ Masks and Super WHY, and more!

Big Apple Circus

May 18—June 16

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

The Big Apple Circus brings together the most acclaimed circus acts from all over the world, all in one magical and intimate one-ring big top tent in Oaks! Tickets available online.

LEGO City: Report for Duty

May 25—July 7

LEGOLAND Discovery  Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

LEGO City is in trouble! Create an action adventure and protect the city! Enjoy police-themed builds, photo ops, and more, plus see the new LEGO 4D Movie Officer in Pursuit.

Saturday

Strawberry Shortcake Festival

June 8, 9 am—1 pm

Corner of N. Church St. and W. Chestnut St., West Chester

 

Come for free strawberry shortcake, then stay for the farmers’ market!

Family Walking BINGO

June 8, 10 am—1 pm

Harriet Wetherill Park, 2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Get active together as a family and have fun playing a unique game of walking bingo. For every half lap you complete around Harriet Wetherill Park you will stop and have 5 bingo pictures pulled. Win by getting 5 in a row. Snacks provided. Prizes will be awarded.

HipCityVeg Ardmore Grand Opening Party

June 8, 11 am–1 pm

Suburban Square, 6 Coulter Ave., Ardmore

 

Celebrate the opening of this vegan hotspot with a family-friendly day featuring a sampling of new menu items, balloon animals, a photo booth, face painting, and more. Plus, this “Nice Cream Social” will have free Banana Whip sundaes with donations going toward Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Conshohocken Community Center Summer Carnival

June 8, noon—2 pm

515 Harry St., Conshochocken

 

Celebrate the end of the school year with inflatables, refreshments, music, games, and more. Online registration is required.

Author-Illustrator Adrienne Wright at Children’s Book World

June 8, 1 pm

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Meet local author-illustrator Adrienne Wright to celebrate her debut book Hector: A Boy, A Protest, and the Photograph that Changed Apartheid.

Locust Lane Riding Center Family Fun Festival and Barn Dance

June 8; festival from 1—6 pm, barn dance from 6—9 pm

814 West Kings Highway, Coatesville

 

Come support Locust Lane and enjoy an afternoon of food, vendors, live music, pony rides, games, bounce houses, and hay rides. Stick around for the barn dance including line dance instruction for the whole family! Tickets available online.

Wayne Music Festival

June 8, 2—10 pm

North Wayne and West avenues, Wayne

 

Free performances on two stages by a wide range of musical genres and artists, both local and from all over the country.

Adulting 101 for Teens

June 8, 3—4 pm

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

This financial literacy seminar for teens explores basic skills needed when moving out and living on your own: making money, choosing housing, and understanding credit and loans.  Registration required but walk-ins welcome.

Ariel’s Under the Sea Adventure at Sweet and Sassy

June 8, 3—4:30 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Join Ariel for a mermaid makeover, dance party, treats, and more. Reservations required, online.

Meet Gritty at the Xfinity Store

June 8, 3—4 pm

4504 City Ave., Philadelphia/Bala Cynwyd border

 

Meet the deranged and fabulous Flyers mascot Gritty! Get pictures, giveaways, and more!

Raptor Nest Box Workshop

June 8, 3—4:30 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Whether you’re interested in improving the habitat on your own property, or just want to help the zoo in conservation efforts, this hands-on workshop will provide materials and information to get started in a nest box monitoring program. $5 donation covers the cost of supplies. Zoo admission is required. Pre-register online.

Treetop Adventures’ Night Adventure

June 8, 7:30—11 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Experience all the thrills of the zip line and ropes courses with the added challenge of darkness! Adventurers will navigate through a section of the Treetop Zoofari course equipped with a headlamp. Kids can also experience the night time fun on the Cub Climb course. Register online.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

June 8, 7 pm

The Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr

 

See Blair Bodine with The Lift Offs at this outdoor summer concert. Kids 16 and under get in free.

Sunday

El Bruncho with Elmo

June 9, 9:30 am—noon

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Party with Elmo and enjoy all-you-can-eat food stations, complimentary coffee and mimosa for the adults, and playtime. This event is by reservation only, so email info@luluscasita.com to reserve your spot.

Clover Market

June 9, 10 am–4 pm

Genesis HealthCare parking lot, 600 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square

 

Shop unique craft and antiques vendors in this outdoor market. Plus live music, kids’ crafting, face painting and henna, and adoptable pets from Finding Shelter.

Narberth Music and Arts Festival

June 9, noon—7 pm

Music: Intersection of Forrest Ave and Haverford Ave

Artist’s Alley: Forrest Avenue between Haverford and Windsor

 

This annual festival will feature street food, beverages, and free live music on Haverford Ave all day. On Forrest Avenue, you’ll find 35 local artists and artisans selling their own original creations in tents lining the street.

Flag Day: The Evolution of our Star Spangled Banner

June 9, 2 pm

Norristown Farm Park

 

Celebrate Flag Day early with a flag retirement ceremony, flag sewing, kids’ activities, and more. Free; pre-registration required.

Free Lower Merion Symphony Concert: Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

June 9, 3—5 pm

Welsh Valley Middle School, 1320 Hagys Ford Rd., Narberth

 

Lower Merion Symphony hosts a free concert to close out its 25th anniversary season.

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

June 9, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Free outdoor concert by Entrain with special guest JohnnyDew. Rain or shine.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Narberth Music and Arts Festival.

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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