10 Fun Things to Do In Center City Philadelphia This Spring 2019
As the weather grows warmer, you are probably looking towards the outdoors for fun things for the whole family to do this spring. Lucky for you there is always something going one. Here are 10 fun things to do in Center City Philadelphia this Spring 2019.
1. Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
Come celebrate the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square between May 1 and June 30, 2019. There will be a beautiful display of handcrafted lanterns as well as live performances and a Dragon Beer Garden. Franklin Square is located at 200 N. 6th Street. For more information, click here.
2. Philadelphia Children’s Festival
Bring your kids to the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for the Philadelphia Children’s Festival being held from May 2 to May 4, 2019. At this year’s 34th annual event, there will be a juggling showcase, ballet and more. The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 3680 Walnut Street. For more information, click here.
3. South Street Spring Festival and Maifest
On May 4, 2019, South Street and Headhouse Square will be hosting the South Street Spring Festival and Maifest. Come out and enjoy a giant Maypole, live music, dancing, a kids’ zone and fun contests. For the adults, there will also be Maifest, Brauhaus Schmitz’s German beer. At the South Street Spring Festival there is a little something for everybody. The festival will run along South Street between 8th Street and 2nd Street. For more information, click here.
4. Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair
Do you love browsing craft fairs? Then don’t miss the Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair between May 10 and May 12, 2019. Shop with 140 vendors and also get something fun to eat. Indulge your artistic side by spending hours perusing all the cool crafts. Rittenhouse Square is located at 18th and Walnut Streets. For more information, click here.
5. Philadelphia Magic Gardens
Located on South Street, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a folk art gallery space that spans three city lots and includes indoor galleries and a bi-level outdoor sculpture garden. Spend a few hours immersed in some beautiful art and sculptures. The best thing is that there is something fun to do no matter the weather. The Philadelphia Magic Garden is located at 1020 South St. For more information, click here.
6. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Nearby on the Avenue of the Arts, you can attend a variety of performance by some of the premier performing arts groups in the world. It is also the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. From concerts to musicals, you can find plenty of ways to be entertained at the Kimmel this spring. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is located at 300 South Broad Street.
7. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Of course, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is also a mecca for artists with its over 200 galleries of painting, artifacts and architecture from all over the world and from different time periods. They are always hosting special exhibits throughout the year as well and are always one of the top things to do in Center City. Ask about museum tours to experience the museum to the fullest. Perfect for a day when the weather is keeping you indoors. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located at 26th St. and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. For more information, click here.
8. Franklin Institute
At the Franklin Institute, you and your kids can climb up in the giant heart and learn about space exploration and other cool medical and scientific advancements. There are plenty of live shows and hands-on exhibits to keep everyone enthralled this spring. Also be sure to check out the IMAX, planetarium and 3D theater. The Franklin Institute is located at 221 North St. in Philadelphia. For more information, click here.
9. Fox Chase Farm
You can’t go wrong with farm animals when it comes to spring family trips. The Fox Chase farm is open for various spring farm activities. Teach your kids how to take care of animals and the importance of farming and agriculture to our food supply. Fox Chase Farm is located at 8500 Pine Road in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. For more information, click here.
10. Outdoor Picnics
Who doesn’t love a good picnic, right? Well you certainly don’t need to wait until the hot days of summer to enjoy this activity. You might still need a light jacket in the spring, but you will love feeling the warmth of the sun on your face as you enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner on a blanket underneath the sky.
Philadelphia is home to plenty of beautiful parks that are perfect for picnics. Whether you choose a small park like Rittenhouse Square or a more expansive one like Wissahickon Creek Park, there are so many options available to you. Go ahead and have some fun this spring.