Free Summer Fun in Philly and the Suburbs

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I’m keeping the kids busy this summer with lots of activities, and my favorite kind of activities are FREE activities! My friend Amy over at Prayer Wine Chocolate shared some great ideas in her latest post A Book, A Bucket, and a Ball: All I need to get summer rolling! She inspired me to put together this huge list of FREE events going on all over Philly and the surrounding suburbs all summer long!


Philly Free Week at Philadelphia Magic Gardens
June 5-10

Under the Sea Door Hanger Make & Take at AC Moore
June 11

Free Saturday Boating on the Schuylkill River
June 11

Anime & Manga
June 13

Zootopia Movie Party at Glenside Library
June 14

Night Out with Daddy Pajama Story Time at Cheltenham Library
June 15

Leap Into Science- The Force is With You
June 16

Meet the Minion at Gasper Landscape
June 18

Upper Moreland Library Summer Reading Kickoff Party & Community Day
June 18

Free Saturday Boating on the Schuylkill River
June 18

Jarrett Nature Center Family Campout
June 18-19

Father’s Day at Smith Playground
June 19

Maker Monday: Fun with Squishy Circuits at Glenside Library
June 20

June 21

Kids Make: Robo Code
June 21

Wonder Wednesday: Glass Jar Terrariums 
June 22

Movie in the Park- Jungle Book
June 22

Summer Reading Kickoff in Elkins Park
June 23

Mad Science: Magnetic Magic
June 24 (Registration required)

Children’s Bugs and Butterflies Festival
June 25

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic: Iron Man
June 25 (Registration required; fills up quickly)

Mommy & Me Alpaca Sale
June 25-26

Maker Monday: DIY Gak
June 27

AC Moore Summer Fun- Tye Dye a Tee Shirt
June 29

Little Red Rockin’ Hood
June 29

Family Night: Zootopia
June 29

Upcycled Plastic Bag Jumpropes
June 30 (Registration required)

Hop ‘n Pop Summer Fitness Fun
July 1

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Ice Age Bowling Game
July 2 (Registration required. Register at any Home Depot)

Franklin Institute at Quakertown Library
July 5

AC Moore Summer Fun- Decorate a Beach Ball
July 6

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The Love of Sports
July 6

Make and Move
July 6

Art Escape: Paper Airplane Olympics at Abington Library
July 7 (Registration required)

Franklin Institute visits Doylestown Library
July 8

On Your Mark, Get Set, Build
July 9

Movie in the Park: Minions
July 10

Flow Circus at Doylestown Library
July 11

STEAM Lab Mondays
July 11

Chinese Language Storytime
July 12

AC Moore Summer Fun- Paper Bag Puppets
July 13

Balloon Basketball
July 13

Reading Kickoff Party with Puppets Pizazz at Hatboro Library
July 14 (Registration required)

Art Escape: Olympic Drawing Games at Abington Library
July 14 (Registration required)

Summer Concert Series: Robert Eric Band (Billy Joel Cover Band)
July 14

Screening Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
July 14

Touch a Truck at Quakertown Library
July 15

Barn Nature Center at Doylestown Library
July 16

Magician Randy Shine
July 18

Giant Family Coloring
July 19

AC Moore Summer Fun- Decorate a Cookie
July 20

Ball in the House
July 20

Summer Concert Series: Real Diamond (Neil Diamond Cover Band)
July 21

Tall Trees Nature Playdate
July 22

Christmas in July Celebration at Buyer’s Choice
July 23

AC Moore Summer Fun- Owl Sun Catcher
July 27

Taste the (Healthy) Rainbow
July 27

Art Escape: Team Mosaic at Abington Library
July 28 (Registration required)

Screening Under the Stars: Star Wars, the Force Awakens
July 28

Summer Concert Series: The Mango Men
July 28

Paper Folding Fridays
July 29

Storytime Under the Stars
August 2

Eyes of the Wild
August 2

AC Moore Summer Fun- Pipe Cleaner Characters
August 3

Summer Concert Series: Philadelphia Funk Authority
August 4

Family Movie & Craft: Star Wars- The Force Awakens
August 6

Movies in the Park: Inside Out
August 7

Storytime Under the Stars
August 9

AC Moore Summer Fun- Summer Fun Bash
August 10

Balloon Volleyball
August 10

Read and Build Storytime
August 11

Upper Dublin Family Games
August 16

Countdown to Kindergarten
August 16

90 Second Newberry
August 18

Screening Under the Stars: Inside Out
August 18

Back to School DJ Dance Party
August 19

Screening Under the Stars: Zootopia
August 25


Kids Castle
Free every day

Elmwood Park Zoo Free Admission to Norristown Borough Residents
July 3, August 7 (After 2pm)

Kids Bowl Free
Every day, all summer long (Registration required)

Visit Fireman’s Hall
Free all year

Art Splash and Pay What You Wish Family Festivals at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Free all year (closed for events, check website)

Bartram’s Garden
Free all year

The Liberty Bell Center
Free all year

Pizza Brain Pizza Museum
Museum free, pizza and ice cream sold in restaurant area

Herr’s Snack Factory Tour
Free tours, reservations needed

Woodmere Art Mueseum
Free on Sundays

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*All Event info subject to change. Please check the websites for additional information.


  1. Amy Brooks June 8, 2016 Reply
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