Updated Jun 1, 2023 - Things to Do

Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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There's Pride. And the Roots Picnic. And so much more. Here are a bunch of ideas:

🪲 Say his name three times! The Broadway production of Tim Burton’s classic film “Beetlejuice” is playing at the Academy of Music through June 11. Tickets vary depending on date.

🍺 Parks on Tap is at the Schuylkill Banks this week. Brews, cocktails, bites and great views are all on tap. Friday, 4-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-10pm.

🧜 Explore a dazzling new world of mermaids at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. They'll splash around among more than 15,000 animals, including the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast. All we need is Sebastian singing "Under the Sea." Tickets: $42+

🐻 Woo hoo! Stories in the Sand brings to life childhood favorites like Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan through massive sand sculptures at Peddler's Village. The kids can even get in on the action and play in sandboxes set up throughout the site. The fun kicks off this weekend with live entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo, food and drink and much more. Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

🎥 The Betsy Ross House's outdoor movie season kicks off Friday with the showing of "Warning from Space," a Japanese sci-fi flick about aliens coming to Earth to warn about a collision with another planet. The screenings start at 7:45pm and run on the first Friday of the month through October. Tickets: $8.

🎉 Prost! Philly Beer Week starts today. Quizzo, special tastings and tap takeovers are scheduled over 10 days at breweries and bars in Philly and the region.

🖼️ Rittenhouse Square Park comes alive twice a year for what’s billed as the oldest outdoor finest arts show in the U.S. More than 140 artists come together for the event, which has been running for more than 90 years. Friday-Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm.

💫 Get your fill of anime and cosplay at Fan Expo, where you can connect with comics creators, artists and gamers. There's also celebrity Q&As and hands-on workshops. Friday, 4-9pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Tickets: $47 single-day pass, $99 three-day pass.

🍅 The Northern Liberties Farmers Market is new this year in Piazza Alta and returns each Saturday with dozens of vendors offering fresh produce and local sips from 10am-2pm.

🎹 Singer Ed Sheeran is playing two shows in Philly this weekend. The “Thinking Out Loud” singer is at The Met on Friday with special guest Ben Kweller. Tickets are sold out but available on the secondary market.

  • He then brings his Mathematics Tour to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday with guests Khalid and Dylan. Tickets: $49

⚽ Union! Union! Union! Philly's favorite soccer team is back in Chester facing off with CF Montreal. Saturday, 7:30pm. Tickets: $18+

🏳️‍🌈 Let all that Philly Pride out at this year's festival. The march begins Sunday at 10:30am at 6th and Walnut Streets, followed by a festival from noon-7pm. There's plenty of fun-filled sections for everyone and a packed calendar of events.


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