Apr 24, 2024 - News

Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend: Food trucks, Penn Relays and carousel rides

Illustration of a cherry pie with "weekend" cut out of the crust.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

🌸 It's the last weekend to catch Fairmount Park's Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs through Saturday. The festivities cap with a curated series on youth rebellion over the last six decades at Lightbox Film Center. Tickets: $10, $8 students/seniors

⚖️ Learn about Eastern State Penitentiary's connection with Judaism. The landmark's Passover-focused programming, including guided tours, videos and exhibits, runs through Monday. Tickets: $21 for adults, $19 for seniors, $17 for kids 7-12; free for those under 7.

🍺 Cheers! Everyone's favorite spot to grab brews and bites, Parks on Tap, is at Columbus Square Park in South Philly. Thursday-Friday, 4-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-10pm.

ğŸŽ½ It's that time of year. The annual Penn Relays, the nation's largest track and field meet, begins Thursday at Franklin Field. Over 15,000 athletes will compete in the three-day event, which attracts more than 100,000 spectators. Single-day tickets: $26+

🖼️ Think "Antiques Roadshow," and you'll understand the appeal of the Philadelphia Show, featuring dozens of exhibitors. It's back at the East Terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

  • Scour fine art, jewelry, Americana and more. Friday, 11am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, 11-5pm. Tickets: $35 for adults for show and museum admission.

🍻 Pour and tour for the next two months with Crafted in Philly. Clink glasses while getting a behind-the-scenes look at nearly a dozen of your favorite Philly breweries, from Toska to Love City Brewing. Runs Friday through June 30. Tickets: $35

ğŸŽª Check out the circus-themed rooftop party at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. Live music from SNACKTIME and DJ Hollywood, entertaining aerialists, magicians and contortionists, plus plenty of carnival snacks. Friday, 5:30-2am. Tickets: $20+

⚡ Independence National Historic Park kicks off Friday by offering two free days of family-friendly programs for National Junior Ranger Day. Learn about Benjamin Franklin's greatest inventions!

ğŸŽ  Music to kids' ears. Franklin Square opens for the season Saturday. Musical fountain shows every half hour, food and free carousel rides from 11am-1pm.

😋 Are you a food-truck foodie? Take your pick of offerings from over two dozen food trucks at Linvilla Orchards, plus hay and pony rides and face painting for the kids. Saturday, 11am-4pm.


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