Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

things to do in Philly
Arctic Wonderland will take over Roxborough this weekend.

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered.


Opening at The Shops at Liberty Place on Saturday, Feb. 24, this venue will house a food and beverage program and live entertainment on top of the four 9-hole tech-driven, highly competitive mini golf courses. Puttshack uses “Trackaball technology” where each player will create a unique player profile, synced to their own individual golf ball at the start of gameplay.

The space is meant to be family-friendly during the day, and then at 8 p.m., it turns into a 21+ club for the night with a DJ booth staking out weekly. Puttshack also dons a bar and dining room space with a selection of both drinks and food (think Korean bao buns, a cheesesteak flatbread and roast pork). The space will operate Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Puttshack, things to do in Philly

625 Chestnut St.,

Philly Home + Garden Show 

From Friday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, Feb. 25, Philadelphians with a green thumb and a knack for home goods will be able to peruse through over 300 exhibitors ranging from home décor and furniture; garden and landscaping; kitchen and bath; plus food and beverage.

New this year, attendees will be able to try out pickleball courts as a “test drive” to see if they want one for their homes through a partnership with Superior Play Systems. Other new additions this year include special appearances by Clint Harp, the dumpster diving, reclaimed wood-loving carpenter on HGTV’s hit show ‘Fixer Upper’ as well as Steve Ford, a Pennsylvania native from HGTV’s ‘Restored by the Fords’, ‘Home Again with the Fords’, ‘A Very Brady Renovation’, ‘Rock the Block’, and the Property Brothers ‘Brother vs. Brother.’

A full list of what can be expected at the Philly Home + Garden Show can be found online.

Philly Home Garden Show, things to do in Philly

100 Station Ave., Oaks, Pennsylvania,

11th Annual Philly Bierfest 

On Saturday, Feb. 24, Philadelphians can indulge in German-style beers from both local Pennsylvania craft brewers and German imports, educational seminars and live entertainment from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The event will take place once again at the German Society of Pennsylvania spread across six floors, two historic buildings, and the German Society’s gated garden.

The Philly Bierfest will house a main beer hall, but also, a German Speakeasy featuring a wide selection of imported German beers and a “NoLo Import Bar” featuring German zero-proof and low-alcohol beers. Other opportunities at the 11th Annual Philly Bierfest span the Enlightening “PA Women Brewers Panel” and book signings with multiple authors including PA’s own beer historian Richard Wagner. Plus, there’s plenty to sip on.

Over two dozen Pennsylvania craft and legacy brewers will participate in Bierfest 2024, German beers, on the other hand, will span brews from Ayinger, Bitburger, Erdinger, Gaffel, HofBräu, König Ludwig, Köstritzer, Paulaner, Pinkus, Radeberger, Schöfferhofer, Warsteiner and more. For a full list of offerings, visit the Bierfest’s official website.

Philly Bierfest, things to do in Philly
Philly Bierfest is back in 2024.Provided

611 Spring Garden St.,

Arctic Wonderland

On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Roxborough Development Corporation will be teaming up with Ice Sculpture Philly for the 2nd Annual Arctic Wonderland.

As a release notes, from 1 to 4 p.m., this annual outdoor winter festival will transform Pocket Park into a scene from the North Pole complete with arctic animal ice cut outs and carvings, live music, arctic mini golf, live ice sculpture demonstrations, warming stations, local beer from New Ridge Brewing Co., hot eats and more. Local businesses will be showcasing their very own commissioned ice sculptures as part of this family-friendly event as well.

The event is free and open to the public, with food and drink options pay-as-you-go. More information and a full list of offerings can be found online.

things to do in Philly
Arctic WonderlandProvided

6170 Ridge Ave.,

People’s Light ‘the ripple, the wave that carried me home’ 

Running Feb. 21 to March 24, this award-winning play follows one family’s fight to integrate public swimming pools in the 1960s and 70s.

Taking place in Kansas, the show follows the Collens family. The daughter, Janice, starts to grow apart from her prominent activist parents, Helen and Edwin, and “an unspoken distance grows within the family.” Years later in 1992, Janice has started a new life far away, until she receives a phone call asking her to speak at a ceremony honoring her father. She then has to decide whether she’s ready to reckon with her family’s past and also, her political inheritance.

Directed by Donya K. Washington, ‘the ripple, the wave that carried me home’ stars local and regional actors Patrese D. McClain, Shauna Miles, Nathan M. Ramsey, and Eunice Woods. Tickets are currently on sale.

39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, Pennsylvania