Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
Outdoor Movie at Dilworth Park
Pictures in the Park officially made its return to Dilworth Park last month, and kicked off a full schedule of free outdoor movies. The series, which is supported by TD Bank, will continue every Friday through Aug. 26 with showtimes beginning at sundown (approximately 8:15 p.m.) This week, Aug. 12, Philadelphians can check out ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ with snacks available at the Air Grille Garden, plus beer, wine and cocktails for adults 21 and older. Bringing your own chair or blankets is also encouraged.
Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St., on the west side of City Hall, Philadelphia, centercityphila.org
Thirsty Dice Drag Brunch
The city’s own board game café is hosting a Drag Bingo with The Philly Drag Mafia on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. Chasity St. Cartier, Miss Troy, Dominique Lee and the Mafia’s creator, Brittany Lynn will be in attendance for the event, which recently has been dubbed Philadelphia Magazine’s 2022 Best Drag Show. Grabbing tickets beforehand is recommended, and Philadelphians can also indulge in the venue’s massive selection of board games and food and drink options while there as well.
1642 Fairmount Ave., thirstydice.com
Tidal Wave Music Festival
This weekend, Country Music fans can head down to Atlantic City for a three-day beachfront music festival taking place from Aug. 12 – 14. The inaugural event will feature a star-studded cast including headliners Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, and Morgan Wallen as well as additional acts such as Lauren Alaina, Blanco Brown, BRELAND, Travis Denning, Riley Green, Lindsay Ell, HARDY, Jon Langston, Tracy Lawrence, Chase Rice, Runaway June, Elvie Shane, DeeJay Silver, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Lainey Wilson on the main stage. As a release states, Tidal Wave will also feature a “Next From Nashville” stage with Music City’s latest emerging acts, and a full line-up is available online.
Atlantic City, New Jersey, tidalwavefest.com
Devil’s Den über-popular, annual Sour Fest returns this weekend. The week-long activation will feature a selection of pairings and pours of the country’s most exclusive sour beer, complete with a curated collection of hard-to-find and local beers on draft in addition to food and beverage pairings, a release states. From Saturday, Aug. 13, through next Friday, Aug. 19, Devil’s Den will feature eight different sours, including Dream Patch, a newly launched sour from Brewery Ommegang made with cherries, raspberries, and blueberries, plus Liefmans Goudenband, an oud bruin, and Neshaminy Creek Summer Dollar, a blood orange gose. And in addition, deeply discounted bottles from Devil’s Den’s sour cellar collection will also be available to purchase alongside sour beer food pairing specials.
1148 S 11th St., devilsdenphilly.com
Shark Tooth Summer at Adventure Aquarium
The Camden Adventure Aquarium is finishing off summer with a new month-long activation, Shark Tooth Summer. Open now through Sept. 5, the venue will be stocked with activities to put the spotlight on the pearly whites of our ocean’s apex predator. While here, the Scuba Tooth Fairy will hit the venue’s Ocean Realm at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 and 2:45 p.m daily. During these appearances, the Scuba Tooth Fairy will sift through the sand in search of shark teeth of all shapes and sizes.
Families can also get their hands on Shark Activity Kits (with a $3 donation) complete with an activity sheet, Adventure Aquarium pencil, and a shark-shaped pencil gripper online or on their website. There’s also the uniquely thrilling Shark & Ray Encounter at the Aquarium available to schedule, the Shark Cart located in the Den offering a variety of shark-themed mementos, plus a variety of ways to explore the CAA’s Ocean Realm while there.
The Aquarium’s other activation—A Little SomeFin Extra— will additionally offer other educational and entertaining shark experiences throughout Shark Tooth Summer. Visitors can chat with a shark expert to learn more about the ocean’s most misunderstood creatures, test your shark knowledge during a shark-centric edition of the ‘Walk the Plank’ game show, or catch shark-themed lights at the top of each hour in the Aquarium’s Rotunda.
As always, the Camden Adventure Aquarium will also feature the Shark Bridge, Shark Tunnel and the Touch-A-Shark experience as well. For a more immersive view of their sharks, guests can walk through Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tunnel, which is the longest in New Jersey. And finally, visitors also have the chance to touch and feel some of the most exotic shark species in the world by visiting the Aquarium’s Touch-A-Shark exhibit in Zone A to round out their trip.
1 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey, adventureaquarium.com