Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

fun things Philly weekend

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

Charter Day at Pennsbury Manor 

Pennsbury Manor is re-opening its space and grounds after a winter hiatus with a free party this Sunday, March 10. Also in commemoration of Charter Day, this event will have free admission, tours of the Manor House, colonial dancing, beer brewing and open-hearth cooking demos, performances by the Living History Theater troupe, visits with animals that live on the estate and more.

Bites will be provided by Kono’s food truck and visitors are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food to donate to the Bucks County Housing Group Penndel Food Pantry. Philadelphians can head to the grounds this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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400 Pennsbury Memorial Road,

Spring into Fitness 

The Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia will be hosting an all-day wellness event to benefit the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Back on My Feet this Sunday, March 10. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will feature classes from six local fitness studios including Dharma Yoga, Barre3, Willpower Live, Philly Dance Fitness, Ripped PHL, and Solidcore.

Tickets to classes can be purchased with a $7 donation, and with the purchase of tickets, attendees also get access to tips and tricks from Dharma Yoga’s Reiki practitioner, lymphatic drainage boots, an oxygen bar, infrared chakra mats from Modrn Wellness, healthy snacks from Red Owl Tavern, plus non-alcoholic mocktails samples and a workshop on how to make conscious cocktails at home with Gem Life Collective. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

433 Chestnut St.,

Philadelphia Flower Show

It’s that time of year again where the city really starts to bloom—with the 2024 Philadelphia Flower Show that is. With this year’s theme being “United by Flowers,” the annual horticultural event is once again calling the Pennsylvania Convention Center home now until March 10.

Each “neighborhood” in the space will be made to look like gardens, and some will be dedicated to resemble Philly areas like Roxborough, South Philly’s Pennsport, the Italian Market, Spring Garden, Doylestown’s small-town charm, and more. As always, the Flower Show will also feature Artisan Row and while there, visitors can choose from 7 unique artists and create their own elevated floral or gardening-inspired mementos.

The 2024 Philadelphia Flower Show will also host plenty of vendors selling different goods in the Maker’s Market (which has doubled in size this year.) While there, Philadelphians can find handcrafted jewelry, floral relief prints, artwork, essential oils, self-care essentials, and giftable items.

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1101 Arch St.,

Mermaids at the Adventure Aquarium

Now through March 17 (Thursdays through Sundays) Philadelphians can head to the CAA for Mer-World, the venue’s annual activation that features “real-life” mermaids diving among its collection of sandbar, sand tiger and nurse sharks.

The underwater experience happens in the Shark Realm, and guests can interact and take photos with mermaids in front of a movie-screen-sized window while they’re in the 550,000-gallon exhibit. The activation will also feature meet and greets with mermaids, crafts for kids and plenty of themed food and drinks—like the Mermaid Cotton Candy Dippin’ Dots (cotton candy flash-frozen ice cream bites), Under the Sea Lemonade (blue raspberry lemonade topped with gummy sea stars and sea turtles) and more.

While visiting, guests are also encouraged to check out the Aquarium’s newest augmented reality experience, the Imagination Sand Station, the release also notes. This multi-sensory experience is an engaging and unique way for kids to learn about the earth, geography, and science through hands-on exploration. You may even see the animals that call each of these environments home while there.

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1 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey

Blooming Garden Pop-up at Craftsman Row Saloon 

The Philadelphia Flower Show is once again at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and as an ode to the annual event, Craftsman Row Saloon has a new Blooming Garden Pop-Up. Open now at the Jeweler’s Row venue, this colorful and bright activation will be on scene until Memorial Day Weekend, and in normal fashion, the restaurant and bar has gone all out with decorations and themed menu items.

Craftsman’s latest milkshake creation for the Pop-Up has been dubbed the “Wild(Flower) About You” made with local chocolate ice cream, white chocolate and edible floral bark, strawberry jam puff, rose dust, green sprinkles and whipped cream. Philadelphians can pair the sweet treats with the venue’s new edible “bouquets” as well.

Cocktails have also undergone a garden transformation with options spanning the Petal to the Metal Espresso Martini (vodka, kahlua, baileys, espresso, rosewater and rose), Orange Creamsicle Season (vanilla vodka, triple sec and an orange garden ice cube) and more.

fun things Philly weekend

112 S. 8th St.,