5 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Zombie Crawls, Farm Fests, Fleas, and Jazz

We round up five of the weekend’s guaranteed-good-time events, including Farm Fest at The Oval, the Center City Jazz Festival, Franklin Flea, and more. 



Looking for more Easter-centric events? We’ve roundup up some of those, too. Find 6 of our top picks here.

6 Easter Weekend Festivities in Philly

 

 Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

Where can you find (or avoid) the Easter Bunny this year? Here, we round up some of the city’s best Easter weekend to-dos: 

Philly Rabbit Run 5KShake it Off for Parkinson’s hosts a 5k walk/run/hop at the Philadelphia Zoo. Great for families or anyone who wants a little pre-ham exercise. Saturday, 4/19, 7 a.m., Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.

Camden Children’s Garden Brunch with Bunny: Hop across the river for a festive brunch at Camden’s Children’s Garden, catered by the Tortilla Press. In attendance will be the Easter Bunny, available for pictures and to share in activities like the Garden Carousel, an egg hunt, and arts and crafts. Saturday, April 19th, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., $25, Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive.

Easter at the Bellevue featuring the Easter Bunny:  Springs fluffiest guest of honor makes the rounds at the Bellevue Hotel, where kids can pose with the hopper. Be sure to post your picks with #BellevueBunny. Oh, and come back for Easter brunch the next day. Saturday,  April 19th, noon-2 p.m., Bellevue Philadelphia, Broad and Walnut streets.

Stenton Easter Egg Hunt: Historic Stenton opens up its grounds to young scavengers at its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Also scheduled are activities like natural-egg dyeing, arts and crafts, and games. Saturday, April 19th, 1 – 3 p.m., free, Stenton, 4601 North 18th Street.

South Street Headhouse District 83rd Annual Easter Promenade: Easter fun and Philly history come together in this longstanding spring festival. Kids can partake in Easter festivities like costume contests, a bunny hop, traditional treats, and live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band. Sunday, April 20th, 12:30 -2 p.m., free, Passayunk and South streets. 

Sister City Parks Plant Pop-Up: Sister City Parks celebrates Easter and the long-awaited spring with a pop-up plant and produce shop from Greensgrow Farms. It’s the perfect way to prep and stock up for Easter dinner. The kids can get their hands dirty, too, with a planting exercise designed for miniature green thumbs. Sunday, April 20th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Try This: 112-Mile Schuylkill River Sojourn Guided Kayaking Trip

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Here’s an insanely cool event you probably haven’t tried before: the Schuylkill River Sojourn. Over the course of seven days, participants take a 112-mile guided canoe/kayak trip down the Schuylkill River, stopping at campsites along the way. The trip kicks off in rural Schuylkill Haven, not far from Pottsville, on June 7th and ends, 112 miles later, at Boathouse Row on June 13th. Pretty neat, huh?

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7 Philadelphia Charity Events in May

renegade company fundraiser

Promo photo for Renegade Company’s Star Wars-themed fundraiser. Details below.

Apparently, there’s something about spring that makes the city feel extra philanthropic. Throughout the month of May Philly will see all kinds of charity events — from those supporting the local arts and disease research to poverty. Because soirees of this kind require a little planning ahead, Ticket has rounded up seven of the season’s not-to-be-missed charity events that’ll fit any giving budget.

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Love Your Park Week Schedule: Mother’s Day Events, Clothing Swaps, an Edible Bugs Dinner and More

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Philly’s Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation just announced the jam-packed itinerary for the third-annual Love Your Park Week, taking place May 10-17. Besides a host of service projects, like cleanups and other eco-friendly haps, the schedule includes a nice range of activities, including everything from Mother’s Day gatherings to arts and crafts fairs to even an edible bugs dinner.

Find some of Love Your Park‘s highlights below. These are just some highlights, though. To see a full schedule of all 75-plus events, go here. To register and find out more about park cleanups, go here.

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6 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: It’s Cherry Blossom Festival Time

We round up six of the weekend’s top to-dos:



Find more events now through June in our carefully curated Philadelphia Event Listings

7 Fun Philly Things to Do With the Kids Over Spring Break

Knowing Spring Break is coming up in Philadelphia April 14th through 18th, we did some research to find some of the best kid-centric to-dos happening in town. From rock camps to book festivals to Dr. Seuss, we think we pretty much covered the gamut. 



Still didn’t find what you’re looking for? Check out our Philadelphia Event Listings page for a roundup of local events happening now through June. 

PHOTOS: Black-Tie Gay Bingo 2014

The stars of the evening, the Bingo-Verifying Divas.

The stars of the evening, the Bingo-Verifying Divas.

On Saturday AIDS Fund hosted the 15th annual Black-Tie Gay Bingo, an annual springtime event that raises money for the nonprofit’s mission to provide monetary aid to regional HIV/AIDS organizations. Gays, drag queens, allies and shirtless waiters packed the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building for a night of cocktail-ing, Bingo-ing, dancing, and mingling. The much-loved Bingo-Verifying Divas did one number, Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” awards were handed out to locals working to bring HIV awareness to Philadelphia, and the whole shebang ended with a fantastic dance party. Check out some photos from local paparazzo HughE Dillon after the jump.

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