Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend

Bird watching, a fitness fest, and Northern Liberties Restaurant Week.

The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, which is hosting a wellness fest this weekend. | Photo by Society Hill Films

See Some Flowering Trees

It’s cherry blossom season, and whether you’re participating in the official Shofuso Cherry Blossom 10K & 5K this weekend or just planning to get out around town for a stroll, there are plenty of places to see spring trees in full bloom. Here’s a guide to some of the best spots in Philly.

Northern Liberties Restaurant Week

Mask up and soak up the sun as you dine at the 20 bars and restaurants participating in Northern Liberties Restaurant week starting this Friday, April 9th. Enjoy multi-course fixed-priced meals ranging from two-course lunch options to three-course dinners. Book an outdoor table at Añejo Philly, Jerry’s Bar, Standard Tap, Urban Village Brewing Company, and more.

Philly Spring Cleanup

As the weather gets nicer, all we want to do is spend more time outside. Join in the annual Philly Spring Cleanup event on Saturday, April 10th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and do your part in making the City of Brotherly Love look spotless. You can sign up to joining a team of 20 people or make your own team for a socially distanced clean-up.

A Day of Wellness for Women

A wellness fest is taking over Cherry Street Pier on Saturday, April 10th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Included is a Barre3 Rittenhouse class; meditation with Marissa Nash of The Well; journaling and brunch; and a wellness panel discussion led by Bonkosi Horn of Freedom Apothecary, Liz Fever of Liz Wears What, and Sarah Hummel of Formation Sauna. Tickets are $95 and can be purchased here.

Go Birding

It’s prime migration season, which means it’s also prime bird-watching time. To up your chances of spotting feathered friends, here’s a list of nine of the best places for bird watching around town.

Shop Till You Squat

Get moving at the Shop and Squat event at the Fashion District on Saturday, April 10th, from 10 am to 11 am. BYO mat and water bottle and join others at the free boot camp workout at Ninth and Market Streets. Once you’re done sweating it out, enjoy a complimentary Starbucks coffee and discount to the Nike Factory Store.

Griot Tale Saturday

Celebrate African culture and the art of storytelling at Griot Tale Saturday, April 10th, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the kid-friendly event will feature musicologist and educator Text Rich Ali teaching about griots, West African oral historians who pass on their culture through storytelling and music.

Art Auction

InLiquid is hosting a hybrid auction and benefit from April 7th to 11th where you can buy photography, paintings, sculptures, and textiles in person or online. The items can be viewed publicly at the Crane Arts Buildings in Kensington.