River Alive!
Independence Seaport Museum
Now Open
Penn's Landing

Philadelphia

Did you know that 15 million people drink water from the Delaware River? That’s 5% of the U.S. population! Dive into all things water as you discover the wonders and challenges of our regional waterways. Want to know how the river connects the wilderness to the city? Play along on the high-tech River Continuum Wall for the answer. For more info, phillyseaport.org

DARIA - live!
Saturday June 1
Tacony Branch
The Free Library
Philadelphia - FREE

Celebrate world music with DARIA - as she presents a FREE interactive music-making event on the Tacony Library Lawn in Philadelphia. Kids are invited to create their own world music instruments then join a drum or box drum circle. Festivities will culminate with an amazing interactive and multicultural live show! For more info, everyaction.com

Celebrate America
Museum of the American Revolution 
June 14 - July 7

3rd & Chestnut Sts
Philadelphia  

 In celebration of Independence Day, the Museum of the American Revolution is asking visitors to declare how they are carrying forward the promises of the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a giant flag-shaped installation. Beginning Flag Day, June 14, ribbon submissions will be collected onsite - the goal is to collect 10,000 ribbons from people of all ages nationwide. The installation will be on the Museum’s outdoor plaza from June 29 – July 7. For more info, amrevmuseum.org/

Swedish National Day
Thursday June 6
American Swedish Historical Museum
Philadelphia - FREE

On June 6th, the American Swedish Historical Museum will celebrate Sweden’s National Day, from 10am to 3pm. We will be offering free admission for all, which includes our current exhibition, Outdoor Adventures: Navigating the Nordic Way, which explores the story and culture of Scandinavia’s indigenous people. Other festive aspects of the day include a summer-inspired dessert and coffee, along with guided museum tours at 11am and 1pm, all free of charge! For more info,americanswedish.org

Wawa Welcome America 2019
June 29 - July 4
various locations  
Philadelphia - FREE  

Wawa Welcome America is a multi-day festival with FREE multicultural and multigenerational events celebrating America’s birthday in America’s birthplace – Philadelphia. The citywide festival is jam packed with multiple fireworks displays, free concerts, free museum days, community events, free outdoor movie screenings, block parties and more! For more info, welcomeamerica.com

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Now through Sept 2
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. The exhibition debuts during Marvel’s 80th anniversary year, and chronicles the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange. For more info, fi.edu/exhibit/marvel-universe-super-heroes

Philadelphia Chinese
Lantern Festival 
Now through June 30
Franklin Square 
Philadelphia  

In addition to marveling at 29 larger-than-life illuminated lanterns, festival attendees will enjoy authentic cultural stage performances, including acrobats, dancers, and the fan-favorite face changer. Enjoy two 30-minute stage performances nightly as part of your admission! Visitors can drink and dine on Asian cuisine and American favorites and shop for Chinese folk artists’ crafts created on site…all inside the festival grounds. For more info, historicphiladelphia.org

Day Out with Thomas
June 22-30
Strasburg Rail Road
Ronks PA

America’s favorite little blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, is chugging into Strasburg Rail Road for an event of larger-than-life proportions! This family-favorite event features a ride with Thomas, offers the opportunity to ride with Percy (June and September only), and is packed with extra Thomas-related activities included with your Day Out With Thomas™ ticket. For more, visit strasburgrailroad.com