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The KC Family Calendar

Here you'll find out just where Kathy O'Connell will be appearing in the coming weeks, along with a few Spotlight Events that we think you should know about! Also, you'll find a link to METROKIDS - who offer a comprehensive lists of fun things to do throughout Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware.

Where's Kathy?

The Kids Corner Garden
@ XPoNential Music Festival

Saturday/Sunday, July 26/27
11:30am - 6pm
Camden Waterfront
, NJ - $

Kids Corner will once again offer over 4 acres of fun on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:30am, as we "plant ourselves" inside the beautiful Camden Children's Garden!


The interactive Garden includes three indoor exhibits, the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, Ben Franklin's Secret Garden and the Tropical Exhibit, Plaza de Aibonito. The Garden also has amusement rides, such as the Butterfly Spring Ride, the Commerce Carousel, and the peaceful Arrow River Train Ride surrounded by the Railroad Garden. Other exhibits include a Dinosaur Garden, Maze, Picnic Garden, Tree House and five different Storybook Gardens, each designed to explore!

Of course - this is a great chance to meet Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell and other Kids Corner voices in the Kids Corner Tent! Also in the Kids Corner Garden Treehouse, there will be FREE FACE PAINTING each afternoon from Noon-4pm - courtesy of WXPN!

Also - make your own instruments as our friends from Rock To The Future Philly join us with their musical zoo; featuring instruments you can play and tools to make and take your own instrument. Be sure to be in the park at the top of each hour when RTTF will lead a musical march through the Garden grounds!

Admission to the Kids Corner Garden at the Camden Children's Garden is included with your XPoNential Music Festival ticket - to learn more about the XPoNential Music Festival, visit here.

The Philadelphia Folk Festival
Kids Corner Stage
Sunday, August 17
Schwenksville, PA - $

The Philadelphia Folk Festival began in 1962 and is the largest and longest-running Festival of its kind in the country. The event is unique in that it is presented by a non-profit arts education organization, the Philadelphia Folksong Society, and is operated with the help of 2,500 dedicated volunteers. Kids Corner is excited to once again be part of such an institution - hosting the Kids Corner stage. (details to come) For more information, visit

Kids Corner Spotlight Events

Tie Dye Music Festival
Saturday, July 19 2-7pm
Community Arts Center
Wallingford, PA - FREE!

Join Tie Dye fans from across the area for a free day of music and crafts! Live music by Jimmy Shoe and the Shine, Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Herb Mondros and Last Chance and swUKEstra! All ages welcome and free admission - plus TIE DYE ACTIVITIES AND VENDORS - burgers and dogs on the grill, pizza in our new Cob Oven and beverages can be purchased. For more information, visit

Concert Under The Stars presents
Trout Fishing In America
w/ Caveman Dave
Sunday, July 20
Upper Merion, PA - FREE!

The 30th Annual Concerts Under The Stars series are all FREE of charge and will be held Sunday Evenings at 7pm. Join us for a wonderful night of music for the entire family as we welcome back Trout Fishing In America to our grounds! All concerts are held outdoors; bring lawn chairs and blankets (chairs and blankets are allowed in front of the sound board only). For more information, visit

Friday, July 25 6-8pm
Smith Memorial Playground
Philadelphia, PA - $
(free for Playground members)

We are thrilled to announce Smith's first kids music festival—Kidchella! Join fans of Kindie music on Friday, July 25th, 6-8PM, for a fantastic line-up of music curated by Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids that kids AND adults will enjoy. Kids 10 and younger and their caregivers are invited to rock out to tunes from Walter Martin of The Walkmen, Grammy Nominated Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, and energetic pop-rock band from Seattle The Not-Its!. This event will be free for Smith members, $10 per person for nonmembers. Memberships available at Space is limited! Smith members must RSVP with the number of kids and adults attending in their family by July 18th to to secure their free tickets. For more information, visit

WXPN Kids’ Corner Concert Series
Thursdays, August 7, 14 and 21
Philadelphia, PA - $

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. Each summer Kids Corner joins the Morris Arboretum to present some outdoor family music concerts - this year, join us August 7 as we welcome Rolie Polie Guacamole. August 14 it's a performance by Kira Willey & Friends. We cap off the series on August 21 with a rockin' set from Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights with opening performance by Rock to the Future. For more information, visit

Watermelon Magic 3D
Now Playing
Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA - $

Watermelon Magic is a sweet and tender film about Sylvie, a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon. The film opens with Sylvie using her magic wand to play tricks on her family. When Sylvie’s magic wand breaks, her mother comforts her by planting a tray of seeds. As Sylvie begins to care for the plants she witnesses the seedlings come to life in the greenhouse and deeply connects with the tiny plants she is growing. The Director of Photography for Watermelon Magic is Chase Bowman, a former Kids Corner listener, now all grown up! For more information, visit

International House Family Matinee Series
Various Saturdays
International House
Philadelphia, PA - $

Gather the family for some classic family movies throughout summer at International House, located on Penn Campus at 37th & Chestnut Streets. Scheduled screenings include WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (July 26); CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (Aug 9); BABE (Aug 23); FLY AWAY HOME (Sept 13); and THE BLACK STALLION (Sep 27). For more information, visit

Saturday Morning Specials Series
Various Saturdays
PFS Theater @ The Roxy
Philadelphia, PA - $

Saturday Morning Specials is an affordable monthly screening series of unique family-friendly films for the young and young at heart! Kid tickets are just $1! Curated by the folks at the Philadelphia Film Society, upcoming movies include ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG (July 19); DAISY A HEN INTO THE WILD (Aug 16); and A HORSE ON THE BALCONY (Sep 20) . For more information, visit

The Ultimate Family Calendar...

For one of the most-comprehensive lists of fun things to do throughout Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware - be sure to visit Metrokids ... home of Kathy O'Connell's award-winning column on kids music! Metrokids has an extensive calendar section for families! Just click the logo below!

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