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Family Fun and Events Guide

by | May 11, 2022 | Family Life, Just for Fun!, Kids Activities, Parenting, Spring

Looking for something fun to do as a family? We are always looking for unique events and family favorites to share with you. Bookmark this page and check back often for a monthly guide to the must-sees and must-dos for Philadelphia area families. 


May 1st, times vary

Philadelphia Children’s Festival  Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA

The 2022 Philadelphia Children’s Festival features two exciting performances and a FREE outdoor concert. Plus, enjoy the outdoor PLAYground with hands-on activities, roving performers and more. The Children’s Festival is held rain or shine.

May 7th, 11am – 7pm 

South St. Spring Festival  South St from Front to 8th, Philadelphia, PA

This free, all-ages event takes place in the heart of South Street. See the giant Maypole, enjoy live concerts, eating contests, a kids zone and over 200 vendors.

May 14th, 11am- 7pm

Haverford Spring Fest Music Festival 50 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA

This FREE community event features an outdoor stage and festival area at 50 East Eagle Road, with live music, food vendors, beer garden and a fun kids’ zone! More musical acts will be featured indoors at The Kelly Center at 4 E. Eagle Road in Havertown. Free admission, donations welcomed.

May 18th – 21st, 6pm – 10pm, Parade 5/21 at 1pm

Phoenixville Dogwood Festival Reeves Park, between Main Street and Star on Second and Third Streets

The Annual Phoenixville Dogwood Festival & Parade has grown from a one-day event to a multi-day event and is now the second-largest parade in Chester County. Enjoy over 25 different food vendors, live music nightly, a beer garden and an active carnival filled with games, rides and vendors. The Dogwood Parade is on May 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

May 21st 8am 

Radnor Hunt Races  Radnor Hunt. 826 Providence Rd. Malvern, PA

Come and celebrate 91 years of steeplechase horse racing on the Main Line at the Radnor Hunt Races. Join family and friends for amazing tailgates, fancy hats and the parade of antique carriages and thoroughbreds racing for the finish.

May 21st, 1pm-7pm

West Chester Porchfest Church Street to Bradford Ave and Miner to Dean St. West Chester, PA

Welcome to the first ever Porchfest where you can stroll the beautiful streets of historic West Chester organized by the West Chester Green Team to build connection and community. This event is family-friendly and free: enjoy music, dance, poetry, gardening booths, food trucks, children’s activities and more. See website for more details. Rain date is May 22

May 25th – June 5th, 8am-10pm

The Devon Horse Show  23 Dorset Rd. Devon PA

First held in 1896, The Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States. Visitors can see equestrian disciplines, exhibitions and enjoy an old fashioned country fair. Fun for all ages, held rain or shine.


June 11th – 19th, 10am – 8pm (Sunday the 19th closes at 6pm)

The Philadelphia Flower Show Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue & South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

This year’s show returns to the outdoor venue with the theme, “In Full Bloom.” This year’s theme “promotes good health, positive well-being, and a passion for life that culminates in a gorgeous and colorful spectacle.” Get your tickets today! Tickets $20 – $50, Children 4 and under, FREE. 

June 21st – August 7th 

Chinese Lantern Festival Franklin Square, Philadelphia, PA

Experience this Philly favorite celebration of light and culture with more than 30 larger-than-life lantern displays throughout Franklin Square, including the return of the 200-foot-long dragon! There are authentic performances, photo opportunities, food and more – all ages welcomed. Tickets start at $12-$22.50, children 2 and under are free. weather permitting.

Sat, Jun 25, 11am – 7pm, Sun, Jun 26, 11am – 5pm

Manayunk Arts Festival Main Street, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate the 33rd Annual Manayunk Arts Festival with a variety of fine arts and crafts from across the country, collectors, buyers, and designers! Entertainment, music and delicious food vendors, too. 


Check back each week for updates! Please email us at info@elementaryconnections.com about an upcoming event.