Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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Spruce Street Harbor Park: On May 6, the popular pop up park returns to Philly for its third year. The free park includes hammocks, a boardwalk and beer garden. Games like ping pong and shuffleboard are also offered. Garces Group returns to provide food, offering new options this year, along with other local eateries. As in previous years, there will be entertainment at the park all summer long, until it closes in September. Just steps away is the Blue Cross RiverRick Summerfest, back for its second year. This includes a roller-rink, lodge, play area for kids and even more food and drink options. Spend the lazy summer days on the river in Philly!

South Street Headhouse Spring Festival: On May 7, the fourth annual South Street Spring Festival returns, stretching along South Street from Front Street to 8th. The festival is lined with vendors, local restaurants, seven performance areas showcasing 40 bands and family friendly activities. On the same day, don’t miss the Annual Maifest Street Festival at Brauhaus Schmitz, which includes German beers, music and dancers. It’s also Free Comic Book Day. South Street’s Atomic City Comics will be in on the spring celebrations, with giveaways and superhero sightings. The festival is free, vendors and food are pay as you go.

Art Star Craft Bazaar: Northern Liberties is home to two days of outdoor markets on May 7 and 8. The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing hosts the Art Star Craft Bazaar, where visitors can purchase handmade goods from housewares to clothing to art and toys. Each day, the first 150 guests will receive a free tote bag with a $5 fair voucher. There are more than 150 vendors, as well as food trucks, a bar and live entertainment.

Love Your Park Week: Philadelphia has an abundance of outdoor space from playgrounds to forests. Starting on May 7, the park system celebrates Love Your Park Week, which runs through May 14. All week long, there are festivals, service activities and family friendly events in Philly’s outdoor spaces. Events include community clean-ups, plant sales, gardening instructions for kids, car shows and bird walks. For a full list of events, visit

Celebration of Black Arts: Throughout May, the Celebration of Black Arts showcases African-American literature arts for the 32nd year. The month includes more than 50 authors, artists and presents who will host readings, workshops, live performances and an outdoor festival. For the full calendar of events, visit