Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival: Celebrate all the things that make Rittenhouse neighborhood special in a street fair filled with fashion, music, shopping and food on May 21. The popular annual festival brings thousands to Rittenhouse Square from noon to 5 p.m. The fair runs down Walnut Street from 19th to Broad. Restaurants serve samples, there is also a free wine tastings and live entertainment and more than 100 vendors. For more information, visit

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival: Kensington and Fishtown come alive with a three-mile long urban derby race May 21. All floats are handmade and powered by people. The day features more than 200 food and art vendors. Food trucks and live performances take place. The festival highlights the Kensington and Fishtown neighborhoods, while also raising money for various projects in the area. For more information, visit

South 9th Street Italian Market Festival: Philly’s Italian Market is a popular destination on a regular weekend, but this annual festival brings even more crowds. On May 21 and 22, the festival showcases everything special about America’s oldest outdoor market. While the food is the highlight, the weekend includes the Procession of Saints, family events, crafts and live entertainment. Each day, the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. For a full list of events and parking information, visit

Strawberry Festival: Head to Peddler’s Village in Bucks County for the annual Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 21 – 22. The free celebration is held rain or shine. Village eateries and stores will feature strawberry themed treats from strawberry fritters at the Cock n’ Bull Restaurant to strawberry crepes at Fromage Deux. The weekend includes a strawberry pie eating contest and many local artisans. Visit for more details.

Yoga Day at Citizens Bank Park: The Rothman Institute presents the first Yoga Day May 21. Take this opportunity to do yoga on the outfield grass of the stadium before the Phillies take on the Atlantic Braves at 3:05 p.m. For $50, attendees can participate in a 60-minute yoga session run by Maha Yoga, starting at 9 a.m. Phillies yoga mats will be given to all ticket holders. The price also includes the game. Registration begins at 7:45 and complimentary parking will go to anyone who arrives before 8:30 AM. To purchase tickets, visit