Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest: Philly’s outdoor roller rink opens May 27. Open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, the rink is open through the end of September at Penn’s Landing. Summerfest is free and includes a lodge modeled after a boathouse, a family friendly play area, food and drinks. Skates can be rented. The Lodge offers a wrap around porch with rocking chairs where visitors can enjoy food and beverages. For more summer fun, a path along the river connects Summerfest with Spruce Street Harbor Park, one of Philly’s other popular hangouts. For more information, visit

Hillary and Clinton: On May 27, Lucas Hnath’s new play, Hillary and Clinton, premieres at the Suzanne Roberts Theater on Broad Street. The show runs through June 26, a month before the Democratic National Convention hits the city. In the play, Hillary Clinton is trying to become president in 2008 but is about to lose her last primary election in New Hampshire. The story examines the relationship between Bill and Hillary in a humorous light. Tickets start at $24. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair: In the mood to wear your finest hat? Head out to The Main Line from May 26-June 5 for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. This 10 day event has been an honored Philadelphia area tradition since 1896. The big event is the Thursday Grand Prix, but there will be equestrian events throughout the show’s run. Local vendors will sell equine themed items from boots to jewelry. The fair will allow visitors to tour stables and meet horses and riders. The Midway features a ferris wheel, carousel and games. For more information, visit

Downingtown Fine Arts Festival: Don’t miss the second Downingtown Fine Arts Festival. Held in Downingtown and hosted by the Downingtown Main Street Association, the festival brings together regional artists and craftspeople who work across many different artistic mediums. On May 28, the day runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Sesame Place Memorial Day BBQ: Looking for something to do Monday? Take the kids to Sesame Place for a Memorial Day Barebecue. Meet Big Bird and Elmo and take advantage of all the fun activities the park has to offer. The barbecue takes place at Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion at dinner time. Tickets include an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet including hamburgers and corn on the cob to hog dogs and chicken. After eating, don’t miss the fireworks display. The barbecue runs all weekend, with two seatings on May 28 and 29 (5 and 7:30 p.m.) and 5 p.m. May 30. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. Adult tickets (10 and up) are $29 and children 2-9 are $9. Children under 2 are free but require a reservation. To reserve a spot visit