First Sunday at Philadelphia Art Museum: It’s First Sunday at Philly’s Art Museum, so you know what that means...it’s pay-what-you-wish! You choose your entrance fee and you can explore the museum for as long as you wish until close.First Sunday Family Day at The Barnes: Unique event happening this Sunday at the Barnes Foundation! This will be a very interactive event where you can make your own art, go on stroller tours of the foundation as well as Philly’s popular, Indego Bikes, will be unveiling the winning designs for the #BiketoBarnes contest. Plus they will be offering 15-minute bike tours of the Parkway to coincide with the grand unveiling. More info on this free event here.
First Weekend of the Chinese Lantern Festival: Having just opened this week plus this gorgeous weather, the Chinese Lantern Festival is sure to be packed this weekend! Each lantern is handmade over the course of the year and aside from the 200-foot dragon & larger than life pandas, every lantern is brand new this year. Also new to the festival, this year is the elephant lantern which guests can interact with, plus a massive shark lantern with a tunnel for participants to walk through. You & your friends can make a night of it by enjoying the Dragon Beer Garden which will offer American & Asian-inspired snacks, cocktails, wine & beer. Tickets may sell out fast this weekend since it is the opening weekend, plus tickets are timed so be sure you’re timely on arrival!
Cinco de Mayo: We’re hesitant to share some of our favorites so they don’t get too packed but we’ll take a chance! First & foremost...Choco Taco from Barbuzzo. If you’ve ever been to Barbuzzo and had their Salted Caramel Budino, then you’ve had the urge to return again and again. This time of year, however, they release their Choco-Taco Stuffed with the Salted Caramel Budino filling! Hurry, you only have today & tomorrow, while supplies last! El Rey on Chestnut Street really knows how to do up Cinco de Mayo. Each year they host an all-day street festival featuring favorites like nachos, guac & chips, tacos, margaritas & more. Have the kids but still want to get your Cinco de Mayo on...no problem - they have plenty of activities to keep the kids busy for at least a few cold ones!
South Street Spring Festival & Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest: Festival season is really kicking off & what a way to start May than with the South Street Spring Fest & the Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest! Tomorrow from 11 am to 8 pm 10 blocks of South Street, from Front to 8th Street to be exact, many different vendors, artists, restaurants, bars & more will fill the streets offering a variety of treats to appeal to all. In addition to all the drinks, food & art you could want, there will also be live entertainment available plus the Maifest at Brauhaus Schmitz is as enjoyable to watch as it is to participate. From bratwurst to sauerkraut plus liters of German beer this event is free and open to all, but there are a limited number of VIP tickets available which include a buffet, access to private restrooms plus exclusive beers in the bierhall. Here’s a bit more info on the VIP experience.
Phoenixville Food Festival: A festival isn’t a festival unless there’s food and in Phoenixville, they’ve dedicated a full day to celebrate the local food offerings around town. From noon to 6 pm, get your fill of soul food, BBQ, empanadas & so much more!Fishtown Flea at Evil Genius Beer Co: Shopping & drinks, is there anything better? Tomorrow beginning at 10 am on Front Street from Columbia to Palmer there will be an outdoor craft fair with local makers to showcase their talents and offerings. Plus, Evil Genius Beer Company will be there as well! It’s family & pet-friendly so everyone’s welcome!