Things to do in Philly this weekend, Aug. 16 to 18

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Below, you'll find a wide selection of things to do in Philly, the burbs and neighboring states this weekend. 

Check back with KYW Newsradio weekly to plan your summer outings.


DATE/TIME: Through Sunday, 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Clemmers Mill and Salford Station Roads, Upper Salford Township, PA

DETAILS: The Philadelphia Folk Festival transforms a working farm into a magical, musical sound park, 35 miles outside of Philadelphia. This cherished event is the longest continuously running outdoor music festival of its kind in North America and will celebrate its 58th Anniversary this weekend. The Folk Festival is a family-friendly family event, with puppeteers, jugglers, aerialists, storytellers, hands-on crafts and of course, kid-oriented musicians gathering in Dulcimer Grove, the shady area that has become a haven for folk fans 12 and under. 

PRICE: Ticket prices vary. Children up to 5 years of age are admitted free in the campgrounds; children up to 11 years of age are admitted free to the concert area.


EVENT: Festival of India

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

DETAILS: Family-friendly fest packed with Indian art, music, dance and food.



EVENT: Beech "Jazz on the Ave" & Soul Stock Music Fest

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Broad and Cecil B. Moore Streets

DETAILS: The 13th annual outdoor music festival will have two stages of live entertainment and a children's zone with face painting, rocking climbing, bounce house, activities, and more. There will also be health and wellness screenings, merchandise, and food vendors. The headliner for the main stage is the Soul Rebels of New Orleans. Philly's own Chill Moody will headline the Soul Stock Indie stage. Performances will also include: Sherry Wilson Butler, Tia Shanae, Lenny Harold, and Avery Wilson.



EVENT: 2019 Philly Caribbean Festival

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Penn’s Landing, 601 N Columbus Blvd.

DETAILS:The 33rd annual festival will feature live entertainment, Caribbean cuisine, handcrafts, and fun for all ages and cultures. This event is family-friendly. 



EVENT: Comics & Chords - A Full Day of Music and Comedy at MilkBoy

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

DETAILS:  This is a festival with plenty of local music and comedy. The lineup includes: Eat Your Beats, Wexler & The Better Humans, Alyssa Al-Dookhi, Moses Shapiro, The Hess Brothers (of Zachademy), Dreamer on the Other Side, and more.

PRICE: $12 in advance; $18 day of show


DATE/TIME: Wednesday to Sunday 

WHERE: Burholme Park, 401 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia

DETAILS: The beer garden will be located in front of the Ryerss Museum & Library. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and admission is free. The park also houses the Burholme Golf Center, a family-friendly activity center with mini-golf, a golf range, arcade games and more. 

PRICE: Free to attend


EVENT: Upper Bucks Brewfest

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Park at 4th, 501 W. Mill St., Quakertown

DETAILS: The Upper Bucks Brewfest will feature great craft brews and fine spirits from local distilleries, for everyone 21 years of age and up. The VIP ticket option includes exclusive access to specialty beers and earlier admission time.

PRICE: $10-$55


DATE/TIME: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia

DETAILS: The outdoor market will host vendors with bikes, arts, crafts, jewelry, clothes, food, antiques, books, records, collectibles, and more. 



EVENT: 2019 Roasting Ears of Corn Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown

DETAILS: The 39th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival invites the public to Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American Indian Festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a weekend of American Indian drumming, singing, dancing, food, and more. The event will also feature Native American cooking and flintknapping demonstrations, artifact displays, a Plains Indian tipi, and mountain man fur trade encampments. Native American jewelry, fine art, and clothing will be sold in the marketplace.

PRICE: $10 Adults, $5 Youth ages 8-17 and Seniors over age 62, FREE for Children ages 7 & under with membership card


EVENT: Lehigh Valley Pride 2019

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

DETAILS: Lehigh Valley's Pride Festival acknowledges the achievements and progress made in and by the local queer community and beyond. In 2017, Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley merged with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The exciting community event provides a spotlight on LGBT arts and culture, connects thousands of community members to local resources, provides full-day programming for LGBT youth and teens, and celebrates the diversity in our community. 

PRICE: Admission: $5, children ages 12 and under free, youth ages 14-21 can earn a free ticket to pride through participation in Project SILK.