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Top 10 Things To Do In Philadelphia This Weekend (March 25-27, 2022)

Take a look at our favorite weekend activities for Philadelphia families!

Spring has finally sprung🌷 If you’re looking some ways to enjoy the beginning of the season with the kids, look no further than our top 10 weekend events. From theatre performances to car demolitions to playground events, there is something for everyone in Philly this weekend (March 25-27)!

Keep checking our Philadelphia Family Calendar for new activities and event updates. If you’re planning to be in Bucks County or around The Main Line instead, take a peek at our calendars for Bucks County Parent and Main Line Parent.


This Sunday, Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia is hosting the kid-friendly live concert series The Rock and Roll Playhouse. The RRPH engages families and children with games, movement, stories and most importantly an opportunity to rock out! It allows parents to enjoy the music they love while their little fans are encouraged to explore their creativity and have fun! Get your tickets now and don’t forget that every Sunday is Family Bowl at Brooklyn Bowl. Come on down for an afternoon of bowling, food, and fun! Buy your tickets here!

Top 10 Weekend Events For Philly Families

Check out some of our favorite events in Philadelphia from Friday, March 25 until Sunday, March 27.

All Weekend/Multiple Days

Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of The Speckled Band

Through March 27, Showtimes May Vary

Walnut Street Theater – 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Ian Merrill Peakes and Dan Hodge, Photo by Mark Garvin

Comedic mystery reigns in this world premiere adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes’ tale. After her twin sister’s unusual death at the family’s run-down country manor, the young woman is terrified she will be next. To avoid a similar fate – and mystified by her sister’s final words, “It was…the speckled band” – she enlists the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. Watson. Six talented actors, playing over 30 quirky characters, take you deep into a world of quick-change disguises and murderous mayhem to unravel The Adventure of The Speckled Band.

Philly Home Show

March 25 – 27, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center – 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia

The Philly Home Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals.

Whether you’re heading to the Pennsylvania Convention Center with a specific project in mind or just looking for some inspiration, local home professionals have you covered. With 200+ booths to explore and several unique feature displays to enjoy, this is a valuable event for all Philadelphia homeowners.

Friday, March 25

Lunchtime Unplugged at the Kimmel

March 25, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus – 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Make post-lunch slumps a thing of the past! Bring your lunch and picnic in the Plaza while listening to music that moves you. Featuring free live performances by emerging Philly artists, showcasing many genres of music from classical to jazz.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

March 25, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Merriam Theater – 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Photo by Kimmel Cultural Campus

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is touring North America again this year! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60’s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.

Saturday, March 26

Free Youth Soccer Day in FDR Park

March 26, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm 

FDR Park – 1500 Pattison Avenue & South Broad Street, Philadelphia

The public is invited to a free Youth Soccer Day at FDR Park. Join Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and Friends of FDR Park for cleats, beats, eats, and kayaks – a fun-filled Saturday morning at FDR Park with: soccer activities for kids ages 8-12, kayak tours (ages 6 and up), meet & greet with the Philadelphia Union, freebies, food trucks, a DJ, a balloon artist, & face painting.

The Youth Soccer Day will take place Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10:30 am – 2 pm (speaking program at 11:30 am). The location is within FDR Park near the Boathouse, 1500 Pattison Avenue, South Philadelphia. Advance registration is recommended. Walk-up registration is also allowed.

Demo Days at the Simeone Museum

March 26, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Simeone Museum – 6825-31 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia

Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia / EDITORIAL USE APPROVED; ©VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

At the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, you can see, hear and smell history come to life through these magnificent machines. Demo Day events are typically held twice a month on Saturdays from around 11am through 2 pm.

Smith Memorial Playground Play-A-Palooza 2022

March 26, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse – 3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia

Photo by Smith Memorial Playground

Smith Memorial Playground is ready to get spring play underway at the annual Play-A-Palooza event! This year’s celebration is Saturday, March 26 from 12-4pm (rain date Sunday, March 27), across Smith’s sprawling 6.5 acre property in East Fairmount Park. Following Play-A-Palooza, Smith’s playground hours will extend to 7pm as we welcome longer days. Besides full use of the playground’s equipment, families will have access to activity stations, music and dance, games, crafts, giveaways, food trucks, a vaccine clinic, and performances throughout the day.

Sunday, March 20

PWTF Presents: Spring Scavenger Hunt

March 27, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Online (Virtual Event Hosted by Philly Women’s Theatre Fest)

Join Big Idea Committee’s Madame President: Christine, Madame Vice President: Melissa and Karl the Cello in a scamper around the house, and against the clock, in this fabulous, fast-paced, fanatic Spring Scavenger Hunt. Each item will bring out the Big Ideas in your little kiddos. (All scavenger hunt items are common household items.) The secret last clue of this scavenger hunt will lead to an epic dance party featuring Karl the Cello!

Storytelling Sundays

March 27, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Betsy Ross House – 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia


Stories of women’s contributions to our nation’s history will be highlighted during Storytelling Sundays each Sunday in March. Award-winning Once Upon A Nation Storytellers will share short, interactive tales that the history books missed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, March 6-27.

That Orchestra with the Broken Instruments

March 27, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Perelman Theater – 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

A broken string, fractured echo chamber, rusting valves. One brilliant conductor, three gifted composers and 100 musicians meet for four days of rehearsals. They speak different languages. Their instruments are broken.

An orchestra of professional and amateur musicians, young and old, prepare against all odds for a one-time only concert in Jerusalem. A poetic, engaging take on present day Jerusalem and an attempt to create harmony in a discordant city.

We hope that you and your family enjoy your weekend in Philadelphia! Remember to keep checking our events calendar and social media pages to stay up-to-date on upcoming events in the area.

Featured Image: Rock and Roll Playhouse

Writer for Philadelphia Family. Email tips to lani@familyfocus.org.