Weekend Picks: Easter Festivities Across The City, Farm Fest At The Oval, Center City Jazz Festival, Opening Weekend Of The Franklin Flea Indoor Market And More

Happy Easter weekend, Philadelphia! Celebrate the spring holiday with an array of alfresco events, prix-fixe dinners, egg hunts, shopping events, museum specials and more all weekend long. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Happy Easter, Philadelphia!

With the Easter holiday comes a score of themed dinners, brunches and events in neighborhoods across the city. From family-friendly egg hunts and prix-fixe brunch to South Street’s annual Easter promenade an Easter Sunday Zombie Bar Crawl, the happening are nearly endless.

The Franklin Flea indoor market returns for a new season of vintage and handmade treasure-hunting at the historic Strawbridge’s Building. Plus, on opening day which is Saturday, April 19, chef Eli Kulp of High Street on Market brings artisan sandwiches, spiked punch and canned beer to the space.

The Oval, the pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, hosts a slew of open-air fun as it presents Farm Fest at The Oval complete with craft beer, live music, games, food trucks, local drinks from nearby farms, a petting zoo and more.

Plus, we just updated our brunch guide for spring 2014, so read it, bookmark it and definitely use it.

This weekend’s weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid-60s making for an ideal weekend to enjoy an array of alfresco events.

Our top picks for this weekend, below.

Friday, April 18

Top Pick: Farm Fest at The Oval (Fri, Sat)

Top Pick: Manayunk Restaurant Week (Fri, Sat)

Top Pick: Philadelphia Book Festival (Fri, Sat)

Top Pick: Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Kavita Shah

Top Pick: Colonial Spring Break at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Queer Passover

Spanish Fish Fry at Jamonera

Treasures from Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Passover Menu at Cantina Feliz

Dinner Idea — Check out the new Cafe Ynez in Point Breeze

Hayrides to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards (Fri, Sat)

Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now at the Penn Museum

Boy George at the TLA

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders at The Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Paint Night

Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of a Nation at the American Philosophical Society Museum

Sendak in the ’60s at the Rosenbach Museum and Library

The Train Driver at St. Stephen Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

MONDO Mausoleum Party at PhilaMOCA

Saturday, April 19

Top Pick: Our Brand-New Guide to Brunch in Philadelphia (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Opening Weekend of the Franklin Flea at the Historic Strawbridge’s Building

Top Pick: Center City Jazz Festival

Top Pick: Memphis Taproom’s 6th Birthday and the Reopening of the Beer Garden

Morris Arboretum’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

PHAIR Open-Air Market

Pop-Up Museum 2014: Sin & Salvation at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Egg Hunt at The Oval

Mexico and Central America Tour at The Penn Museum

Easter Egg Hunt at Clark Park

More happenings, below.

Down Past Passyunk at the The Adrienne Theatre (Sat, Sun)

South Philly Food Co-op Presents Healthy Fats Workshop

Great Lakes Earth Day Clean Up in Clark Park and After Party at Local 44

SS United States at the Independence Seaport Museum

Stenton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Philadanco’s Blood, Sweat, and Dance (Fri, Sat)

Yelp Fit Club

Frogs: Nature’s Messenger at Adventure Aquarium
 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Tree Planting Party at Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art

Awbury Arboretum Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 20 — Happy Easter!


Top Pick: Our Guide to Easter Brunch, Dinner and Fun Events Around the City

Top Pick: South Street Headhouse District’s Easter Promenade

Top Pick: Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

Top Pick: Philly Black Gay Pride Festival — Opening Day!

Top Pick: Extended Spring Break Hours at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Philadelphia Flyers vs. NY Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Spring Plant and Produce Pop-up at Sister Cities Park

Philly Zombie Crawl

One Day in Pompeii at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Passover Menu at London Grill

Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014 at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl

Romeo and Juliet at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

Arsenic and Old Lace at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Costumes Of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)


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