May 6-8, 2016

Weekend Picks: Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens, South Street Spring Festival, Mother’s Day And More

There are more than 50 great events happening in Philly this weekend, check out our guide...

The sun (is supposed) to come out tomorrow, just in time for the weekend and the full calendar of events hitting Philly over the next few days.

Tomorrow, the South Street Spring Festival and Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest return to one of the city’s bustling thoroughfares. The all-day festival (it runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) celebrates the South Street Headhouse neighborhood’s businesses with an array of food, drinks and a giant maypole and beer festival at Brauhaus.

This weekend also marks opening weekend for Spruce Street Harbor Park an all-time favorite warm-weather Philadelphia attraction. Head to the waterfront this weekend to check out the expanded offerings at this popular spot — more food, more drinks and, yup, more hammocks. Note that the park will open on Saturday due to inclement weather.

Mother’s Day hits this Sunday, and celebrations run all weekend long at restaurants, museums and attractions (moms even score free admission to One Liberty Observation Deck on Sunday!).

Be sure to check the websites and social media pages for any outdoor festivals/events this weekend for cancellation information, though. While the weather is supposed to improve, there is still a chance for rain.

Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, May 6

Top Pick

Philly Tech Week's Signature Event

As Philly Tech Week comes to a close, join Comcast, Temple University, CHOP, iPipeline and more at the Signature Event cocktail reception.

Philadelphia Jazz Project's First Friday Rent Party Series

The Philadelphia Jazz Project will be hosting a series of First Friday parties to commemorate the Great Migration and the rent parties it inspired, all while featuring buffets and live music in the style of the five southern states where most families originated.

Mexican Restaurant Week

Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate and the Mexican Cultural Center some of Philadelphia’s finest Mexican restaurants will offer discounts and special prix-fixe menus from May 1 to 6.

Output Art at CRUXSpace

InLiquid partners with digital gallery CRUXspace for a Philly Tech Week experience that's all about the art and how technology can get creative.

Craft Brewers Conference Events

Ongoing Exhibitions

Lost Egypt at The Franklin Institute

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

More than 65 ancient artifacts, an on-loan mummy, interactive elements and recreations of ancient Egpyt give guests a life-like view of excavation sites and what life was like thousands of years ago.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

This Saturday, Spruce Street Harbor Park opens for the season with food, drinks, hammocks, games and more. (Photo by Matt Stanley for DRWC)

Saturday, May 7

Top Pick

Love Your Park Week Spring Service Day

Outdoor events of all sort make up the weeklong Love Your Park Week presented by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and neighborhood park groups.

Mt. Airy Day at Cliveden

This Saturday, the Cliveden hosts Mt. Airy Day, an annual celebration of all of the great things that make up Mt. Airy.

Kentucky Derby Parties

Ongoing Exhibitions

Lost Egypt at The Franklin Institute

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

More than 65 ancient artifacts, an on-loan mummy, interactive elements and recreations of ancient Egpyt give guests a life-like view of excavation sites and what life was like thousands of years ago.

Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square is home to more than 25 illuminated lanterns for the Chinese Lantern Festival. (Photo by J. Fusco for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.)

Sunday, May 8

Mother's Day Mural Arts Tour

Hop aboard the Mural Arts trolley for a special women-themed tour. A professional guide will showcase the city’s murals and the stories behind them.

Låpsley at World Cafe Live

When she recorded the EP Monday in her bedroom, she had little idea it would lead to more than 500,000 listens, the prestigious GIT "One to Watch Award or the Glastonbury Festival stage.

Mother's Day Brunch at Franklin Square

It’s an outing for all ages, featuring delicious eats provided by Cooperage in the park’s Pavilion, craft-making for Mom, carousel rides and mini golf.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Lost Egypt at The Franklin Institute

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

More than 65 ancient artifacts, an on-loan mummy, interactive elements and recreations of ancient Egpyt give guests a life-like view of excavation sites and what life was like thousands of years ago.

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