On my personal to-do list: I’m going to watch the fireworks show at Penn’s Landing on Saturday.
Time for a game: This week, a neighborhood-wide happy hour returns to a certain Philly area. Do you know what it is?
Clues: It happens on Wednesday nights in the summer months only.
Stay healthy, stay safe, and get vaccinated.
The best things to do in Philly this weekend
Throughout the Philly area, there are many ways to spend Memorial Day weekend. You can stop by the Mann Center for a patriotic concert led by the Philly POPS, a fireworks show at Penn’s Landing (watch it from Spruce Street Harbor Park, Race Street Pier, or Cherry Street Pier), a Memorial Day ceremony at Laurel Hill Cemetery, a music-filled party at Rivers Casino, and more.
If you’re staying in Philly, you can also check out:
Here’s how to spend Memorial Day weekend in Philly.
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Here is one highlight from our weekly events calendar:
🌹 Celebration of the Roses Festival (Community / in-person / outdoors / free) Historic Wyck House is best known for its stunning garden and Heritage roses. This weekend, you can celebrate these stunning blooms with lectures, a vendor marketplace, music and more. Attic Brewery and 2nd Street Sammies will also be there to keep your plates and cups full. (Free, May 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 6026 Germantown Ave., wyck.org)
The best things to do down the Shore this weekend
The Shore is a second home for many Philadelphians during the summer months, and Memorial Day kicks off the season in a big way. If you’re heading down the Shore this weekend, look forward to Wildwood’s annual kite festival, a Memorial Day parade in Barnegat Light, a fireworks show above the new Bally’s casino in Atlantic City, an obstacle course beach challenge in Ocean City, and much more.
If you’re going down the Shore, you can also check out:
No matter what Shore town’s your pick, there’s lots to do at the beach this holiday weekend. Here’s how to spend Memorial Day weekend at the Shore.
🤓 A good thing to know
OK, so let’s say it’s Memorial Day weekend and you realize you forgot to pick up a must-have ingredient for a recipe. Are the stores open? We’ve got you. From grocery stores to banks to liquor stores, here’s what’s open and closed this holiday weekend.
Thanks for reading! We’ll be back next week with more things to do.