I don't want to alarm you, but there is so much going on this weekend. Below, we've picked some events and wrapped them in a metaphorical bow for your weekend enjoyment.
The Philadelphia Science Festival comes to a close on Saturday, May 3 at their Science Carnival, beginning at 10 a.m. Held on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the day is devoted to the discipline of science and all the fun experiments that make you forget science is actually something you learn in school.
South Street has got it going on on Saturday, May 3. Starting at 11 a.m. is the South Street Spring Festival, where you'll find folks of all ages chowing down on food from the 30-plus local restaurants serving on the street, shopping around to the over 40 vendors and busting a move to the live music. Alongside the festival is an ode to German culture at Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest where there'll be enough beer and sausage to satisfy those intense urges I know you've been having.
If one spring festival wasn't enough, Rittenhouse Row hosts their seasonal party on Saturday, May 3. The only event that closes Walnut Street to traffic boasts live music, shopping and lots and lots of food. Bring the family and get there by noon.
Okay, last spring festival, I promise. Cape May's shops and restaurants get spring fever and open their doors all day for historic home tours, dance lessons and murder mystery dinners over the weekend-long event.
Why go to Napa Valley when we have our own wine country in New Jersey? Hammonton hosts their wine festival on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 starting at noon on both days. Head to the Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds to taste wines from the top wineries in New Jersey and enjoy music from local artists.
If free live music is your thing, then head down to the Piazza for Radio 104.5's first block party of the summer. Crowds will gather to see bands Cherub, Phantogram and Chvrches take the stage with the first performance starting at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.
One of the most notable athletic events in the Philadelphia area and the largest ten-mile race in the country marks its 35th anniversary on Sunday, May 4. The Broad Street Run will see racers trek down the notable road starting at Sommerville Avenue and ending at the Navy Yard. The run starts at 8:30 a.m. and even if you're not running, make your way down to any point along the route to cheer on the thousands of athletes.