On Sunday, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Coast Day festival at Penn's Landing will celebrate our region's maritime history and culture with free entertainment and activities.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., children can enjoy crafts with their parents such as decorating scratch-off fish. There will be family-friendly music, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and more. Ride the Ducks boat rides will be available free of charge at Walnut Plaza, and visitors can explore the sensitive coastline of the Delaware. Families can also take free kayak excursions hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council in the Penn's Landing Marina. A free afternoon shuttle will take festivalgoers to the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center.

Among environmental groups at the festival this year are Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and more.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Learn how to be a pirate Saturday at Independence Seaport Museum's "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

Kids and adults will learn at activity stations. Activities include how to "Knot Like a Pirate," "Code Like a Pirate," "Navigate Like a Pirate," "Act Like a Pirate," "Fight Like a Pirate," and "Talk Like a Pirate." Visitors are encouraged to come in pirate attire. Beginning at 1:30 there will be a pirate play in the seaport's Concert Hall and a pirate graduation ceremony at 3:30.

KidzFest 2009

Cooper River Park Stadium will be the site of KidzFest 2009 on Saturday.

The rain-or-shine event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will have activities for children and parents including sports, crafts, games, face painting, giant slides, food, and prizes. Kids can have "Barnyard Fun" sponsored by Campbell's, where they can enjoy pony rides, animal-sack races, and a fun maze. At a petting zoo families can pet a llama, rabbits, and ponies. A new mini Kidz-A-Thon, sponsored by Little Sport, is a triathlon-type experience for children and adults to do together. Mickey Mouse will appear from 2 to 3 p.m.

Proceeds from KidzFest will go to research in the fight against children's heart disease and the Boys & Girls Club of Camden.