Art Star Craft Bazaar
The Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar is an outdoor retail art and craft show that is organized and juried by Philadelphia’s Art Star Gallery & Boutique. Over 100 local and national artists have been chosen to set up shop and sell their handmade wares at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, right along the Delaware River. The event is being held on Mother’s Day weekend this year, so come to the show to pick up a perfect one-of-a-kind gift for Mom, or better yet, bring your mom to the show for a fun day on the waterfront!
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Pay as you go
National Train Day at 30th Street Station
National Train Day is back to celebrate train travel and the ways trains touch the lives of people with events across America. This year, festivities will highlight the unique perspective that passengers enjoy as they take in the vastness and beauty of the American landscape, from cities big and small to country vistas and everything in between, when traveling by rail. As part of National Train Day, 30th Street Station will host events featuring live entertainment; interactive and educational exhibits; model train displays; and tours of Amtrak equipment, freight and commuter trains, and notable private railroad cars.
30th Street Station, 2955 Market St.
Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free First Sundays at The Barnes Foundation
On the first Sunday of every month, visitors will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 1 to 6 p.m. Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at noon. This offer is limited to tickets for two adults and two children per transaction. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets include access to the Collection Gallery, special exhibitions and any programming taking place that day.
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Sundays, 1-6 p.m.
Sister Cities Park International Festival
On May 11, celebrate Philadelphia’s 10 Sister Cities at Sister Cities Park with a daylong festival that includes dance, music, cooking demos, mini language lessons and hands-on fun for adults and kids alike. This event stretches the globe and brings flavors and sounds of the world to Sister Cities Park. Stage performances include dancers from the Guang Hua Chinese School, a musical performance from the Italian Consul, Taiko drummers from Japan, a Cameroonian fashion show, ballet and folk dances, a disc jockey and more.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Saturday, May 11, noon-5 p.m.
The Soul of Center City Walking Tour
Indulge the senses on your Center City Philadelphia journey. See some of the city’s greatest buildings and its architecture and art, listen to a performance from the largest organ in the world, smell the fantastic mix of food in the city’s most vibrant market, taste some of Philly’s iconic street food, and feel the energy of Philly’s most exciting neighborhoods.
Multiple locations in Center City
Beginning Friday, May 10, noon-3 p.m.