Go Down the Shore!
Living in Philly around Memorial Day, you are nearly guaranteed to get the question, “You goin’ down the shore?” Which means, ‘Are you going to the New Jersey Shore for the holiday?’ It is a very common activity in the city, and for good reason! The Jersey Shore is filled with restaurants, bars, boardwalks with games and rides, and beautiful beaches with stunning firework displays for the holiday weekend. Most of the beaches are about an hour and a half away from the city and are well worth the trip. So this Memorial Day weekend, get the family together and go down the shore!
Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day
Starting Memorial Day weekend Penn’s Landing will be unveiling a litany of exciting new attractions for the First Annual Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day. It takes place on Sunday 28th and will have deals on all sorts of attractions, a beer garden on a boat, a concert at 8 pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 pm. But don’t forget that just around the corner the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will begin on May 26th which will include a roller-skating rink along with a mini-golf course!
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
The Devon Horse Show attracts horse lovers from all over, but it’s a great time even for those who don’t know a thing about horses! Carnival rides, games with exciting prizes, delicious funnel-cake and other desserts, means the whole family is sure to have a blast. For the horse lovers out there this will be heaven! The family can play whatever games they like while you get to watch the variety of equestrian events displayed.
Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Grand Opening
Bring your family this weekend to celebrate the holiday at Longwood Gardens and marvel in the unveiling of the main fountain! After two years of tireless restoration the largest and most extravagant fountain in North America premieres on Saturday, May 27th. More than 1,700 jets and streams will soar up to 175 feet in the air, all illuminated by brilliant colors. If that isn’t enough to grab your attention, be sure to make it for the first Fireworks and Fountain show on the 28th, which attracts more than 5,000 people, and is sure to make for an unforgettable night.
Celebrate Memorial Day this weekend the good old fashioned way with hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, beer, and the company of your friends and family! A Memorial Day weekend wouldn’t be complete without a delicious barbecue and some great conversation. Have fun decorating the barbecue (and food) in red white and blue, and if you need any ideas, here are some suggestions: http://bit.ly/2r0oGyn So this weekend, fire up the grill, gather the family, and enjoy the day!