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Kids Music Day
Friday, October 6

Various Locations

– Over 1,200 locations in all 50 US states, Canada and a dozen other countries will participate in the 8th Annual Kids Music Day this year with special events and promotions that benefit and celebrate kids playing music. Kids Music Day events & promotions will be held between Friday September 29th and Sunday October 8th. Families can locate Kids Music Day activities in their community by entering their zip code on the KidsMusicDay.org locator page. Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, stores, and other music organizations around the world to help focus attention on the importance of including music as part of children's education. Kids Music Day events include student performances, instrument petting zoos, drum/guitar/ukulele circles, instrument donation drives, free intro lessons, Bring a Friend to Lesson, and even Kids Music Day sales on lessons, instruments, and accessories.

For more, visit keepmusicalive.org

Collingswood Book Festival
Saturday, October 7 10am-4pm

Collingswood NJ   

“It’s Where You Want to Read.” Now in its 21st year, the Collingswood Book Festival has been called the most quiet fun experience thousands of people can have! Every year the avenue comes alive with readers connecting with over 60 presenting authors and an additional 275 authors and exhibitors, plus music, food, and literary games and activities. Our award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Attendance in 2019 surpassed 7,000 and keeps growing.

For more info, visit: collingswoodbookfestival.com

Brick Fest Live 
October 14 & 15
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks PA

When Danish entrepreneur Ole Kirk Christiansen founded The LEGO Group in 1932, he had no idea it would grow to be the world’s largest toy company. The term LEGO actually comes from the Danish leg godt which means “play well”. Well, there’s an incredible LEGO festival coming to Oaks, and you’ll want to be a part of it. Brick Fest Live is one of the largest LEGO festivals in the country, and it’s currently on a nationwide tour and will be stopping in Oaks for a chance for you to play well. Here’s what you need to know: In fact, this is the largest LEGO event in America and a nationally-acclaimed festival. Brick Fest Live travels from city to city around the country and offers an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Whether you have loved LEGO bricks since a young child or you will accompany a LEGO lover, you won’t be bored. As you walk around, you will observe some of the most amazing LEGO builds. These professional builds are not only impressive, but they may leave you with a few building ideas of your own.

For more info, visit: tour.brickfestlive.com  

Franklin Fright Nights
Weekends in October
The Franklin Institute

It's the spookiest time of the year, and Franklin Fright is back for its third season of family-friendly Halloween fun. Immerse yourself and your loved ones in an environment brimming with Halloween-inspired activities and experiences. Trick-or-treat your way through the museum, and experience our classic live science shows performed alongside special guest Gourd’n the Giant Pumpkin Robot in an immersive Halloween-inspired environment. For more info, visit: fi.edu

The Broadway Series presents
November 1 - 26
Kimmel Cultural Campus 
Philadelphia PA 

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.” Recommended for ages 8 and older. The listed age is a recommendation, but please use your own discretion when making a decision for your young theatergoers. For more info, visit  kimmelculturalcampus.org

Philly For Families 

Beyond must-see historical icons like Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell Center, the Greater Philadelphia Region offers a ton of attractions geared toward those of every age. No matter where you venture, the destinations listed at this link below are designed to offer an interactive and engaging experience for the entire family!

One highlight is the historic Philadelphia Zoo. America’s first zoo and a foremost conservation organization is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. The zoo has a first-in-the-world animal travel and exploration train system, Zoo360, enabling primates and big cats to move above and across the main visitor pathway. Exhibits include Big Cat Falls, the McNeil Avian Center, the PECO Primate Reserve and KidZooU, an interactive wildlife academy of dynamic displays, rare breeds and indoor-outdoor learning.

For more info, visit: visitphilly.com