Events for the family

Posted: July 20, 2012

Special Events

Cirque Dreams Two act extravaganza, of circus acrobatics & pyrotechnic wizardry. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.cirqueproductions.com/cirquedreams.htm. $39.50-$59.50. 7/22. 7:30 pm.

Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.; 215-965-2305.

Global Fusion Festival World culture & music. Penn's Landing, Spring Garden St. & N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386. www.globalfusionfestival.com. 7/21. Noon-8 pm.

Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival All ages; free live performances by local artists including Vertical Current, Doc Gibbs, and Jazz Planet. Also exhibits by local artists and a marketplace of handcrafted goods, food, and children's activities. Saunders Park, 38th-39th and Powelton Ave. 7/21. Noon-6 pm.

The Dog Days of Summer A celebration of the hot dog. South Street Historic District. Closes 7/23.

Downingtown Classic Drum and bugle corps competition. Downingtown High School - West Campus, 445 Manor Ave., www.downingtownclassic.com. $12-$15. 7/21. 7 pm.

Doylestown at Dusk Classic Car Show Features 100s of antique autos, food, live bands & children's entertainment. Main & State Sts., Doylestown. www.doylestowncarshow.com. $15 advance, $20 day of show registration fee; free for spectators. 7/21. 5-10 pm.

Sweet Corn & Blackberry Festival Variety of corn-based dishes, costumed characters, pony rides, music, games & more. Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media; 610-874-4678. 7/21. 8 am-5 pm.

Historic Smithville Mansion Guided Tours Learn about the property's history as you explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens. 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

New Jersey State Crabfest Live entertainment, vendors, beer garden, children's activities & crabs cooked to order. Ice House Restaurant & Bar, 4415 Park Blvd., Wildwood. 7/21. 11 am-10 pm.

Kid's Stuff

Cookies & Storytime A weekly program for preschoolers that includes an introduction to books, an activity & snack. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $2.

Fairy Tale Mini Camp Magic-themed craft and play day Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $30. 7/25. 10 am-noon.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3. Closes 7/27.

Hallmark Text Bands Family Party Product release party to launch Hallmark's Text Bands. Oxford Oaks Shopping Center, 1609 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville. 7/21. Noon-2 pm.

Harry Potter Young Wizard Mini Camp Harry Potter-themed fun day. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $30. 7/24. 10 am-noon.

Lego Club If your child loves Legos, they will love this interactive club. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $5. 7/20. 7 pm.

Summer Camp (6-12 Years Old) Children will investigate water, woodlands, bugs, frogs, and more through hands-on activities and games. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. $115-$200 per week. Closes 8/17.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free 2 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. www.crayola.com/factory/.

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org. Stratosphere. The Power of Me. ECOconnect. Bank on It. Training Wheels. Structures. $12; free 12 months & under. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Down the Shore. Fleet Backstage Theater. Arts & Imagination. Inky's Newsroom. Best Friends on Main Street. Recycled Rhythm Shack. The Discovery Diner. The Rock Climbing Wall. News & Weather. Storybook Castle. Little Discoveries. Dinosaurium. Mermaids and Magic Crafts. 7/21. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free under 1. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.myinsectarium.com. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. $7; free under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.

Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Kix & Giggles Attractions. $7. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic; 215-581-3181. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. Rainforest Rhythm. $15; free under 1, members. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. Bert's Birthday Bash. $25; $17 children 2-11; free under 2. 7/21. 6-7 pm. $50.95; $45.95 seniors; free under 2. Open daily.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

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