January 16, 2019
You've heard of Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, but have you heard of Tinicum Tim?
He lives a lot closer to Philly, at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, near the Philadelphia International Airport.
On Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, you can meet Tim at a family-friendly festival. The annual free event at the wildlife refuge usually draws hundreds.
The day's activities include the morning "Groundhog Hike" at 9 a.m., followed by live music, games and crafts.
Throughout the day, there will be three interactive presentations, too. Attendees can learn about beekeeping, hang with live animals and meet a weather expert from the Franklin Institute.
At 12:30 p.m., everyone will make their way to the groundhog burrow to see Tim. At the burrow, there will be a 15-minute ceremony with a sing-along and rap to end the day's festivities.
Saturday, Feb. 2
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19153