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July 06, 2018

Need weekend plans? Here are five outdoor events you won't want to miss

There's a free concert, a party with celebrity chefs, a beer garden at Shofuso and more

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Three friends enjoy drinks outside.

This weekend, there are festivals happening in both Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Listen to live music in Northern Liberties, spend the afternoon with your pet in Chestnut Hill or hang out at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Over the bridge, shop for unique artwork in Haddonfield or party with celebrity chefs in Atlantic City.

Check out what's going on Saturday and Sunday below.

Northern Liberties Spring Music Fest & Flea returns to Liberty Lands

This Saturday, spend the day at the neighborhood's largest public green space where there will be shopping, food & drink and live music.

The flea market will open at 9 a.m., then at 4 p.m. the bands will take the stage. Remember to bring a blanket or chair to watch the free performances.


Borgata's all-ages Birthday Bash will be hosted by two Iron Chefs

Iron Chefs Geoffrey Zakarian and Michael Symon will be the hosts of a family-friendly party outside the Borgata on Saturday.

There will be carnival-style food and drink, games and live music by cover band Lost in Paris.


Grab a drink at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

This weekend, Parks on Tap will be at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in West Fairmount Park.

Enjoy the pop-up beer garden, the koi pond, teahouse garden and courtyard garden.

Also, Saturday and Sunday will be Tanabata Family Weekend at Shofuso. Tanabata is a traditional Japanese star festival held in midsummer. All are invited to tie wishes (tanzaku) to a bamboo tree and make paper cranes for good luck.


Shop for ceramics, jewelry, paintings at Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival

More than 200 artists will sell their work at the weekend event. 

A curated selection of artisans will exhibit a wide range of arts and crafts, including ceramics, glass works, jewelry, wood works, metal works, drawings, paintings and photography.

The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.


Bring your pet to the fifth annual Petapalooza in Chestnut Hill

On Sunday, at the pet-friendly festival on Germantown Avenue, there will be activities for both animals and their owners. 

Festival attendees can take an outdoor tour of the Woodmere Art Museum, enjoy "yappy" hour, meet with on-site veterinarians and visit a paw reader.