Events 5/11-5/16: Love Your Park Week, East Falls Beer Garden, Mother’s Day at Cherry St. Pier & More!

Some of the most interesting things happening across the region from Saturday, May 11 to Thursday, May 16. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Kensington Derby & Arts Festival

Saturday, May 11th

12 – 6 pm

2136 E Dauphin St

Cost: Pay as you go  

Whether you’re eating, drinking, shopping for art or driving a human-powered parade float through a mud pit, the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby & Arts Festival has something for you! Come out for a wacky and wondrous celebration of art and design in Kensington.


2019 Philadelphia Fleadh – Philly’s Largest Irish Festival

Saturday, May 11th  

11 am – 8 pm

Northeast Philadelphia

Cost: Pay as you go

Philadelphia biggest annual Irish-American Festival returns with multiple stages featuring live Celtic Rock bands, traditional Irish music and dance performances, shopping, vendors, food, spirits, kids activities and more.


Love your Park Week   

May 11-19

Various locations  

Cost: Free

Show some love during love your park week. Head over to your local park and check out what activities they have planned to see how you can get involved in supporting our parks.    


Dream Philly Festival  

Sunday, May 12th

1 – 4 pm

Cherry Street Pier  

Cost: Pay as you go

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Cherry Street Pier during their first Dream Festival. There will be a new installation of Dreamline Banners on display, live entertainment, food trucks and more.


Mutter Museum & Medicinal Herb Garden   

Monday, May 13th

11 am – 2 pm

Mutter Museum

19 S 22nd St

Cost: Free  

Members and non-members are invited to join HPS/MAG in a free visit to the College of Physicians’ Mutter Museum and Medicinal Herb Garden. The tour will be followed by a free lunch overlooking the garden. Reservations are required.


TEDxPhiladelphia 2019: Unintended Consequences  

Wednesday, May 15th

8 am – 7 pm

Temple Performing Arts Center

1837 N Broad St

Cost: $100

The daylong multidisciplinary conference will bring together engaging speakers, performers, and participants to share their stories and experiences of unanticipated moments, their challenges and unexpected opportunities that arose from this, and how it’s shaped who they are and what they do today.


East Falls Beer Garden  

Thursday, May 16th

6 – 11 pm

4100 Ridge Ave  

Cost: Pay as you go

Come out for the season opening of East Falls Beer Garden #UnderTheTwinBridges. Enjoy craft beers, food trucks, vendors, music, entertainment and MORE every third Thursday, from May through October. Enjoy family-friendly fun and relaxation next to the Schuylkill River Trail in beautiful East Falls.