Weekend action: Events happening around the region -- April 28-30

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The draft experience is a score for NFL fans this weekend. Plus, the Penn Relays run into town and the taps are on at Independence Beer Garden. (WPVI)

Here's a look at what's going down around the region this weekend.

A NFL experience like no other
The NFL Draft takes over the Ben Franklin Parkway, Thursday through Saturday. Fans can check out the NFL Draft Experience, which features activities like a 100-yard zip line, autograph sessions, and the opportunity to take your picture with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. It's all for free with registration for the Fan Mobile Pass.
http://www.nfl.com/draftexperience

Make a run to Penn
At the same time, athletes from across the country will be competing in the Penn Relays. The oldest track and field festival in America runs Thursday through Saturday at Franklin Field on the Penn Campus.
http://www.thepennrelays.com

Fun in the sun for the whole family
Amusement park season is here. Saturday is opening day for Dorney Park in Allentown.
https://www.dorneypark.com

Time to meet Big Bird and friends
Sesame Place in Langhorne also opens Saturday. The theme park is kicking off the 2017 season with an opening day parade, featuring the furry friends of Sesame Street.
https://sesameplace.com

Mozart's comedy comes to town
Opera Philadelphia performs The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart's comedic opera remains a favorite of both audiences and critics the world over. Tickets are available for performances at the Academy of Music through May 7th.
https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/on-stage-2016-2017/figaro

Raise a glass at IBG
The Independence Beer Garden is now open for the season. The outdoor retreat on 6th Street overlooks the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park. The Independence Beer Garden features regional and domestic craft beers and "picnic" menu options of traditional American dishes in an open-air environment.
http://www.phlbeergarden.com

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