Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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Thursday, May 2, 2019
Weekend Action: Broad St. Run, Chinese Lantern Fest and more
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May kicks off with a host of big outdoor events, highlighted by the 2019 IBX Broad Street Run and the return of the lanterns at Franklin Square.

Matt O' Donnell zips around the region highlighting some top weekend activities for all ages.

CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL

A dazzling display of Chinese culture is back in Center City. The Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square features elaborate lanterns and installations. Artists created the lanterns by hand using traditional Chinese methods. The festival runs until June 30th. Festival tickets

PHILLY SCIENCE CARNIVAL

The Philadelphia Science Festival culminates with the science carnival on the Parkway. The free event features demonstrations, performances, food trucks and more. The science carnival runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Events and times

CINCO DE MAYO BASH

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food trucks, live music and more. The Cinco de Mayo Bash presented by Food Trucks Craze takes over the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. Tickets are available for the event which runs Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon. Early-bird tickets

SOUTH STREET SPRING FEST

It's all about Spring at the 6th annual South Street Spring Festival. The roadway between 2nd Street and 8th Street will be filled with music, food, drinks, crafts and more. Spring Fest runs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Things to do

PHOENIXVILLE FOOD FESTIVAL

Food trucks are rolling into Phoenixville for the Phoenixville Food Festival. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Participating trucks

SIXERS HOST RAPTORS IN NBA PLAYOFFS

The Sixers are protecting their home court in their playoff series with the Toronto Raptors. Game three is Thursday night. You can watch game four Sunday afternoon at 3:30, right on 6abc. Sixers tickets

JIMMY ROLLINS DAY WITH THE PHILLIES

The Phillies host the Washington Nationals for a three-game series. They will celebrate 2008 World Champion Jimmy Rollins during a pre-game event Saturday. All moms will be celebrated at Sunday afternoon's game. Phillies tickets

CAMP OUT WITH THE UNION

It's U Camp Out night at the Union. After the match against the New England Revolution on Saturday night, families can buy tickets to camp out on the field. Union tickets

IBX BROAD STREET RUN

40,000 runners will be racing through the heart of Philadelphia. Sunday morning is the Broad Street Run. The event begins at 8 a.m. in Philadelphia's Olney section and runners will make their way to the Navy Yard. Broad St. info

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