Smith’s 117th Birthday Celebration (Free)
SATURDAY, JULY 23 | 12pm Cake Cutting
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse turns 117 this month and invites families to enjoy a free day of fun on the Playground and birthday cake from North Philly favorite Denise’s Delicacies to celebrate! In addition, LINCOLN LOGS®, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has installed a life-sized cabin made entirely of LINCOLN LOGS® on the front porch of the Playhouse and will provide LINCOLN LOGS® play tables for families to enjoy at Smith. Visitors who donate to Smith’s Birthday Fund now through July 23rd will be entered into a drawing to win a free birthday party rental at Smith. Details
Kidchella (Annual Ticketed Event)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 | Food Trucks & BYO Picnic 5PM; Concert 6-7:30PM
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 3rd annual Kidchella music festival—now a 3-concert series with support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the PA Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation! Concerts will take place on Smith’s 6 ½ acre Playground on Friday, June 17, Friday, July 15, and Friday, August 19. At 5pm families are invited to bring a picnic or buy dinner from a variety of food trucks on Smith’s front lawn including Foolish Waffles, Dos Hermanos Tacos, Curbside Creamery, BrazBQ, and The Tot Cart, then grab a spot on the Playground in time for the music to start at 6pm. Not only can concert-goers enjoy dinner in the Playground (a rare occasion at Smith), but they will also enjoy a fantastic lineup of family-friendly music curated by Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids and emceed by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN’s Kids Corner, that include performances by Lucy Kalantari, Joanie Leeds, Shine and the Moonbeams, Moona Luna, The Singing Lizard, and Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke.
Kidchella is a rain or shine outdoor event. Tickets are $10 per person (required for children 1+ AND adults) or $5 for Smith members. Purchase tickets, memberships, and learn more!
Halloween (Annual Ticketed Event)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 10AM-12PM
On the last Saturday in October, children ages 10 and younger and their caregivers will enjoy dressing up and marching in a costume parade, games, special treats, and entertainment! This event requires tickets; free for members.
Winter Wonderland (Annual Ticketed Event)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 | 4-6PM
On the second Saturday in December, children 10 and younger and their caregivers will enjoy the Playground, toy and gift making activities, a hot cocoa bar, and more! This event requires tickets; free for members.
If you have questions about any of the programs at Smith, contact Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-765-4325.
Play- A- Palooza (Annual Ticketed Event)
On the last Saturday in March children ages 10 and younger and their caregivers are invited to come celebrate the seasonal opening of the Playground at a special preview party. This event requires tickets; free for members.
Party in the Playground (Annual Ticketed Fundraiser – Adults Only)
In mid-May, Smith holds its annual adults-only reception that includes food from popular food trucks, cocktails, entertainment, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Ida Newman Magic of Play Award to local play champions.