The best part about long weekends is events like this.
For a street art competition: When I say street art, I actually mean sidewalk art. Starting at 9 a.m. at Wildwood, NJ's 8th Street Field sidewalk chalk illustrators will sketch their best drawings in hopes of being crowned North Wildwood's Sidewalk Chalk Champ. Judging begins at 10:45 a.m.
For more patriotic fun: Don't pack away those red, white and blue clothes just yet. Fort Mifflin's Freedom Blast offers tours of the Southwest Philadelphia-located fort as well as cannon demonstrations and history activities. The rain or shine event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For a weekend market: Stroll over to Historic Headhouse Square, just a block away from South Street, for a leisurely shopping experience at PHAIR Open Air Market. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. pick up various vintage, art and jewelry items while sampling chow from area food trucks.
For creative families: Observe some of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's top portraits and then paint your own from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway's Education Studio.