Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids March 3rd, 4th, & 5th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend

  March 3rd, 4th, & 5th

What to do this weekend with your family? There is so much to do for families and kids. We invite you to check out our events calendar, with many family-friendly events and things to do on the weekends and every day of the week. We constantly update our events calendar, so there is always something new and exciting to do!  

Check out our discount page to save money on activities to do with the kids, places to eat, or maybe even a date night for the parents.

Oxford high school presents The Spongebob Musical. Which is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg. Audiences will watch as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. When all hope is lost, one hero uses the power of optimism to save their home.

Head to Downtown West Chester on March 3rd for First Friday! Along with extended hours, events, and sales at stores, there will be Irish Step Dancing from The McGough Academy of Irish Dance and free face painting from Birl Girl Designs! Both will take place at 44 W Gay Street in the Jack Loew Plaza from 4:30pm-6pm.

West Chester University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents CHARLOTTE’S WEB from March 3 - 5, 2023. One of the most beloved and celebrated pieces of children’s literature ever written, CHARLOTTE’S WEB is adapted to the stage by Joseph Robinette and directed by WCU Associate Professor of Theatre Charlie DelMarcelle. CHARLOTTE’S WEB runs Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Performances take place in the intimate 135-seat MainStage Theatre, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester. General admission tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for children at

In addition to free admission, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. join in creative art activities* led by teaching artists.  Develop an original adventure story inspired by imaginative illustrations in the Museum’s galleries and decorate rhythm-makers to tell a tale through sound. At 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., enjoy high-energy, interactive African and African-American stories in a program of “Folktale Fun” presented by master storyteller TAHIRA. A First Sunday favorite with listeners of all ages, TAHIRA shares ancient wisdom, original stories, and songs using call-and-response and humor to convey powerful life lessons.  

*Pre-registration is requested for art activities. 

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. 
This year's theme is: "The Garden Electric!" That spark of joy that comes while giving or receiving flowers — this is the moment captured by this year's PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. 

Created for the 100-year celebration of The Walt Disney Company, the world premiere exhibition will immerse guests in the beloved stories that have been dazzling fans since 1923.  

The Walt Disney Archives is opening its vault of treasures, showcasing more than 250 of its “Crown Jewels,” rarely seen artworks and artifacts, costumes and props, and other memorabilia.  

Exclusively for this exhibition, Disney has curated special behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creation of the company’s most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions—from Disneyland to Walt Disney World and beyond.  

Plus, ten magnificent and imaginatively themed galleries, all featuring moving stories, unique interactive installations, and exciting background information, will take visitors on a journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company, celebrating the classics from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Strange World, as well as the latest members of the Disney family—Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic. 

Let the good times roll at Sesame Place’s ALL-NEW, family-friendly Mardi Gras Celebration! Join in the festivities and celebrate by dancing along with special strolling entertainment, participating in the Mardi Gras Mask Scavenger Hunt, and much more! Enjoy Sesame Street-themed rides and attractions for guests of all ages.

The Sesame Street Mardi Gras Parade is a celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends dressed up and ready to shine, and features lively tunes, fancy dancing, and floats decked out in Mardi Gras colors of sparkly purple, green, and gold. Enjoy mouth-watering menu items made famous by the city of New Orleans like beignets and jambalaya. Come celebrate with us as we take the celebration of Mardi Gras from New Orleans to Sesame Place!

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes!

This month, we’re exploring the connections between math and art that we encounter every day. Find examples of geometry and perception in our galleries, and see 3-D creations of Barnes paintings by students in Philadelphia and beyond. Catch music sets by Sophia Rocks, a 14-year-old DJ who has performed with artists including Erykah Badu, The Lost Boyz, D-Nice, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Plus, enjoy the Barnes collection and see our newest special exhibition, Sue Williamson & Lebohang Kganye: Tell Me What You Remember, which opens today.

Limited capacity. Registration opens Thursday, March 2, at 10am.

A dreadful curse befalls a beautiful princess in one of the most celebrated works in the ballet repertory, The Sleeping Beauty.

Set to a gloriously grandiose score by Tchaikovsky with choreography by Artistic Director Angel Corella, this production is a testament to the enduring brilliance of classical ballet.

Be transported to a magical kingdom through a spellbinding tale filled with fantastical fairies and ravishing romance, ornate costumes and exquisite sets, and be inspired by the remedy that cures all things—a true love’s kiss.

From Sunday, February 26th – Sunday, March 5th, join us downtown for West Chester Restaurant Week! This fun-filled week is the perfect opportunity to support your favorite restaurant or explore something new. West Chester’s culinary masters will be creating special multi-course, prix fixe menus for $30, $40, or $50 (depending on the restaurant) that will be featured for one week only!

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the SALT stage with three different casts! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. With all the hits you want to see and hear from the movie, Disney's High School Musical is fun for the whole family!

Imagination Street a new play space that kids and parents can enjoy together. For kids (ages 0–9), it is a meaningful, hands-on play experience in nine, interactive, themed playhouses that form a “city” to explore. For parents, there’s a cafe-style lounge to gather, drink coffee, or get some work done. Because the space is an open concept, parents are in close proximity of their children the entire time. They offer open play sessions, private parties, events, and more.

This winter, escape the typical winter chill—and find a true winter thrill—at Longwood.

Embark on an exotic day trip by escaping to our warm Conservatory, a lush sanctuary of a variety of beautiful plants from around the world. Stroll amid vibrant Streptocarpus ‘Concord Blue’ hanging baskets and the cascading blooms of Clerodendrum schmidtii (chains-of-glory). Explore the ever-changing Orchid House as it bursts with colorful standouts from our expansive collection, with new orchids coming into brilliant flower throughout the season with our changing display.

Explore the important role emotions, memory and imagination play in our everyday lives through hands-on and digital experiences focused on the five emotions featured in the award-winning film: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear.

Burn off some energy while having some fun while skating with the family.

Guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park.

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