Fall festivals and flamenco: 5 weekend activities for the family

    This is just a small sampling of what’s going on this weekend. What will your family choose?

    Friday night: Flamenco Fiesta at The Barnes

    Enjoy the De Luna a Lunares flamenco ensemble and be inspired by the sounds, rhythms, and energy of Spain. Hear a talk and demonstration on the benefit of dance as an education tool and explore the amazing collection. Cocktails for grownups and Spanish appetizers will be available for purchase. De Luna a Lunares performances begin at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    Friday through Sunday: Spooky mini golf

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    Head down to Franklin Square to enjoy Spooky Mini Golf from 6 to 9 p.m. each weekend night through the month of October. See the square all decked out in lights and sheer spookiness. Enjoy a bite at the Square Burger, ride the carousel and see what Philly’s iconic sites in miniature look like in their Halloween finery. Advance tickets recommended.

    Saturday: Revolutionary Germantown

    Bring history to life this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as Germantown heads back into the Revolutionary War. Young historians can meet George Washington, witness re-enactments of the fierce battle, see a “jump the broom” ceremony, dress in Colonial clothing, sample hand-cranked ice cream, and play traditional games from that era. Re-enactments are held at noon and 3 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday: Fall Festival at Morris Arboretum

    Although the forecast for morning rain has shifted the schedule a bit, the Fall Festival is still on! Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the arboretum will be decked out in fall fun. Make-your-own scarecrow, pumpkin painting, henna art, apple tasking and even building a Lego Owl sculpture will entertain the kiddos. And of course, checking out trains and jumping into the big net are equally enticing options. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scarecrow in the Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest.

    Sunday: Fall for the Arts in Chestnut Hill

    From 11 a.m. to 5. p.m this Sunday, Germantown Avenue will be lined with vendors, food trucks, music, crafts, children’s activities, and more. With over 150 artists using everything from oils, watercolors, etchings, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood crafts, and jewelry, there’s truly something for everyone Kids will delight in making their own masterpieces, checking out the sights, grabbing a treat and hanging out in the “amusement park.”

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