June 14-16: Film al Fresco | Juneteenth Festival | Finns and Swedes in America Festival | Father’s Day Ride | 30th Street Craft Market | Bloomsday | Invisible River

It’s Friday and that means we’ve rounded up some top events to help you make the most of this mid-June weekend.

FILM al FRESCO ‘Locomotive

Friday, June 14, 8pm. Aviator Park, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Join Moore College of Art for the start of its Film al Fresco series of films associated with Philly. This Friday features Locomotive, directed by Jeremy Waltman and written by Adam Lucas. Food trucks – Foo Truck and Lil’ Pop Shop – will be on hand to serve tasty treats. Free.

FEST 2013 Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 6300 Germantown Avenue. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. This Saturday, join Historic Germantown for the 148th Anniversary of Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom, culture and community at the Johnson House. The festivities include historic tours, live music, food, dancers, exhibits and children’s activities. Find a full schedule of information here

FEST Finns and Swedes in America Since 1638 Festival

Saturday, June 15, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut Streets. A day long celebration of Swedish and Finnish food will take over the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing this Saturday as part of the PECO Multicultural Series. The festivities include Swedish and Finnish food, gifts and live musical performances. A replica of the Kalmar Nyckel – the ship that first brought the Finns and Swedes to Philadelphia – will be docked and available for tours. 

RIDE Father’s Day Trail Ride in Collegeville

Saturday, June 15, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Eastern Mountain Sports, Providence Town Center, Rt 29 & 422, 220 Plaza Drive, Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Join the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia this Saturday for a father’s day Circuit ride and information session. The Coalition will host an information session at 2 p.m., and Suburban Cyclists Unlimited will lead the ride at 2:30 p.m. The event is free but pre-registration is encouraged. 

SHOP 30th Street Craft Market

Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Porch at 30th Street Station, 30th & Market streets. This weekend the 30th Street Craft Market will flood The Porch – located right outside 30th Street Station – with vendors selling unique and locally made wares. Everything from jewelry to prints, ceramics, stationery, home goods and more will be for sale. The event also includes food trucks, ice cream and music by the West Philly Orchestra. A full list of vendors can be found here

READ Bloomsday

Sunday, June 16, 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008 – 2010 Delancey Place. James Joyce enthusiasts are in for a treat Sunday, when the Rosenbach Museum & Library hosts a free, all-day reading of Joyce’s Ulysses. Joyce fans from all walks of life will read selections aloud. A reader schedule is available here.

DANCE Invisible River

Sunday, June 16, 8-11pm. 2200 Kelly Drive, parking lot next to the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. Alie + the Brigade will perform INVISIBLE RIVER, an aerial dance and choral performance in a summer celebration of the Schuylkill River. Nine singers and dancers will perform choral compositions while aerial dancers will be glide beneath the Strawberry Mansion Bridge in the distance. Free.

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