Weekend Picks: Fountain Season, Philly Wine Week, Cherry Blossoms And More

Philly marks the first weekend of April with a spring rite of passage: the beginning of fountain season.

The fountains at Dilworth Park, John F. Collins Park and Sister Cities Park have officially been turned on for the season for those itching to get outside.

Speaking of outdoor fun, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia kicks off on Saturday for nine days of celebrating Japanese culture beneath the flowering pink trees of Fairmount Park.

A number of festivals start and end this weekend, including Philly Wine Week (ends Sunday), the Philadelphia Environment Film Festival (runs all weekend) and the inaugural Philadelphia Fine Arts Fair (also runs all weekend).

And two Philly institutions unveil new exhibits this weekend. The National Museum of American Jewish History opens its new exhibition on Friday that’s focused on immigration and feminism, and the Philadelphia Zoo launches the return of its LEGO-focused Creatures of Habitat exhibit on Saturday.

Select concerts this weekend are part of the Visit Philly Live Nation Hotel Package, which features up to $230 in show-enhancing perks, including free hotel and concert parking, complimentary food and drinks during the show and other bonuses.

With so much happening all weekend long, don’t miss a chance to extend the fun with a sleepover. Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for a weekend getaway featuring more than $200 in free perks.

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Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philadelphia.

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