The NFL Draft isn’t the only event happening in the Philadelphia region this weekend. If football isn’t your thing, check out what other activities are taking place around the area.
- The long-awaited Field of Dreams is finally having its grand opening Saturday, April 29. A ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, followed by the first game beginning at noon. The field’s grand opening will welcome approximately 40 young baseball players who normally would not have been given the opportunity to participate in America’s favorite pastime. The field was built specifically for children with special needs who want to remain active and a part of the community.
Around South Jersey
- Medford Township is hosting its fifth annual town-wide yard sale and appreciation event on Saturday at Freedom Park, located at 86 Union Street. In addition to the yard sale, there will be a community appreciation celebration with free youth games and activities, refreshments and recycling giveaways. There will be a shredding truck in Freedom Park from 8 a.m. until noon. All sales and proceeds from the sale go to the participating individuals or community groups. Visit www.medfordtownship.com for more information.
- Community members will walk for a good cause at Voorhees Middle School this weekend in the Run and Walk 4 Family and Friends with Cancer. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $30 per person, with proceeds benefitting the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients Program. To sign up or for more information, visit www.walk4ff.org.
At the Jersey Shore
- The Wild Half Race Series returns to Wildwood this weekend. The event consists of a series of races and fun activities will take place on Saturday and Sunday in Wildwood. Some of the activities include a Wild Child Run and 5K run on Saturday and a half marathon and 8K run on Sunday. The cost ranges from $40 to $120 depending on the race. For a full schedule of the weekend’s activities and to sign up for the races, visit www.wildhalf.com.
- Runners will also be in Atlantic City on Sunday to take part in the Seashore Gardens 5K Run and Health Walk. The event will begin at the Tropicana Casino and Resort at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the Alzheimer’s Outreach Services of Seashore Gardens Living Center. The cost to participate is $30. For more information or to sign up, visit http://seashoregardens.org/5K.
- The 2017 NFL Draft will wrap up in Philadelphia on Saturday and fans will have one last chance to visit the NFL Draft Experience. The experience will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Fans can enter on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th and 21st streets and enjoyed a slew of football-related activities. The experience is free to attend by downloading the Fan Mobile Pass app. To download the app, visit https://2017nfldraft.fishsoftware.com/prereg.
- A new street festival will debut in Philadelphia on Sunday. The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District will present Flavors on the Avenue: A Street Festival on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The festival will take place along East Passyunk Avenue from Broad to Dickinson streets. The festival will feature food, drinks, live music and sidewalk sales. The event is free to attend and open to all ages. Food will be specially priced. For full list of participating restaurants and vendors, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com.
To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com.