Do Something: Free ice cream, food festival and pirate parade happening this weekend

Super Saturday in Washington Twp. and the ArtWell Festival in Philadelphia are also scheduled for this weekend.

Festival and events for all types of people are taking place this weekend. There will be a festival for food fans in Evesham Twp., a parade of pirates in North Wildwood and a festival for artists in Oxford Mills. Check out what other events are scheduled around the Philadelphia area.

In Cherry Hill

  • Cherry Hill residents can snag some free ice cream on Saturday. Ice cream trucks will be visiting eight Cherry Hill parks on Saturday as part of Kids to Parks Day. Anyone who says they would like a free ice cream cone from Cherry Hill Township will receive the cone for free. Trucks will be at Still Park and Staffordshire Park from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Woodland and Springbrook parks from noon to 12:30 p.m., Brandywood and Sheri parks from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and Kingsway Circle and Kresson Woods Park from 2 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit
  • Residents can lend a helping hand to the Cherry Hill High School East chapter of Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. The group will hold its semi-annual Stuff-A-Truck event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cherry Hill East student parking lot. Residents are invited to donate a variety of items, including appliances, furniture, building materials, outdoor equipment, clothing, blankets and shoes. For a full list of items to donate and more information, visit

Around South Jersey

  • Washington Twp. is hosting its annual Super Saturday community event at Washington Lake Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes entertainment, food, vendors, activities, amusement rides and more. It is free to attend. Visit for more information.
  • Food lovers will flock to Evesham Twp. on Sunday for the annual Taste of Evesham event. It will take place along Main Street from 1 to 4 p.m. Dozens of restaurants are scheduled to appear at the event and offer samples of their best dishes to guests. There will also be food demonstrations and live entertainment. The cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Children ages 3 and under are admitted for free. Visit for more information.

At the Jersey Shore

  • The Wetlands Institute and Delaware Bay Shorebird Initiative will host the Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival this weekend in Stone Harbor. The festival takes place at the Wetlands Institute, located at 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard. Guests can enjoy guided shorebird walks along the beach, interactions with horseshoe crabs along the Delaware Bay, crab walks, demonstrations, educational activities and more. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit for more information.
  • There will be pirates galore in North Wildwood on Saturday as the town celebrates Captain Kidd Pirate Day with a slew of activities. The day kicks off with a pirate costume parade at 26th Avenue and the Boardwalk at 11 a.m. Following the parade, there will be a treasure hunt at 19th Avenue and the beach. The activities are for children 12 and under. Prizes include motel stays, restaurant gift certificates, bikes and more. For more information, visit the North Wildwood Recreation and Tourism Facebook page at

In Philadelphia

  • The ArtWell Festival returns to Oxford Mills this May. This year’s festival will take place on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. along Hope Street between Front and Howard Streets. The event is an interactive street festival where guests can participate in a variety of art activities. There will be activity stations, face painting, music, poetry, word artists and art on display. The event is free to attend. Visit for more information.
  • The African People’s Education and Defense Fund will host its first Uhuru Flea Market of the year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clark Park, located at 43rd Street and Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia. The flea market is an economic development project supporting self-determination programs and putting health, education and economic development in the hands of the local African community. There will be bikes, art, crafts, jewelry, clothes, food, antiques, books, records, collectibles and more available to purchase. The rain date is Sunday. Visit for more information.

To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit