Things to do in Philly this weekend, March 6 to 8

TDY To-Do List: Philly Craft Beer Festival, Paleopalooza, and more for March 6-8

March 6, 2020
This weekend, raise a glass to anniversary celebrations, female entrepreneurs and St. Paddy. Get the details on The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This weekend, raise a glass to anniversary celebrations, female entrepreneurs and St. Paddy.

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Get a jump start on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the first weekend of Erin Express across nearly two dozen Philly pubs. You can also stay in one place and sample more than 150 beers during the Philly Craft Beer Festival at The Navy Yard.

Several other bars and cafes have deals and parties to celebrate their respective birthdays. And, to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday, female-owned businesses will be on display at The Bourse’s market.

There’s all that — and dinosaurs, too — on The TDY To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.

Scroll the list and listen to our top picks below.


Courtesy of Le Cat Cafe
Courtesy of Le Cat Cafe

EVENT: Le Cat Cafe 4th Anniversary Party

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Le Cat Cafe, 2713 W. Girard Ave., Brewerytown

DETAILS: Le Cat Cafe turns four. There will be events all day with crafts, drinks, snacks and more. A caricature artist will be on site from 1 to 4 p.m. 

PRICE: Booking prices vary; pre-register here 


EVENT: The Lab Turns 3

DATE/TIME: Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Evil Genius Brewing Company, 1727 N. Front St., Fishtown

DETAILS: Evil Genius is celebrating its third year with a block party. The theme is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so there will be pizza, facepainting and axe-throwing onsite. 

PRICE: Free to attend


EVENT: Goose Philly’s 2nd Anniversary Party

DATE/TIME: Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Goose Island Philadelphia, 1002 Canal St., Fishtown

DETAILS: Goose Island’s Philadelphia location is ringing in its second year with live music, a raffle, speciality beers on tap and more. 

PRICE: Pay as you go



Courtesy of Philly Craft Beer Festival
Courtesy of Philly Craft Beer Festival

EVENT: Philly Craft Beer Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Building 611 at The Navy Yard, 1100 Flagship Ave., South Philadelphia

DETAILS: Sample more than 150 different beers at this craft beer festival. There will be food trucks, axe-throwing and other backyard games.

PRICE: Advanced tickets are $49; day-of tickets are $60


EVENT: Erin Express

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Any of the participating pubs across Center City, Fairmount and University City

DETAILS: The concept is pretty simple. For this bar crawl, go to any of the participating locations for drink specials in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Free buses will pick you up and drop you off at other locations. 

PRICE: Free to attend; pay as you go, though cash is highly recommended


Mike Servedio/ANS
Mike Servedio/ANS

EVENT: Paleopalooza

DATE: Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Logan Square

DETAILS: Celebrate all things prehistoric with this festival of fossils. There will be paleontologist presentations, modern dinosaur dissections, guided tours and more. 

PRICE: Free with general admission


EVENT: International Women’s Day Market at the Bourse

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Bourse Philly, 111 S. Independence Mall East, Old City

DETAILS: In celebration of International Women’s Day, shop female-owned vendors carrying everything from beer to art.

PRICE: Free to attend


EVENT: Kick the Keg

DATE: Saturday and Sunday 

WHERE: Blue Cross RiverRink, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., Old City

DETAILS: If you’ve been meaning to check out Winterfest, this weekend is your last chance before it closes for the season. There will be ice skating, food, drinks specials, games and more. 

PRICE: Free to attend; view skating prices here



Bennett Raglin/Getty Images
Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

EVENT: The Millenium Tour, featuring Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Pretty Ricky, Soulja Boy, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, and Sammie

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St., University City

PRICE: Tickets start at $45.50


EVENT: James Poyser Quartet 

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 7 and 9 p.m.

WHERE: SOUTH, 600 N. Broad St., Spring Garden

PRICE: $10; food is pay-as-you-go


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