Flag Fest 2018 at the Betsy Ross House

The Betsy Ross House & Historic Philadelphia, Inc. present the 11th annual celebration of all things red, white, & blue!

Celebrate Flag Day in the birthplace of the Stars & Stripes with a week of fun festivities for the whole family at Flag Fest 2018! The fun begins on Sunday, June 10 and continues all week long with family-friendly programming every day through Saturday, June 16!






Sunday, June 10

  • 10 am - Flag Raising with Betsy Ross
  • 11 am - 3 pm - Stars & Stripes Selfies
  • 11 am - 4 pm - Historic Chocolate Demonstration sponsored by AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate

Monday, June 11

  • 10 am - Flag Raising with Betsy Ross
  • 11 am - 3 pm - Stars & Stripes Selfies
  • 11 am - 1 pm - Breeches & Petticoats

Tuesday, June 12

  • 10 am - Flag Raising with Betsy Ross
  • 11 am - 3 pm - Stars & Stripes Selfies
  • 11 am - 1 pm - Betsy Ross' Flag History Program

Wednesday, June 13

  • 10 am - Flag Raising with Betsy Ross
  • 11 am - 3 pm - Stars & Stripes Selfie
  • 11 am - 4 pm - Children’s interactive chocolate making demonstrations presented by AMERICAN HERITAGE ® Chocolate. There are 6 stations which allow children to learn how cocoa beans were winnowed, ground, and blended into the chocolate. They also get the opportunity to practice their hand at frothing and finally enjoying a delicious cup of 18th-century chocolate.
  • 5:30 - 8 pm - Who Got The Jazz - A tribute to Ella Fitzgerald sponsored by VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Flag Day - Thursday, June 14 (Free Admission all day courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn)

  • 10 am - Flag Raising with Betsy Ross
  • 11 am - 3 pm - Stars & Stripes Selfies
  • 11 am - 3 pm - See the “Flag Ladies” from the Defense Logistics Agency hand-embroider a Vice Presidential Flag
  • 1 pm - City of Philadelphia’s Official Flag Day Celebration
  • 5 pm - 10 pm - Evening Beer Garden presented by Devil’s Den in the Betsy Ross House courtyard

Friday, June 15

  • 10 am - Flag Raising with Betsy Ross
  • 11 am - 1 pm - Meet George Washington
  • 11 am - 3 pm - Stars & Stripes Selfies
  • 8:30 pm - Outdoor screening of 2017's Wonder Woman (purchase tickets here)

Stars & Stripes Saturday, June 16

  • 10:15 am - Flag Raising with Betsy Ross
  • 10 am - 5 pm - Stars & Stripes Selfies
  • 10 am - 5 pm - Meet Phillis in the Women at Work exhibit
  • 10 am - 5 pm - Carnival Games
  • 10 am - 6 pm - Meet Betsy Ross in her Upholstery Shop
  • 11 am - Professor Horn's Punch & Judy Show
  • 12 pm - Give & Take Jugglers
  • 1 pm - Professor Horn’s Punch and Judy Show
  • 2 pm - Peter Pitchford’s Magic Show
  • 3 pm - Professor Horn’s Punch and Judy Show
  • 4 pm - Funicular Aerial Circus

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Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors, it's all listed right here!

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