Flag Fest 2019 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 2019! The fun begins on Sunday, June 9 and continues all week long with family-friendly programming every day through Saturday, June 15! The Betsy Ross House is open for tours from 10 am - 6 pm each day, and stays open until 8 pm on June 13 & June 14! See below for the schedule of special activities.
Sunday, June 9
11 am - 1 pm - Federal Donuts 13-Star Flag Donut Wall- Take a bite out of the Stars & Stripes! Philadelphia favorite Federal Donuts kicks off the celebration with a flag donut wall made of "1776" donuts, specially created for the Betsy Ross House. Free with admission. While supplies last. Donut distribution at 1 p.m.
Monday, June 10
11 am - 4 pm - Colonial Chocolate Making- Meet 18th century female entrepreneurs and sample this all-American treat as it was consumed in colonial times. Presented by AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate. Free.
Tuesday, June 11
11 am - 1 pm - Meet George Washington- Meet the Father of our Country and ask him about his life and times. Free.
Wednesday, June 12
11 am - 1 pm - Breeches & Petticoats- This interactive program teaches the audience about dressing in colonial America. Free.
Thursday, June 13
11 am - 1 pm - Betsy's Flag Stories- Betsy Ross, herself, presents an interactive program on the history of the flag. Free.
Friday, June 14- Flag Day
10 am - 8 pm - A full day of festivities celebrates the flag at the City of Philadelphia's Official Flag Day Celebration. Meet the Flag Ladies from the Defense Logistics Agency, who stitch Presidential flags here in Philadelphia. Welcome America's newest citizens following a moving naturalization ceremony and enjoy free admission to the House, courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn. Free.
Saturday, June 15- Stars & Stripes
10 am - 5 pm - This popular, daylong celebration is full of family-friendly entertainment and activity in the House's courtyard. Highlights include performances by the Give & Take Jugglers, the Colonial Kids Quest puppet show, the Magic of Ari Felber, the amazing Funicular Aerial Circus and more. Kids will love meeting Betsy Ross, playing old-time carnival games and hearing stories told by the award-winning Once Upon a Nation Storytellers. Free; games are pay-as-you-go.