8 East Coast Festivals Every Black Girl NEEDS to Be At This Summer

8 East Coast Festivals Every Black Girl NEEDS to Be At This Summer

Festival season is upon us and I suffer from major FOMO every year. I find that I always find out about festivals at the last minute and then I don't have the proper time to get my life/coins together so that I can attend. After going to Curlfest for the first time last year, I'm determined to hit as many festivals as possible this year and I've created this list of festivals that are (mainly) on the east coast JUST so I don't forget where I need (want) to be and when. If you love good vibes, good food and good music then you probably want to check a few of these out too!

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The REAL Rules for Roadtrips with Small Children

The REAL Rules for Roadtrips with Small Children

So I’m not gonna lie, when it came to planning RJs birthday trip I was super excited. As the days ticked down and it got closer??? Dread! I just knew I was plum crazy for planning a trip that would take us 12 hours to drive to with a 3 year old and an infant that hates the car seat! Wtf was I thinking?? Truthfully when road trip day (night) arrived anxiety almost made me cancel. I just knew it was going to be awful and it wouldn’t be worth it. I was sooooooooo wrong. Taking a long trip with two kids this young though did make me realize that the rules of the road are completely different when it comes to traveling with kids. 

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I LOVE Harry Potter But I'll NEVER Go To Harry Potter Festival in Chestnull Hill

And when I say never I legit mean probably... NEVER. 

You see this little human...

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He decided (literally.... he wasn't due for weeks) he wanted to be born on October 23rd.

Chestnut Hill's annual Harry Potter festival falls on October 20th and 21st this year. Like every year, it's on his birthday weekend and I just feel like I'd be a bad mom to let my fandom interfere with celebrating his life. 

But since I can't go, do you wanna know what goes down? 

Fans of all ages can attend the festival on October 20th & 21st for two days of film screenings, scavenger hunts & more! 

Some of the festival highlights include:

The Hogwarts Express and Opening Ceremony
Each year, the Hogwarts Express (a.k.a. SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West regional rail line), has departed from Jefferson Station and making all regular stops to Chestnut Hill West. Also onboard? Harry Potter, Hermione, Ron and Dumbledore look-alikes to greet guests.

Quidditch Tournament
One of the main festival events is the 8th Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament at Chestnut Hill College.

The tournament runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Admission to the tournament is completely free.

Read more: http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/harry-potter-weekend-in-chestnut-hill/

I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna gooooooo! *stomps and slams the bathroom door*

For more info or to check out other events in the area make sure to check out Visit Philly. And maybe tell them to change the dates next year just for me? LOL