Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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May 26-Aug 11

Drink as Ben Franklin did Do your forefathers a solid and, as Hamilton would sing, raise a glass to freedom. A Ben Franklin impersonator will lead you to historical drinking holes on Tippler's Tour and Colonial Bar Crawl while giving lessons on Philly's long tradition of being the best beer city ever.

Independence Visitor Center

Drink as Ben Franklin did Independence Visitor Center Do your forefathers a solid and, as Hamilton would sing, raise a glass to freedom. A Ben Franklin impersonator will lead you to historical drinking holes on Tippler's Tour and Colonial Bar Crawl while giving lessons on Philly's long tradition of being the best beer city ever.

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May 27-Sep 25

Go rollerskating For the second year, the waterfront will host RiverRink's summer alternative to ice skating. A colorful course of mini golf is new to this year's Summerfest.

Penn’s Landing

Go rollerskating Penn’s Landing For the second year, the waterfront will host RiverRink's summer alternative to ice skating. A colorful course of mini golf is new to this year's Summerfest.

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May 27-Oct 21

Explore the Magic Gardens at night Every fourth Friday from now until pumpkin flavors overtake our beers, experience the Philly Magic Gardens at dusk through Twilight in the Gardens. Each month, a different musical performance and craft will be shared with guests, who are welcome to BYO picnic for the night.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Explore the Magic Gardens at night Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Every fourth Friday from now until pumpkin flavors overtake our beers, experience the Philly Magic Gardens at dusk through Twilight in the Gardens. Each month, a different musical performance and craft will be shared with guests, who are welcome to BYO picnic for the night.

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May 31-Jun 25

Visit the new digs of one of Philly's most popular beer gardens One of the popular stops at Center City District Sips last year was Uptown Beer Garden, and now the U-Bahn/BrĂĽ space is back for the season, upgraded with expanded outdoor space where you can try charred octopus and wash it down with a Moscow mule.

Uptown Beer Garden

Visit the new digs of one of Philly's most popular beer gardens Uptown Beer Garden One of the popular stops at Center City District Sips last year was Uptown Beer Garden, and now the U-Bahn/BrĂĽ space is back for the season, upgraded with expanded outdoor space where you can try charred octopus and wash it down with a Moscow mule.

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May 31-Sep 25

Indulge on lobster rolls Not to be outdone by La Peg’s new American comfort food menu, the outdoor space overlooking the Ben Franklin bridge will host chef Peter Woolsey’s New England-inspired Seafood Shack, serving up lobster rolls, fish & chips, and all the blood orange margaritas your heart desires -- or at least as the weather permits. Expect outdoor film screenings and concerts throughout the summer.

La Peg

Indulge on lobster rolls La Peg Not to be outdone by La Peg’s new American comfort food menu, the outdoor space overlooking the Ben Franklin bridge will host chef Peter Woolsey’s New England-inspired Seafood Shack, serving up lobster rolls, fish & chips, and all the blood orange margaritas your heart desires -- or at least as the weather permits. Expect outdoor film screenings and concerts throughout the summer.

Matt Stanley

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May 31-Sep 25

Relax at a waterfront pop-up Spruce Street Harbor Park continues to be the most dominating seasonal pop-up for its third year, now with more hammocks (that you can reserve online), food vendors, and activities. Book the hammock lounge for private parties, or take advantage of Chickie’s & Pete’s brand-new summer location near the harbor.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Relax at a waterfront pop-up Spruce Street Harbor Park Spruce Street Harbor Park continues to be the most dominating seasonal pop-up for its third year, now with more hammocks (that you can reserve online), food vendors, and activities. Book the hammock lounge for private parties, or take advantage of Chickie’s & Pete’s brand-new summer location near the harbor.

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May 31-Oct 1

Find a new Mario Kart challenger On Mondays throughout the summer, stop by the newly reopened Drury Beer Garden (attached to Opa) for Retro Game Night. Enjoy local bottles and endless mussels with a side of your favorite old-school video games, like Nintendo 64’s Mario Kart. Let’s-a go!

Drury Beer Garden

Find a new Mario Kart challenger Drury Beer Garden On Mondays throughout the summer, stop by the newly reopened Drury Beer Garden (attached to Opa) for Retro Game Night. Enjoy local bottles and endless mussels with a side of your favorite old-school video games, like Nintendo 64’s Mario Kart. Let’s-a go!

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Jun 1-Sep 28

Sip discounted wine at your favorite bars Everyone’s favorite hump day treat is back this summer with discounted drink & appetizer specials at your favorite Center City bars and restaurants every Wednesday. Check in to see which spots are participating in Center City District Sips.

Center City

Sip discounted wine at your favorite bars Center City Everyone’s favorite hump day treat is back this summer with discounted drink & appetizer specials at your favorite Center City bars and restaurants every Wednesday. Check in to see which spots are participating in Center City District Sips.

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Jun 3-12

Drink beer all. week. long. The annual beer-filled celebration that is Philly Beer Week kicks off at the Fillmore, where you can start chasing the Hammer of Glory all around the city, or just check out your favorite beer haunts for special events.

Citywide

Drink beer all. week. long. Citywide The annual beer-filled celebration that is Philly Beer Week kicks off at the Fillmore, where you can start chasing the Hammer of Glory all around the city, or just check out your favorite beer haunts for special events.

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Jun 4 Sat

House pancakes, check out art Over 75 emerging artists across all kinds of mediums -- including body painting and live music -- exhibit their work at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show, all with a buffet of endless pancakes.

Underground Arts

House pancakes, check out art Underground Arts Over 75 emerging artists across all kinds of mediums -- including body painting and live music -- exhibit their work at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show, all with a buffet of endless pancakes.

Flickr/Chris Becker

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Jun 9 Thu

Party with the Phillies If you’re longing for a sighting of the Phillie Phanatic and a tub of crab fries without having to worry about whether the Phillies will actually win, the Phillies Phestival is the perfect opportunity to experience all the magic of a baseball game (plus autograph opportunities) without enduring an actual game.

Citizens Bank Park

Party with the Phillies Citizens Bank Park If you’re longing for a sighting of the Phillie Phanatic and a tub of crab fries without having to worry about whether the Phillies will actually win, the Phillies Phestival is the perfect opportunity to experience all the magic of a baseball game (plus autograph opportunities) without enduring an actual game.

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Jun 23 Thu

Stuff yourself with street food An endless supply of food trucks, brewers, and other vendors will take over Callowhill for Night Market, which hosts dozens of performances and games.

Callowhill

Stuff yourself with street food Callowhill An endless supply of food trucks, brewers, and other vendors will take over Callowhill for Night Market, which hosts dozens of performances and games.

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Jun 26 Sun

Eat a trillion sliders The very best burger-makers in the city bring their A-game to this annual competition, where a $35 ticket gets you a sampling of dozens of burgers and, new to this year’s competition, samplings from a taco takedown.

XFINITY Live!

Eat a trillion sliders XFINITY Live! The very best burger-makers in the city bring their A-game to this annual competition, where a $35 ticket gets you a sampling of dozens of burgers and, new to this year’s competition, samplings from a taco takedown.

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Jul 4 Mon

Party on the Parkway As usual, you can expect Independence Day to dissolve into all the traditions that overtake the Ben Franklin Parkway every year: fireworks, Questlove, and Wawa. This year you can also expect athletes stopping by on the Road to Rio.

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Party on the Parkway 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway As usual, you can expect Independence Day to dissolve into all the traditions that overtake the Ben Franklin Parkway every year: fireworks, Questlove, and Wawa. This year you can also expect athletes stopping by on the Road to Rio.

Eastern State Penitentiary

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Jul 16 Sat

Vive la France! Eat all the cake you can catch (err, Tastykakes) at Bastille Day. Marie Antoinette impersonators will storm Eastern State Penitentiary, along with Napoleon, Joan of Arc, and Ben Franklin, to celebrate everything vaguely related to French revolution.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Vive la France! Eastern State Penitentiary Eat all the cake you can catch (err, Tastykakes) at Bastille Day. Marie Antoinette impersonators will storm Eastern State Penitentiary, along with Napoleon, Joan of Arc, and Ben Franklin, to celebrate everything vaguely related to French revolution.

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Jul 16 Sat

Drink at the zoo The Summer Ale Festival has all your favorite parts of a Philly beer fest -- unlimited samples of brews to try, all your favorite food trucks -- plus all the exotic cats and apes at the zoo. A ticket also includes shuttle service from 30th St.

Philadelphia Zoo

Drink at the zoo Philadelphia Zoo The Summer Ale Festival has all your favorite parts of a Philly beer fest -- unlimited samples of brews to try, all your favorite food trucks -- plus all the exotic cats and apes at the zoo. A ticket also includes shuttle service from 30th St.

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Jul 22-27

Don't go to the DNC In honor of the DNC setting up shop in Philly this summer, the Convention Center will host PoliticalFest, its own homage to US history in a six-day (nonpartisan) ticketed event with special events and exhibits of historical locations throughout the city.

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Don't go to the DNC Pennsylvania Convention Center In honor of the DNC setting up shop in Philly this summer, the Convention Center will host PoliticalFest, its own homage to US history in a six-day (nonpartisan) ticketed event with special events and exhibits of historical locations throughout the city.

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Jul 30 Sat

Eat ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken... Over 40 rib-happy vendors head to the ballpark this summer for Philly's BBQ Fest, where tickets (ranging $50-$75) get you 10 BBQ samples, two Phillies game tickets, and VIP roof access. A beer garden, musical performances, and food trucks will also be there.

Citizens Bank Park

Eat ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken... Citizens Bank Park Over 40 rib-happy vendors head to the ballpark this summer for Philly's BBQ Fest, where tickets (ranging $50-$75) get you 10 BBQ samples, two Phillies game tickets, and VIP roof access. A beer garden, musical performances, and food trucks will also be there.

2nd Street Festival

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Aug 7 Sun

Walk freely down 2nd St From Germantown to Green St, NoLibs will host the annual 2nd Street Festival with locally focused food, art, and games. Expect four stages of music and over 150 vendors, rain or shine.

Northern Liberties

Walk freely down 2nd St Northern Liberties From Germantown to Green St, NoLibs will host the annual 2nd Street Festival with locally focused food, art, and games. Expect four stages of music and over 150 vendors, rain or shine.

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Sep 1 Thu

Pack in street eats An endless supply of food trucks, brewers, and other vendors will take over West Philly at night, hosting dozens of performances and games.

West Philly

Pack in street eats West Philly An endless supply of food trucks, brewers, and other vendors will take over West Philly at night, hosting dozens of performances and games.

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Sep 3-4

Go to Made in America Philly owes Jay Z for making our city the go-to destination for Labor Day. This year’s line-up that's slated to perform on the Parkway is not yet announced, but that doesn’t mean early bird tickets aren’t available.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Go to Made in America Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philly owes Jay Z for making our city the go-to destination for Labor Day. This year’s line-up that's slated to perform on the Parkway is not yet announced, but that doesn’t mean early bird tickets aren’t available.

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