Events

Everything You Need to Do in Philly This Weekend

Updated On 05/17/2018 at 04:56PM EST Updated On 05/17/2018 at 04:56PM EST
Bok-Bar
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Thursday - Monday
May 24-28
Penn’s Landing
Historic tall ships from the likes of Rhode Island, New York, and Portugal will voyage into our city via the Delaware River for the weekend-long Sail Philadelphia festival. Not only will visitors get the chance to tour the vessels, but also go on mini sails. Starting Friday, an all-day waterfront festival will feature hands-on activities for the kids, a beer garden on a ship for you, and free fireworks for everyone on Saturday evening.
Price: $7-$65 ship tours, $90-$125 sails, $4.50-$7 waterfront festival
PhotoPop Philly
PhotoPop Philly
Thursday - Monday
May 24-28
1315 Walnut St.
Inspired by other interactive art exhibits around the country, Photo Pop Philly is our own local version, themed after none other than the country’s founding. Five different rooms will be outfitted with eye-catching installations by a number of local artists, including Amberella, Get Up, Nero, Martha Rich, and more. Get your cameras ready.
Price: $25
Friday - Saturday
May 18-19
FringeArts
Combining filmmaking and sex, the touring, Dan Savage-curated HUMP! Film Festival features super-short amateur porn films. Over the course of the night, you’ll view 21 kinky clips totaling at less then five minutes, featuring outdoor sex, stripteases, and a dildo-adorned drone.
Price: $25
Thursday - Monday
May 24-28
FDR Park
The roving beer garden celebration that is Parks On Tap makes its way to South Philly’s FDR Park for MDW. Start the weekend early with happy hour and yoga on Thursday, or swing by at any point through Monday for extended hours (open until 10pm on Sunday and Monday). And of course, there’ll be beer, wine, and snacks.
Price: Pay-as-you-go
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Thursday - Monday
May 24-28
Bok Bar
The rooftop bar atop the former vo-tech school in South Philly opens its doors for another summer season. Get high school vibes as you walk through the hallways and take an elevator up to the top floor; opening day is officially Thursday, with pristine skyline views and plenty of beer, wine, cocktails and bites to go around.
Price: Pay-as-you-go
Friday
May 25
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
The outdoor mosaic space hosts evening BYOB happy hours once a month, complete with live music and an art activity. This month, singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia performs while artist Meg Bowersox leads guests through glass lantern-making sessions.
Price: $12-20
Friday - Sunday
May 25-27
Citizens Bank Park
The Phillies are at home this weekend with various theme nights -- folks will have their dogs with them on Friday (sorry, all the pup tickets are sold out) -- and plenty of chances to partake in this good ol’ American pastime.
Price: $18-140
Saturday
May 26
Festival Pier
The legendary duo’s Hoagiefest, a one-day music festival, returns for its second year with music from Daryl Hall and John Oates, Train, Fitz and the Tantrums, and more. Not only will concession stands offer a number of hoagie varieties, but there will also be some to sample for free.
Price: $40-$95
Rooster Soup Co.
Rooster Soup Co.
Saturday
May 26
Rooster Soup Co.
Once a month, Rooster Soup Co. hosts a late-night breakfast bash -- with menu items including a pastrami, egg, and cheese sandwich on a muffin, cinnamon rolls, and chicken cheesesteak with fried egg -- complete with beer and karaoke. Even better: all proceeds benefit Broad Street Ministry Hospitality Collaborative.
Price: Pay-as-you-go
Saturday - Monday
May 26-28
Chaddsford Winery
If you must leave the city, make a trip to Chaddsford Winery where they’re throwing a Memorial Day blues festival. Aside from the live musical entertainment, dig into eats from The Meat House, Gotta Lotta Gelata, and Kettle Corn Cart, and check out the Slushie Shack for frozen wine cocktails, cold brew, and draft beer.
Price: Pay-as-you-go
Sunday
May 27
The Dolphin Tavern
After awhile, pool parties start to seem kind of nasty: you get pruney fingers, and realize you’ve been sitting in a still body of water that at least six people have peed in. This party has all the best parts of a pool bash -- pool floats, house music, cheap drinks, and bathing suits -- without the pool. Come before 10pm for $1 drinks, and definitely wear your bathing suit.
Price: Free
Sunday
May 27
Franky Bradley’s
This burlesque show features a number of performances inspired by the decade that gave us scrunchies and overalls. Artists include Tas Deville, Bunny Buxom, and more; hang around afterward for a ‘90s dance party.
Price: $10-$12