Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ First Friday, Free Movie Nights, Smooth Jazz Summer Nights, 2nd Street Festival, African Festival and More!

2nd Street Festival In Northern Liberties

2nd Street Festival In Northern Liberties August 6

‘Food, Beer, Live Music, Free Movies ~ All In Philly’

The weekend kicks off with Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing, many FREE movies at different locationsFirst Friday, fun at The Oval, The Midway at Blue Cross RiverRink, Parks On Tap, Spruce Street Harbor Park, RiverRink Summerfest and more.

During the weekend enjoy fun at The Oval, Spruce Street Harbor Park, RiverRink Summerfestthe Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain, the Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens, FREE tours of Yards Brewing Cofarmers’ markets, free yoga, and much more. The weekend ends with the Philadelphia Eagles Open Practice, 2nd Street Festival, Jamaica’s 55th Independence Celebration, ACANA African Festival, The Midway at Blue Cross RiverRink, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Parks on Tap, free yoga, Headhouse Farmers’ Market and much more.

During the week enjoy Movie Nights by Schuylkill Banks, Night Market Roxborough, Old City Eats, String Band Music Under the Stars, Movie Screenings Under the Stars, PHS Pop Up Beer Garden South Street, Pay What You Wish at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Parks On Tap, Old City Farmers Market and much more.

In upcoming weeks get ready for Center City Sips, Summer Nights Concert Series at Penn Museum, Free Movies throughout Philly40th Street Summer Series, Festival of India, 4th Friday in Headhouse District and much more.

What event or activity this weekend or during the week excites you the most? Please share with us in the comments below.

Tip: If you haven’t done so in recent months or years, visit the many wonderful museums in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Museums

Did you hear that Philadelphia was named best place to visit in the U.S. by Lonely Planet. Read more, click here.

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Things To Do In Philadelphia this Weekend & Week of ~ August 4 – 10 ~

FYI – There are many events & attractions listed below that have been open prior today which are listed as “Now”. Also, check back daily for updates!

Informational Posts For Things To Do Year Round or Seasonal

  • Our Guide to All Museums in Philadelphia ~ Visit many wonderful museums in Philly. ~ Philadelphia Museums ~
  • Parks On Tap ~ August 4 – 6 ~ Aviator Park at Ben Franklin Parkway & at Lemon Hill ~ Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~
  • Summer Fun at The Oval ~ August 4 – 20 ~ The Oval will transform into a pop-up park. This year it will be more about just a fun place to hang outside with games, yoga, beer, music and more. It will also allow visitors to give feedback, a way to tell the city how you feel! ~ Summer Fun at The Oval ~
  • The Midway at Blue Cross RiverRink ~ August 4 – September 4 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, guests will enjoy boardwalk-inspired games, a full-size carousel, and a specific marquee ride. Throughout the summer, the marquee ride will be rotated between a 60 ft Ferris Wheel, the Pharoah’s Fury swinging boat ride, and the Typhoon Magic Carpet ride. There will be an outdoor bowling alley, mini-golf, food and drinks as well. ~ The Midway at Blue Cross RiverRink ~
  • Mirror Maze Exhibition ~ August 4 – September 4 ~ Held at The Franklin Institute, get lost in a 1,700-square-foot mirror maze, which explores the mathematical patterns of the natural world, from the nested spirals of a sunflower’s seeds to the ridges of a mountain range, to the layout of the universe. ~ Mirror Maze Exhibition ~  
  • Historical Activities For Kids & Adults All Summer Long ~ August 4 ~ September 4 ~ Most Are FREE - Explore the many historical activities and events throughout the year in Philadelphia. Many of which are made just for kids, allowing for quality family fun time. ~ Historical Activities For Kids & Adults All Summer Long ~
  • Weekly Things To Do In Philly All Summer Long ~ August 4 – September 4 ~ So many things to do in Philadelphia during the weekend. We bet you didn’t know all of the exciting things to do each week in Philadelphia during the summer! Some of which are FREE! Check out our fantastic list! ~ Weekly Things To Do In Philly All Summer Long ~
  • Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain ~ August 4 – September 30 ~ Visitors will enjoy more than 1,700 jets and streams soaring as high as 175 feet in the air each night during the season. ~ Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Grand Opening with Fireworks Show ~
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park ~ August 4 – October 1 ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park will include a floating restaurant, boardwalk, hammocks, tons of colorful LED lights, new planted greenery, more Philadelphia restauranteurs, seating options, and a new family entertainment area! ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park ~
  • RiverRink Summerfest ~ August 4 – October 1 ~ Enjoy the Blue Cross RiverRink which has been transformed into an outdoor roller rink, a nine-hole mini-golf course, food, and new this year, an outdoor bowling alley. ~ RiverRink Summerfest ~
  • The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker at Morris Arboretum ~ August 4 until October 31  ~ From 1 pm to 3 pm at the Morris Arboretum, meet and observe metal artist Lyman Whitaker as he demonstrates how he creates and assembles his dynamic and beautiful sculptures! ~ The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker ~  

Date Specific Events & Activities ~ August 4 – 10 ~

  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~  Month of August ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for August 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History ~ August 4 ~ FREE ~ 10 am – 5 pm – Enjoy free admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History on the first Friday of each month. ~ Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History  ~
  • First Friday Movie Night at the Betsy Ross House ~ August 4 ~ From 5 pm to 9 pm at the Betsy Ross House. Tonight watch Earth vs The Spider. ~ First Friday Movie Night at the Betsy Ross House ~
  • Art After 5 ~ August 4 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Michelle Lordi Philadelphia’s own Michelle Lordi is considered one of the finest jazz singers on the circuit today. Join her and her band for three generations of heartfelt love songs—a perfect way to celebrate summer love.. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~ 
  • First Friday’s in Old CityAugust 4 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Your chance to visit Art Galleries throughout Old City after normal hours. You will be able to talk to the art directors and possibly some of Philadelphia’s local artists. This also takes place as First Saturdays with select Art Galleries extending out to Fishtown. ~ First Fridays ~ 
  • First Friday’s in Manayunk ~ August 4 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Come enjoy art in Manayunk. Before or afterwards, enjoy a meal at the many restaurants, or stop in one of Manayunk’s wonderful specialty shops. ~ First Friday’s in Manayunk ~
  • Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing ~ August 4 ~ FREE – Held at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing starting at 7:30 pm, Smooth Jazz Summer Nights is every Friday night in August and is a free event to the public. ~ Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing ~
  • Movie Night In Hawthorne Park ~ August 4 ~ FREE – Starting at 7:30 pm at Hawthorne Park in Bella Vista! Come watch Moana!  ~ Movie Night In Hawthorne Park ~
  • Free Movie In Clark Park ~ August 4 ~ FREE – Starting at 8 pm, watch the movie E.T. at Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue !~ Free Movie In Clark Park ~
  • Pictures In The Park ~ August 4 ~ FREE – Starts at 8:30 in Dilworth Park. Come watch Jurassic World! ~ Pictures In The Park ~
  • Free Movie At The Oval ~ August 4 ~ FREE – Starting at 9 pm at The Oval! Come watch Pixlar! ~ Free Movie At The Oval ~
  • Parks On Tap ~ August 4 – 6 ~ Aviator Park at Ben Franklin Parkway & at Lemon Hill ~ Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~
  • Summer Fun at The Oval ~ August 4 – 20 ~ The Oval will transform into a pop-up park. This year it will be more about just a fun place to hang outside with games, yoga, beer, music and more. It will also allow visitors to give feedback, a way to tell the city how you feel! ~ Summer Fun at The Oval ~
  • The Midway at Blue Cross RiverRink ~ August 4 – September 4 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, guests will enjoy boardwalk-inspired games, a full-size carousel, and a specific marquee ride. Throughout the summer, the marquee ride will be rotated between a 60 ft Ferris Wheel, the Pharoah’s Fury swinging boat ride, and the Typhoon Magic Carpet ride. There will be an outdoor bowling alley, mini-golf, food and drinks as well. ~ The Midway at Blue Cross RiverRink ~
  • Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ August 5 From 9 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 23rd and Pine Streets. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ 
  • Liberty Lands Market ~ August 5 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears and lotions. Hand made soaps, Ice Creams, sauces, organic teas and coffees and more. Part of the market, you will find animal rescues with adoptables & pet products. Liberty Lands Market ~
  • Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market ~ August 5 ~ From 9 am to 3 pm from 18th & Walnut Streets, enjoy fresh seasonal produce, fresh seafood, fresh bread and much more! ~ Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market ~  
  • Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~ August 5 until November 5 ~ FREE - From 9:30 am to 10:30 am every Saturday and Sunday at Race Street PierJust bring a yoga mat and be ready to stretch out. ~ Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~
  • Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ August 5 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~
  • Movie Night At Franklin Square ~ August 5 ~ FREE – Starting at 7 pm at Franklin Square. Come watch The Lego batman Movie! ~ Movie Night At Franklin Square ~
  • Yards Brewing Co Tours ~ August 5 & 6 FREE - Saturdays & Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm at Yards Brewery, enjoy a wonderful tour of the brewery! All tour-goers must be 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Bus tours, private tours and guided tastings are offered by appointment only. Please contact events@yardsbrewing.com for booking information. ~ Yards Brewing Co Tours ~
  • Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~ August 5 & 9 ~ Starts at 10 am every Wed & Sat – Learn the story behind cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the 115-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold during this 75-minute, food-writer-led walking tour. ~ Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~
  • Philadelphia Eagles Open Practice ~ August 6 ~ FREE open practice held at Lincoln Financial Field. Gates open at 8:30 am & starts at 10 am. ‘Kids Day’ will have fun and interactive activities for young fans throughout the day, including face painting, photos with SWOOP and much more. ~ Philadelphia Eagles Open Practice ~
  • First Sundays at Barnes Foundation ~ August 6 ~ FREE - On the first Sunday of every month, visitors to the Barnes Foundation will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm. Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. ~ First Sunday’s at Barnes Foundation ~
  • Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~ August 6 ~ Established in 2007, this market is located in the historic Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Featuring more than 40 vendors, Headhouse is one of The Food Trust’s largest farmers markets. Beyond the abundance of fresh produce, you can also find a great selection of locally prepared foods and artisanal goods such as soups, caneles, ice cream, coffee and wine. ~ Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~
  • Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~ August 6 until November 5 ~ FREE - From 9:30 am to 10:30 am every Saturday and Sunday at Race Street PierJust bring a yoga mat and be ready to stretch out. ~ Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~
  • Jamaica’s 55th Independence Celebration ~ August 6 ~ From noon to 8 pm between Broad and 16th and South streets! Festival-goers can taste test a wide range of Jamaican food, check out vendors displaying Jamaican fashion and arts and crafts, and win a prize for performing their favorite Bob Marley song. ~ Jamaica’s 55th Independence Celebration ~
  • ACANA African Festival ~ August 6 ~ From 2 pm to 8 pm at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Join the group for traditional food from around the African continent, music and dance performances. ~ ACANA African Festival ~
  • Parks On Tap Jr: Twilight Music Festival ~ August 6 ~ Located on MLK Jr. Drive near the Dragon Boat Docks. Beer Garden 4 pm to 9 pm. Free concert 7 pm to 9 pm.  Even though FREE, you must register for tickets. ~ Parks On Tap Jr: Twilight Music Festival ~
  • Pay As You Wish ~ August 6 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every 1st Sunday of the month from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~
  • Old City Farmers Market ~ August 9 ~ From 2 pm to 7 pm outside Christ Church at Church Street between 2nd and American. Held every Wednesday until November 1. Shop for organic produce, breads, meats, cheeses, flowers and plants, warm-weather sweets, and a wide variety of oils, preserves, and canned goods. Old City Farmers Market ~
  • Summer Nights Concert Series at Penn Museum ~ August 9 ~ Starting at 5 pm & held at the Penn Museum every Wednesday night until September 6, listen to music while enjoying a peaceful night on the lawn with drinks and food. Come listen to the Zydeco-A-Go-Go tonight! ~ Summer Nights Concert Series at Penn Museum ~
  • Center City Sips ~ August 9 – 30 (takes place every Wednesday) ~ Welcome Center City Sips! Have a favorite establishment? Maybe wanting to try a new place out? This event is a great opportunity to sample cocktails and appetizers at new restaurants and visit local favorites with friends and co-workers at discounted prices. ~ Center City Sips ~
  • Pay-What-You-Wish ~ August 9 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every Wednesday from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~ 
  • Parks On Tap ~ August 9 – 13 ~ Gorgas Park ~ located in RoxboroughPlaying Angels on Kelly Drive ~ Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~ 
  • Old City Eats ~ August 10 ~ Old City District Introduces Old City Eats Summer Program! The program will include 25 + restaurants and bars, taking place every Thursday night from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. until August 31. Establishments will offer one or more appetizers at half the price, $5 drink specials, off-menu dishes and seasonal cocktails. ~ Old City Eats ~
  • Night Market Roxborough ~ August 10 ~ From 6 pm to 10 pm, Night Market Festival will take place in the Roxborough neighborhood (Ridge Ave. & Green Lane). Enjoy the many Philly food trucks, live music, restaurants, shops and more! Live music from Korey Riker, Fabian Akilles and DJ Casper. ~ Night Market Roxborough ~
  • Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons ~ August 10 ~ Starting at 7 pm at Schmidt’s Commons in Northern Liberties. Come watch Serenity, Joss Whedon’s Firefly movie sequel. Bring your own chair. Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons ~
  • Movie Nights by Schuylkill Banks ~ August 10 ~ FREE - You will be able to enjoy movies this summer at two different locations. Enjoy food, refreshments, and the company of friends and family while watching some great movies during the summer. Tonight starting around 8 pm (dusk) enjoy The Big Lebowski at Walnut Street Movies! ~ Movie Nights by Schuylkill Banks ~
  • String Band Music Under the Stars ~ August 10 ~ FREE Mummers Concert every Thursday evening through September 21 held outside at the Mummers Museum starting at 8 pm. Refreshments are served starting at 7:30 pm. Tonight is the Avalon String Band ! Come out for some fun and excitement and relive the Mummers! ~ String Band Music Under the Stars ~
  • Movie Screenings Under the Stars ~ August 10 ~ Takes place every Thursday night in the months of July and August at the Great Plaza in Penn’s Landing. Typically starting between 8-8:30 pm, you get to enjoy a movie for free while outdoors. Come relax with friends, family or that special someone. Enjoy! Tonight watch Magnificent Seven. ~ Movie Screenings Under the Stars ~
  • Summer Fun at The Oval ~ August 10 – 20 ~ The Oval will transform into a pop-up park. This year it will be more about just a fun place to hang outside with games, yoga, beer, music and more. It will also allow visitors to give feedback, a way to tell the city how you feel! ~ Summer Fun at The Oval ~
  • Dilworth Park ~ Now Open ~ Enjoy seating areas for relaxation, food & live music. ~ Dilworth Park ~
  • Franklin Square ~ Now Open for the 2017 season ~  The Franklin Square is a great place to bring the family or for a date. Located in the historical part of Philadelphia in Old City. This park offers a carousel, a miniature golf course, a storytelling bench, a playground, a picnic area and more. ~ Franklin Square ~
  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk  ~ Now Open ~ Enjoy this 2,000 foot new extension bridging the South Street Bridge & the Locust Street bike trail. ~ Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk  ~
  • “Your Brain” at Franklin Institute ~ Now Open ~ A permanent exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Travel through a two-story tall neural network climbing structure with dynamic lighting and sound effects that are triggered by your footsteps. Kids can act as a Doctor by scanning the brain with an MRI machine, explore your brain, challenge your brain & much more.   ~ “Your Brain” at Franklin Institute ~ 
  • Native American Voices Exhibit at Penn Museum ~ Now Open ~ Stop over at Penn Museum in University City and learn about contemporary issues in Native America. Uncover the rich history and identity of the Native American people through 200 plus objects on display & much more. Native American Voices Exhibit at Penn Museum ~
  • The Artifact Lab – Mummy Conversation at Penn Museum ~ Now until (no date set) ~ Here is your chance to get up close and personal. Watch conservators clean, examine, & preserve Egyptian Mummies at Penn MuseumBest of all, there are special times during the week to where you can ask them questions in person. ~ Conserving Mummies at Penn Museum ~

Philadelphia Beer Gardens

  • Independence Beer Garden ~     ~ Independence Beer Garden ~
  • PHS Pop Up Beer Garden South Street ~ Open 2017 Season ~ The PHS Pop Up Garden is back! Located on 1438 South Street, right next door to the Jamaican Jerk Hut, visitors will enjoy a secluded area with an outdoor bar, palm trees, colorful umbrellas and hammocks, as visitors they enjoy tropical cocktails, beer, wine, food, live music and games. Check it out. ~ Pop Up Beer Garden ~
  • Uptown Beer Garden ~ 1735 market St ~ Uptown Beer Garden ~

Visiting Philadelphia

Are you Visiting Philadelphia? Have you lived in or near the City of Philadelphia, but never ventured out too the many historical sites in Philly? Here is a quick guide for some must see attractions in the City of Brotherly Love.

  • The Independence Visitor’s Center – Your guide for all of your information relating to historical sites in Philadelphia and other things to do in Philadelphia. ~ Independence Visitor’s Center ~
  • Museum of the American Revolution - The Museum of the American Revolution tells the full story of the American Revolution and explores its ongoing legacy, showcasing a vast collection. There are over 3,000 artifacts that have been collected to include General George Washington’s marquee and much more. The museum anchors the eastern end of Independence National Historical Park. ~ Museum of the American Revolution ~
  • Philadelphia Zoo ~ With the warmer weather approaching, you can not miss America’s Oldest Zoo. 42 acres of awesomeness and over 1,000 animals. ~ Philadelphia Z00 ~
  • Liberty Bell – Symbol of American Independence – If you are visiting Philadelphia, this is one site that must be seen. ~ Liberty Bell ~
  • Elfreth’s Alley ~ Get to walk down a street with 300 years of history. Elfreth’s Alley is one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in America. ~ Elfreth’s Alley ~
  • Philadelphia City Hall ~ Like Architecture? Philadelphia History? They give tours of the Philadelphia City Hall. If you go up high enough, you get to see the whole city. ~ Philadelphia City Hall ~
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art – So many things that surround this museum. The “Rocky” Steps or the “Rocky” statue. A great view down Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Behind the museum, you can view Boat House Row and a few other things. ~ Philadelphia Museum of Art ~
  • Betsy Ross House – Did Betsy Ross actually make the American Flag? Learn about some of Philadelphia’s earliest history. ~ Betsy Ross House ~
  • Independence Hall – This is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and where the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed. ~ Independence Hall~
  • National Constitution Center – If anything, you must see the ‘We the People’ exhibit. There are other timely exhibits. ~ National Constitution Center ~
  • Philadelphia Parks – Such as Fairmount Park or even Franklin Square for the kids or relaxing.

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Upcoming Events & Attractions in Philadelphia ~ August 11 & beyond

  • Art After 5 ~ August 11 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Gregorio Uribe Trio Singer-songwriter and accordionist Gregorio Uribe combines Colombian cumbia with jazz technique and tropical rhythms. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he has forged a unique place on the US and Latin American music scenes. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~  
  • Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing ~ August 11, 18 & 25 ~ Held at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing starting at 7:30 pm, Smooth Jazz Summer Nights is every Friday night in August and is a free event to the public. ~ Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing ~
  • Free Movie In Clark Park ~ August 11 ~ FREE - Starting at 8 pm, watch the movie Singin’ in the Rain at Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue !~ Free Movie In Clark Park ~
  • Festival of India ~ August 12 ~ From 1 pm to 6 pm at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Enjoy traditional food and Bollywood music and dance performances alongside vendors selling Indian clothes, jewelry and art. ~ Festival of India ~
  • Parks On Tap Jr: Twilight Music Festival ~ August 13 ~ Located on MLK Jr. Drive near the Dragon Boat Docks. Beer Garden 4 pm to 9 pm. Free concert 7 pm to 9 pm.  Even though FREE, you must register for tickets. ~ Parks On Tap Jr: Twilight Music Festival ~
  • Center City Sips ~ August 16 – 30 (takes place every Wednesday) ~ Welcome Center City Sips! Have a favorite establishment? Maybe wanting to try a new place out? This event is a great opportunity to sample cocktails and appetizers at new restaurants and visit local favorites with friends and co-workers at discounted prices. ~ Center City Sips ~
  • Summer Nights Concert Series at Penn Museum ~ August 16 ~ Starting at 5 pm & held at the Penn Museum every Wednesday night until September 6, listen to music while enjoying a peaceful night on the lawn with drinks and food. Come listen to the Philadelphia Songwriters Project tonight! ~ Summer Nights Concert Series at Penn Museum ~
  • Old City Eats ~ August 17 ~ Old City District Introduces Old City Eats Summer Program! The program will include 25 + restaurants and bars, taking place every Thursday night from 5 pm till 8 pm until August 31. Establishments will offer one or more appetizers at half the price, $5 drink specials, off-menu dishes and seasonal cocktails. ~ Old City Eats ~
  • Movie Nights by Schuylkill Banks ~ August 17 ~ FREE - You will be able to enjoy movies this summer at two different locations. Enjoy food, refreshments, and the company of friends and family while watching some great movies during the summer. Tonight starting around 8 pm (dusk) enjoy Finding Dory at Grays Ferry Crescent movies! ~ Movie Nights by Schuylkill Banks ~
  • String Band Music Under the Stars ~ August 17 ~ FREE Mummers Concert every Thursday evening through September 21 held outside at the Mummers Museum starting at 8 pm. Refreshments are served starting at 7:30 pm. Tonight is the Broomall String Band! Come out for some fun and excitement and relive the Mummers! ~ String Band Music Under the Stars ~
  • Movie Screenings Under the Stars ~ August 17 ~ Takes place every Thursday night in the months of July and August at the Great Plaza in Penn’s Landing. Typically starting between 8-8:30 pm, you get to enjoy a movie for free while outdoors. Come relax with friends, family or that special someone. Enjoy! Tonight watch Star Wars: Rogue One. ~ Movie Screenings Under the Stars ~
  • 40th Street Summer Series ~ August 19 ~ FREE - Held at 40th & Walnut Streets from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. 40th Street Summer Series is a free outdoor music series in University City that is family-friendly. Not only will there be the eclectic sounds of jazz, funk, Balkan brass and much more, but many activities and entertainment for both kids and adults such as jugglers, face painting, balloon art, fire artists and more. Each concert is scheduled on a Saturday starting at 6 pm. ~ 40th Street Summer Series ~
  • Caribbean Festival ~ August 20 ~ From noon to 8 pm at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Enjoy music from a lineup with reggae, a steel band performance, a children’s corner and, of course, flavorful Caribbean food like jerk chicken and curried goat.   ~ Caribbean Festival ~
  • Parks On Tap Jr: Twilight Music Festival ~ August 20 ~ Located on MLK Jr. Drive near the Dragon Boat Docks. Beer Garden 4 pm to 9 pm. Free concert 7 pm to 9 pm.  Even though FREE, you must register for tickets. ~ Parks On Tap Jr: Twilight Music Festival ~
  • 4th Friday in Headhouse District August 25 ~ Starting at 5 pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic Fabric Row (and beyond). ~ 4th Friday in Headhouse District ~  
  • Movie Night In Hawthorne Park ~ August 4 ~ FREE - Starting at 7:30 pm at Hawthorne Park in Bella Vista! Come watch Beauty and the Beast ! ~ Movie Night In Hawthorne Park ~
  • Parks On Tap Jr: Twilight Music Festival ~ August 27 ~ Located on MLK Jr. Drive near the Dragon Boat Docks. Beer Garden 4 pm to 9 pm. Free concert 7 pm to 9 pm.  Even though FREE, you must register for tickets. ~ Parks On Tap Jr: Twilight Music Festival ~
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~  Month of September ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for August 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History ~ September 1 ~ FREE ~ 10 am – 5 pm – Enjoy free admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History on the first Friday of each month. ~ Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History  ~
  • First Friday Movie Night at the Betsy Ross House ~ September 1 ~ From 5 pm to 9 pm at the Betsy Ross House. Tonight watch The Amazing Colossal Man. ~ First Friday Movie Night at the Betsy Ross House ~
  • First Friday’s in Old CitySeptember 1 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Your chance to visit Art Galleries throughout Old City after normal hours. You will be able to talk to the art directors and possibly some of Philadelphia’s local artists. This also takes place as First Saturdays with select Art Galleries extending out to Fishtown. ~ First Fridays ~ 
  • First Friday’s in Manayunk ~ September 1 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Come enjoy art in Manayunk. Before or afterwards, enjoy a meal at the many restaurants, or stop in one of Manayunk’s wonderful specialty shops. ~ First Friday’s in Manayunk ~
  • First Sundays at Barnes Foundation ~ September 3 ~ FREE - On the first Sunday of every month, visitors to the Barnes Foundation will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm. Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. ~ First Sunday’s at Barnes Foundation ~
  • Blue Corn Lifestyle: Organic and Green Fest ~ September 3 ~ From noon to 4 pm at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. This festival promotes living a sustainable lifestyle. It combines old Mexican indigenous traditions and modern day Mexican Farmer culture, centered around corn. ~ Blue Corn Lifestyle: Organic and Green Fest ~
  • Pay As You Wish ~ September 3 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every 1st Sunday of the month from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~
  • Live at Lunch at Dilworth Park ~ September 6 ~ FREE - Every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 pm at Dilworth Park, enjoy musical and performing arts live. Food & drinks pay-as-you-go. ~ Live at Lunch at Dilworth Park ~
  • Mexican Independence Day Festival ~ September 10 ~ From 2 pm to 8 pm at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain, attained in September 1810! Enjoy salsa dancing, traditional Mexican cuisine and more.  ~ Mexican Independence Day Festival ~
  • Brazilian Day PhiladelphiaSeptember 17 ~ From 1 pm to 7 pm at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Enjoy music, dance, food and much more at the waterfront in honor of the day Brazil won independence from Portugal in September 1822. ~ Brazilian Day Philadelphia ~

As always, no matter if you are visiting Philadelphia or live in the City of Philadelphia, we hope our list of things to do in Philadelphia helps you out. If you have stumbled upon something else that we did not mention, please let us know in a comment or in an e-mail. If you are a business or organization that has an event coming up, please contact us. MyPhillyAlive If you happened to visit any of the things mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment here or on that article describing what you liked about that event or attraction. As always, we would greatly appreciate any feedback. Thanks, MyPhillyAlive

Philadelphia Weather for the weekend of August 4 – 6

Friday  |  Partly Cloudy |  High 89°  |  Low 72°

Saturday  |  AM Clouds / PM Sun  |  80°  |  Low 62°

Sunday  |  Mostly Sunny  |  83°  |  Low 68°

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Jeff Belonger

Jeff Belonger has been in the mortgage industry for 19+ years and now wants to do something different. With his experience of blogging and social media, Jeff wants to share all of what Philadelphia has to offer, so he created MyPhillyAlive.com. At MyPhillyAlive, we want to share the excitement that the City of Philadelphia resonates. Sharing the passion within, from the people of Philadelphia. At MyPhillyAlive, we’ll be talking about Philadelphia restaurants, fun bars, the city night life, the history of Philadelphia, Philly attractions & events, the arts, sports, and much more. We want people to add their experiences regarding Philadelphia, even if they are from out of town, which can be done on our Facebook fan page as well. www.facebook.com/MyPhillyAlive At the end of the day, we want to be different from the many Philadelphia sites. We want our site to be easy to navigate, while at the same time, we want you to not only find the hot spots, the best things to do in Philadelphia; but those hidden gems within the city. Thanks...

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