Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Parks On Tap, Silkies Hike, Italian Market Festival, Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival, Craft Beer and Wine Festival, Burger Brawl and More!

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The weekend kicks off with Parks On Tap, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Chinese Lantern Festival, the continuation of American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition and more.

During the weekend enjoy the Spruce Street Harbor Park, Silkies Hike, the Italian Market Festival, the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival, Plazapalooza, Craft Beer and Wine festival, 40th Street Summer Series, Preakness at the Pizza, the Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens, American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of ProhibitionFREE tours of Yards Brewing Cofarmers’ markets and much more. The weekend ends with the 9th Street Italian Market Festival, Eagles Football Festival for Women, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Burger Brawl, free yoga, Headhouse Farmers’ Market and much more.

During the week enjoy the American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition, PHS Pop Up Beer Garden South Street, the Chinese Lantern Festival, Pay What You Wish at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Parks On Tap, Art Museum Day and much more.

In upcoming weeks get ready for 4th Friday, the Hammer of Glory Relay, Opening Tap, Philly Beer Week, First Friday, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley, Irish American Festival, Escape Room at Franklin Institute, 40th Street Summer Series, Escape Room at Franklin Institute, Night Market Spruce Hill, Germantown Second Saturday Festival, Make Music Philly, 40th Street Summer Series 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 ~ May 12 – 18 ~

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 ~ May 19 – 21 ~ Parks on Tap is a program that brings a traveling beer garden from park to park throughout Philly for 14 + weeks. Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~
  • Love Your Park Week ~ May 19 – 21 ~  Held at various locations throughout Philadelphia to include Penn Treaty Park. The week-long event kicks off with a party at Fernhill Park in Germantown. The events continue this weekend with the Cloverly Park Plant Sale (May 13), a flea market at Penn Treaty Park (May 13), May Fair at Spruce Hill Park (May 13), guided hikes and a number of cleanup events around town. ~  Love Your Park Week ~
  • 9th Street Italian Market Festival ~ May 20 – 21 ~ The 9th Street Italian Market Festival, a 2-day event, is an exciting time to get out and mingle with fellow Philadelphians while enjoying excellent foods, music & culture. Just make sure to bring your appetite with you! ~ 9th Street Italian Market Festival ~
  • Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village ~ May 20 – 21 ~ 10 am to 6 pm both days at Peddler’s Village. Visitors will enjoy Strawberry Treats & Eats and Family Fun! The NEW Strawberry Fields Fun Area is an interactive kids’ oasis with inflatable bounces, sand art, face painting and crafts. Treat the kids for an exciting ride on the Strawberry Express Train! There will be live music as well.    ~ Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village ~
  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens ~ May 19 – 26 ~  Held at Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square, be mesmerized by  a beautiful horticultural display garden of dogwoods, magnolias, wisterias, azaleas, foam-flowers, and more than 240,000 tulips! ~ Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens ~
  • Chinese Lantern Festival ~ May 19 – June 11 ~ Take pleasure in the Chinese Lantern Festival at  Franklin Square ! The square will come alive and glow with 29 larger-than-life illuminated displays such as a huge 200-foot Chinese dragon, pandas, sea creatures, mythological creatures and more. Enjoy special food, shopping, live performances as well. ~ Chinese Lantern Festival ~
  • American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition ~ May 19 – July 16 ~ Held at the National Constitution Center from 9:30 am to 5 pm, this exhibit includes 100 + rare artifacts from the temperance movement, original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st amendments and much more. ~ American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition ~
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park ~ May 19 – October 1 ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park and RiverRink Summerfest will include a floating restaurant, boardwalk, hammocks, tons of colorful LED lights, new planted greenery, an outdoor roller rink, more Philadelphia restauranteurs, seating options, and a new family entertainment area! ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park ~
  • The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker at Morris Arboretum ~ May 19 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 ~ May 19 – 25 ~

  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~  Month of May ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for May 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • Art After 5 ~ May 19 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society Revel in the jazz and blues sounds of the Roaring Twenties. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~ 
  • Parks On Tap ~ May 19 – 21 ~ Parks on Tap is a program that brings a traveling beer garden from park to park throughout Philly for 14 + weeks. Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~
  • Love Your Park Week ~ May 19 – 21 ~  Held at various locations throughout Philadelphia to include Penn Treaty Park. The week-long event kicks off with a party at Fernhill Park in Germantown. The events continue this weekend with the Cloverly Park Plant Sale (May 13), a flea market at Penn Treaty Park (May 13), May Fair at Spruce Hill Park (May 13), guided hikes and a number of cleanup events around town. ~  Love Your Park Week ~
  • Chinese Lantern Festival ~ May 19 – June 11 ~ Take pleasure in the Chinese Lantern Festival at  Franklin Square ! The square will come alive and glow with 29 larger-than-life illuminated displays such as a huge 200-foot Chinese dragon, pandas, sea creatures, mythological creatures and more. Enjoy special food, shopping, live performances as well. ~ Chinese Lantern Festival ~
  • American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition ~ May 19 – July 16 ~ Held at the National Constitution Center from 9:30 am to 5 pm, this exhibit includes 100 + rare artifacts from the temperance movement, original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st amendments and much more.  ~ American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition ~
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park ~ May 19 – October 1 ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park and RiverRink Summerfest will include a floating restaurant, boardwalk, hammocks, tons of colorful LED lights, new planted greenery, an outdoor roller rink, more Philadelphia restauranteurs, seating options, and a new family entertainment area! ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park ~
  • Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike Philadelphia ~ May 20 ~ Step off at 9:30 am. Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike is built on the premise that camaraderie and humor will save lives. Twenty-two veterans a day are taking their own lives! This hike allows veterans, both former and active, to bond, build friendships, and become a support network that veterans often need to fight the war at home. Silkies Hike in Philadelphia does the same with a 13 mile hike through the streets of Philly! ~ Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike Philadelphia ~
  • Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ May 20 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 ~ May 20 ~ 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 ~ May 20 ~ 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 ~ May 20 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 ~ May 20 ~ 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 ~
  • Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village ~ May 20 ~ 10 am to 6 pm both days at Peddler’s Village. Visitors will enjoy Strawberry Treats & Eats and Family Fun! The NEW Strawberry Fields Fun Area is an interactive kids’ oasis with inflatable bounces, sand art, face painting and crafts. Treat the kids for an exciting ride on the Strawberry Express Train! There will be live music as well.    ~ Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village ~
  • 9th Street Italian Market Festival ~ May 20 & 21 ~ The 9th Street Italian Market Festival, a 2-day event, is an exciting time to get out and mingle with fellow Philadelphians while enjoying excellent foods, music & culture. Just make sure to bring your appetite with you! ~ 9th Street Italian Market Festival 
  • Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival ~ May 20 ~ The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, one of Philadelphia’s more popular spring festivals, will attract more than 50,000 people from across the region which takes place each May. Enjoy a day of arts, fantastic food, fashion and entertainment. ~ Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival ~
  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival ~ May 20 ~ Noon – 6:00 pm. Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival is an all-day event that brings a combination of crazy derby admirers for those who love to watch creative human-powered vehicle floats ride through mud and those that love art, food and much more. ~ Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival ~
  • Plazapalooza Festival ~ May 20 ~ Held at the South Street Triangle (2235 South Street) from noon to 7 pm. Enjoy food from food trucks, live music, activities for kids, beer and more. Event is FREE! Pay-as-you-go. ~ Plazapalooza ~
  • Craft Beer & Wine Festival ~ May 20 ~ Held at Citizens Bank Park from 3 pm to 7 pm! Guests will enjoy high-quality sips from beer and wine producers from across the world. There will be snacks, live music and more! ~ Craft Beer & Wine Festival ~
  • 40th Street Summer Series ~ May 20 ~ 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 ~
  • Preakness at the Pizza ~ May 20 ~ From 5 pm to 9 pm at the Piazza in Northern Liberties. Guests will enjoy an open bar, food, live music and more! This unique & fun event will send 100% of the net proceeds to support the National MS Society. ~ Preakness at the Pizza ~
  • Yards Brewing Co Tours ~ May 20 & 21 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 ~ May 20 & 24 ~ 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 ~
  • Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~ May 21 ~ 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 ~
  • Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village ~ May 21 ~ 10 am to 6 pm both days at Peddler’s Village. Visitors will enjoy Strawberry Treats & Eats and Family Fun! The NEW Strawberry Fields Fun Area is an interactive kids’ oasis with inflatable bounces, sand art, face painting and crafts. Treat the kids for an exciting ride on the Strawberry Express Train! There will be live music as well.    ~ Strawberry Festival At Peddlers Village ~
  • Eagles Football Festival for Women ~ May 21 ~ 11 am to 3 pm at Lincoln Financial Field. The event includes a variety of activities for all ages. Such as hear from Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson*, meet Eagles players and alumni*, locker room tours, massages & manicures, and run through football drills at Lincoln Financial Field.   ~ Eagles Football Festival for Women ~
  • 9th Street Italian Market Festival ~ May 21 ~ The 9th Street Italian Market Festival, a 2-day event, is an exciting time to get out and mingle with fellow Philadelphians while enjoying excellent foods, music & culture. Just make sure to bring your appetite with you! ~ 9th Street Italian Market Festival ~ 
  • Philly Burger Brawl ~ May 21 ~ Held at XFinity Live from 3 pm to 6 pm. Who Has The Best Burger In Philadelphia! Enjoy burgers from 40+ establishments at a special event for a worthy cause! Also the taco takedown with 10+ tacos. ~ Philly Burger Brawl ~
  • Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~ May 21 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 ~
  • Pay-What-You-Wish ~ May 24 ~ 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 ~ 
  • 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.

Those visiting who need a good tour company to show you around the City of Philadelphia, the historical sites, and much more, please ask us in the comments below, Tweet us at @MyPhillyAlive or ask us on our Facebook Page. ~ If you feel like walking instead, check out Free and Friendly Tours. Click Here for more info.

Upcoming Events & Attractions in Philadelphia ~ May 26 & beyond

  • Art After 5 ~ May 26 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Final Fridays – Technologic - Enjoy artist collaborations, talks by artists, all regarding technology in art. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~ ~
  • 4th Friday in Headhouse District May 26 ~ 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 ~  
  • Philadelphia Phillies ~ May 26 ~ Game time 7:05 pm ~ Enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies as they play the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park! ~ Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds ~
  • Philadelphia Phillies ~ May 27 ~ Game time 4:05 pm ~ Enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies as they play the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park! ~ Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds ~
  • Philadelphia Phillies ~ May 28 ~ Game time 1:35 pm ~ Enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies as they play the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park! ~ Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds ~
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~  Month of June ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for June 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • Hammer of Glory Relay ~ June 1 ~ Hammer of Glory Relay and Opening Tap Night kicks off Philly Beer Week. Follow the HOG, aka the Hammer of Glory, throughout the City of Philadelphia as it makes it way to Opening Tap, which begins at 7 pm. At Opening Tap, enjoy beers from many different local breweries. Prost! ~ Hammer Glory of Relay ~
  • Opening Tap ~ June 1 ~ Opening Tap, which begins at 7 pm at The Fillmore, allows guests to taste beer from around the world from 45 + breweries, to include many local breweries from the Philadelphia area and region. Prost! ~ Opening Tap ~
  • Philly Beer Week ~ June 2 – 11 ~ Philly Beer Week! The city of Philadelphia was the first city to start Beer Week and is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Don’t miss out on these 10 days of exciting events. Will you be attending? ~ Philly Beer Week ~
  • Philly Beer Week Cheat Sheet ~ June 2 – 11 ~        ~ Philly Beer Week Cheat Sheet ~
  • Free Admission To National Museum of American Jewish History ~ June 2 ~ 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’s in Old CityJune 2 ~ 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 ~ June 2 ~ 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 ~
  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~ June 2 – 4 ~     ~ Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~
  • Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley ~ June 3 ~ Will be updated by May 27.  ~ Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley ~
  • First Sundays at Barnes Foundation ~ June 4 ~ 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 ~
  • Irish American Festival ~ June 4 ~ Will be updated by May 28.  ~ Irish American Festival ~
  • Pay As You Wish ~ June 4 ~ 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 ~
  • Escape Room at Franklin Institute ~ June 14 ~     ~ Escape Room at Franklin Institute ~
  • 40th Street Summer Series ~ June 17 ~ 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 ~
  • Escape Room at Franklin Institute ~ June 18 ~     ~ Escape Room at Franklin Institute ~
  • Night Market Spruce Hill ~ June 29 ~ 6 pm to 10 pm ~ Held in the Spruce Hill neighborhood! The Night Market Philadelphia has grown into more than just a few food festivals a year that spotlight different Philly neighborhoods with excellent food from local restaurants and Philly’s finest food trucks. A chance to explore different neighborhoods, foods, music and people all at once. ~ Night Market Spruce Hill ~
  • Germantown Second Saturday Festival ~ July 8 ~ FREE - Held in the Historic Germantown neighborhood, from noon to 3 pm, guests throughout the day can take free buses to some of Germantown’s most-frequented sites (Johnson House, Cliveden and more) and enjoy live music, shopping and food. ~ Germantown Second Saturday Festival ~
  • Make Music Philly ~ June 21 ~ FREE –      ~ Make Music Philly ~
  • 40th Street Summer Series ~ July 22 ~ 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 ~

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 May 19 – 21

Friday  |  Mostly Sunny |  High 90°  |  Low 59°

Saturday  |  Partly Cloudy  |  70°  |  Low 52°

Sunday  |  Mostly Cloudy  |  68°  |  Low 59°

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