PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There’s always something to do in Philadelphia, and this summer is no exception! Check out some of the fun-filled events scheduled for the season, including cultural festivals, food festivals, block parties, beer gardens, skating, concerts, and much more!
Parks On Tap
WHERE: Rotating, click here to see schedule.
WHEN: Open for the summer season, Hours: Wed + Thurs: 5-10pm | Fri: 4-11pm | Sat: 1-11pm | Sun: 12-10pm
Parks on Tap is Philadelphia’s traveling beer garden that gives back! It is a partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality that brings a beer garden to various parks throughout the summer. Parks on Tap offers food, beer on tap, wine, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages in a festive outdoor environment featuring comfortable chairs and hammocks, and clean restrooms.
The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
WHERE: Franklin Square, 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
WHEN: May 1 – June 30, 2019
COST: $18 – $12
This event will illuminate Franklin Square with 29 all new culturally inspired lantern sculptures, performances and handcrafted keepsakes by Chinese folk artists, the Dragon Beer Garden, and much more.
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
WHERE: 101 SOUTH COLUMBUS BLVD, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
WHEN: Opens Friday, May 10th for the season
COST: General Admission: FREE, Skating Admission: $4.00, Skate Rental: $10.00
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Philadelphia’s only outdoor roller skating rink, will be back this summer for its fifth season thanks to the continued support of Independence Blue Cross. Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is the perfect place to relax and hang out with the entire family. Entrance to the park is free and open to the public. Roller skating, mini-golf, games, rides, and concessions are pay-as-you-go.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
WHERE: 401 South Columbus, Philadelphia, PA 19106
WHEN: Opens Friday, May 10th for the season
Spruce Street Harbor Park sustained by Univest features colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, refreshing craft beer, and food from popular Philly restaurants, making it a summer gathering space for locals and visitors alike.
Photo Philly POP
WHERE: Inside The Bourse (across the street from the Liberty Bell) at 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106 – a landmark destination on Independence Mall in Old City.
WHEN: Opens May 15
COST: General Admission: $20
Photo Pop Philly is Philadelphia’s first interactive art exhibit of its kind. Guests will enjoy a whimsical wonderland of selfie-worthy art, sensational murals, exciting installations, and of course, endless photo opportunities!
Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival
WHERE: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
COST: General Admission $65, Early Access $85, Non Drinker $35
Summer Ale Festival returns for another year of specialty brews, animals, live entertainment and more. In addition to offering a night of fun and memories for adults only at one of Philly’s top cultural attractions, Summer Ale Festival serves as a fundraiser and supports Philadelphia Zoo in its mission to create joyful discovery and inspire action for animals and habitats.
Adventure Aquarium’s Flying Fish Beer Garden
WHERE: Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
COST: For ticket information, click here.
Relax on the terrace while enjoying Flying Fish craft beer at the Adventure Aquarium and on the Camden Waterfront during the first Sips Undersea of the summer. This event will feature a limited-edition Button and Genny’s Watermelon Splash, a light watermelon wheat beer from Flying Fish. There will also be hippo feedings throughout the event.
What better place to celebrate America’s Birthday than America’s Birthplace? It’s 5 days of FREE events citywide complete with concerts, block parties, movie nights, fireworks and more!
2nd Street Festival
WHERE: 2nd Street, between Germantown and Spring Garden
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, 12 PM – 10PM
This is the 11th year of the 2nd Street Festival and it has grown to one of the city’s largest craft and music festivals.
The Made in America music festival will take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during the Labor Day weekend for two days of music. Cardi B and Travis Scott have been announced as this year’s headliners. To view the complete lineup, click here.