Whenever you move into an apartment in a new city a great way to find new favorite places is to check out local events that are happening. This summer, Philadelphia will host dozens of events and there will be something fun for everyone to enjoy.
The Top Summer Events To Check Out In Philadelphia
Check out our list of the events we think will be sure to please:
Parks On Tap
This roving beer garden travels throughout the city and chooses a different location so that residents in every neighborhood have the opportunity to have a nice evening out in their local area. Beer, wine, and food are available for purchase.
The best part? Parks on Tap is dog friendly!
Do you love riding a Ferris wheel? Are funnel cake and french fries your favorite evening snacks? Consider visiting Summerfest! Not only are there rides and delicious food to be enjoyed, but if you want to get some exercise in, you can roller skate!
Chinese Lantern Festival
For a full two months, the Chinese Lantern Festival can be found in Franklin Square. Each year showcases new lantern designs that are a wonder to behold. Visitors can also experience fantastic live shows and enjoy various types of treats. Of course, the festival comes with a beer garden for adults to enjoy!
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
For almost ten blocks, Philadelphia businesses will be offering food, wares, and services for just a $1! This is a great way to learn more about local businesses and that they have to offer.
In addition to great deals, live entertainment will make this stroll a great evening!
For the 44th year, this amazing street festival will take over South Street and bring a taste of Africa to Philadelphia. Vendors from around the world come to fill the streets!
Wawa Welcome America
Looking for something to do this July 4th? Join thousands at Wawa Welcome America! This celebration lasts six full days and includes free admission to various museums, several concerts, and of course fireworks!
Lancaster Ave Jazz and Arts Festival
Do you love Jazz? Do you love free music? Then you need to check out the Jazz and Arts Festival! Children’s activities, live performances, and shopping promise to deliver a fun day.
East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival
Do you love cars and engines? This street festival is for you. Check out classic American cars while you enjoy the best street food that the city has to offer.
Philly Free Streets
Do you sometimes wish that you could get away from the traffic and congestion in the city? Well during Philly Free Streets you don’t need to leave the city to accomplish this. A full eight-mile stretch of Broad Street will be shut down for pedestrians and bikers to enjoy without cars.
The Peach Festival
Do you love peaches? Then come and enjoy peach pie, peach ice cream, peach tea, and the best deals in Peddler’s Village during August. You can learn more about the peach festival on the official website.
PECO Multicultural Series
Philly has an amazing cultural history and its residents love to celebrate their history. Check out the list of festivals happening throughout the summer.
Made In America
On Labor Day weekend, Made in America will take over the Ben Franklin Parkway. If you’ve never experienced this amazing outdoor concert which features up and coming and established musicians, it’s a must see. There are also amusement rides and activities to be enjoyed! You never know you might get to see Jay-Z and Beyonce singing along in the massive crowd!
We hope that by providing you with just a taste of what Philadelphia has to offer this summer you can find many ways to enjoy this wonderful city!