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    With temperatures rising, happy hours getting earlier, days getting longer and those vacation hours dying to be used, it's hard to stay inside during summertime.

     

    One huge summer staple is the outdoor festival, and here at PFG, we absolutely love a good summer festival! That's why we've put together a list of some of the top festivals coming to the Philly area this summer season. Whether it’s food, music or art, if you can enjoy it outside, we've got it covered here.

     

    Check back all season long, as we'll be updating you with the latest summer spectaculars.

     

    Does your summer festival rock harder than the others and you'd like it to be featured here? Let us know by submitting to the Phillyfunguide!

     

    Keep us in the know by sharing some good summer vibes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

    Jamaica's 56th Independence Celebration - August 12

     

    Celebrate the 56th anniversary of Jamaica's independence right here in Philadelphia! This Sunday, August 12, head to the Big Yard Entertainment Complex in West Philly for a day of good music, good food and celebration. Guests can expect a bun eating contest, a beer drinking contest, dancing contests and more. 

    The 57th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival - August 16 - August 19

     

    The beloved Philly-based tradition returns for another weekend of folk fun! The Philadelphia Folk Festival returns to Schwenksville, PA for its 57th year of bringing audiences the best and brightest of folk music. This year's lineup boasts the likes of Valerie June, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Patty Griffin and much, much more! The longest continuously running event of its kind, the Folk Festival is an all-ages event with more than enough fun for the whole family.

    Philadelphia Obon Festival - August 18

     

    Join the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden on Saturday, August 18 for the annual Obon Festival! Obon is a traditional Japanese festival dedicated to celebrating one's ancestors: it's typically observed by visiting loved ones and celebrating the memories of those who have passed on. Shofuso House's list of festivities for this special day include traditional dances (called bon odori), tea ceremony demonstrations, arts & crafts and a flea market. 

    Festival of India - August 18

     

    Celebrate the vibrant culture of India on Saturday, August 18 at the Festival of India! Presented as a part of the PECO Multicultural Series, the Festival of India is a day of music and dancing, traditional cuisine and so much more! This is an event that the whole family can enjoy.

    Art Star Craft Market - Saturdays through September 29

     

    Just in case you needed more reasons to love the Spruce Street Harbor Park: this Saturday, head to their weekly outdoor craft bazaar and add one more reason to the list! The popular urban beach will host the Art Star Craft Market every Saturday this summer, featuring curated art and handmade crafts from over 20 local vendors. 

    EVEN MORE SUMMER FESTIVALS: 

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    OUTDOORS
    Sunday Outdoor Phila Flea Market at Roosevelt Mall
    Phila Flea Markets
    September 16th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018
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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    FILM
    THE MUSEUM | Presented by the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
    Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film...
    November 18th, 2018
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    FILM
    DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS | Presented by the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film...
    Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film...
    November 18th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar
    Art Star Gallery and Boutique
    November 17th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018
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    DANCE
    Koresh Dance Company presents 5th Annual Come Together Dance Festival
    Koresh Dance Company
    November 14th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Manayunk Cocktail Week
    Manayunk Development Corporation
    November 12th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    Christmas Village Philadelphia
    November 22nd, 2018 - December 24th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Black Friday Sale With Beyond the Seams
    Beyond the Seams
    November 23rd, 2018
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    VISUAL ARTS
    A Bit of the Arts Fine Art Show
    Lansdowne Economic Development...
    November 23rd, 2018 - November 24th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Big League (a comedy + music show)
    The Barbary
    March 3rd, 2018 - August 24th, 2019
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    FREE
    Shoppers Paradise 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Expo
    Survive Strive Thrive, Inc
    November 25th, 2018
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    SPORTS
    Eagles vs Giants Tailgate/Watch Party and Shopping Expo
    Survive Strive Thrive, Inc
    November 25th, 2018
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    KIDS
    Christmas Village in Philadelphia Grand Opening Ceremony
    Christmas Village Philadelphia
    November 25th, 2018
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    TOURS
    FringeArts Historic Building Tour
    FringeArts
    October 30th, 2018 - December 18th, 2018

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