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    Top Summer 2018 Festivals!
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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.

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    OUTDOORS
    Art Star Craft Market
    Delaware River Waterfront...
    May 19th, 2018 - September 29th, 2018

    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: 

    Memberships and Subscriptions
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    MUSEUMS
    Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia Membership
    Japan America Society of Greater...
    September 11th, 2018 - October 15th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Pumpkinland
    Linvilla Orchards
    September 8th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018
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    FREE
    2018 PARK(ing) Day PHL
    Center / Architecture + Design
    September 21st, 2018
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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Stories of Refuge
    FringeArts
    September 6th, 2018 - September 28th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Camp Pause
    FringeArts
    September 12th, 2018 - September 23rd, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    R&J
    Philadelphia Fringe Festival
    September 4th, 2018 - September 28th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
    FringeArts
    September 6th, 2018 - September 23rd, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Tell Me What I Can Do
    FringeArts
    September 12th, 2018 - September 23rd, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Gardens Speak
    FringeArts
    September 12th, 2018 - September 23rd, 2018
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Patrice De Virgilis at EBG
    Exhibit B Gallery
    September 21st, 2018 - October 13th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    3rd Fridays in Souderton
    Souderton Business Improvement...
    April 20th, 2018 - October 19th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Lucia di Lammermoor
    Opera Philadelphia
    September 21st, 2018 - September 30th, 2018
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    DANCE
    "Philly Philly" Mini-Fest
    Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
    September 21st, 2018 - September 23rd, 2018
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    THEATRE
    A New Kind of Whole
    Paige Zubel & Eleanor Safer
    September 18th, 2018 - September 22nd, 2018

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