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.
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Back by popular demand for a triumphant third season, the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. For seven weeks, Franklin Square will glow with more than 25 larger-than-life illuminated displays of giant flowers, a three-story pagoda, the newly rebuilt Chinese dragon and much more. Festival-goers will enjoy daily performances, culinary exploration, crafts by working artists. Plus, you’ll still be able to play Philly Mini Golf, ride the Parx Liberty Carousel, and enjoy center city’s premiere play place during the duration of the festival.
Make sure you see it before it ends this Saturday, June 30th!
Looking for something fun in Harrisburg? Well look no further than the SoMa Pop-Up Block Party, happening in downtown Harrisburg this Thursday, June 28th! This mini street-festival will celebrate the fun downtown area with live music provided by the Little Brother Band, local breweries Zeroday Brewing Co., Ever Grain Brewing Co., and Boneshire Brew Works, along with surprises from other local vendors. An added bonus; the pop-ups this summer are bike friendly!
Head to the Olney neighborhood this Saturday, June 30th, for the Jazz on the Green concert! This free show is an annual tradition that brings classic and contemporary jazz together for a multi-generational music event. Bring a picnic blanket and the whole family for an afternoon of fun.
Support local up-and-coming Philadelphia artists and explore the Northeast neighborhood this Saturday, June 30th, with the On the Delaware Music Festival! This brand new festival will have a variety of family-friendly activities, local art and craft vendors, and a beer tent. This event is completely free and open to the public!
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.