With temperatures rising, happy hours getting earlier, days getting longer, and those vacation hours dying to be used, it's hard to stay in the house in the summertime. One huge summer staple is the outdoor festival, and here at PFG, we loooove a good summer festival! That's why we've put together a list of some of the top festivals coming to our area this summer season; be it 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 up-to-date with the latest summer spectaculars.
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Night Market Philadelphia, the city’s premier street food festival, returns for its seventh season with it's opening date in the Northeast. The popular food truck festival is a roving food event spotlighting Philly’s best hangouts and cuisine. Inspired by Asia’s lively outdoor markets, Night Market events celebrate up-and-coming neighborhoods and showcase Philadelphia's diverse food and drinks and vibrant arts and culture scene.
For more on Night Market, including all the dates for their 2017 season, head here!
The summer garden event of the year is back for another season! The beloved Longwood Gardens Main Garden Fountain is back to it's summer performance schedule, wowing audiences with it's spectacular lights display. Throughout the summer, the Main Fountain will feature themed performances with music from The Beatles, Broadway, Swing and more! Situated against the backdrop of the expansive Longwood Gardens, it's hard to imagine a more beautiful place to spend a summer evening.
Join Koresh Dance Company and the Suzanne Roberts Theatre for the 4th Annual Come Together Dance Festival! Celebrating diversity and creativity in the dance community, this show brings together dancers, dance innovators, and emerging artists. The best part? This event is one of our Funsavers this week!
Too young for Bonnaroo? No problem! Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse has got you covered with the hottest ticket music festival of the summer, Kidchella! Returning for it's fourth summer on July 21st and August 18th, Kidchella 2017 will include food trucks from local vendors, a Youth Arts Zone, and of course, a music mainstage featuring performances from acclaimed children's music artists. The best part? This event is a Funsaver, meaning you and your family can attend for 1/2 the price!
If you love food and competition, then this festival is for you! Head to the Piazza at Schmidt's Commons on Thursday, August 24th for the Battle of the Burger! Six Philadelphia and Philadelphia-area resturants go head-to-head for the title of Best Burger. While they feel the heat of the kitchen cook-off, you get to enjoy unlimited burger samples, live music, games, Budwiser and more.