Local Happenings

Check out some of the upcoming happenings SEPTA can take you to.

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Parks on Tap

Various Locations

Parks on Tap is Philadelphia's first and only traveling beer garden! This season, Parks on Tap will be visiting 23 parks, serving up beer, food, and fun! Not only can you use your SEPTA Key or Pass for a ride to these pop-up beer gardens – you can also use it to save. Get $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap location just by flashing your SEPTA Key or Pass! Check out the upcoming beer gardens and how to get there on SEPTA here!

20180529 00:00 20181001 00:00 America/New_York Parks on Tap <p><a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/parksontap">Parks on Tap</a> is Philadelphia&#39;s first and only traveling beer garden! This season, Parks on Tap will be visiting 23 parks, serving up beer, food, and fun! Not only can you use your SEPTA Key or Pass for a ride to these pop-up beer gardens &ndash; you can also use it to save. <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/163">Get $1 off your first drink</a>&nbsp;at any Parks on Tap location just by flashing your SEPTA Key or Pass! Check out the upcoming&nbsp;beer gardens and how to get there on SEPTA <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/parksontap">here</a>!</p> Plan Your Trip


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Aladdin

Academy of Music

The smash musical Aladdin takes the stage at the Academy of Music 6/13 thru 7/1. This Perk gets you 10% off tickets! Get here on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42.

20180613 00:00 20180702 00:00 America/New_York Aladdin <p>The smash musical <em>Aladdin </em>takes the stage&nbsp;at the Academy of Music 6/13 thru 7/1.<em>&nbsp;</em><a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/139">This Perk gets you&nbsp;10% off tickets!</a>&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42.</p> 240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Penn's Landing

Spruce Street Harbor Park — everyone's favorite seasonal park on the Delaware River — is back with dining, a beer garden, hammocks, a boardwalk, and entertainment. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.

20180511 00:00 20180901 00:00 America/New_York Spruce Street Harbor Park <p><a href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/spruce-street-harbor-park">Spruce Street Harbor Park</a> &mdash; everyone&#39;s favorite seasonal park on the Delaware River &mdash; is back with dining, a beer garden, hammocks, a boardwalk, and entertainment. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.</p> 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Underground

Packed Weekend at the Underground

The Underground

There's so much happening at the Underground in Lansdale this weekend! Live music and drag shows take the stage Friday through Sunday. So easy to get here on SEPTA! It's just a short walk from Lansdale Station on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line. 

20180806 00:00 20181106 00:00 America/New_York Packed Weekend at the Underground <p>There&#39;s so much happening at <a href="http://underground.roundguysbrewery.com/upcoming-events/">the Underground</a> in Lansdale this weekend! Live music and drag shows take the stage Friday through Sunday.&nbsp;So easy to get here on SEPTA! It&#39;s just a short walk from Lansdale Station on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line.&nbsp;</p> 408 West Main Street, Lansdale, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Clark Park Farmers Market

Clark Park

Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmer's markets in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. Sweet pastries and breads fresh from Amish ovens line the walkways, and the smells of honey, cut flowers, dried herbs, and chocolates perfume the park. And it's open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 & 34 drop you right there!

Did you know Clark Park is also home to a seasonal Thursday market? The Thursday edition of the market hosts different vendors than the year-round Saturday edition and has its own gems; this smaller version of the market is perfect for when you need to restock mid-week.

20170513 00:00 20190514 00:00 America/New_York Clark Park Farmers Market <div id="stcpDiv"> <p><a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/clark-park">Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmer&#39;s markets</a> in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. Sweet pastries and breads fresh from Amish ovens line the walkways, and the smells of honey, cut flowers, dried herbs, and chocolates perfume the park.<strong> </strong>And it&#39;s open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 &amp; 34 drop you right there!</p> <p>Did you know Clark Park is also home to a <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/clark-park-1">seasonal Thursday market</a>? The Thursday edition of the market hosts different vendors than the <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/clark-park">year-round Saturday edition</a> and has its own gems; this smaller version of the market is perfect for when you need to restock mid-week.</p> </div> 4300 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Mercer

Racing: A Need for Speed

Mercer Museum

The Mercer Museum’s newest exhibition, Racing: A Need for Speed, invites visitors to explore the colorful racing history within Bucks County and the Delaware Valley. From the footraces of early Native Americans and colonists to the horse tracks of the 1800s to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century, the display explores the evolution of racing, including some interactive opportunities to test your own skills and speed. Original race cars, vintage cycling gear, harness-racing sulkies, and other racing items will also be on display. Get here on SEPTA. Hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Doylestown. The museum is a short walk from the station.

 

20180512 00:00 20180910 00:00 America/New_York Racing: A Need for Speed <p>The <a href="http://mercermuseum.org">Mercer Museum&rsquo;s</a> newest exhibition, <em>Racing: A Need for Speed</em>, invites visitors to explore the colorful racing history within Bucks County and the Delaware Valley. From the footraces of early Native Americans and colonists to the horse tracks of the 1800s to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century, the display explores the evolution of racing, including some interactive opportunities to test your own skills and speed. Original race cars, vintage cycling gear, harness-racing sulkies, and other racing items will also be on display. Get here on SEPTA. Hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Doylestown. The museum is a short walk from the station.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mercer Museum, South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum

Morris Aboretum

Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway opens this Sat, 5/26. Model train displays run for a quarter-mile thru the arboretum and features bridges, recreations of buildings and structures, tunnels and more. Get to Morris Arboretum on SEPTA. Ride the Chestnut Hill East or Chestnut Hill West Line to the last stop. From there hop the Route L or 97 toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall to the Germantown Avenue & Northwestern Avenue stop. Walk down Northwestern Avenue for .5 miles past Chestnut Hill College and the apartment complex until you come to the black wrought-iron gate of the Arboretum. 

20180526 00:00 20181009 00:00 America/New_York Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum <p>Morris Arboretum&rsquo;s Garden Railway&nbsp;opens this Sat, 5/26.&nbsp;Model train displays run&nbsp;for a quarter-mile thru the arboretum and features&nbsp;bridges, recreations of buildings and structures, tunnels and more. Get to <a href="http://www.morrisarboretum.org/">Morris Arboretum</a> on SEPTA. Ride the Chestnut Hill East or Chestnut Hill West Line to the last stop. From there hop the Route L or 97 toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall to the Germantown Avenue &amp; Northwestern Avenue stop. Walk down Northwestern Avenue for .5 miles past Chestnut Hill College and the apartment complex until you come to the black wrought-iron gate of the Arboretum.&nbsp;</p> Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20171105 00:00 20181231 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/headhouse">Headhouse Farmers Market</a> for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Game Masters

The Franklin Institute

Game Masters is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute until September 3. Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games—from the trailblazing arcade era through today's web and console games. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don't forget to check out this Perk before going! 

20180331 00:00 20180904 00:00 America/New_York Game Masters <p><em><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/game-masters">G</a></em><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/game-masters"><em>ame Masters</em></a>&nbsp;is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute until September 3. Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games&mdash;from the trailblazing arcade era through today&#39;s web and console games. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don&#39;t forget to check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/215">Perk</a> before going!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Museum

Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Opening this Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is Design in the Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey. From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation—and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum’s surprising collection of vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this Perk before you go!!

20180203 00:00 20180910 00:00 America/New_York Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey <p>Opening this Saturday at the <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/artmuseum?center=39.96664261310579,-75.18113900000003&amp;zoom=16">Philadelphia Museum of Art</a> is <em>Design in the Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey</em>. From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation&mdash;and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum&rsquo;s surprising collection of vintage rock &lsquo;n&rsquo; roll posters. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/99">Perk</a> before you go!!</p> Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950

Philadelphia Museum of Art

American artists from the first half of the 20th century are the focal point of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's giant new exhibition, Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950. Now until Monday, 9/3, museum-goers can browse works by Horace Pippin, Georgia O'Keefe, Paul Strand and more.Get here on SEPTA. Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 serve the Museum area. Check out this Perk before you go!!

20180418 00:00 20180904 00:00 America/New_York Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950 <p>American artists from the first half of the 20th century are the focal point of the Philadelphia Museum of Art&#39;s giant new exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="http://philamuseum.org/exhibitions/866.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><em>Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950</em></a>. Now until Monday, 9/3, museum-goers can browse works by Horace Pippin, Georgia O&#39;Keefe, Paul Strand and more.Get here on SEPTA.&nbsp;Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 &amp; 48 serve the Museum area. Check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/99">Perk</a> before you go!!</p>


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PHS Pop-Up Garden #2

uCity Square

This PHS Pop-Up Garden is open daily at uCity Square at 36th and Filbert streets, where Jose Pistola's runs the show with beer, cocktails, and bites. Get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 34th Street or Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 36th Street. 

20180426 00:00 20180901 00:00 America/New_York PHS Pop-Up Garden #2 <p>This PHS&nbsp;Pop-Up Garden is open daily at&nbsp;<a href="https://phsonline.org/popups/ucitysquare">uCity Square</a>&nbsp;at 36th and Filbert streets, where Jose Pistola&#39;s&nbsp;runs the show with beer, cocktails, and bites.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Hop&nbsp;the Market-Frankford Line to 34th Street or Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 36th Street.&nbsp;</p> uCity Square, Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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PHS Pop-Up Garden

South Street

The popular South Street pop-up beer garden, run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is open daily with food and drinks curated by the team behind The Royal Tavern. It could not be any easier to get here on SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop the Route 40 Bus.

20180426 00:00 20180901 00:00 America/New_York PHS Pop-Up Garden <p>The popular South Street pop-up beer garden, run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is open daily with food and drinks curated by the team behind The Royal Tavern.&nbsp;It could not be any easier to get here on SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop the Route 40 Bus.</p> 1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Beer by the Bell

Independence Beer Garden

Grab a beer by the bell at Independence Beer Garden! SO easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers! 

20180426 01:00 20181015 12:00 America/New_York Beer by the Bell <p>Grab a beer by the bell at <a href="http://www.phlbeergarden.com/">Independence Beer Garden!</a> SO easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers!&nbsp;</p> 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

The Chinese Lantern Festival is back at Franklin Square now thru Saturday, 6/30. Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

20180501 00:00 20180701 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/02/chinese-lantern-festival-returns-franklin-square-new-lanterns-spring/">Chinese Lantern Festival</a> is back at Franklin Square now thru Saturday, 6/30. Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.</p> Franklin Square, 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

It's Summer! Spend it outside at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest - open 7-days-a-week thru Labor Day! It has it all - including a roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with a giant Ferris wheel!) and food concessions! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48. Check out this Perk before you go!

20180524 00:00 20180904 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest <p>It&#39;s Summer! Spend it outside at <a href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest</a> - open 7-days-a-week thru Labor Day! It has it all - including a roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with a giant Ferris wheel!) and food concessions! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48. Check out <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/115">this Perk</a> before you go!</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Photo Pop Philly

Philadelphia Building

Photo Pop Philly, a new, interactive pop-up exhibit showcasing local artists runs thru 7/8 in the Philadelphia Building in Center City. The exhibit features five red-white-and-blue themed rooms filled with original, Instagram-worthy art, murals and installations. So many way to get here on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Street, Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, or hop Routes 42, 21, or 12.

20180524 00:00 20180709 00:00 America/New_York Photo Pop Philly <p><a href="https://www.photopopphilly.com/">Photo Pop Philly</a>, a new, interactive pop-up exhibit showcasing&nbsp;local artists runs thru 7/8 in the Philadelphia Building in&nbsp;Center City. The exhibit features five red-white-and-blue themed rooms filled with original, Instagram-worthy art, murals and installations. So many way to get here on SEPTA.&nbsp;Take the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Street, Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, or hop Routes 42, 21, or 12.</p> 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Save the Date: 40th Street Summer Series

University City

The 2018 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda—will take place this year on Saturday, 5/19, 6/23, 7/14, 8/18 & 9/15 at the green space behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th and Walnut. Activities, free giveaways, and performances begin at 6p. If it's raining, the Summer Series will move indoors to the back room at The Rotunda at 4014 Walnut Street. To get here on SEPTA, hop the Market-Frankford Line or a Trolley to 40th Street.

20180623 00:00 20180624 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: 40th Street Summer Series <p>The 2018 <a href="https://www.universitycity.org/40th-street-summer-series">40th Street Summer Series</a>&mdash;co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda&mdash;will take place this year on Saturday, 5/19, 6/23, 7/14, 8/18 &amp; 9/15 at the green space behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th and Walnut.&nbsp;Activities, free giveaways, and performances begin at 6p.<strong> </strong>If it&#39;s raining, the Summer Series will move indoors to the back room at The Rotunda at 4014 Walnut Street. To get here on SEPTA, hop the Market-Frankford Line or a Trolley to 40th Street.</p> 4001 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Save the Date: Manayunk Arts Festival

Main Street Manayunk

Featuring nearly 300 artists from around the country, along with crafts, food and music, this two-day festival (Saturday, 6/23 & Sunday, 6/24) is expected to draw more than 200,000 people to Main Street in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighborhood. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Manayunk-Norristown Line to Manayunk or Routes 9, 27, 35 or 61. They are also running a shuttle from Ivy Ridge Station (round trip is $4 per adult; $2 per child).

20180623 00:00 20180625 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: Manayunk Arts Festival <p>Featuring nearly 300 artists from around the country, along with crafts, food and music, this&nbsp;<a href="http://manayunk.com/news-and-events/events/manayunk-arts-festival.html">two-day festival</a>&nbsp;(Saturday, 6/23 &amp; Sunday, 6/24) is expected to draw more than 200,000 people to Main Street in Philadelphia&rsquo;s Manayunk neighborhood. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Manayunk-Norristown Line to Manayunk or Routes 9, 27, 35 or 61. They are also running a shuttle from Ivy Ridge Station (round trip is $4 per adult; $2 per child).</p> Main Street, Manayunk, PA, United States Plan Your Trip