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Philadelphia County


When you hear, “Philadelphia”, the city is the first thing that comes to mind. But Philadelphia County stretches beyond the city limits to include neighboring towns like Manayunk and Chestnut Hill that have personalities all their own and are a hop, skip, and a ride from Center City.

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Upcoming Local Happenings

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Delaware River Waterfront's outdoor roller skating rink, is back ! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.

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Center City SIPS

Center City

Great reason to catch a later train! Center City District SIPS is back! Beginning June 1 and continuing every Wednesday evening through August 31 from 4:30p to 7p, participating locations will offer $6 cocktails including specialty drinks made with Hornitos Tequila, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-price appetizers. This unique happy hour tradition is a perfect opportunity for returning office workers to explore all that Center City has to offer once the workday ends. After happy hour, Center City District SIPS attendees can also enjoy 15% off dinner at participating restaurants. More info here.

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Clark Park Farmers Market

West Philadelphia

Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmers markets in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. It's open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 & 34 drop you right there!

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Punch Line Philly

Catch a performance by the humble and hilarious comedian, Corey Holcomb at Punch Line Philly on 8/12 thru 8/14. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to Girard, walk .2 miles.

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Fly Eagles Fly 🦅

Lincoln Financial Field

The Philadelphia Eagles are back at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday, 8/12 in preseason action against the Jets. Going? Best way from home to home field is the SEPTA Broad Street Line. Ride it south to NRG Station (last stop).

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Food Trucks & Live Music

The Porch at 30th

Food trucks, pop-ups, and performances are back at The Porch! The schedule for April and May is: Tuesdays: Deke's BBQ serving slow-cooked BBQ favorites; Wednesdays: Burrito Feliz slinging Mexican menu items including some of the city's best birria tacos; Thursdays: Two Street Sammies offering traditional Philadelphia sandwich options including cheesesteaks, roasted pork, and more; Fridays: Pitruco brick oven pizza specializing in gourmet 12" Neopolitan style pizzas. Stay tuned for live music presented by SEPTA Sounds! Get here on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36, or Regional Rail to 30th Street, or a number of SEPTA Bus Routes also stop here including Routes 9, 30, 44, 78, 124, 125 and Route 49.

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World Cafe Live

WXPN's Free At Noon is held every Friday at World Cafe Live and always features fabulous music. Heading to the show? Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to 30th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 30th Street, or Bus Routes 21, 42, or 49.

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Full Moon History Tour

Laurel Hill Cemetery

What better way to explore a historic cemetery than under the light of a full moon? Join guides from Laurel Hill Cemetery on an evening and nighttime stroll of the cemetery grounds this Friday while hearing stories about the many notable residents buried there. After the tour, enjoy light refreshments by the campfire and swap a spooky story or two. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 61 to Clearfield Street and you're there.

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute

Opening on the 18th - the most comprehensive touring exhibition about the Wizarding World makes its world premiere this winter at Philadelphia’s iconic science museum. The immersive experience reveals the artistry and craftsmanship behind the props, costumes and environments from the blockbuster films of the Harry Potter series, as well as Fantastic Beasts. Note that tickets are in limited supply for opening weekend; however, the exhibit store will be open to all museum visitors. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.

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Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

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. 

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Meet Me on South Street

South Street

This Thursday (and every Thursday in August), score food and drink deals at dozens of South Street bars and restaurants, in addition to special shopping and arts experiences as part of the Meet Me on South Street series. We’re talking $5 beers and $6 sandwiches at Brauhaus Schmitz, unreal happy hour specials at Bridget Foy’s, ladies’ night specials (including drinks on the DJ’s tab!) at the legendary Dobbs on South, 75 cent pierogies at Tattooed Mom and much more. Get tehre on SEPTA! Bus Routes 24712172732404547 or 57 run down, parallel or across South Street. The Broad Street Line stops at Lombard-South.

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Moonlight Movies

Mt Airy

After a two year absence, Moonlight Movies are BACK! On Final Fridays now thru September, Mt Airy will host family-friendly movies in green spaces around the neighborhood. Hop the Chestnut Hill West Line to Allen Lane Station.

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Old City Eats

Old City

Move over, Friday: Thursday might be Philly’s favorite happy hour and date night this summer thanks to Old City Eats. More than 20 participating bars, restaurants and eateries in Old City offer small plate and drink specials from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through August 25, 2022. In addition to returning participants like Amada, Khyber Pass Pub and Lucha Cartel, 13 new spots join the party for 2022, including Rebel Taco, Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks and Scoop DeVille. It's SO easy to get to Old City on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 42, 44, 48 or 57. 

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Parks on Tap


For the second year in a row, Philly’s beloved beer garden program Parks on Tap sets up a summer-long stationary stop at the Fairmount Water Works. Enjoy summer sips (including craft brews from Mainstay Independent Brewing) and tasty bites with an expanded menu, including weekend lunch options. Head there Wednesday thru Sundays, now thru 8/28. Take Route 32 and 38 there!

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

It’s all back: The bright lights. The beautiful lanterns. The picture-perfect memories. The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival — returning for the first time in three years — illuminates Franklin Square now thru 8/7 with grand, artistic creations. The square comes alive with thousands of LED lights strewn across different displays of intricate, handcrafted lanterns constructed by lantern artisans from China. Also on the docket: cultural performances, shopping, the Dragon Beer Garden 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.

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PHS Pop-Up Garden

South Street

The popular Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden on South Street is open for another season of outdoor food and drinks within a tree-shaded space at 15th & South Streets. Get here on SEPTA! Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop Routes 4. 27, 32 or 40.

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Rittenhouse Farmers Market

Rittenhouse Square

Head to Rittenhouse Square every Tuesday and Saturday from 9a -3p for their Farmers Market. 

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Rodin Museum Garden Bar

Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum’outdoor pop-up garden serves up summer cocktails and small plates in a beautiful green space. Open 5/13 thru 9/30. Get here on SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 38 and 48.

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Special Programming

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Philly’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary hosts special programming this week and weekend. Be sure to grab a brew in the Fair Chance Beer Garden during your visit. Get here on SEPTA. Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you close.


Spruce Street Harbor Park

Penn's Landing

Enthusiasts of riverside chilling enjoy hammocks, patio and arcade games, musical performances, and tasty treats from local purveyors while strolling the boardwalk at this warm-weather attraction. The riverside Spruce Street Harbor Park is the perfect escape for visitors looking to relax and locals hoping to unwind. 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.

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Stroll The Street


Celebrate Manayunk's favorite summer tradition, socially-distanced style! Stroll the Street’s pop-up is a safe way to celebrate summer in the neighborhood with your friends and family. Head to Main Street every Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Take SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, Bus Routes 90, 96, and 98 get you within walking distance.

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The Oval XP on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Eakins Oval

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway undergoes a major glow up for 2022 as Eakins Oval transforms into The Oval XP — an eight-acre urban oasis across in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is open from 6/16 thru 8/21 - Wednesdays thru Sundays. Get there on SEPTA! Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 serve the Museum area. 

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WXPN Welcomes Leon Bridges: The Boundless Tour

The Mann

Head to the Mann Center this Saturday to check out Leon Bridges: The Boundless Tour. Get there on the Mann Loop!

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WXPN Welcomes WXPN Welcomes Fleet Foxes: Shore Tour

The Mann Center

Headed to the Mann Center Friday to catch WXPN Welcomes Fleet Foxes: Shore Tour? Get there on SEPTA! Stopping at major locations in Center City, SEPTA's Mann Loop provides an easy, one-seat trip to the show For more info and a map, click here.

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