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So, you prefer to travel on two wheels or your own two feet. We get that - and we can take you to some of the region’s greatest places to pedal, hike, climb, skate, and get in touch with nature. SEPTA lets you bring your bike along on Regional Rail lines, the Norristown High Speed Line, Market-Frankford Line, and Broad Street Line on weekdays except for during peak commute times and all day on Saturday, Sunday, and major holidays. Bikes are welcome on buses anytime.

Fairmount Park Ropes Course, photo courtesy of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Upcoming Local Happenings
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2nd Street Festival

Northern Liberties

Head to Northern Liberties this Sunday for 2nd Street Festival! Best way here - SEPTA of course! Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Girard or Spring Garden or hop Routes 5, 15, 25, 43 or 57.

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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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Bryn Mawr Farmers Market

Bryn Mawr Train Station

Head over to the Bryn Mawr to find fresh produce at Bryn Mawr Farmers Market. Now open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm - conveniently located at Bryn Mawr Station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line! 

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Center City Fit

Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park at City Hall is once again home to free fitness classes on Monday and Tuesday evenings - open to the public with no advanced registration necessary from Center City Fit. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

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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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First Friday Movie

Betsy Ross House

The Betsy Ross House courtyard transforms into an outdoor theater for this month’s First Friday installment of Movie Nights Under the Stars and Stripes, featuring It Conquered the World. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33 or 48.

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Free Guy

Schuylkill Banks

Free Guy is on the big screen this Thursday along the Schuylkill Banks, where guests can bring their own food and drink for a sunset picnic. Parking on MLK Drive is sparse - get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, 48, and 49 all serve the Art Museum area. 

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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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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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Movies in Knight Park


A patch of grass, some good buddies and a summer flick  – what could be better? As usual, Collingswood is bringing all the small town fun now thru 8/18 every Thursday and we want to see you there. It's all free for our community and friends in the region. Make a SEPTA to PATCO connection. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 8th & Market to connect to PATCO or the Broad Street Line Walnut-Locust for the PATCO stop at 15th & Locust. Tunnels connect the systems underground, just follow the signs. For more info, click here.

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Outdoor Movie Night: Prince's Sign O' The Times

Clark Park

Catch a screening of Summer of Soul on Saturday at West Philly's favorite park, Clark Park. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 13, 31, or 34. 

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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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PECO Multicultural Series: ACANA African Festival

Penn's Landing

The 14th annual ACANA Festival this Sunday features traditional African food, music, and dance, and a headliner performance from Nigerian singer-songwriter Wande Coal. SEPTA is the best way there! Take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or hop Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33 or 42!

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PECO Multicultural Series: Celebrate Asia

Race Street Pier

This all-day festival hon Saturday ighlights the diversity in Asian cultures with tasty food, cultural performances and family-friendly activities. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 17, 21, 25, 33, or 42. 

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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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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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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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