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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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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Delaware River Waterfront's outdoor roller skating rink, is back again - this Friday, 5/8. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.

20210508 00:00 20210907 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest <p><a href="https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest">Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest</a>, Delaware River Waterfront&#39;s outdoor roller skating rink, is back again - this Friday, 5/8.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.</p> 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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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 Thursday evenings - open to the public with no advanced registration necessary frin Center City Fit. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20210423 00:00 20211124 00:00 America/New_York Center City Fit <p><a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/dilworthpark?center=39.95263902962235,-75.16467939999998&amp;zoom=16">Dilworth Park</a> at City Hall is once again&nbsp;home to free fitness classes on Monday and Thursday evenings - open to the public with no advanced registration necessary frin&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/events/center-city-fit?page=1" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Center City Fit</a>.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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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!

20210322 00:00 20211226 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 farmers 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. 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> </div> 4300 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Farmers Market

Glenside

Now thru November - head to Glenside Farmers Market every Saturday from 9a-1p. Conveniently located in Glenside Station's parking lot on the Airport, Lansdale/Doylestown, and Warminster Lines.

20210424 00:00 20211128 00:00 America/New_York Farmers Market <p>Now thru November - head to Glenside&nbsp;Farmers Market every Saturday from 9a-1p. Conveniently located in Glenside Station&#39;s parking lot on the Airport, Lansdale/Doylestown, and Warminster Lines.</p> Glenside Station, West Glenside Avenue, Glenside, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Farmers Market

Bryn Mawr

Check out one of the biggest farmers markets in Montgomery County - open every Saturday from 10a-12p. Conveniently located at Bryn Mawr Station! Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to get there!

20210220 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Farmers Market <p>Check out one of the biggest <a href="https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Bryn-Mawr-Farmers--Market.html?soid=1101855940003&amp;aid=zQPKpuiLb6s">farmers markets</a> in Montgomery County - open every Saturday&nbsp;from 10a-12p.&nbsp;Conveniently located at <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/bryn_mawr?center=40.02102809397086,-75.31710249999998&amp;zoom=16">Bryn Mawr</a> Station! Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to get there!</p> Bryn Mawr Station, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Music

Free Show

Dilworth Park

On Wednesday, June 16, The Chamber Orchestra's string ensemble offers up a free performance at Dilworth Park, where the public is encouraged to bring takeout dinner from their favorite neighborhood restaurant. Get there on SEPTA: Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20210616 00:00 20210617 00:00 America/New_York Free Show <p>On Wednesday, June 16, The Chamber Orchestra&#39;s string ensemble&nbsp;offers up a&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/events/the-arts-on-center-stage/the-arts-on-center-stage-06-16-21" target="_blank">free performance</a>&nbsp;at Dilworth Park, where the public is encouraged to bring takeout dinner from their favorite neighborhood restaurant. Get there on SEPTA:&nbsp;Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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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. 

20210322 00:00 20211129 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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Juneteenth Celebration

African American Museum

For the first time ever, the City of Philadelphia’s official Fourth of July celebration — known as Wawa Welcome America — includes Juneteenth events in partnership with The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). The museum’s Juneteenth event features a five-hour outdoor celebration. Get here on SEPTA. It's a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.

20210619 00:00 20210620 00:00 America/New_York Juneteenth Celebration <p>For the first time ever, the City of Philadelphia&rsquo;s official Fourth of July celebration &mdash; known as&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/events/wawa-welcome-america/">Wawa Welcome America</a>&nbsp;&mdash; includes Juneteenth events in partnership with The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). The museum&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://welcomeamerica.com/event/juneteenth-celebration-at-aamp/" target="_blank">Juneteenth event</a>&nbsp;features a five-hour outdoor celebration.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. It&#39;s a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.</p> African American Museum in Philadelphia, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Juneteenth Festival

Johnson House

Historic Germantown celebrates Juneteenth during its 15th annual Juneteenth Festival. Hosted by the Johnson House Historic Site, the annual (and free!) fest features a day of educational activities and entertainment on the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue, including live music, children’s activities, food trucks and historic reenactments. Note that masks are required for 2021. Get there on the SEPTA Route 23.

20210619 00:00 20210620 00:00 America/New_York Juneteenth Festival <p>Historic Germantown celebrates Juneteenth during its 15th annual&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/events/juneteenth-festival/">Juneteenth Festival</a>. Hosted by the Johnson House Historic Site, the annual (and free!) fest features a day of educational activities and entertainment on the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue, including live music, children&rsquo;s activities, food trucks and historic reenactments. Note that masks are required for 2021.&nbsp;Get there on the SEPTA Route 23.</p> Johnson House Historic Site, Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Juneteenth Festival

Malcolm X Park

Launched locally in 2016, the annual Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade & Festival has grown into a daylong event. This year, attendees can head to West Philadelphia for a Freedom Day March, a rally program, an exhibit and vendor fair, a self-guided culture tour and more, with complementary programming available online. Plan your trip here!

20210619 00:00 20210620 00:00 America/New_York Juneteenth Festival <p>Launched locally in 2016, the annual&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/events/philadelphia-juneteenth-parade-and-festival/">Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade &amp; Festival</a>&nbsp;has grown into a daylong event. This year, attendees can head to West Philadelphia for a Freedom Day March, a rally program, an exhibit and vendor fair, a self-guided culture tour and more, with complementary programming available online. <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/plan-your-trip">Plan your trip here</a>!</p> Malcolm X Park, Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Makers Market

The Makers Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park launches a season of waterfront shopping from local creators selling handmade items. Check it out on every Saturdays from now thru 6/26. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. Route 25 runs along Columbus Blvd. You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge.

20210529 00:00 20210627 00:00 America/New_York Makers Market <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/makers-market-at-spruce-street-harbor-park" target="_blank">Makers Market</a>&nbsp;at Spruce Street Harbor Park launches a season of waterfront shopping from local creators selling handmade items. Check it out on every&nbsp;Saturdays from now thru 6/26.&nbsp;Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. Route 25 runs along Columbus Blvd. You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge.</p>


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Parks on Tap

Fairmount

Parks on Tap, Philadelphia's first and only traveling beer garden, is back! This season, Parks on Tap is at the Waterworks in Fairmount - open daily! Take Route 32 and 38 there!

20210429 00:00 20210630 00:00 America/New_York Parks on Tap <p><a href="https://www.parksontap.com/">Parks on Tap</a>, Philadelphia&#39;s first and only traveling beer garden, is back! This season, Parks on Tap is at the Waterworks in Fairmount&nbsp;- open&nbsp;daily! Take Route 32 and 38 there!</p> 640 Waterworks Drive Philadelphia, PA 19130 Plan Your Trip


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Philadelphia Zoo

Girard Avenue

Check out the Philadelphia Zoo's brand new BIG TIME exhibit featuring 24 life-size creatures! This exhibit is open now thru the end of September. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38. 

20210325 00:00 20210930 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Zoo <p>Check out the <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/philadelphiazoo?center=39.97038966927213,-75.19571149999999&amp;zoom=15">Philadelphia Zoo&#39;s</a>&nbsp;brand new <a href="https://philadelphiazoo.org/bigtime/">BIG TIME</a> exhibit featuring&nbsp;24 life-size creatures! This&nbsp;exhibit is open now thru the end of September. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38.&nbsp;</p> 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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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.

20210423 00:00 20210913 00:00 America/New_York PHS Pop-Up Garden <p>The popular&nbsp;<a href="https://phsonline.org/locations/phs-pop-up-garden-south-street" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden on South Street</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;open for another season of outdoor food and drinks within a tree-shaded space at 15th &amp; South Streets.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA! Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop Routes 4. 27, 32 or 40.</p> 1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Roller rink

Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink

Dilworth Park

This outdoor roller rink is open now thru July 11 within the shadow of City Hall with timed roller skating for kids and adults. Roller skates are available for rent, or bring your own pair. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

20210423 00:00 20210712 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink <p>This&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/rothman-roller-rink" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">outdoor roller rink</a>&nbsp;is open now thru July 11 within the shadow of City Hall&nbsp;with timed roller skating for kids and adults. Roller skates are available for rent, or bring your&nbsp;own pair. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Save the Date - Manayunk Arts Festival

Main Street, Manayunk

One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region - the Manayunk Arts Festival - is back on historic Main Street for two-days of arts, crafts, music, food and more! Festivities begin Saturday, 6/26 and run thru Sunday, 6/27. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Manayunk Station or Routes 9, 27, 35, and 61 (expect detours).

20210626 00:00 20210628 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date - Manayunk Arts Festival <p>One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region - the <a href="http://manayunk.com/events/manayunk-arts-festival.html">Manayunk Arts Festival</a>&nbsp;- is back on historic Main Street for&nbsp;two-days of arts, crafts, music, food and more! Festivities begin Saturday, 6/26 and run thru Sunday, 6/27. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Manayunk Station or Routes&nbsp;9, 27, 35, and 61 (expect detours).</p> Main Street, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Standing & Breathing

Morris Arboretum

Standing & Breathing is a collection of four wire sculptures carefully placed high in the treetops to encourage guests to take a closer look at the world around them. Visit it now thru 11/22. Get there on SEPTA! Ride the Chestnut Hill East 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.

20210510 00:00 20211123 00:00 America/New_York Standing & Breathing <p><em>Standing &amp; Breathing</em>&nbsp;is a collection of four wire sculptures carefully placed high in the treetops to encourage guests to take a closer look at the world around them. Visit it now thru 11/22. Get there on SEPTA!&nbsp;Ride the Chestnut Hill East 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.</p> Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Stroll the Street

Manayunk

Every Thursday night thru 9/30, Manayunk will host local food trucks, vendors, and live music as visitors and residents walk, shop, and eat. Bring your entire family, your masks, and your appetites! Leave the driving to SEPTA. Hop the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Manayunk Station or Routes 9, 27, 35 or 61. See ya there!

20210506 00:00 20211001 00:00 America/New_York Stroll the Street <p>Every Thursday night thru 9/30, <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/manayunk?center=40.02555472474071,-75.22159550000003&amp;zoom=15">Manayunk</a> will host local food trucks, vendors, and live music as visitors and residents walk, shop, and eat. Bring your entire family, your masks, and your appetites! Leave the driving to SEPTA. Hop the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Manayunk Station or Routes 9, 27, 35 or 61. See ya there!</p> 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Summer Fun

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Enthusiasts of riverside chilling enjoy hammocks, patio games, an arcade, mini-concerts and tasty treats while strolling the boardwalk on Philly’s waterfront. Spruce Street Harbor Park - open now thru 9/27 - is the perfect summer escape for visitors looking to relax and locals hoping to unwind. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. Route 25 runs along Columbus Blvd. You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge.

20210526 00:00 20210927 00:00 America/New_York Summer Fun <p>Enthusiasts of riverside chilling enjoy hammocks, patio games, an arcade, mini-concerts and tasty treats while strolling the boardwalk on Philly&rsquo;s waterfront.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/spruce-street-harbor-park" target="_blank">Spruce Street Harbor Park</a>&nbsp;- open now thru 9/27 -&nbsp;is the perfect summer escape for visitors looking to relax and locals hoping to unwind.&nbsp;Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. Route 25 runs along Columbus Blvd. You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge.</p> Spruce Street Harbor Park, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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