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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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The Oval

Eakins Oval

The Oval will be open now thru 8/25. Featuring a beer garden, local food trucks, cultural performances, movies on Fridays, live bands on Saturdays, Quizzo and kid-friendly activities on Sundays, as well as new additions this year. — a nine-hole mini-golf course and mobile kitchen courtesy of Libertee Grounds. Hop Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38 or 48.

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Funny Girl

Academy of Music

See Funny Girl at the Academy of Music 7/16 thru 7/28! 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. Get discounted tickets with this Perk!

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Frankford Transportation Center Farmers Market

Frankford Transportation Center

Stop by every Tuesday from 2PM - 6PM. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to Frankford Transportation Center or Routes 3, 5, 8, 14, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 50, 58, 66, 73, 84, and 88 to get there!

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Christ Church Farmers Market

Christ Church

Get ready to stock up on fresh locally grown produce and more because the Christ Church Farmers Market is back - Wednesdays from 3PM - 6PM. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, or 57.

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Dining Under The Stars

Media, PA

Media's "Dining Under the Stars" event is back every Wednesday thru 9/25. State Street is closed to cars from Jackson to Orange for alfresco dining, live music, and outdoor shopping. Take Route 110, Trolley Route 101, or the Media/Wawa Line to Media to get there!

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Center City SIPS

Center City

Center City District SIPS is back on Wednesdays from 5PM to 7PM. From outdoor beer gardens and cocktail lounges to dance bars and some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia - there’s a place for everyone at CCD SIPS and a way to get there on SEPTA!

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Summer Wonder Family Zones

Penn Museum

The Penn Museum offers a variety of kid-friendly interactive experiences until 8/18! Take Regional Rail to Penn Medicine Station or Routes 21, 40, or 42, or Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34, and 36 to 37th Street Station. Drexel Station at 30th Street and the 34th Street exit of the Market-Frankford Line are both a short walk to the Penn Museum.

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Garden Jams

Penn Museum

Wednesday nights in July are reserved for open-air concerts at the Penn Museum - showcasing new musicians every week! Take Regional Rail to Penn Medicine Station (it's across the street) or Routes 21, 40 or 42 or Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34 and 36. William H. Gray III 30th Street Station is a short walk to the Penn Museum as is the 34th Street exit of the Market-Frankford Line. Save $2 on admission when you flash your SEPTA Key card!

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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Make summer memories at Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River Waterfront now thru 9/29. Enjoy new food vendors, cocktails, local brews, and some new activities. Routes 12, 25, and 42 get you there. 

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Summer Movie Night Series

Schuylkill Banks

Head to Schuylkill Banks every Thursday night at 8PM now thru 8/22 for their Summer Movie series at the Walnut Street Bridge. Take Regional Rail to William H. Gray III 30th Street Station or the Market-Frankford Line to Drexel Station at 30th Street or hop Routes 7, 12, or 9.

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Passyunk Passeggiata

East Passyunk Ave

Check out East Passyunk Avenue's Italian-Style Promenade! Passyunk Passeggiata is every Thursday from 5PM to 7PM - all Summer long! Hop the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris or hop Routes 47, 45 or 29.

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Stroll The Street

Manayunk

Thursday nights in Manayunk heat up this summer with live music, street vendors, artists, activities, shopping deals and more with new fun themes each month. Take the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Manayunk Station or Routes 9, 27, 35, or 61!

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University City Dining Days

University City

University City Dining Days returns to the neighborhood this year from 7/18 thru 7/28.  It is so easy to get there on SEPTA - the OFFICIAL WAY TO GO TO UNIVERSITY CITY DINING DAYS! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to Drexel Station at 30th Street, 34th or 36th, a Trolley to 33rd, 36th, 37th or 40th [Trolley service will be suspended between 13th Street and 40th Street from 7/12 thru 7/29], Regional Rail to William H. Gray III 30th Street Station or Penn Medicine Station or Bus Routes, 21, 30, 31, 40, 42 or 49.

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PHS Pop Up Garden

Manayunk

The popular Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden in Manayunk is open for another season of outdoor food and drinks in Manayunk! Hop Regional Rail to Manayunk Station or Routes 9, 27, 35, or 61!

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Free At Noon 🎶

World Cafe Live

WXPN's Free At Noon is held every Friday at World Cafe Live and always features fabulous music. Take Regional Rail to William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to Drexel Station at 30th Street, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to Drexel Station at 30th Street, or Routes 21, 42, or 49.

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Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square illuminates the nights now thru 8/18 in the Historic District with dozens of massive, intricate, and handcrafted lanterns. SEPTA Key card holders get $1 off the Parx Liberty Carousel ride. It's a short walk from 5th Street/Independence Hall on the Market-Frankford Line!

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Liberty Garden

Independence Visitor Center

Check out Philadelphia's newest beer garden - Liberty Garden located across from the Independence Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street or hop Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 47 or 57.

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Friday Night Lounge

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Join Philly's art scene every Friday night for live music, local drinks, and summer vibes. General admission to the Friday Night Lounge is $15. Hop the PLASH Bus, Route 7,32, 43, 48 & 49 or Route 38 drops you at the front door! 

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Rodin Museum Garden Bar

Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum's outdoor pop-up garden offers summer cocktails and small plates every Friday thru 8/30. Enjoy free garden bar admission with pay-what-you-wish museum entry. Routes 7, 32, 33, 38 and 48 get you there.

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Dave Matthews

Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

See Dave Matthews at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion on 7/19 and 7/20. Hop the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 12, 17, 21, 25, 33, 42 or 48 to hop the RiverLink Ferry on Penn's Landing or ride PATCO to City Hall Station which is a 5 minute walk from Freedom Mortgage Pavilion. Connect from SEPTA to PATCO at 8th & Market or 15th & Locust.

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Olivia Rodrigo

Wells Fargo Center

Don't miss Olivia Rodrigo on 7/19 at the Wells Fargo Center! Hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station - last stop!

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Pretzel Park Farmers Market

Pretzel Park

Head to the Pretzel Park Farmers Market every Saturday from 10AM to 2PM! Take the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Manayunk Station or take the Route 9, 61, or 27.

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Southeast Asian Market

FDR Park

The Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park is back on weekends. Over 70 vendors sell traditional dishes and clothing. Take the Broad Street Line to NRG Station or hop Route 17 & 4.

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Collingswood Farmers Market

Collingswood

On Saturdays stop by the Collingswood Farmers' Market from 8AM to 12PM for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 8th & Market to connect to PATCO or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust for the PATCO stop at 15th & Locust. Tunnels connect the systems underground, just follow the signs. Ride PATCO to the Collingswood Station to get there!

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Summer Nights

Eastern State Penitentiary

Explore the impact of recreation on prison life with engaging talks and family-friendly activities at Eastern State Penitentiary during exclusive evening hours on Saturdays and Sundays this summer -now through 7/27. Routes 48, 43, 33, 32, and 7 all get you close.

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Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival

Saunders Park

The 2024 Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival promises to be the best one yet. It returns to Saunders Park Greene (39th & Powelton) on Saturday, 7/20 from 12PM to 7PM. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 40th Street.

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Summer Ale Fest

The Philadelphia Zoo

Tickets are now on sale for Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Festival on Saturday, 7/20 - an annual event featuring specialty brews, live entertainment, food trucks, and more. Hop the Route 38 Bus or the Route 15. 

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Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park

The Philadelphia Union hosts Nashville at Subaru Park on Saturday, 7/20 at 7:30PM. Take the Wilmington/Newark Line or Routes 37, 109, or 113 to Chester Transportation Center. From there - hop the shuttle bus to Subaru Park. Get $3 off tickets with this Perk!

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Chinatown Summer Festival 2024

Chinatown

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) is proud to present Chinatown Summer Festival, a 1-day street festival featuring neighborhood restaurants, food trucks, local artists and performers on . Short walk from Jefferson Station, 8th Street Station, 11th Street Station and Chinatown Station. Or hop Routes 23, 47M, 45, 48 or 61.

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Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

On Sundays stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market from 10AM to 2PM for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. Hop Route 12, 40, 47, or 57. 

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The Philly PHLASH

Independance Visitor Center

The Philadelphia PHLASH costs just $2 per person per ride or $5 for an all-day pass. If you have a SEPTA Key - you can ride free!

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Delaware River Waterfront

Get ready for roller skating, boardwalk rides, games, mini golf, food/drinks, and more at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest now thru 9/3. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 12, 17, 21, 25, or 42.

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Def Leppard and Journey joined by Steve Miller Band

Citizens Bank Park

Headed to the show at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, 7/23? The WAY TO GO is SEPTA. Catch the Broad Street Line to NRG Station there!

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Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue @ 100

The Mann Center

Head to the Mann Center this Wednesday, 7/24 to see Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue @ 100. Hop the the Mann Loop to get there!

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Parks on Tap

Historic Rittenhouse Town

Philly’s roving beer garden brings brews and bites to parks and green spaces within the city. 7/24 thru 7/28 - Parks on Tap sets up shop in Historic Rittenhouse Town. Hop Route 65 or Chestnut Hill West Line to Tulpehocken Station for a short walk there!

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Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park

The Philadelphia Union hosts New England on Wednesday, 7/24 at 7:30PM. Take the Wilmington/Newark Line or Routes 37, 109, or 113 to Chester Transportation Center. From there - hop the shuttle bus to Subaru Park. Get $3 off tickets with this Perk!

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Beck

The Mann Center

Catch Beck at The Mann Center on Thursday - 7/25! Get there on the Mann Loop!

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AJR

Wells Fargo Center

Have tickets to see AJR at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, 7/25? Just hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station - last stop!

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Blink-182

Wells Fargo Center

Don't miss Blink-182 on Friday, 7/26 at the Wells Fargo Center! Hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station - last stop!

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Let's Go Phillies!

Citizen's Bank Park

The Phillies take on the Guardians on Friday, 7/26, Saturday, 7/27, and Sunday, 7/28. The best way to Citizens Bank Park to cheer on the home team is the Broad Street Line - hop it south to NRG Station (last stop). Click here for more information about extra service on the Broad Street Line!

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Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park

The Philadelphia Union hosts Charlotte on Saturday, 7/27 at 7:30PM. Take the Wilmington/Newark Line or Routes 37, 109, or 113 to Chester Transportation Center. From there - hop the shuttle bus to Subaru Park. Get $3 off tickets with this Perk!

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Disney's Aladdin In Concert

The Mann

Head to the Mann Center this Saturday, 7/27 to check out Disney's Aladdin In Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Get there on the Mann Loop!

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Gary Owen & Friends

Keswick Theatre

Don't miss Gary Owen & Friends at Keswick Theatre on 7/28! Door open at 4PM. Take the Lansdale/Doylestown Line or Warminster Line to Glenside Station or Routes 22 or 77 to Easton Rd & Keswick Ave. 

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O.A.R.: Summer Tour 24

The Mann Center

Headed to the Mann Center to catch O.A.R.: Summer Tour 24 on Sunday, 7/28? 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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The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute

The Art of the Brick exhibit is back at The Franklin Institute thru 9/2 featuring over 100 LEGO sculptures - including Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton. Take Routes 7, 33, 38, 48 or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 36 to 19th Street or make the short walk from Suburban Station.

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Franklin Square Fountain Show

Franklin Square

The popular free choreographed water and light show runs every weekend - now thru the end of October! Catch it every 30 minutes from noon until closing. It's a short walk from 5th Street/Independence Hall Station on the Market-Frankford Line.

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Let's Go Phillies!

Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies take on the Yankees on Monday, 7/29, Tuesday, 7/30, and Wednesday, 7/31. The best way to Citizens Bank Park to cheer on the home team is the Broad Street Line - hop it south to NRG Station (last stop). Click here for more information about extra service on the Broad Street Line!

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Arsenal vs. Liverpool

Lincoln Financial Field

Arsenal and Liverpool come across the pond to battle on Wednesday, 7/31 at 7:30PM at  Lincoln Financial Field. Catch the SEPTA Broad Street Line there [and home]! Ride it south [from Cecil B. Moore for students!] to NRG Station - last stop. 

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Parks on Tap

Gorgas Park

Philly’s roving beer garden brings brews and bites to parks and green spaces within the city. 7/31 thru 8/4 - Parks on Tap sets up shop in Gorgas Park. Hop Route 65 for a short walk there! The Route 9 drops you off right there!

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