Your Guide to Summer Events in Philly
As summer kicks into high gear, fun festivals fill all neighborhoods including a number of great celebrations at Penn’s Landing. Philadelphia’s summer festival season heyday is at hand, and the prime time to take advantage of spending good times in great outdoor spaces is NOW!
Night Market: Lancaster Avenue
Thursday, August 6.
Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival returns to Lancaster Avenue (from 35th to 39th streets) this August with more than 50 food trucks and a number of neighborhood restaurants serving up food and drinks alfresco for crowds. Free
Mad Decent Block Party
Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal Market
Festival of India at Penn’s Landing
Saturday, August 15.
Sunday, August 16.
Celebrate culture, music and food from 14 Caribbean islands during the 28th annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing. Benefiting college students of Caribbean descent, this year’s festival will feature a Caribbean workshop, a children’s corner, a marketplace and music from across the islands. Free
Made in America
It’s back. For the fourth year in a row, the wildly popular Budweiser Made In America festival will hit Philadelphia with two days of genre-defying music on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The festival mastermind, Jay Z, will once again curate a top-notch lineup of the industry’s hottest talents to deliver another round of show-stopping performances across multiple stages. Full details on this year’s festival are still to be confirmed, so stay tuned for more information. Ticketed
World Meeting of Families/Pope Francis Visits
Tens of thousands of people from around the globe will converge on Philadelphia for the eighth annual World Meeting of Families. Throughout the week, 100 speakers will lead panel discussions and workshops at the Pennsylvania Convention Center focused on the theme “Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States (and the first visit to Philadelphia by any pope since Pope John Paul II in 1979) to say a public mass during the event. Free and Ticketed
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