Labor Day Weekend may be the unofficial conclusion of summer, but by no means does that translate to an end to the festivities and exhibitions that have made the past few months action-packed in Philadelphia.
This weekend is a huge one, with Jay-Z’s highly anticipated Budweiser Made In America Music Festival taking over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 1 and 2, plus Bruce Springsteen playing Citizens Bank Park September 2 and 3, making him the first start to perform in every single major live venue in Philadelphia.
Make the most of this weekend with our top picks for everything to do Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We’ll be ducking out a little early. See you right here next week!
Friday, August 31
Friday Night Lights Fireworks: Last One!! — Closing Day!
Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing — Closing Day!
Saturday, September 1
Paddle Penn’s Landing (Sat, Sun)
More Weekend Picks, below.
New Rita’s exhibit and flavor at the Please Touch Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Light Installations by Bruce Munro at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, September 2
“Run! The Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre” at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Swedish American Line at the American Swedish Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Monday, September 3
From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) — Closing Day!
Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) — Closing Day!
Adorn Boutique’s End of Summer Sale — Closing Day!
Glowgolf at King of Prussia Mall (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Prom: Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark at the Perelman Building (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) — Closing Day!
Dead Sea Scrolls at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)