Students call the Benjamin Franklin Parkway home on Saturday, September 28 for the annual Campus Philly College Day festival, a festival that introduces students to the City of Brotherly Love through food, museums and music.(Photo courtesy Campus Philly)
Attention all college students, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (and all of Philadelphia for that matter) is calling you this Saturday, September 28 for the annual Campus Philly College Day festival — a full day of events to introduce and re-introduce students with the City of Brotherly Love.
New students and returning students alike are invited out for the fall festival.
College Day begins at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 10 a.m. and spans throughout the city.
Bring your valid college ID, and enter a number of the city’s most renowned museums for no price at all. Head to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, National Museum of American Jewish History, National Constitution Center, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Eastern State Penitentiary and The Franklin Institute for free access to their extensive collections.
And that’s not all. Click here to view the complete list of museum’s promising students free admission.
Along the parkway, dance to the music of local DJs and sample a wide array of the varied tastes of Philadelphia as the festival brings in some of the city’s best food trucks and food vendors.
A compilation of some of the city’s volunteer organizations also takes over the Parkway, get involved with the community through working at a local organization looking for student volunteers. Test your strength on a rock wall and take part in a variety of other games and activities along the Parkway.
Just south of College Day at Eakins Oval, the Philadelphia Ratha Yatra and Festival of India hosts its annual celebration complete with traditional Indian dancing, family-friendly theater, yoga workshops, lots of food and much more.
Campus Philly College Day
When: Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
More info: www.campusphilly.org