Festivals and major events fill the city — from Penn's Landing and Independence Mall to the Franklin Institute and Penn Treaty Park. (Photos clockwise from top left by J. Fusco, G Widman, R. Kennedy, G. Widman all for Visit Philadelphia, Darryl Moran for Franklin Institute)
Good news, Philadelphia, the rain is clearing just in time for the weekend and all of the awesome alfresco events on tap for the coming days. Look forward to sunny skies and temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s which is a serious treat after the constant rain during the workweek.
The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series returns for week two, and this week, takes over Frankford Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. with free swag, $4 beer specials and plenty of fun to boot. The event goes on rain or shine. See you there!
This weekend, not only does The Franklin Institute’s brand-new wing, the 53,000-square-foot Karabots Pavilion open, but its new permanent exhibition, Your Brain, opens, too. Celebrate the grand openings with festivities all day long on Saturday, June 14 — look forward to giveaways, demos, live music, free admission for the first 500 guests (!) and more.
The World Cup continues with watch parties, drink specials and even an outdoor block party at The Piazza at Schmidts. Check out our guide to watching the World Cup in Philadelphia.
Father’s Day also arrives and brings outdoor events (a baseball block party!), special dinners, bacon brunches and more to all corners of the city.
Read on for our guide to this weekend.
Friday, June 13
Top Pick: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series at Frankford Hall
Top Pick: Our Guide To Watching The World Cup in Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: World Cup Viewing Party Outside at the Hub at Commerce Square
Top Pick: Bloomsday Festival at the Rosenbach Museum and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Elle Gyandoh
Art for the Cash Poor 15 Preview Party at the Crane Arts Building
Free Hot Dogs and Sausages in Rittenhouse Square — Until 1:30 p.m.
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Opening Day of Meadow Garden At Longwood Gardens
Rolling Stones of Salsa El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico at the Kimmel Center
Historical Society of Pennsylvania Young Friends Stage Door Canteen Party
A Coffin in Egypt at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Fri, Sun)
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Academy of Music (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Unconstitutional at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Costumes Of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Suburban Square Friday Night Music Series
SS United States Exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Cody Chesnutt at World Cafe Live
Baba Olga’s Inaugural Supper Club Party at Material Culture
Claude Von Stroke at Morgan’s Pier
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, June 14
Top Pick: Franklin Institute’s Brand New Karabots Pavilion and Your Brain Exhibition Opening Celebration — Free for First 500 Guests, Beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Top Pick: Stripes and Stars Festival in Historic Philadelphia — at the National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House and Independence National Historical Park
Top Pick: Islamic Heritage Festival And Parade at Penn’s Landing
Top Pick: Philadelphia Vendy Awards at Penn Treaty Park
Top Pick: Philly VegFest at the Headhouse Shambles
Top Pick: Franklin Flea at the Historic Strawbridge’s Building
Top Pick: Second Saturday on East Passyunk Avenue
Top Pick: Historic Germantown Second Saturdays
Top Pick: Worldtown World Cup Viewing Party and Festival at The Piazza at Schmidts
Brandywine Food & Wine Festival
More happenings, below.
Free Yoga at the Schuylkill Banks at 11 a.m.
Northern Liberties Spring Flea & Music Festival at Liberty Lands Park
ARTspiration Festival at Fleisher Art Memorial
Bring Your Own Dog Brunch at Square 1682
I Want To Be Barbie GayBINGO! at Gershman Y
Carbonara Burger at Shake Shack (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Free The Hooters Concert at Xfinity Live
Holy Ghost at Morgan’s Pier
Prison Food Weekend: Nutraloaf from Around the U.S. at Eastern State Penitentiary (Sat, Sun)
West Park Arts Festival in Fairmount Park
Brazilian Barbecue at International House
The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington at the Off-Broad Street Theater
Greyhound Centennial Tour and Mobile Museum at Penn’s Landing
Tales of Philadelphia’s Art World: Past and Present at Woodmere Art Museum
Sunday, June 15 — Happy Father’s Day!
Top Pick: Our Guide To Father’s Day Brunch, Dinner and Events in Philadelphia
Top Pick: Chasing Dreams Independence Mall Extravaganza and Free Admission to NMAJH
Top Pick: Philadelphia Portuguese Heritage Festival at Penn’s Landing
Top Pick: Our Guide to Brunch in Philadelphia
Top Pick: Art for the Cash Poor 15 at the Crane Arts Building (Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Father’s Day Weekend at Franklin Square (Fri, Sat)
Brunch of Thrones at City Tap House
Moonshine Brunch at J.J. Bootleggers
Free Yoga at Race Street Pier at 9:30 a.m. (Sat, Sun)
Freekeh Pop-Up Burrito Shop at Mugshots Coffeehouse
Sunday Suds and Grub at Alla Spina
Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Free Father’s Day Concert in Mt. Airy Village
Gary Papa Run
The Pennsylvania Ballet Presents A 50th Finale: The Ultimate Celebration (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl
Free CityLove Tours (Sat, Sun)
Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Late-Night Specials at Lolita