June 13, 2014
Weekend Picks: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series At Frankford Hall, World Cup Watch Parties, Grand Opening Of The Franklin Institute’s Brand New Karabots Pavillion, Stars And Stripes Festival, Penn’s Landing Festivals, The Vendys, Father’s Day Activities And More
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: Our Guide To Watching The World Cup in Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Bloomsday Festival at the Rosenbach Museum and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Free Hot Dogs and Sausages in Rittenhouse Square — Until 1:30 p.m.
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Academy of Music (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Unconstitutional at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
SS United States Exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum (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: Philly VegFest at the Headhouse Shambles
Top Pick: Second Saturday on East Passyunk Avenue
Top Pick: Historic Germantown Second Saturdays
More happenings, below.
Carbonara Burger at Shake Shack (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, June 15 — Happy Father’s Day!
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)
Free Yoga at Race Street Pier at 9:30 a.m. (Sat, Sun)
Free CityLove Tours (Sat, Sun)