Weekend Picks: Bastille Day Festival In Fairmount, Bluegrass And Blueberries Festival At Peddler’s, Hispanic Fiesta At Penn’s Landing, Visit Philly Beer Garden Series And More

The Fairmount neighborhood welcomes its biggest party of the year as Eastern State Penitentiary hosts its annual Bastille Day celebration which includes festivities that spill into neighborhood restaurants and bars. (Photo by D. Tavani for Visit Philadelphia)

Get ready for another sunny summer weekend, Philadelphia.

Tonight from 4 to 7 p.m., the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series heads to South Street to provide guests with giveaways from the Visit Philly team, craft beer, food and fun times to boot.

While the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series is at the PHS pop-up garden tonight, it’s also a great night to hit up other beer gardens like the new Spruce Street Harbor Park, tried-and-true spots like Morgan’s Pier and Frankford Hall and neighborhood favorites like Garden Variety, Memphis Taproom and American Sardine Bar.

This weekend also marks the epic Bastille Day celebration in Fairmount and at Eastern State Penitentiary. Tomorrow, July 12, head to the neighborhood for a block party complete with lively performance, bar parties, music and much more.

Penn’s Landing hosts the two-day Hispanic Fiesta this weekend, which is set to feature traditional dance performances, authentic cuisine and some of the best Hispanic musicians on both Saturday and Sunday.

Read on for our guide to this weekend.

Friday, July 11

Top Pick: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series at PHS Pop-Up Garden

• Also recommended — our other partner beer gardens: Spruce Street Harbor Park, Morgan’s Pier, Frankford Hall, etc. CLICK HERE for our full guide to the Best Beer Gardens in Philadelphia.

Top Pick: Sounds of Paris at The Barnes Foundation

Top Pick: Free Screening of Despicable Me 2 at Lovett Library Park in Mt. Airy

Top Pick: Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Kevin Valentine

Top Pick: 15th Annual BlobFest at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: July Second Friday on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Latinas in the Arts: Stories of Heritage and Inspiration at Crane Old School

Garden Variety Beer Garden

Moore College of Art and Design Presents Film al Fresco at Aviator Park

Brandywine Arts Evening at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Go Go on the Block at The Trestle Inn

Meadow Garden At Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Marcel Fengler at Morgan’s Pier

Dining Under the Stars in Mt. Airy

The Woodmere Annual: 73rd Juried Exhibition (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Smoke and Spice Cocktail Party at Prime Stache

Some Like it Hot Summer Party at Toile

Costumes Of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The two-day Hispanic Fiesta takes over Penn's Landing with traditional dance performances, food, family-friendly activities and more. (Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Saturday, July 12

Top Pick: Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary

Top Pick: Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Free Screening of The Incredibles at Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy

Top Pick: Historic Germantown Second Saturdays

Top Pick: Free Screening of John Winter: Down and Dirty at Liberty Lands Park

Free Admission to the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Free Yoga at the Schuylkill Banks

More picks, below.

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier (Sat, Sun)

Art Star Pop Up Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Bastille Day in Media

Lululemon Urban Yoga at Oxford Mills

Radio 104.5 Block Party at Penn’s Landing Featuring Neon Trees

Oyster House Punch-Drunk Brunch

Your Brain at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Port Richmond’s Second Saturday

Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids with a Post-Game Fireworks Show

Pennsylvania SPCA Peace & Love Block Party Adoption Extravaganza (Sat, Sun)

Philly Cup At McCreesh Playground

PAFA Presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Crime & Punishment Brewing Co. Indiegogo Launch Party

Phillies vs. Nationals Live Broadcast at Memphis Taproom’s Beer Garden

The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne at The Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)

101 Inventions That Changed The World at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

More Places of Our Own walkthrough with Syd Carpenter

Gtown Jazz on the Ave

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Milton, Shinobi Ninja and more at Dockside Bar at Dave & Buster’s

Chasing Dreams: Baseball And Becoming American at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Weekends are meant for hanging alfresco at one of the city's great beer gardens, including Morgan's Pier, pictured above. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Sunday, July 13

Top Pick: Our Guide to Spruce Street Harbor Park (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Bluegrass And Blueberries Festival at Peddler’s Village (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Dog Days of Summer Festival in Chestnut Hill

Top Pick: Invisible River Aerial Dance Performance

Top Pick: Where to Watch the World Cup in PhillyOur Original Roundup (Sat, Sun)

Outside at Brauhaus Schmitz, block-party style — South Street will be closed to traffic and a giant big screen will be set up. The fun starts at noon.

Outside at The Piazza. The Philadelphia Union and the Piazza at Schmidts are hosting a viewing party. Game will be on the giant jumbotron.

Outside at Misconduct & Fado. Misconduct and Fado are once again closing down the 1500 block of Locust Street for an outdoor viewing party, giant screen and all.

Xfinity Live has the largest indoor screen in the city. Their watch party begins at 3 p.m.

More ideas here.

Barclay Prime Summer of Rosé (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

BalletX presents Sunset, o639 Hours (Fri, Sat, Sun)

SS United States at the Independence Seaport Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Union World Cup Final Watch Party at the Piazza

Opening Celebration of Broad & Mt. Vernon Farmers’ Market

Circus! Science Under the Big Top at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Moonshine Brunch at J.J. Bootleggers

Sunday Suds and Grub at Alla Spina

Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Horse Tuning Expo at Fletcher Street Stables

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

PECO Family Jams at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

The People’s Choice: Celebrating Michener’s Top 25 (Fri, Sat, Sun)


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