10+ Ways To Celebrate Love Your Park Week In Philly, May 13-21

The city's park system gets a celebration of its own this month...

Every year, Love Your Park Week fills the city with festivals, movie nights, al fresco concerts, cleanup days, hikes and more to celebrate Philly’s expansive park system (which consists of more than 10,000 acres of open space!).

This year, Love Your Park Week returns for more than a week of events — May 13 through 21 — that recognize the outdoor public spaces that are used by so many people all year long.

The events are slated to take place at more than 70 public spaces throughout the city. In the coming days, look forward to beer gardens, festivals, free admission to historic sites and so much more.

Check out our picks for Love Your Park week events below and click here for the full rundown of events.

Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair

Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Shopping is the theme of the weekend at Rittenhouse Square as the spring edition of the Fine Craft Fair fills the park for three full days of shopping. From Friday through Sunday, browse clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, photography and accessories created by talented craftspeople from across the country.

Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair

When:May 12-14
Where:Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut streets
Cost:Pay as you go

www.pacrafts.org

Love Your Park Week Kick-Off Service Day

Love Your Park Week starts with a city-wide service day at some of the most-frequented parks in the city. Click here for cleanup events around town. With rain in the forecast, be sure to check for cancellations — click here for info on service day cancellations and postponements.

Love Your Park Week Kick-Off Service Day

When:Saturday, May 13
Where:Throughout the Fairmount Park System
Cost:Free

www.loveyourpark.org

Spruce Hill May Fair

MayfairPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

On Saturday, May 13, Spruce Hill's annual May Fair returns with live music, a plant sale, activities for kids, shopping, a used book sale and more. A number of the city's popular food trucks will also line up at the park to provide festival attendees with grab-and-go bites.

Spruce Hill May Fair

When:Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue
Cost:Free

www.loveyourpark.org

Germantown Second Saturday Festival

Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

The Historic Germantown neighborhood celebrates the second Saturday of the month with a free festival from noon to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, guests can take free buses to some of Germantown's most-frequented sites (Johnson House, Cliveden and more) and enjoy live music, shopping and food.

Germantown Second Saturday Festival

When:Saturday, May 13, noon-5 p.m.
Where:Various locations including Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

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Parks on Tap Season Kickoff

Parks on TapPhoto by Albert Yee for Fairmount Park Conservancy

Concession trucks meet permanent parks during the warm-weather Parks on Tap series. The traveling program takes advantage of green spaces throughout the city, and Philly’s wealth of mobile suppliers bring two trucks at a time (one food, one craft beer and other adult beverages) to rotating locations throughout the area. The series kicks off its second summer on May 17 at the beautiful Azalea Garden behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Parks on Tap Season Kickoff

When:May 17-21
Where:The Azalea Garden, Kelly Drive and Fairmount Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.parksontap.com

An Evening in Franklin Square

Chinese Lantern FestivalPhoto by J. Fusco for Tianyu

An Evening in Franklin Square, the park's annual fundraiser, returns during Love Your Park Week with dinner, drinks and mingling among the illuminated lanterns that make up the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. Funds raised benefit the programs and upkeep of Franklin Square.

An Evening in Franklin Square

When:Thursday, May 18, 5:30-10 p.m.
Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street
Cost:$150 and up

www.historicphiladelphia.org

Jazz in Hawthorne Park

Hawthorne Park hosts a free jazz concert in celebration of Love Your Park Week. Starting at 7:30 p.m. on May 18, groove to live music by a number of local jazz musicians.

Jazz in Hawthorne Park

When:Thursday, May 18, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where:Hawthorne Park, 12th and Catharine streets
Cost:Free

www.loveyourpark.org

Movie Night in Jefferson Square Park: La La Land

Jefferson Square ParkPhoto by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

On Friday, May 19, South Philly's Jefferson Square Park hosts a free screening of La La Land. The film starts at 8:30 p.m. and those interested in attending are encouraged to bring low beach chairs, blankets and snacks for maximum film enjoyment.

Movie Night in Jefferson Square Park: La La Land

When:Friday, May 19, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Where:Jefferson Square, 4th Street and Washington Avenue
Cost:Free

www.loveyourpark.org

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Photo by E. Mencher for Visit Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival transforms the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood into a come-one, come-all street fest. Residents and visitors flock to the area for a day of music, outdoor shopping, fashion events, international entertainment, food from some of the city’s most renowned restaurants and the opportunity to hang out in one of the city's most bustling squares.

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

When:Saturday, May 20, noon-5 p.m.
Where:Walnut Street from Broad to 19th streetst
Cost:Pay as you go

www.rittenhouserow.org

Party in the Park in Clark Park

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

When dusk hits on May 20, head to Clark Park for a fun-filled party featuring a beer garden, live music, games, food and more for its annual Party in the Park.

Party in the Park in Clark Park

When:Saturday, May 20, 4-8 p.m.
Where:Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.loveyourpark.org

Historic Homes of Fairmount Park Open House

Strawberry MansionPhoto by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

The beautiful historic homes that make up Fairmount Park open their doors for free on Sunday to mark the final day of Love Your Park Week. All day long, sites like Historic Strawberry Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Cedar Grove, Woodford Mansion, the American Swedish Historical Museum and more offer free admission and special events to guests.

Historic Homes of Fairmount Park Open House

When:Sunday, May 21
Where:Various locations Including Historic Strawberry Mansion, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Cost:Free

www.loveyourpark.org

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