The Biggest Events And Festivals In Philly This June

Check out these can’t-miss happenings around town this month....

From film to food to flag raising, June is a hotbed of fun-filled festivals in Philadelphia.

Check out cultural celebrations like the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival and the Odunde Festival, jam to live music at the Manayunk Arts Festival, or raise a glass during Philly Beer Week.

All of this revelry and more is in store for you in Philly this month.

Read on for our full list of festivals and events in Philadelphia this June.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese dragon at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern FestivalPhoto by J. Fusco for Tianyu

Experience the Orient in Philadelphia. The Chinese Lantern Festival returns with illuminated sculptures, authentic crafts, acrobatics, a 200-foot-long dragon and tons more fun for the whole family.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

When:Through June 18
Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street
Cost:$17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for kids 17 and younger, free for kids 2 and younge

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Big Bling on Kelly Drive

The Association for Public Art (aPA) brings sculptural installation Big Bling to Philly this June. A creation of acclaimed sculptor Martin Puryear, Big Bling stands as his largest temporary outdoor sculpture yet. On view from through November 2017 on Kelly Drive, the multi-tier wood structure appears to be part animal, part abstract sculpture and part meditation piece.

Big Bling on Kelly Drive

When:June 8-November 2017
Where:Kelly Drive between Fountain Green Drive and the Connecting Railway and Girard Avenue Bridges
Cost:Free

www.associationforpublicart.org

Philly Beer Week

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The largest beer festival in the United States returns for ten full days of sudsy celebrations. Events take place at venues ranging from bars to museums and include everything from tap takeovers to beer can art contests to homebrew challenges.

Philly Beer Week

When:Through June 11
Where:Various locations including Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue
Cost:Cost Varies

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Odunde Festival

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Nearly 500,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Odunde Festival, a celebration of African American culture. Two stages will host a powerhouse roster of performers all day, alongside vendors selling jewelry, clothing, crafts, food and more.

Odunde Festival

When:Sunday, June 11, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Where:23rd and Lombard streets to Grays Ferry Avenue; 20th to 23rd streets on South Street
Cost:Free

www.odundefestival.org

Flag Day Festivities in Philadelphia

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Celebrate Flag Day where the American flag was first created! Check out a patriotic parade, flag-raising ceremonies and more at the Stripes and Stars Festival in Philadelphia’s Historic District, or commemorate Old Glory at her birthplace: The Betsy Ross House.

Flag Day Festivities in Philadelphia

When:June 11-17
Where:Various locations, including the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street
Cost:Free

www.historicphiladelphia.org

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

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University’s City fun biannual Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll promises $1 specials from neighborhood businesses including restaurants, bars and retailers. Live music and fun for all ages accompany the edible bargains.

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

When:Thursday, June 15
Where:Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 52nd Streets
Cost:Pay as you go

www.universitycity.org

Bloomsday at the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

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On June 16, the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses, during a special celebration termed Bloomsday. In Philly, The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia invites the public to live readings and an afternoon of music, including singers from the Academy of Vocal Arts.

Bloomsday at the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

When:Thursday, June 16
Where:The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Place
Cost:Free

www.rosenbach.org

Juneteenth Festival at the Johnson House

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Honor the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in America, at the annual Juneteenth Festival at the Johnson House in historic Germantown. The daylong event includes exhibits, historical reenactments, music, a beer garden and programming for kids.

Juneteenth Festival at the Johnson House

When:Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where:Johnson House Historic Site, 6306 Germantown Avenue
Cost:Free

www.freedomsbackyard.org

Philly Pride Parade and Festival

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Advocate and celebrate the LGBT community at the Philly Pride Parade and Festival. The action begins, appropriately, in the Gayborhood before the colorful procession makes its way to a party at Penn’s Landing with food, drinks, music and more.

Philly Pride Parade and Festival

When:Sunday, June 18, Parade begins at 11:30a.m.
Where:13th & Locust Streets to Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.phillygaypride.org

Manayunk Arts Festival

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Make your way to Manayunk for a two-day festival packed with crafts, food, music and, of course, art. Nearly 300 artists from around the country come to showcase their work at this annual event.

Manayunk Arts Festival

When:Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:Main Street from Shurs Lane to Green Lane and Cotton Street from Main to Cresson streets
Cost:Free

www.manayunk.com

Wawa Welcome America!

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Philly’s blockbuster summer festival returns for the 25th year this month, celebrating American independence with more than 50 free, open-to-the-public events. The action starts this year on June 29 - don’t miss the Delaware River fireworks show on June 30.

Wawa Welcome America!

When:June 29-July 4
Where:Various locations including the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Cost:Varies

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