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August 28, 2014

A Guide To Philadelphia’s 2014 Fringe Festival With Hundreds Of Progressive Performances At Venues Across The City, September 5-21

Philadelphia Fringe Festival

The 2014 Fringe Festival hits Philadelphia September 5-21 with hundreds of performances at dozens of venues all across the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Kate Raines, Plate 3 Photography)

Now in its 18th year, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival returns September 5-21, with 17 days filled with hundreds of performances of theater, dance, visual arts, music and spoken-word and more.

Philadelphia becomes an arts mecca thanks to the Fringe’s huge range of shows and complementary events, which draw tens of thousands of people to see hundreds of artists perform in venues both traditional (stages, cabarets) and offbeat (basements, galleries).

Curated and organized by FringeArts, the Fringe Festival (formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe) welcomes any and all artists to its Neighborhood Fringe shows and features works by acclaimed contemporary artists in its Presented Fringe performances.

An expansive and compelling array of works make up this year’s presented show lineup, including four world premieres: The floating public art installation WetLand; a world-premiere co-creation from Pennsylvania Ballet, Curtis Institute of Music and FringeArts; the new 99 Breakups from Pig Iron Theatre Company; and, last but not least, The Adults from New Paradise Laboratories.

And that’s just the start.

Where to begin? Read on for our primer on the 2014 Fringe Festival, below.

Overview

Influenced by Edinburgh — the mother of all festivals celebrating progressive performing arts — five Philadelphia artists banded together in 1997 to create an outlet for other contemporary and experimental performers to present their works. What began as a five-day event has grown into more than two weeks of high-quality, highly innovative artistic presentations across the city.

With as many as 75 performances in a single day taking place over the course of 17 days, catching a Fringe Festival show in Philadelphia is as easy as choosing an artistic discipline, picking the neighborhood in which you’d like to see a show and arriving at the venue.

From world-premiere theater at the Painted Bride Art Center in Old City to contemporary dance within an art installation at Drexel University in University City, the Fringe Festival offers up a huge array of engaging performances and accessible venues, all of which are viewable online in a sortable guide.

This year, the festival is again organized into two performance-type categories: Presented Fringe and Neighborhood Fringe.

Presented Fringe shows are juried pieces brought to the fest by FringeArts, and include 11 core shows of dynamic theater, dance and visual arts.

Neighborhood Fringe shows are unjuried, independently produced works that offer regional artists and local performers a chance to showcase their best work to a wide audience.

In addition to presenting the annual fest, FringeArts now produces year-round programming thanks to the opening of its permanent headquarters on the corner of Race Street and Columbus Boulevard this past fall.

Stay tuned right here for more on FringeArts, and check here for a complete schedule of Fringe Festival events.

Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Developed in collaboration with FringeArts, German artist collective Rimini Protokoll’s 100% Philadelphia brings 100 carefully selected Philadelphia citizens onstage to represent the city’s population of 1.5 million. Performed in cities the world over, including London (shown), the show combines scientific data with artistic theatrics. (Photo by Tim Mitchell)

See below for more on this year’s festival. (more…)

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August 28, 2014

1812 Productions Lets The Audience In On The Outrageous Outcomes Of Intimate Exchanges At The Arden Theatre, Starting Today, August 28

1812 Productions Philadelphia

Each moment of the plot is dictated by the audience in 1812 Productions’ daring presentation of Intimate Exchanges. (Photo courtesy 1812 Productions)

Put two of Philadelphia’s top comedic actors in an acclaimed play built on a spontaneous premise and you’re in for an adventurous event.

Such is the case with 1812 Productions presentation of Intimate Exchanges, starting today at the Arden Theatre, Thursday, August 28.

The play, written by Alan Ayckbourn, is designed with an essential twist in mind: although scripted, there is no set story-line.

Beginning on a quiet English estate, one of the characters is faced with an either-or decision. The choice is only decided on the night of the performance, and the character’s choice dictates which scene is performed next. Then another moment of decision arises, the outcome of which leads the play into another set of this-or-that circumstances, and so on.

The two-way decisions split the play, and altogether, the production has 16 scenes, which, in different combinations, have the potential to create eight possible plays with eight different endings.

The premise of Intimate Exchanges concerns assorted versions of the vicissitudes of romance.

Locally lauded actors Tony Lawton and Jennifer Childs play a total of seven characters. Each performance runs for nearly two hours and both actors come to the stage with eight hours of possible dialogue prepared.

It’s a tall order, and 1812 Productions is known for taking chances with the work it presents — especially since this show is included in the Neighborhood Fringe shows of the 2014 Fringe Festival, which celebrates the offbeat (and officially begins September 5).

However, the company raises the stakes even higher, by allowing the audience to determine the direction of the story.

This is the first time in the play’s history that the combination of scenes has not been prepared in advance of each performance. Each audience decides which forked paths the story takes. What you see on one night may not be reprised in exactly the same way for the entire run.

Tickets, starting at $26, are available online.

You may want to catch it more than once, because this truly puts comedy at play.

Intimate Exchanges
When: August 28-September 21
Where: Arcadia Stage at Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost: $26-$40
More info: www.1812productions.org

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August 28, 2014

University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Continues This Saturday, August 30 With Nation Beat And The Highwater Preachers

University City District, University of Pennsylvania and The Rotunda team up to present another installment of the 40th Street Summer Series concerts this weekend. (Photo by Ben Tran for University City District)

Put on your dancing shoes.

This Saturday night, the popular 40th Street Summer Series returns to the lawn of the Walnut Street West Library at 40th and Walnut streets.

On the west side of the Schuylkill River, University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the 40th Street Summer Series, a free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of August and September.

After a two great concerts earlier this summer, the monthly series continues this Saturday, August 30 with a mixed bill of artists sure to appeal to tons of different types of music lovers.

On deck for Saturday, Nation Beat mixes up Brazilian drumming and New Orleans beats to perform an energetic live show. Don’t be surprised if the drummers take to the crowds to egg on dancing.

Plus, The Highwater Preachers tune up to play modern takes on bluegrass classics with fiddling, picking and vocal harmonies.

The free show also includes festive activities and entertainment for both kids and adults like fire artists, face painting, jugglers, balloon art and more.

Plus, be on the look out for complimentary (first come, first served) Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and pretzels to be handed out during the performance.

All concerts take place on the green behind the Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut streets, begin at 6 p.m. and are totally free.

Next up? One last concert with local rockers Man Man hits UC on September 27

For more information on these free monthly events, check right here.

2014 40th Street Summer Series
When: Saturdays, August 30, September 27; 6 p.m.
Where: 40th and Walnut streets
Cost: Free
More info: www.universitycity.org

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August 28, 2014

More Love For Philly’s Food Scene: East Passyunk’s Restaurants Receives Dining Nods From USA Today

Black 'N Brew in East Passyunk

Congratulations, East Passyunk! Earlier this week, East Passyunk’s dining scene received rave reviews from USA Today. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

The East Passyunk neighborhood continues to bring in the accolades as USA Today toasts the neighborhood’s killer dining scene in a piece from August 26 entitled Philly’s Passyunk Ave. Evolves into Dining Destination.

USA Today’s Robert DiGiacomo put the spotlight on some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants while also mentioning its Italian history and the avenue’s hip shopping options.

From spots with local coffee and breakfast options to French-inspired fare, the article raises a glass to the array of top-notch restaurants that line the avenue.

USA Today celebrates Black ‘N Brew’s affordable breakfast and lunch options, the Tex-Mex fare (and Bloody Mary’s!) at Cantina los Caballitos, Le Virtu’s Abruzzo-style plates and local ingredients, and, of course, the brilliant fare and seven-course seasonal at Top Chef Nicholas Elmi’s Laurel.

Check out the full article right here.

To explore East Passyunk on your own (which you really should), check out Visit Philly’s guide to the restaurants, bars, shops and cafes.

Philly’s Passyunk Ave. Evolves into Dining Destination [USA Today]

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August 27, 2014

Tonight Picks: Final Center City Sips Of The Season, Summer Concert At The Penn Museum, Twilight Yoga At Franklin Square, Taney Dragons Pep Rally And More

Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

The Phillies are donating a portion of the proceeds from tonight’s game to Taney Little League, and the local Little League will receive a special pre-game tribute on the field. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Summer is winding to a close, but not before a number of the city’s favorite summer pastimes — like Center City Sips — end with a bang.

Tonight, Commerce Square hosts the official Center City Sips finale party featuring free samples of Golia vodka and a giant video game on its Media Wall. While Commerce Square may host the official finale party, the more than 80 bars participating in Center City Sips will also continue to serve up $5 cocktails, $4 wine and $3 beer to all Center City Sips-ers.

Check out our top 10 outdoor happy hour spots for Center City Sips — it’s beautiful outside.

The Penn Museum continues its outdoor concert series as a blues artists takes the stage for a healthy dose of alfresco tunes. The museum also keeps its doors open until 8 p.m., allowing guests to take full advantage of the long summer nights.

Welcome home the Taney Dragons — the local Little League that made it all the way to the third round of the Little League World Series — with a parade through the city and a special Taney night at tonight’s Phillies game. The parade ends with a pep rally at FDR Park at 4 p.m. and the festivities continue at Citizens Bank Park (ticket’s for tonight’s game are on special and start at just $14!).

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Center City Sips – Final Night

Center City Sips officially wraps for the season tonight, but not before continuing to deliver happy hour deals to Philadelphians. Sip $5 cocktails, $4 wine and $3 beer at the summer happy hour, and enjoy half-priced appetizers. In celebration of the final week, Commerce Square hosts the official finale party complete with complimentary tastings of Golia Vodka, a chance to play Madden ’15 on PlayStation 4 on the Media Wall and more. Check out our top 10 outdoor happy hour spots for Center City Sips.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Participating Bars
Cost: Pay as you go

Twilight Yoga at Franklin Square

Tonight, Pop Up Yoga Philly brings its on-the-go flow yoga to Franklin Square from 7 to 8 p.m. All body types and skill levels are welcome to attend these hour-long Vinyasa-style classes. Tickets to attend the class cost $10 per person, and yogis are encouraged to bring their own mats.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Franklin Square, 6th and Race streets
Cost: $10 per person

Summer Concert in the Garden Courtyard at The Penn Museum

From 5 to 8 p.m., the Penn Museum continues to host its summer concert series in its outdoor courtyard. Festivities also continue indoors, as the museum opens its doors later than usual in celebration of the weekly concerts. Dance to music by Jimmy Pritchard Band, a blues musician, while enjoying light bites and drinks from Pepper Mill Café’s garden bar. Tickets vary, but are $10 for general admission.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3620 South Street
Cost: $10 for general admission, free for Penn Museum members, PennCard holders, Penn Health System employees and children under 5

Taney Dragons Parade, Rally & Phillies Ticket Offer

The Taney Dragons’ celebratory Welcome Home parade is going on right now and concludes this afternoon with a pep rally at FDR Park at 4 p.m. Following the pep rally, the Phillies get in on the action with a pre-game tribute to the Taney Dragons on the field led by Mayor Nutter and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are even doing a special ticket offer – with select tickets going for half-price – for the game and with $6 of the proceeds from those tickets sold going to benefit Taney Little League. Tickets are available online.

When: Wednesday, August 27
Where: Pep Rally, FDR Park; Phillies Game, Citizens Bank Park
Cost: Pep Rally, Free; Phillies Games, starts at $14

Spam Night at American Sardine Bar

Tonight, it’s all about the Spam at American Sardine Bar when Scott Schroeder’s sandwich shrine pays its respects to precooked canned meat product. A collaboration between Schroeder, photographer Neal Santos and food writer Drew Lazor, the special evening will feature a delicious spiced lineup of Spam-tastic snacks. Starting at 6 p.m. until the Spam runs out, the kitchen will turn out an array of spam specials in addition to debuting special spam flavors that are rare or unavailable in Philadelphia.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 6 p.m.
Where: American Sardine Bar, 18th and Federal streets
Cost: Pay as you go

It’s the final Center City Sips of the season and among our top picks are places with plenty of alfresco space like Marathon on Market (pictured above), Chops at the Comcast Center, Commerce Square and Independence Beer Garden.

More, below.

Five Dollar Comedy Week

Looking for a few laughs? Five Dollar Comedy Week brings affordable ($5) shows to the Shubin Theatre in Queen Village all week long. Tonight, the theatre hosts five comedic shows beginning at 4 p.m. Each performance costs just $5.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 4-11:30 p.m.
Where: The Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge Street
Cost: $5 per show

Dining Under the Stars in Media

The town of Media celebrates summer evenings with Dining Under the Stars, alfresco shopping and dining events along State Street from Jackson and Orange streets. State Street closes to vehicular traffic as restaurants and shops take it outside. Live music rounds out the event, which runs from 5 to 11 p.m.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 5-11 p.m.
Where: State Street between Jackson and Orange streets in Media
Cost: Pay as you go

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the NMAJH

The the National Museum of American Jewish History’s continues its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday promotion this evening. From 5 to 8 p.m., explore the galleries for whatever price you’d like to pay.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 5-8 p.m.
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost: Pay what you wish

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the PMA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art swings open its doors for whatever price you’d like to pay as it continues its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday promotion. Explore the galleries within the main building and enjoy crafts, themed tours, yoga and more.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay what you wish

Twin Lobster Dinner at Oyster House

Steamed lobster’s for dinner at Oyster House as it brings back its popular summertime promotion, Twin Lobster Dinners. Revived from summers past, the $26 special includes two one-pound Maine lobsters fresh out of the water, with local corn on the cob and drawn butter.

When: Wednesday, August 27
Where: Oyster House, 1516 Sansom Street
Cost: $26

Take it outside tonight and get down to live music at The Penn Museum's outdoor concert series in the garden courtyard. (Photo courtesy The Penn Museum)

Take it outside tonight and get down to live music at The Penn Museum’s outdoor summer concert series in the garden courtyard. (Photo courtesy The Penn Museum)

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August 27, 2014

Save The Date: The Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Returns For Its 29th Year Of Dining, Shopping And More, September 5-7

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival

Heads Up! The Kennett Square Mushroom Festival returns from September 5 through 7 with a street fair, carnival, mushroom farm tours, mushroom fare and more. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Mushrooms reign at the annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, which is set to return to the mushroom capital of the world (Kennett Square!) from Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7.

To kick off the festivities on Friday, a community parade rolls through town starting at 6 p.m. The route begins at Willow Street before marching along State Street to Meredith Street.

Friday night also brings a slew of alfresco dining at a number of Kennett Square restaurants, in addition to Dancing in the Streets, a dance-centric kick off for the weekend’s mushroom festival festivities.

All weekend, mushroom fare, festivities and knowledge fills the downtown streets of the town — from State Street between Lafayette and Willow streets.

While mushrooms rule throughout festival, the prime attractions must be the three-day carnival and two-day street fair. Browse goods from more than 200 vendors along main street, and then take a spin on one of the many amusement rides and play carnival games in the Genesis parking lot.

Guests can expect to learn all about Pennsylvania’s native mushrooms from the mushroom farmers themselves, in addition to filling up on samples of some of the most distinctive (and common!) mushrooms out there.

Also look forward to a fried mushroom eating contest, mushroom farm tours, opportunities to purchase local mushrooms and much more.

Admission to the festival is $2 per person for folks over the age of 12.

Stay tuned right here for more on this fun festival of fungi!

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival
When: Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: State Street between Lafayette and Willow streets, Kennett Square
Cost: $2 Admission
More info: www.mushroomfestival.org

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August 27, 2014

Our Guide To The Made In America Music Festival, Hitting The Benjamin Franklin Parkway For Two Days Of Live Music, Beer Gardens And Much More, August 30-31

Made in America Philadelphia

The Made in America Music Festival will take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with continuous musical entertainment for two full days, August 30-31. Enter below to score free passes! (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Are you ready to rock, Philadelphia?

Jay Z’s epic Made in America Music Festival returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Labor Day Weekend 2014 on August 30 and 31, and we are psyched.

This third year of the blockbuster urban music fest is going bicoastal, with simultaneous concerts here in Philadelphia and in Los Angeles on August 30 and 31.

Famously curated by Jay Z, Made In America boasts an impressive roster of artists, including Kayne West, Kings of Leon, Pharrell Williams, The National, De La Soul, Girl Talk, Chromeo, J. Cole, Spoon and many more.

Below, we’ve pulled together our guide with resources to help you make the most of your festival this Labor Day weekend.

The Layout

The majestic Benjamin Franklin Parkway transforms into Made In America’s festival grounds, which reach from 22nd Street to Eakins Oval and the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Nearly 60,000 festivalgoers will descend on the Parkway each day to take in the tunes, grab Philly-centric fare in the food truck area, shop merchandise tents and sip brews from a bevy of beer gardens.

Made in America is way more than music, though. Attendees will have access to a slew of cultural vendors, retail and plenty of food and drink, too, including multiple Budweiser beer gardens.

Note: The gates to the festival grounds open at noon each day, the event is rain or shine and there’s no re-entry on either day.

Wondering what you can and can’t bring along? The festival does allow attendees to bring items like factory-sealed plastic water bottles or empty plastic water containers, a small non-framed backpack, blankets, non-professional cameras and small hand-held umbrellas. What you can’t bring: outside food or drink, coolers and audio or video recording equipment. Check here for more information of a complete list of items that are allowed and not allowed inside the festival.

For the complete festival map, see below.

Plus, fans can livestream all the tunes right into their own homes, so anyone can feel like they’re part of the music magic.

Made in America Festival in Philadelphia

For its third year, Made in America spotlights a variety of awesome artists (Kanye! Kings of Leon!) in a two-day music fest on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, August 30 and 31. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

For more on Made in America, see below. (more…)

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August 27, 2014

Completely Awesome Breaking News Alert: Spruce Street Harbor Park To Stay Open For Another Month, Continue To Wow Visitors And Residents Alike Through Sunday, September 28!

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Hooray! Thanks to a last-minute extension, Spruce Street Harbor Park will remain open daily through Sunday, September 28. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)

Due to popular demand, Spruce Street Harbor Park will remain open for one more month, through Sunday, September 28.

The public has spoken, and the good people of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation — the nonprofit group operating the pop-up park — have listened.

That’s right: there’s now one more month to lounge in hammocks, play shuffleboard, stroll beneath misters, sip a beer on the floating restaurant, and take selfies in front of the LED lights.

All of the current hours will remain the same, and there may even be some seasonal activities in the works.

And we truly couldn’t be more thrilled about the extension.

Without a doubt, Spruce Street Harbor Park’s presence at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River waterfront has been a resounding success.

Conceived as a two-month-long placemaking installation, the park has done so much more than merely attract Philadelphians and visitors to the river. Spruce Street Harbor Park has served as a clear reminder of just how amazing this city’s waterfront can be, and in the process garnered support for future developments all along the Delaware River (hello, Washington Avenue Pier and Pier 68).

And Philadelphia is not alone in loving the new pop-up park on the waterfront – The Huffington Post recently named it one of the best urban beaches in the world(!!) and Travel + Leisure just named it one of the coolest floating restaurants in the world(!!).

If you, too, have loved spending time on the waterfront this summer, let the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation know via Twitter at @Penns_Landing or email.

But don’t wait until September 27 to get out there and enjoy the park! Remember, the space is still temporary and will close up for the season at the end of the month.

For now, though, let’s all just head down to the waterfront and soak up the good times to be had at the stupendous Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Spruce Street Harbor Park in September
When: Now open daily through Sunday, September 28! General park hours, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 401 S. Columbus Boulevard at Spruce Street
Cost: Free admission
More info: www.sprucestreetharborpark.com

Previously: Check out all of our prior coverage of Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park is continuing to rock the Delaware River Waterfront with a floating restaurant and beer garden, games, a hammock lounge and more.(Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

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August 27, 2014

Yelp Debuts Big Primpin’, A Brand-New Salon Event Series Featuring Free Light Bites, Salon Services And More, Kicking Off This Thursday, August 28

Beginning this Thursday, August 28, Yelp Philly debuts Big Primpin', a new monthly salon series. (Image courtesy Yelp)

Beginning this Thursday, August 28, Yelp Philly debuts Big Primpin’, a new monthly salon series. (Image courtesy Yelp)

Beginning this month, Yelp Philly will debuts a brand-new free event series, the Big Primpin’ Series, to shine a spotlight on a different local beauty salon every month.

The first event, this Thursday, August 28, will take place at DnA Salon’s new location in Northern Liberties. Each month, guests can expect services from the salon in addition to food and drinks.

Come ready to get pampered as DnA salon is slated to offer a variety of mini-salon services. Look forward to blow dry touch ups, curling iron styling, bang trims, men facial hair clean up and more.

Also enjoy drinks and light bites from the nearby haunt, One Shot Coffee.

Interested in some free primping? RSVP online to secure your spot. But hurry, only the first guests will receive a confirmation from Yelp, after spots are full, interested guests will be put on a wait list. You must have a Yelp account in order to register.

Take note, the Big Primpin’ series is 21-plus.

Big Primpin’ at DnA Salon
When: Thursday, August 28, 6-8 p.m.
Where: DnA Salon, 1109 N. American Street
Cost: Free
More info: www.yelp.com

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August 26, 2014

The Polish-American Festival Returns To Bucks County With Food, Amusement Rides And More, August 30-September 1 And September 6-7

Over the next two weekends, the Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair returns to Doylestown with food, performances, games and more. (Image courtesy Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair)

Over the next two weekends, the Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair returns to Doylestown with food, performances, games and more. (Image courtesy Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair)

For the next two weekends, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown welcomes folks for the annual Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair.

From August 30 through September 1, and September 6 through 7, the festival celebrates Polish culture through food, drinks, performances, games, shopping and much more.

Celebrate Polish culture through food and drinks including pierogies, placki (or potato pancakes), grilled kielbasa, golabki (a stuffed cabbage dish), Polish beer and more. For those looking for American fare, enjoy barbecue chicken, chicken fingers and American beer.

Three performance areas will welcome entertainers of all sort — magicians, Polish performance groups, traditional Polish dancers, children’s performance groups and more. The full list of live entertainment is available right here.

In addition to performances, a full-fledged fair rounds out the fun. Look forward to classic fair rides and games, think ferris wheels, fun slides and tilt-o-whirl. Also browse handmade items from the on-site crafters village — shops clothing, accessories, home decor, jewelry and much more.

Admission is $12 per person and includes access to most of the fair rides.

Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair
When: August 30-September 1 and September 6-7, noon-8 p.m.
Where: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown
Cost: $12 per person
More info: www.polishamericanfestival.org

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