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December 3, 2014

Fairmount Park Opens Six Of Its Mansions For Holiday Home Tours This Christmas Season, Starting Today, December 3

Fairmount Park Opens Six Of Its Mansions For Holiday Home Tours This Christmas Season, Starting Today, December 3

Get in the holiday spirit while discovering gems of Philadelphia’s past as the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park open their doors for Holiday Tours all month long. During the holidays, Fairmount Park’s historic mansions get all dressed up and merrily decked out for the season during the two weekends of annual Historic Houses of Fairmount […]

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October 10, 2014

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Hold A Traditional Fall Harvest Moon-Viewing Celebration This Weekend, October 10-12

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Hold A Traditional Fall Harvest Moon-Viewing Celebration This Weekend, October 10-12

A full moon rises in the sky this weekend, and to celebrate, the friends of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park are set to host a weekend of traditional moon-viewing festivities. On Friday, a moon-viewing tea ceremony begins at 7 p.m. with a ritual service of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal […]

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September 26, 2014

The Oval Returns! The Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s Awesome Pop-Up Park Hosts Two Festival Weekends This Fall, October 3-5 And 10-12

The Oval Returns! The Benjamin Franklin Parkway's Awesome Pop-Up Park Hosts Two Festival Weekends This Fall, October 3-5 And 10-12

If, like us, you already miss the alfresco good times of The Oval, then heads up: The Oval returns in October with two weekends of family-friendly festivities. The pop-up open-air public space put the “park” back in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as a month-long summertime installation, transforming an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at […]

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September 23, 2014

The Art-Reach Fall Festival Brings Interactive Arts, Live Entertainment, Food Trucks And More To West Fairmount Park, Saturday, September 27

Art-Reach Fall Festival

From world-class museums to powerful performances, Philadelphia is alive with the arts. Art-Reach, a local non-profit organization, helps make sure that no one misses out on these amazing cultural experiences. To celebrate 28 years of helping Philly’s underserved audiences connect with the arts, this fantastic organization is throwing a fun-filled fundraising event. This Saturday, September […]

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August 26, 2014

Put Your Best Foot Forward And Run The Boxers’ Trail 5K In East Fairmount Park, Saturday, September 13

Put Your Best Foot Forward And Run The Boxers' Trail 5K In East Fairmount Park, Saturday, September 13

Little known fact: Fairmount Park is home to a 3.8-mile trail that has served as a training site for Philadelphia-area boxers for years — even world-renowned boxer Joe Frazier used the trail as a training ground. The trail, which is appropriately named Boxers’ Trail, is adjacent to Kelly Drive and runs along the Schuylkill River. […]

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August 19, 2014

The Essence Of Entertainment Summer Concert Series Continues At The Dell Music Center On Thursdays, August 21 And 28

The Essence Of Entertainment Summer Concert Series Continues At The Dell Music Center On Thursdays, August 21 And 28

Sure, it’s August, but the summertime fun in the great outdoors continues. In verdant Fairmount Park, The Dell Music Center carries on with its Essence of Entertainment alfresco concerts series through Thursday, August 28. This Thursday, August 21, two Grammy-winning jazz legends take the stage at the Fairmount Park venue: Al Jarreau and David Sanborn. […]

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August 15, 2014

Reminder! The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Returns To The Oval Today Starting At 4 P.M. To Kick Off The Last Weekend Of Summer Programs At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway

Reminder! The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Returns To The Oval Today Starting At 4 P.M. To Kick Off The Last Weekend Of Summer Programs At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway

Heads up, beer garden fans! Today and tomorrow are the final two days of The Oval Beer Garden. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit the gorgeous grove on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, today’s the day. Today, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Happy Hour Series arrives at The Oval’s magical beer garden from […]

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July 29, 2014

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 30-August 3

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 30-August 3

Philadelphia’s pop-up park on the Parkway, The Oval, continues to host a full calendar of free events, making it a super desirable destination for summer fun. The expansive public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open Wednesday through Sunday through August 17, and invites one and all to enjoy daily educational programming, tons of […]

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July 29, 2014

West Fairmount Park Welcomes A Guided Trail Run Series One Saturday Morning Per Month In August, September And October

Fairmount Park in Philadelphia

Explore the trails of Fairmount Park through a guided six-mile run of the lesser-known areas of the expansive park. One Saturday a month in August, September and October, join a tour guide from West Philly Runners or FixYourRun for a morning run through tunnels, over bridges and past old trolley tracks. Runners will make their […]

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July 22, 2014

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 23-27

The Oval Philadelphia

Seeking fun in Philadelphia’s summer sun? The Oval has you covered like SPF 45. The pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open Wednesday through Sunday through August 17, and has a full calendar of free daily educational programming, tons of free live entertainment, a daily lineup of food trucks and an awesome beer […]

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