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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

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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July 18, 2014

Reminder! The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Hits The Oval Today At 4 P.M. To Help Kick Off Its Opening Weekend

The Oval launched its summer 2014 season this week and kicks off its first weekend with the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series happy hour, the launch of Yards Brewing Company’s Fairmout Park Pale Ale and much more. Who’s ready to start another sweet summer weekend at a brilliant beer garden? With the turnout at the […]

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July 16, 2014

Our Complete Guide To The Oval, The Awesome Pop-Up Public Park On The Parkway Launching Its Summer Season July 16-August 17, With A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Art Installation And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval summer season has returned for 2014. After an awesome run in 2013, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval has once again […]

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July 8, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Oval Returns For 2014 On Wednesday, July 16 With Site-Specific Art By Candy Coated, A Beer Garden, A Full Calendar Of Events And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval returns for the summer of 2014. On the cusp of launching its second season, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval will […]

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June 18, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra Accompanies Eight Concerts And Movie Screenings At The Mann Center, Beginning Tuesday, June 24

Over three-weeks this summer, The Philadelphia Orchestra teams up with The Mann Center for the Performing Arts to present eight riveting concerts at the ideal spot for alfresco performances. Beginning on Tuesday, June 24, The Philadelphia Orchestra accompanies musical acts — and movies — of all sort. The summer music series is the perfect opportunity […]

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May 29, 2014

Our Spectator’s Guide To The Annual Manayunk Bike Race Which Returns To Manayunk And The Wall, East Falls, Kelly Drive And Fairmount Park, This Sunday, June 1

This Sunday, June 1, the tried-and-true Manayunk Bike Race returns to the rolling hills of Manayunk, East Falls, Fairmount Park and Kelly Drive. The annual event welcome thousands and thousands of professional bicyclists to compete in a 12-mile circuit course throughout the City of Brotherly Love. More than a dozen men’s and women’s teams compete […]

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May 22, 2014

Get Your Cowbells Ready: The Annual Manayunk Bike Race Returns Next Sunday, June 1

Manayunk, East Falls, Fairmount Park and Kelly Drive come alive with energy as the annual Philly Cycling Classic presented by Parx Casino races to town next Sunday, June 1.  The Block Parties   Every year, the official race turns into an unofficial block party throughout the 12-mile circuit course complete with eating, drinking, hanging and […]

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April 11, 2014

Sakura Sunday, The Grand Finale Of The 2014 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Arrives In Fairmount Park This Sunday, April 13

Get ready to enjoy the springtime sunshine with a party in the park this Sunday, April 13. Philadelphia’s annual fête of flowers and Japanese culture, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, has bloomed throughout the city for the past two weeks. This Sunday, April 13, the centerpiece of the festival unfolds with the day-long Japanese culture […]

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March 26, 2014

Smith Memorial Playground Presents Its Annual Spring Kick Off, Play-A-Palooza, This Saturday, March 29

UPDATE: Play-A-Palooza has been canceled due to inclement weather. Playtime is the name of the game this Saturday, March 29 at Fairmount Park’s Smith Memorial Playground. From noon to 3 p.m., families are invited out for Play-A-Palooza, an event made to celebrate a new season of the well-loved playground. In addition to playtime on slides, […]

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February 11, 2014

Skip The Blue Cross Broad Street Run Lottery And Register To Race Via Fairmount Park Conservancy Fundraising, Now Through April 14

What began in the 1980s as a dash up Broad Street is now the largest 10-mile race in all of America. This spring, the annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run returns to Philadelphia, making its way through town on Sunday, May 4. More than 23,000 people have already registered for a spot in the lottery […]

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