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October 9, 2014

County Fair At The Oval Brings A Ferris Wheel, Movie Screenings, Food Trucks, Outdoor Drinks, Music And More To The Parkway, October 10-12

County Fair At The Oval Brings A Ferris Wheel, Movie Screenings, Food Trucks, Outdoor Drinks, Music And More To The Parkway, October 10-12

Exciting news! A full-fledged County Fair arrives at The Oval this weekend, October 10 through 12, for the last of The Oval’s weekends of fall programming. Celebrate fall — and fairs — with everything from a Ferris wheel and carnival games to an outdoor bar and free movie screenings. Read on for our guide to […]

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October 1, 2014

Outdoorsy Weekend At The Oval Brings Free Movie Screenings, A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Kid-Friendly Games And More To The Parkway, October 3-5

Outdoorsy Weekend At The Oval Brings Free Movie Screenings, A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Kid-Friendly Games And More To The Parkway, October 3-5

Philadelphia’s glorious fall festival season hits a high note this weekend with a dozen festivals both in the city and beyond. A recent addition to the fest lineup, the first of two weekends of fall programming at The Oval arrives this weekend. The pop-up park on the Parkway celebrates autumn Friday, October 3 through Sunday, […]

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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 24, 2014

Celebrate Oktoberfest At Alla Spina This Weekend With A Sunday Street Festival, Tap Takeover And More, September 26 & 28

Celebrate Oktoberfest At Alla Spina This Weekend With A Sunday Street Festival, Tap Takeover And More, September 26 & 28

It’s still September, but Oktoberfest is in full effect throughout the city. This weekend, the party moves to Marc Vetri’s Italian gastropub Alla Spina. In addition to slate of special events, Victory Brewing will host a tap takeover, and the kitchen will serve up delectable German fare all weekend long. The party kicks off at […]

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September 17, 2014

Join In A Block Party To See A Model Of The Proposed Spring Garden Street Greenway Bike Path And Pedestrian Path, This Saturday, September 20

Join In A Block Party To See A Model Of The Proposed Spring Garden Street Greenway Bike Path And Pedestrian Path, This Saturday, September 20

Celebrate and hear about the proposed Spring Garden Street Greenway, a plan for a 2.2-mile bike and pedestrian path on Spring Garden Street from the Schuylkill Banks to the Delaware River Waterfront, at a block party this Saturday, September 20. Learn about the glorified bike path, walking area, urban trail and sustainable development at an […]

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August 14, 2014

Coming Attraction: David Lynch: The Unified Field Opens September 13 To Exhibit 90+ Paintings, Drawings And Short Films By The Iconic Filmmaker At The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts

David Lynch Philadelphia Exhibit

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ alumni roster reads like a who’s who of the American fine art world: Alexander Stirling Calder, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Benjamin West and many, many more studied within the walls of the historic arts institution on North Broad Street. But not only great painters are developed […]

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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 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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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

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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May 19, 2014

Memorial Day In Philadelphia — Our Complete Guide To How To Spend Your Long Weekend In Philly

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Memorial Day weekend hits this Friday, May 23, and we can’t help but feel pumped for the unofficial start of summer and the arrival of warm-weather good times. This season has already been filled with awesome events, and the coming Memorial Day weekend continues the springtime trend of fun-filled Saturdays and Sundays in Philadelphia. The […]

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