Long Weekend Picks, Memorial Day Edition: Pop-Up Artisan Market At The Oval, Picnic At The Pier, Jam On The River, Fireworks & Fountains, Franklin Flea, Devon Horse Show, Memorial Day Celebrations Across The City And The Region And More

Enjoy the holiday weekend, Philadelphia! Across the city and along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway the city buzzes with a local shopping extravaganza, the final days of a marquee exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, events to salute our military men and women and much more. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Ready for a long weekend, Philadelphia?

Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, has arrived to kick off all of the warm weather activities we know and love — alfresco movies, summer night concerts, outdoor happy hours and much more.

The long weekend brings a ton of sure-to-be-awesome events to the City of Brotherly Love including an open-air artisan market at The Oval, waterfront concerts at Penn’s Landing and Morgan’s Pier, free outdoor yoga, Memorial Day ceremonies, the annual Devon Horse Show (complete with shopping and a carnival!) and much, much more.

This weekend also marks the final days of the Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition spotlights the art and artifacts of the Joseon Dynasty in the first comprehensive survey dedicated the the subject in the United States and is truly a can’t miss exhibition.

Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia Roundup

Earlier this week we published our Memorial Day weekend guide, which highlighted the biggest events slated for the long weekend. Be sure to check out that roundup as a companion piece to the special edition Weekend Picks below, highlighting even more great events set for the weekend.

GUIDE: Memorial Day Weekend in Philly

On account of the holiday weekend, we’re going to be heading out a little early today, but we wouldn’t leave without offering up our Memorial Day edition of Weekend Picks.

Check out our picks for the long Memorial Day weekend, below.

Friday, May 23

Top Pick: PHAIR At The Oval (Fri, Sat)

Top Pick: Picnic at the Pier at Race Street Pier

Top Pick: Our Guide To Memorial Day Happenings in Philly (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Top Pick: Fourth Friday on Fabric Row — 4th Street from Catharine to South streets

Top Pick: Final Days of Treasures From Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Top Pick: Sundrop Music and Art Festival at The Fire (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Teen Dance Party

Philadelphia International Tango Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Altar Boyz at the Arts Bank at the University of the Arts (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Twilight in the Gardens at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Architecture and Musical Evolution with David Byrne at the Barnes Foundation

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens — Closing Day!

Chicken Bone Beach at Art Sanctuary (Fri, Sat)

Souled Out Dance Party at The Trestle Inn

Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution at the Academy of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun)

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sierra Nevada Appreciation Night at City Tap House

Saturday, May 24

Top Pick: Franklin Flea Indoor Market

Top Pick: Fireworks & Fountains at Longwood Gardens

Top Pick: Free Yoga at Race Street Pier (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Delaware River Maritime Day at Penn’s Landing

Maritime Day at the Independence Seaport Museum

Free Yoga at the Schuylkill Banks

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Opening Day for Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway

Clark Park Farmers’ Market

Rittenhouse Square Farmers’ Market

The Real Thing at the Wilma Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Memorial Day Weekend at Franklin Square (Sat, Sun, Mon)

Burger Month at Iron Hill Brewery (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

More happenings, below.

Pinot Wine Cruise

Chasing Dreams: Baseball And Becoming American at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Short Films by John Hubley at International House Philadelphia

Independence After Hours Tours (Fri, Sat)

Sunday, May 25

Top Pick: Jam on the River at Penn’s Landing

Top Pick: Our Guide to Brunch in Philadelphia

Top Pick: Booka Shade at Morgan’s Pier

Top Pick: Devon Horse Show & Country Fair (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Top Pick: DJ Deejay on the Moshulu

Headhouse Farmers’ Market

Flag Raising Ceremony at the Betsy Ross House (Sat, Sun, Mon)

Incorruptible at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Free Brewery Tours of Yards Brewing Company (Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Moonshine Brunch at J.J. Bootleggers

Cochon 555

Costumes Of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Memorial Day Parade, Service and Reception at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Booka Shade at Morgan’s Pier

Sunday Suds and Grub at Alla Spina

PAFA’s 113th Annual Student Exhibition (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Community Garden Day at Greensgrow Farms

Summer Kick-Off Party at Howl at the Moon

SS United States at the Independence Seaport Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl

Monday, May 26

Top Pick: Our Guide To Memorial Day Happenings in Philly (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Top Pick: Memorial Day Programming at the National Constitution Center (Sat, Sun, Mon)

Top Pick: Closing Day of Treasures From Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Top Pick: Devon Horse Show & Country Fair (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Brandywine River Museum of Art Antiques Show (Sat, Sun, Mon)

Margarita Monday at Distrito

Memorial Day Weekend at Chaddsford Winery (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Memorial Day Brunch at Local 44

Discounted Admission to Adventure Aquarium for Active and Retired Military

Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Tiger Beats at The Barbary

Monday Night Quizzo at Strangelove’s


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