Weekend Picks: The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Continues, Rocky The Baby Duck Tours The Town, Plus Odunde Festival, LGBT Pride Festival, Vendy Awards, Burger Brawl And More

This Sunday, the Odunde Festival returns to Graduate Hospital for its 40th anniversary of African American cultural celebrations.
(Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Happy Friday, Philly! The weekend ahead is chock-full of cool events to keep you busy.

Start your weekend with the Visit Philly Beer Garden Happy Hour Series, which hits Spruce Street Harbor Park today from 5 to 8 p.m. Look forward to deals on craft beer, giveaways from the Visit Philly team and pretty waterfront views.

All weekend long, Art for the Cash Poor returns with a block party-style art show and sale at the Crane Arts Building with all pieces of art ringing in at under $199 — deal!

This Sunday, the Odunde Festival returns to Graduate Hospital for its 40th year of African American cultural celebrations — think food, shopping, performances and more. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and be sure to keep an eye out for a free giveaway from Visit Philly.

Also on Sunday, the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival hit Midtown Village and Penn’s Landing with a ton of great events all day long.

While you’re out there, be sure to look for the just-announced #VISITPHILLY Photo Spots located at highly trafficked and iconic areas throughout the city, including Spruce Street Harbor Park and RiverRink Summerfest. The six #VISITPHILLY Photo Spots are ideal sites for snapping and sharing your best Philly photos. Find them all!

Read on for our guide to this weekend.

Friday, June 12

Top Pick: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Top Pick: Young Professionals Night: The Summer Palette at the Barnes Foundation

Top Pick: Our Guide To Beer Gardens in Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Rocky the Baby Duck Pops Up for the Tall Ships Festival

Top Pick: PHS Pop-Up Gardens in East Passyunk and Graduate Hospital (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ambler Arts & Music Festival (Fri, Sat)

Bloomsday Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Independence After Hours (Fri, Sat)

Art for the Cash Poor Preview Party

Friday Night Jazz in Cedar Park

Pride Kick-Off Party at 12th and Locust streets

Second Nature at the Philadelphia Zoo (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Venice Island Live Outdoors: Free Outdoor Screening of Field of Dreams

Memphis at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Second Friday on Lancaster Avenue

Speaking Out For Equality at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Hello! Sadness! at the SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center

An inflatable baby duck is making a stop at Franklin Square today in anticipation of the Tall Ships Challenge at the end of the month.

Saturday, June 13

Top Pick: Vendy Awards at JFK Bridge

Top Pick: Art for the Cash Poor 16 at Crane Arts (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: 14 Farmers’ Markets To Visit in Philadelphia This Summer (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Franklin Flea

Top Pick: Islamic Heritage Festival and Parade at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

High Street on Market Farmer’s Market & CSA

Fleisher Art Memorial’s ARTspiration

More, below.

Pay-What-You-Can Yoga at the Schuylkill Banks

Brandywine Food and Wine Festival

Plein Air in Chestnut Hill

Saturday Tour of City Hall Tower

Second Saturday in East Passyunk

The Order of Things at the Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Art Star Pop Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Flag Fest 2015 at the Betsy Ross House (Sat, Sun)

Philly Flea Market in East Passyunk

The Art of The Brick at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

GLO: Pride Neon Dance Party at Frankey Bradley’s

Twilight Happy Hour at the Trestle Inn

State Street Blues Stroll in Media

Dinosaurs of the Deep at Adventure Aquarium

Horace Pippin: The Way I See It at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

West Park Arts Fest

Cheese and Whiskey Pairing at Dad’s Hat Rye Distillery

What’s Your Story? Student Public Art Installation and Gallery Show in Kensington (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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The weekend is a perfect time to explore the city’s great beer gardens like the PHS Pop-Up Garden on South Street (shown here).

Sunday, June 14

Top Pick: Odunde Festival

Top Pick: LGBT Pride Parade and Festival

Top Pick: Burger Brawl at Xfinity Live

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

Top Pick: Our Essential Guide To Spruce Street Harbor Park and RiverRink Summerfest

Stripes and Stars Festival 2015

Philadelphia Open House (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography Of Jacques Lowe at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Lion King at the Academy of Music (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Egan Day Flea (Sat, Sun)

Bartram’s Garden River Fest and Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade

Sunday Brunch at Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Punk Rock Flea Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Take One: Contemporary Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Genghis Khan: Bring The Legend To Life at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Beneath The Surface: Life, Death And Gold In Ancient Panama at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Bario Neal x Top Notch Collaborative Event

Framing Fraktur at the Parkway Central Library (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Penn's Landing
Head to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for the Islamic Heritage Festival, presented as part of the PECO Multicultural Series. (Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)


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