June 22-24, 2018

Weekend Picks: Manayunk Arts Festival, Juneteenth Musicfest & Parade, Parks On Tap And More

The first official weekend of summer brings more than 60 fun things to do in Philly...

Summer is officially here, Philadelphia — and so are tons of awesome things to do this weekend in the city.

Nearly 300 artists from around the nation set up shop on Main Street during the Manayunk Arts Festival, the region’s largest outdoor juried arts festival that’s expected to draw 200,000 people over the two-day event.

On Friday and Saturday, the Juneteenth Musicfest & Parade celebrating the anniversary of the emancipation of African-Americans from slavery includes a massive parade and a festival on the Delaware River waterfront.

Philly’s premier roving beer garden Parks On Tap sets up shop at the Schuylkill Banks in Center City this weekend. Catch up with friends and enjoy brews and bites next to the Schuylkill River.

Also on tap: the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival, Molestice, the 40th Street Summer Series and more.

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Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, June 22

Top Pick

Parks on Tap at the Schuylkill Banks

This roving beer garden series makes a home for itself in the green space adjacent to the Walnut Street Bridge through Sunday...

Top Pick

All American BBQ at Dilworth Park

This five-day-long cookout features local DJs and live music, outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and, of course, a variety of mouth-watering barbecue eats...

LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, THEATER & DANCE

Ongoing Exhibitions

Photo Pop Philly

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

This interactive pop-up exhibit showcases the creative and Instagram-ready work of local artists in a once-vacant Center City space...

Game Masters at The Franklin Institute

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Play more than 100 classic and modern video games in this interactive trek through gaming history from Asteroids to Angry Birds...

Philadelphia Juneteenth Musicfest and Parade

Philadelphia marks African-Americans’ emancipation from slavery with the two-day Juneteenth Musicfest & Parade on Friday and Saturday. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Juneteenth Musicfest and Parade)

Saturday, June 23

Top Pick

Manayunk Arts Festival

Hundreds of artists from around the nation set up shop for the two-day Manayunk Arts Festival, the region’s largest outdoor juried arts festival...

Top Pick

Philadelphia Juneteenth Musicfest and Parade

Philadelphia celebrates African-Americans' emancipation from slavery with a two-day celebration on Friday and Saturday with a lively parade and a cultural festival...

Top Pick

Molestice

In honor of the summer solstice, crowds fill the 100 block of N. Mole Street for this free and fun-for-all-ages annual block party and festival...

Top Pick

40th Street Summer Series

On Saturday, head behind the Walnut Street Library for a free show from hip-hop-meets-classical-orchestration ensemble Thee Phantom & the Illharmonic Orchestra...

Organ Day at the Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center hostsr six melodious hours of organ music played on the famed The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ for Organ Day as well as free programming, including a puppet show (Peter and the Wolf) and special performances...

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival

Beer lovers sample craft beers from the Philly area and beyond while enjoying live music, food truck fare and the Philadelphia Zoo’s collection of animals...

Uhuru Flea Market in Clark Park

Shop jewelry, clothes, food, records, books and more for a great cause at this bustling event located at Clark Park in West Philly...

Muslim City Fest

This second-annual event celebrates American Islamic identity by showcasing the work of Muslim youth and world-renowned artists like Raef, Siedd and more...

LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, THEATER & DANCE

Ongoing Exhibitions

Photo Pop Philly

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

This interactive pop-up exhibit showcases the creative and Instagram-ready work of local artists in a once-vacant Center City space...

Game Masters at The Franklin Institute

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Play more than 100 classic and modern video games in this interactive trek through gaming history from Asteroids to Angry Birds...

Manayunk Arts Festival

Nearly 300 artists and crafters set up booths along Main Street to sell their goods to around 200,000 collectors, buyers and casual shoppers during the Manayunk Arts Festival, which returns this weekend.

(Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Sunday, June 24

Top Pick

Spruce Street Harbor Park

This beer garden and waterfront hangout features colorful hammocks, twinkling light fixtures, three bars and vendors serving burgers, tacos, ice cream and more...

Top Pick

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

This seasonal attraction draws crowds to Philly's only outdoor roller skating rink and The Midway, featuring a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel, a carousel, games and mini-golf...

Top Pick

Philadelphia Irish Festival

This festival brings a day of traditional Irish dance performances, Irish fare like shepherd’s pie and more to Penn’s Landing...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Photo Pop Philly

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

This interactive pop-up exhibit showcases the creative and Instagram-ready work of local artists in a once-vacant Center City space...

Game Masters at The Franklin Institute

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Play more than 100 classic and modern video games in this interactive trek through gaming history from Asteroids to Angry Birds...

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