August 31-September 3, 2018

Long Weekend Picks: Labor Day Events, Made In America, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest And More

Made in America, Labor Day weekend and more events make this long weekend a fun one in Philly...

Hey, Philly! Labor Day weekend is finally upon us and there are more than 50 different, exciting things to do and see in Philadelphia to take advantage of the long holiday weekend.

Made in America music festival attracts fans from around the world.

This weekend is the last chance to enjoy Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest! Play carnival games, taste delicious food, skate at the outdoor roller rink and more at this popular seasonal attraction before it wraps up its season.

Roving beer garden Parks on Tap hits Spruce Hill’s Clark Park this weekend. Grab a brew with friends and enjoy your Labor Day weekend in one Philly’s great green spaces.

In this edition of Weekend Picks, we’re including happenings on Monday, September 3 because Labor Day weekend is an ideal time to spend a long weekend in Philly, especially with the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package. The package includes more than $250 in free perks, including free hotel parking and free tickets and experiences from the Museum of the American Revolution, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, CHeU Noodle restaurants, Franklin Square, PHLASH and Lyft.

Follow Uwishunu on Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the weekend. Remember, with cloudy skies in the forecast it’s best to confirm event happenings with organizers before heading out.

Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philadelphia.

Friday, August 31

Top Pick

Draken Harald Hårfagre at Penn's Landing

The Draken Harald Hårfagre, the world’s largest operating Viking ship, sails into Penn’s Landing (for the first time ever!) over Labor Day weekend...

Top Pick

Last Chance: Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

This seasonal attraction draws to a close on Labor Day. Head to 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

Deck at Independence Seaport Museum

Have fun with games and drinks (and, if you go on Saturday, get an amazing view of fireworks over the Delaware...

Admiral's Tavern on the Cruiser Olympia

(Fri, Sat)

Climb aboard this historic ship on Friday and Saturday for an evening experience complemented by live music, wine and cocktails as well as craft beer from Ship Bottom Brewery...

Live Music, Comedy, Theater and Dance

Top Pick

House of Bottles at NOTO

The ultimate party on Friday features entertainment by DJ AMH, DJ HBK, DJ Caution and DJ NiteCrawler, a top-shelf open bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres all night...

Top Pick

D’ussé Palooza

One of the biggest cross-country fests in the nation — lands in Philly on Friday. Enjoy complimentary D’ussé cocktails (while supplies last)...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Last Chance: Photo Pop Philly

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

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

Parks On Tap

Parks On Tap continues this weekend at the green and spacious Clark Park. Grab a brew with friends and enjoy the late summer breeze. (Parks on Tap | Photo courtesy Fairmount Park Conservancy)

Saturday, September 1

Top Pick

Made in America Music Festival

Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and more than 60 other acts perform at the two-day fest over Labor Day weekend...

Top Pick

Labor Day Volksfest at Canstatter-Verein

The Canstatter German society hosts a three-day Oktoberfest party complete with German beer, food, music and more...

Farm to City Farmers Markets

(Sat, Sun)

Farm to City organizes markets every week around the city, including a big market every Saturday at Rittenhouse Square...

Live Music, Comedy, Theater and Dance

Top Pick

Meek Mill at NOTO

The North Philly native is the star of this Made In America after-party at NOTO...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Last Chance: Photo Pop Philly

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

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

Made in America

This weekend, the two-day Made in America music festival returns with live music from Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone and more. (Photo Courtesy Made in America)

Sunday, September 2

Top Pick

Waterfront Day

This day-long event features a pop-up rooftop beer garden on the Spirit of Philadelphia cruise ship, live entertainment and more...

The Food Trust's Farmers Markets

(Sat, Sun)

The Food Trust hosts boutiful farmers markets around the city on many days of the week, including at Headhouse Square on Sunday...

Live Music, Comedy, Theater and Dance

Top Pick

Afrofest at the Theater of Living Arts

This massive African-Caribbean festival and party returns for fans of afrobeats, hip-hop, dancehall, soca and kompa music...

Top Pick

Party in the Park at the Dell Music Center

Classic R&B group and Philly natives Maze featuring Frankie Beverly get The Dell grooving alongside The Whispers on Sunday evening...

Top Pick

FIGMAGO and FIGMAGO: Alive

This multi-room experience — described as a "living mural" — merges visual art, dance and acrobatics for an escape-room-meets-art-installation adventure...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Bok Bar

Bok Bar's beer festival this weekend offers great views of the city, brews and a chance to support a good cause. (Bok Bar | Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia)

Monday, September 3

Top Pick

Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia

With parties, exhibitions and attractions Labor Day weekend is a busy one in Philly...

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

Parks on Tap at Clark Park

Roving beer garden series Parks on Tap pops up in Clark Park from Wednesday through the Labor Day holiday...

Top Pick

Bok to School Beer Fest

Spend Labor Day in the gymnasium of a former vocational school sipping beer from local breweries for a good cause...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Top Pick

Corridor of Culture at the Parkway Central Library

Part of Parkway 100, this exhibit features photographs and artwork that illustrate the creation and use of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway over the last century...

Last Chance: Photo Pop Philly

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

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

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