Looking for something to do in Philly this summer?! If so definitely check out some of these places and events that found out about for June and even all summer! Definitely let me know which one you guys like the best.
1. The Chinese Lantern Festival (April 22nd-June 12th)
As part of the celebration of Franklin Square’s 10th birthday, Historic Philadelphia is lighting up the landmark park with it’s first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival.
The square which is located between 6th & Race streets is glowing with 25 illuminated lanterns, handcrafted giant flowers, a three-story pagoda and a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. With most of the creations being constructed by lantern artisans from China, folks of all ages can admire all of the radiant displays.
The festival also offers a nightly entertainment that includes performances from awe-inspiring acrobatics and balancing acts.
For information on this amazing festival check out the link here: http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/philadelphia-chinese-lantern-festival-at-franklin-square/#sm.000001b24hkfgxcuyy21hfpij1gk8
2.) Spruce Street Harbor Park (Opened until September 25th)
So as you guys know i did a previous blog post about this park. For 3 years in a row now, this park has become a perfect place for people of all ages. The park is filled with games that includes an arcade, a life size chess board, shuffleboard, ping pong, and etc. While at the park you can also grab some food. For example: They have an array of food trucks that consist of ice cream, funnel cake, pizza, hot dogs, and etc.
For information on its hours just click here: http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/spruce-street-harbor-park
3. Odunde Festival (June 12th)
The annual Odunde Street Festival is a one of a kind festival that brings a genuine taste of Africa to South Street. Festival-goers can stroll the area from 23rd and Lombard streets to Grays Ferry Avenue and Christian Street, and from 20th and South streets to 24th and South streets.The festivities begin with a procession to the Schuylkill River, where offerings of fruits and flowers are made to Oshun, the Goddess of the River. The procession then returns to 23rd and South streets for the official start of the street festival.
All sorts of African, Caribbean and Soul food will be readily available at the festival. Look forward to a variety of fried fish dishes, curry goat, fried chicken and much more.
4. Outdoor movies at the Schuylkill Banks ( Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
Bring your friends, blanket and picnic basket for a great time watching viewer’s choice movies by the river. All movies start at dusk (approximately 8:30 pm on June 16). Come early to participate in a free pre-movie raffle for gift cards from Philadelphia Runner. Snacks and beverages will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.