40th Street Summer Series

40th Street Summer Series

August 29 • September 19 • October 3


The 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda—will once again enliven the green area behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th Street with monthly performances and free family events. This year the programming will run from May-September.


In the past the Summer Series has featured internationally-acclaimed acts such as the Millennial Territory Orchestra, Man Man, and the Sun Ra Arkestra— to play free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood. This year, the schedule will expand to include dance, live theater, music, and a few surprises. The Summer Series brings business during the typically slow summer months by increasing patronage at nearby retailers and building upon the existing vibrancy of 40th Street, while providing entertaining, enriching and safe outlets for families, visitors and students. The complete lineup will be announced soon. 


40th Street Summer Festival

Bring the whole family for a fun & free evening of entertainment at the 40th Street Summer Festival! For one night, the green space behind the Walnut West Free Library will transform into a lively carnival atmosphere full of live music, interactive arts & crafts, and entertainment. This event is perfect for children and adults alike! The fun starts at 5PM, so get there early and make sure you don’t miss any of the excitement!

Featuring live music from:
Mixed People with Red Cedar Strings & Au Jus

Interactive Activities:
Percussion workshops by Styx Latte
Painting & mask making with Brian Bazemore
Martial Art Lessons
Face Painter

Trapeze, juggling & tight wire with Give and Take Jugglers
Dancing & hula hooping by Bujee Magoo
Puppet & costume display by Donna Oblongata 
Fire dancers
Balloon artists

FREE Ben & Jerry’s and Philly Pretzels while supplies last!

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