More Than 50 Of The Biggest Festivals Hitting Philadelphia This Summer

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Philadelphia’s summer festival season heyday is at hand, and the prime time to take advantage of spending good times in great outdoor spaces is now.

From the Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware River and the multicultural festivals at Penn’s Landing to the epic Made in America music festival and neighborhood block parties, the entire city is abuzz during the summer months.

In our roundup, we’ve organized our list chronologically and noted whether each festival is free or ticketed. So be sure to look for the notation throughout the roundup. Good news, though, most fests are completely free of charge!

Read on for our picks of the best festivals, events and exhibitions happening this summer in Philadelphia.

• Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Thursday, June 25.

Save your $1 bills for the popular Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll in West Philadelphia. Dozens of businesses along the Avenue set up shop on the sidewalk for an evening of $1 deals that include tasty bites, pet toys, giveaways, local beer and much more. Free | MORE INFO


• 40th Street Summer Series

Sunday, June 27.

Live music fills the alfresco space at 40th and Walnut streets for the annual 40th Street Summer Series. Once a month every month this summer, talented musicians and performers perform an array of acts for attendees at the series of free outdoor concerts. Free | MORE INFO