posted by , on May 23, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Memorial Day weekend is always full of outdoor activities. Luckily, Philly has an outdoor hangout spot for every interest! Below find out where to catch an outdoor movie, free live music, Memorial Day weekend fireworks and more.

Brews with a viewWednesday at Parks on Tap at FDR Park Boathouse. Thursday at Brews & Views at the Free Library. Friday at Cira Green. For more beer gardens around the city, go here.

Brews & Views at the Free Library


Al fresco cinema: On Thursday, May 25, “Sister Act” will be playing outside on the big screen at Movie Night at The Schmidt’s Commons in Northern Liberties.

Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons


Riverfront activities: Celebrate opening Day of Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest on Friday, May 26. Spend your Sunday at Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day, then end your day with Memorial Day fireworks by the water.


Music at The Mann: Philly POPS presents the second annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute at the Mann, a community concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday, May 27 at 7pm during Memorial Day weekend. In celebration of those who serve, all tickets to the concert will be provided free of charge.


Bright lights at night: Prepare to be enchanted at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square happening now until June 11, or make your way to Spruce Street Harbor Park for an illuminated hammock hang.

Spruce Street Harbor Park at night


Hike or bike: Discover 8 Hikes Near Philadelphia With Waterfalls and Gorgeous Views, Under-the-Radar Bike Trails Around Philly, The top three hiking destinations within 10 miles of Philly and more.

Students hiking the Wissahickon Trail

This is just a sample of what’s going on this month! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Facebook events page for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

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