Fairmount Park

KNOWN FOR: Boathouse Row • Philadelphia Zoo • Kelly Drive
Fairmount Water Works • “Six Charms” Historical Houses

Top Picks

 
The Oval
Eakins Oval , Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Mid-July to Late August; www.theovalphl.org

The new “Park on the Parkway” features free interactive games, special events including live music, movie nights, performances and workshops, as well as a rotating lineup of food trucks and a beautiful beer garden.

 
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
52nd & Parkside Avenue; www.manncenter.org

This open-air music venue hosts diverse artists and performances during the summer. Bring a group of 20 friends for a 10% discount on select shows.

 
Schuylkill River Trail
Map: www.schuylkillrivertrail.com/trails/philadelphia

Run, walk, bike or skate along the Schuylkill Banks, located between the Fairmount Water Works and Locust Street, and up to the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk to catch one of the best skyline views.
 

Must Attend Event

 
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
Horticulture Center, 100 North Horticultural Drive; Mid-April; www.subarucherryblossom.org

The week-long Festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events. The main event, Sakura Sunday, features live music, demonstrations, karaoke, a Harajuku Fashion Show, tours of Shofuso Japanese garden house and more

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