Fairmount Water Works • “Six Charms” Historical Houses
3400 West Girard Avenue
From 400 feet up in the 6abc Zooballoon or during the Run Wild for the Zoo 5K, there are many different ways to see and explore thisPhiladelphia classic.
East Side of Schuylkill River from Art Museum to East Falls
Lace up your sneakers, grab your bike or pack a picnic and head off campus to enjoy the four-mile-long path that passes by Boathouse Row, along the Schuylkill River.
The Mann Center
5201 Parkside Avenue
One of the nation’s leading summer outdoor performing arts venues, The Mann hosts a wide range of entertainment. Check out the Orchestra performances with fireworks!
Eakins Oval , Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Mid-July to Late August
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
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
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;
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