August 4, 2015 |

Top 5 Events: Kick Off August


The month of August means the end of summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the last month of long warm days, beach trips and other fun outdoor activities. This August, take advantage of some of these cool events in Greater Philadelphia to enjoy the last of the summer sun, fresh air and free time!

Center City Restaurant Week: First Annual Summer Edition
When: August 2-14, various times. Where: Center City Cost: $20-35.

A bi-annual Philadelphia favorite is back, but for the first time ever, it’s being offered in the summer months! Center City’s finest dining options are offering fixed-price, three course meals that are both indulgent and not as pricey as normal. Meaning you have the chance to eat delicious meals at some of the most elegant restaurants downtown without paying an over-the-top price. This is the perfect opportunity for a college student’s budget, but be sure to make reservations ahead of time, as many people want to dine with these celebrity chefs and take advantage of the restaurant week deals!

Park Before Dark Lawn Games & Relay Races
When: Thursday, August 6, 6 p.m – 8 p.m. Where: Lovett Library Park, Mt. Airy. Cost: Free!

The Philly neighborhood of Mt. Airy is hosting their annual Park Before Dark series in Lovett Library Park, where every Thursday night of the summer they host a slew of different activities for children and adults alike. This Thursday, the series will include an entertaining evening of lawn games and relay races, perfect for all ages to have fun with. The event will also have popular food trucks on site for guests who want to get a quick and tasty bite to eat. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to sign up online beforehand if they plan on participating in the games.

First Fridays: Summer Madness
When: Friday, August 7, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Arch Street Meeting House Cost: Free!

If you haven’t taken advantage of First Friday deals yet this summer, now is the time to do so! Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Producer’s Guild have collaborated with the Arch Street Meeting House to host a series of exciting, musical First Fridays this summer. Every Friday of the summer they offer free admission to a night of pre-recorded music, live performances, social dancing, refreshments, vendors, games, prizes and more. This Friday’s theme is “Summer Madness,” featuring “cool, frisky music.” The event will also feature a free style dance instructor, a live reading by poet Michelle Myers and a live performance by musicians Ayumi Perry and Jeff Scull.

Market & Shops Quizzo
When: Tuesday, August 11, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: The Market & Shops at Comcast Center Cost: Free!

In partnership with Johnny Goodtimes and Drink Philly, The Market & Shops at Comcast Center will host a fun night of Quizzo, free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to come in groups of four and get involved in some friendly competition and a night of games. All guests receive a $5 voucher for The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, and the winning team will receive a grand prize of $100 to spend at the Comcast Center. If you’re 21, don’t forget to bring BYOB!

Fusebox Concert
When: Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: Rose Tree Park, Media, PA. Cost: Free!

Delaware County’s annual summer festival at Rose Tree Park is just a short train ride outside of the city, and features outdoor summer concerts for free. Each Sunday, the alfresco stage hosts a live band of different genres, always making for a new and exciting show. And who doesn’t love a good cover band? Electrify your night with one of the area’s best classic and modern rock cover bands, and hear some of the greatest music of all time from Elvis, Motown, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and many more.


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