The All–American Cookout is a free and festive five-day jubilee that celebrates the official start of summer. Beginning Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23, this Dilworth Park tradition takes America’s favorite summer pastime and adds a generous helping of distinctly Philadelphia flavor. Adults, kids, (and even dogs!) are guaranteed to have a blast.
Full day schedule for Sunday, June 23 below:
- Hosted by DJ Xtina
- 1 p.m.: Deb Callahan
- 2:15 p.m.: Dukes of Destiny
- 3 p.m.: A watermelon eating contest is planned for guests 21 and over. Be sure to register before spots run out! The contest will only be available to the first 20 signees.
- 3:30 p.m.: The Naked Sun
- 4:45 p.m.: Zeek Burse
- Ongoing: The Patriotic Pooch Contest will continue through 6 p.m.
Planned in partnership with Brûlée Catering, Dilworth Park’s food and beverage provider, the All–American Cookout will offer a smorgasbord of summertime favorites, including a Maker’s Mark bourbon BBQ burger, Philly favorite Weckerly’s ice cream and chicken tenders for the kids. Representatives from Herr’s will be on-site to provide free samples of limited-edition snacks, featuring Stubb’s® Sticky Sweet Cheese Curls and McCormick Montreal Steak® Potato Chips. Live music and DJ tracks curated by Live Nation will play from the MET Philadelphia Stage as parkgoers cool off with a Bud Light or Landshark Lager at the pop-up beer garden.
The popular Fine Art and Craft Fair will return on Saturday and Sunday, welcoming a diverse group of Philadelphia-area artisans. Guests can browse and buy clothing, paintings, jewelry and more!