All American Cookout

The AllAmerican 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 AllAmerican 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!

All American Cookout

The AllAmerican 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 Saturday, June 22 below:

  • Hosted by DJ Reed Streets
  • 1 p.m.: April Mae & the June Bugs
  • 2:15 p.m.: Jackson Pines
  • 3:30 p.m.: Kicking Down Doors
  • 5:00 p.m.: Jason Ager & the Golden Eagles 
  • 6:15 p.m.: Funk Daddy Band

Planned in partnership with Brûlée Catering, Dilworth Park’s food and beverage provider, the AllAmerican 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!

Six Spots that are a MUST when Celebrating the Holiday Season in Philly

Winter break is coming soon – don’t wait to experience everything Philly has to offer this holiday season! Celebrating in Philly means lights, food, and special events everywhere. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, Campus Philly has curated 6 of the best things you need check out this holiday season, from ice skating to scuba-diving Santas! Continue reading “Six Spots that are a MUST when Celebrating the Holiday Season in Philly”

College Night at the Rothman Orthopaedics Rink

Ice-skating is great, but ice-skating for $2 (not including skate rentals) is even better! Grab your friends and come to Dilworth park for College Night ice-skating! ($10 skate rentals)

Made in Philadelphia Fall Market

Local artisans will have fabulous finds such as art, photos, accessories, jewelry, skincare, glassware, wood crafts and more available for purchase.

Where to get your loungin’ on: a guide to Philly’s best city parks!

Fact: back in 1683, when William Penn was mapping out the design of Philadelphia, his goal was to create a “Green Country Town” that would attract settlers from across the Atlantic. The basis of his design? Five public squares across the city – one in each quadrant of [what was then] the main part of the city, and one right in the center.

Those integral public spaces are now Rittenhouse, Logan, Washington, and Franklin Squares, and Dilworth Park – just some among many of our favorite parks in the city for relaxing, picnicking, people watching, and reading on a park bench this summer. Continue reading “Where to get your loungin’ on: a guide to Philly’s best city parks!”

Your Guide to CollegeFest 2015

It’s September already, which means the leaves will start changing, the weather’s getting cooler, and COLLEGEFEST IS COMING UP!

CollegeFest, Campus Philly’s all-day welcome event for new and returning college students, will take place on September 12 at Dilworth Park at City Hall from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We’re expecting 5,000 students, so get excited to meet new friends and meet Philadelphia. Be sure to RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re coming, and check out a few of the highlights that you can expect from the day.

First Things First

Make sure you come to Dilworth Park and check in at the Campus Philly booth first thing! If you have a valid college student ID (from any school, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in the Philadelphia area), you will get a wristband that will get you free entrance into our partner museums and free all-day access to ride the Philly PHLASH, the downtown bus loop with stops at 22 of the city’s most popular attractions and cultural institutions.

Local and National Exhibitors

After checking in, head over to check out our exhibitors. There will be all kinds of awesomeness happening, including a rock climbing wall and punching bag from Army ROTC, a dunk tank (!) courtesy of Vanguard, a make-your-own sunglasses booth from AT&T, spin wheel from SALT, make-your-own-emoji station from Billy Penn, free iced coffee courtesy of Capital One 360, games from IKEA and ISEPTAPHILLY, and more! Be sure to bring some money to sample the local food from our food vendors and the Rosa Blanca Cafe!

Kimmel Center Stage Performances

You’ll be jamming out all day to Worldtown DJs on the Kimmel Center Stage, interspersed with interviews and contests from our partners ISEPTAPHILLY, Eastern State Penitentiary, National Constitution Center, Army ROTC, Academy of Vocal Arts, The Barnes Foundation, The Harvest Open Mic, EgoPo Classic Theater, and The Mann Center. There’ll be sing-offs, dance-offs, pushup contests, spoken word, and more, so be sure to check it out!

Free Museums

This year, we’re partnering with eight museums across Philadelphia so that you’ll get to explore the city’s arts and culture scene, all for free. Take your pick of:

African American Museum in Philadelphia — Dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the heritage of African Americans.

Eastern State Penitentiary — “America’s most historic prison” is now a beautiful ruin known for its grand architecture, tours, galleries and seasonal haunted house, Terror Behind the Walls.

Franklin Institute — Tour the iconic Giant Heart, explore outer space, and check out the special exhibits Genghis Khan and Art of the Brick (just extended) available for $10 after free admission.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts — Check out their open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring free performances, ticket giveaways, behind-the-scenes tours, #stageselfies and more.

National Constitution Center — Visit Signers’ Hall, plus special exhibits Speaking Out for Equality and Religious Liberty, included in admission.

Philadelphia History Museum — Includes Movers and Shakers, a new exhibit exploring the city during the 70s and 80s through photography, plus the Community History Gallery feature on the German Society of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Museum of Art — Jog the steps like Rocky, then explore the world-class collections; there is an opportunity to pay extra to catch the final day of the hit Discovering the Impressionists show!

Rodin Museum — The largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works outside of Paris!

So Basically…

This is the one party of the year you don’t want to miss! See you on September 12 at CollegeFest at Dilworth Park to meet friends and meet Philadelphia.