B. PHL Innovation Fest

B. PHL is Philadelphia’s first citywide innovation festival, a celebration of the innovation, originality, and advancements happening in a place with a history of bringing great ideas to light. The three-day festival is designed to build the city’s reputation as the most innovative city on the East Coast — a true place of choice for those looking to inspire new ideas, make connections, and ignite novel ways of doing things.

FREE JULY 4TH CONCERT

Wawa Welcome America presents its annual FREE concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor will headline alongside The Philly POPS Big Band… and did we mention it’s FREE?!

Free Museum Day:  Christ Church

Founded in 1695, Christ Church has been cited as “the finest specimen of Colonial architecture standing.” During the Revolutionary Era, it hosted the Continental Congresses and counted Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross among its members. Tour the sanctuary for FREE on Saturday, June 29. 

BONUS! Join Christ Church at 7 p.m. on July 4 for “Patriotic Pipes,” a FREE and family-friendly concert of traditional and contemporary organ tunes.  

Did you know? Christ Church Preservation Trust oversees the Tourism program and historic preservation needs of Christ Church (2nd and Market) and its two burial grounds (2nd and Market, 5th and Arch), which hold more signers of the Declaration of Independence than any other property in America.  

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!

The City Social on The Pier

Join The GREEN Program at The City Social on the Pier, a FREE sustainable summer kick-off event for young professionals across the greater Philadelphia region. Kick off the summer with this fun event located right on Philadelphia’s Cherry Street Pier – one of the city’s newest and most iconic spaces that reimagines urban public space while fostering connection, community, and creativity on the central Delaware River waterfront.

Grab your friends and coworkers to come network, mingle, and meet the people, companies, and organizations that are taking action to push the status quo in sustainability and the social impact space!

You won’t want to miss out on these opportunities while you’re here:

 FREE headshots! 
*Sponsored by Kielinski Photography. You’ve seen their work in ESPN, Philadelphia Magazine, LuluLemon, Essence Magazine, and more!

– FREE and instant resume or LinkedIn profile critiques

– Drinks, food, and ice cream!

– A grand prize raffle of a round-trip flight

..and more!

Grab your friends and coworkers and RSVP for your FREE tickets today!

Twilight in the Gardens

Enjoy the Philadelphia Magic Gardens by twilight! Student admission is just $16 for this special evening at this iconic South Street spot. Full schedule for the evening below. Don’t forget to BYOBBS (Bring Your Own Booze [21+], Blanket and Snacks)!

7:00 – 10:00 PM – Bling out an accessory with Teaching Artist Stacey Holder
7:30, 9:05, & 9:30 PM – Mini Tours of PMG’s mosaicked basement
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Live Performance by River Bones Band

Your Best Summer in Philadelphia

Picture this: it’s the first day of summer and you’re making your Philly bucket list for everything to do to have the best summer yet. Summer has the longest days and shortest nights, so where do you even begin?  We’ve got some ideas. Our list includes a balance of Philadelphia’s best summer events, along with some ways to improve your network and get a head start on your professional plans for the fall. Get ready to have the best summer in Philly!

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Lunar New Year at the Rail Park

Get ready, Philadelphia—we’re welcoming in the Year of the Pig with a big celebration at the Rail Park! In collaboration with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, the Friends of the Rail Park invite you to enjoy an afternoon of food and cultural activities for all ages that celebrate the diversity of what our communities have to offer. Entrance is free. Food for purchase.

Inclusive Leadership Conference

Campus Philly and Temple University will host a one-day leadership conference for ALL Philadelphia-area college students. The Inclusive Leadership Conference strives to build a better Philadelphia by giving college students from around the region the chance to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership and social change. This year’s conference will focus on how one can find, advocate, and teach others to find their voice.

Wired Philly at Franklin Institute

WIRED PHILLY

Our first career event of the semester – Wired Philly! Connect and get wired with leading STEM employers from across the region at our free career event (plus get some free dinner, too!).

Meet companies currently hiring for internships and entry level roles in science, technology, app development, coding, and much more! This will be a casual network-building reception (with free food!) that focuses on genuine relationships – come learn more about all the opportunities available to you in Philadelphia STEM, make some new contacts and meet recruiters.

Stick around to explore the Franklin Institute’s Vikings exhibit – an extra ticket (discounted to $10!) is required for the exhibit, you may pay at the door, but the networking reception is entirely free!

Philadelphia’s tech and science industries are booming, and they’re all looking for talent that looks just like you.