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Celebrate the Parkway!

12 - 5 p.m.

Enjoy a free festival day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! Visit Barnes on the Block, the Rodin Garden Bar,

the Now + Then Marketplace, and The 2024 Oval for a family-friendly afternoon of fun that celebrates the Parkway’s future as a great urban park. 

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1. The 2024 Oval: The 2024 Oval, a collaboration between Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Parkway Council, features eight acres of food, drink, art, games, and entertainment. The fun takes place at Eakins Oval, across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famous steps. Enjoy a beer garden and mini golf by Libertee Grounds, lawn and children’s games, and more. Check out the full calendar of events, and return to The Oval all summer long.

2. Now + Then Marketplace: Now + Then Marketplace is a curated marketplace that pops up here and there highlighting artists, artisans, makers, and resellers in Philadelphia. Now + Then Marketplace is always free to attend and dog and kid friendly.

3. Rodin Garden Bar: Continue to Celebrate the Parkway with a stop at the Rodin Garden Bar pop-up. Explore the Rodin Museum, enjoy refreshing summer cocktails and tasty small plates, listen to music, and take in the garden oasis.

4: Barnes on the Block: The seventh annual Barnes on the Block, in collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia, is a free block party that encourages neighbors to connect through various forms of creativity. Barnes on the Block with Mural Arts Philadelphia is presented by PNC Arts Alive.
The popular event features a variety of food trucks and the Barnes on the Block Beer Garden by Constellation Culinary Group, plus entertainment and activities for guests of all ages, including family-friendly art making, live music, and dance performances. Guests will also enjoy free admission to the first floor of the Barnes collection; the new exhibition Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes; and Visions, an exhibition of original artwork created by participants in Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Guild program and artists at SCI Phoenix, on view in the first-floor classroom of the collection gallery.

*Greened-out streets will be closed to vehicular traffic.

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Celebrate the Parkway! is a partnership of the Parkway Council, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Now + Then Marketplace.

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