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Events on the Parkway

A calendar of free and/or outdoor events happening along the Parkway.  

Parkway Pals Play Day

Get ready for the upcoming Parkway Pals season by joining friends and neighbors for an afternoon of laughter and learning at Sister Cities Park! Kids and their families are invited to head outside for a full day of play, including interactive performances, live book readings, character meet-and-greets and more.

This event is hosted by Center City Districts.

Free

May 18, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

210 North 18th Street

Music in Maja Park

CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED WEATHER.

This performance is hosted by the Parkway Council with support from the American Federation of Musicians, Local 77.

Free

May 18, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

N 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Check It Out!

CHECK IT OUT!!!! celebrates Philly's libraries as places of freedom for all families, and is recommended for bookworms aged 5-10 of all orientations, genders, and genres! Stick around for kid-friendly activities after the show.

This event is hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Free

May 28, 2024

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

1901 Vine Street

Music in Maja Park

Bring a blanket or chair to Maja Park for a free, outdoor jazz concert. Vibe-A-Delphia will be performing with trombonist Nick Lombardelli. Performance is weather permitting, please check website or social media for most up-to-date information.

This performance is hosted by the Parkway Council with support from the American Federation of Musicians, Local 77.

Free

June 1, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

N 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

PECO Free First Sunday

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors of all ages will enjoy storytime, art activities, and our popular scavenger hunt, plus performances of Cambodian dance from Khmer Performing Arts and Culture (KPAC).

This event is sponsored by the Barnes Foundation.

Free

June 2, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

"Gilded Shadows" Opening Reception

Gather for a reception for the group exhibition, Gilded Shadows, at Park Towne Place. The reception will begin in the North Tower Gallery, and commence with a walkthrough of the three galleries with an opportunity to hear remarks from the artists and enjoy hors d'oeuvres.

This event is presented by AIR Communities and inLiquid Design.

Free

June 4, 2024

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Music in Maja Park

Bring a blanket or chair to Maja Park for a free, outdoor jazz concert. Vibe-A-Delphia will be performing with steel pan artist Victor Provost. Performance is weather permitting, please check website or social media for most up-to-date information.

This performance is hosted by the Parkway Council with support from the American Federation of Musicians, Local 77.

Free

June 8, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

N 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Music in Maja Park

Bring a blanket or chair to Maja Park for a free, outdoor jazz concert. Vibe-A-Delphia will be performing with latin jazz percussionist, Orlando Cotto! Performance is weather permitting, please check website or social media for most up-to-date information. Please note: this is a make up date for the performance originally scheduled for May 18th.

This performance is hosted by the Parkway Council with support from the American Federation of Musicians, Local 77.

Free

June 15, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

N 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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