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Events on the Parkway

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

Most outdoor events are on hiatus due to colder weather. Be sure to check out Places to Visit for a list of cultural organizations and sites of interest to explore in the meantime.

Opening Reception for "Drift" Exhibit

Meet outside of the Artist Studio Gallery in the lower level of Towne Center at Park Towne Place for a reception for Drift and a Meet & Greet with Park Towne Place’s current Artist in Residence Richard King.

This event is sponsored by inLiquid Design and Park Towne Place.


February 20, 2024

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

2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

PECO Free First Sunday

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes!

This month, explore the connections between math and art that you see every day. Find examples of geometry and perception in our galleries and see 3-D creations of Barnes paintings by students in Philadelphia and beyond.

This event is sponsored by the Barnes Foundation.


March 3, 2024

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

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Official Boathouse Row Relighting Ceremony

The Official Boathouse Row Relighting Ceremony will take place at the Fish Ladder, directly across the river from Boathouse Row. Bring your own chair or blanket, enjoy music and food trucks, and join City officials, leaders from Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and others for speaking remarks and a short light show.

This event is sponsored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy.


March 7, 2024

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

Fairmount Fish Ladder, Schuylkill River Trail

Family Arts Academy

Get inspired by our special exhibitions Determined To Be: The Sculpture Of John Rhoden and Artists As Cultivators and create art that celebrates creativity and nature. Families joining the free Family Arts Academy (FAA) workshop at noon will be able to attend, also free of charge, the Passport Dance Performance - an immersive dance and storytelling performance by the Modero & Company Group.

This event is sponsored by PAFA.


March 10, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

118-128 N Broad Street

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