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Events on the Parkway

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

Rodin Garden Bar

Enjoy a change of scene 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.

Food and drinks are pay-as-you-go.

June 7, 2024

4:00 - 8:30 p.m.

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

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

Rodin Garden Bar

Enjoy a change of scene 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.

Food and drinks are pay-as-you-go.

June 14, 2024

4:00 - 8:30 p.m.

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

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

Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Night at Eastern State Penitentiary

As part of this year's Wawa Welcome America festivities, enjoy FREE evening admission to Eastern State Penitentiary on Wednesday, July 3. Admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour; history exhibits like Al Capone's Cell; award-winning exhibits about the criminal justice system, The Big Graph and Prisons Today; critically-acclaimed artist installations; and more.

Free

July 3, 2024

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

2027 Fairmount Avenue

PECO Free First Sunday

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes. Enjoy fun art activities, performances, and free access to the first-floor collection galleries, Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes, and Visions.

This event is sponsored by the Barnes Foundation.

Free

July 7, 2024

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

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Barnes on the Block


It’s that time of year again! Barnes on the Block presented by PNC Arts Alive, and in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, returns for another round of outdoor fun for the entire family.

This event is presented by the Barnes Foundation in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Free; food and drinks are pay-as-you-go.

July 14, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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