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Events on the Parkway

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

Click here to see all programming taking place at The 2024 Oval, July 11th - August 25th.

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

Parkway Presents: The Philadelphia Suns

The Philadelphia Suns will dazzle with traditional Chinese lion dancing and music.

This event is presented by the Parkway Council.

Free

July 19, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Oval

Parkway Presents: Guachinangos

The Guachinangos will get the crowd moving to the beat with Cumbian and Jarocho fusion music.

This event is presented by the Parkway Council.

Free

July 26, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Oval

Parkway Presents: Troupe Da Da

Troupe Da Da will showcase West African dance and music.

This event is presented by the Parkway Council.

Free

August 2, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Oval

Parkway Presents: Project Positive

Project Positive will bring all the moves to the Oval’s center stage! Please note: This is a rescheduled time.

This event is presented by the Parkway Council.

Free

August 3, 2024

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Oval

Parkway Presents: TAMEARTZ Hip Hop Masterclass

This TEDx talk-like masterclass explores emceeing, breaking, rapping, and graffiti art, the elements of Hip Hop culture while showcasing them in real time.

This event is presented by the Parkway Council.

Free

August 9, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Oval

Parkway Presents: Modero & Company

Modero & Company will be presenting a Traditional Indonesian Music and Dance show called Di Hati-Ku (In My Heart).

This event is presented by the Parkway Council.

Free

August 16, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Oval

Parkway Presents: Mad Beatz Philly

Mad Beatz Philly will close out the Oval with a percussive performance that will have you out of your seat.

This event is presented by the Parkway Council.

Free

August 23, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Oval

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