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10 Reasons to Live in Philadelphia This Summer

Local attractions, amenities & specials adding that extra spice to our city of brotherly love …

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Photo Credit via Philly Mag

# 1 – Center City Sips

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Citywide happy hour specials every Wednesday evening, all summer long !

  • June 4th – August 28th / 5 – 7 pm weekly
  • $3 beer, $4 wine, & $5 cocktails
  • Sponsored by Center City District & Golia Vodka.
  • Editor’s Note – Free Parking Wednesday’s After 5pm.
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via Philadelphia Parking Authority

# 2 – The Awesome Fest

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Photo Credit via Visit Philly

Free, Weekly, Outdoor Movie Screenings around the City.

  • Thursdays at Clark Park
    • June 26 – August 14
    • Week Off July 31st *
    • West Philadelphia
  • Fridays at The Oval

# 3 – Budweiser Made in America Festival

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The Jay-Z Curated Festival Returns to Philly for the 3rd Straight Year.

  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Saturday 8/30 – Sunday 8/31
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Art Museum Area
  • Featuring –
    • 2014 Headliners
      • Kanye West & Kings of Leon
    • Support
      • Tiesto, Pharrell Williams, The National, Chromeo, Steve Aoki & J.Cole
      • Girl Talk, R3hab, De La Soul, Baauer, Tommy Trash, Mayer Hawthorne & many more

# 4 – Extended SEPTA Service

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Photo Credit via Mikhail Volkov

SEPTA Introduces All Night Weekend Service.

  • Market-Frankford (the EL) & Broad Street Lines
    • Starting Sunday June 15th.
    • Will operate 24 hours on Fridays & Saturdays.
  • Goals
    • Provide flexible late night travel on weekends.
    • Accommodate increased nightlife activity during summer.
    • Safe, reliable option for the city’s residents & suburban commuters.

# 5 – Beach Proximity

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Photo Credit via Philly Style Mag

Whether a Day Trip or Weekend Outing, AC is just 65 miles away !

  • Philly to Atlantic City < 1 hour commute.
  • Public transportation accessible (via bus / train)
  • Flexible distance for day trips or weekend outings
  • Fantastic beaches, dining options, casinos & nightlife.

# 6 – Night Market

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Philly’s Favorite Street Food Festival Returns May – October.

  • Successful seasonal launch in Old City.
  • Forthcoming events –
    1. Lancaster Ave @ 35th St
      • August 21st
    2. Chinatown
      • October 2nd
  • Hashtag #NightMkt on twitter & Instagram to share your experience.
  • Come hungry !

# 7 – Morgan’s Pier

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Photo Credit via Jason Melcher, Morgan’s Pier

Outdoor Restaurant & Beer Garden, Steps from the Ben Franklin Bridge !

  • Gourmet menu + extensive beer list.
  • Fantastic nightlife option.
  • Live music on weekends.
  • Perfectly situated on Delaware River waterfront.
  • Editor’s Note : Forthcoming Event Recommendations

# 8 – Yoga on the Pier

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Race Street Pier via Visit Philly

April – August, Everyday ! Perfect Waterfront Setting.

  • Free instruction, open to public.
  • Suitable for adults, children & various skillsets.
  • 7 days a week on the Race St Pier.
    • M – F / 7 am
    • Weekends / 9:30 am
    • Thursdays / 7 am & 6pm *

# 9 – Wawa Welcome America

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Photo Credit via Philly 360

Philly’s Annual Independence Day Celebrations.

  • 7 days of free events & festivities.
  • June 28th – July 4th
    • Liberty Block Party
      • June 28
      • Noon – 10 pm
      • Center City
      • July 1st / 8pm
      • Penn’s Landing
      • Old City
    • Independence Day Parade
      • July 4th
      • 11 am – 12:30 pm
      • Throughout the City
    • Party on the Parkway & 4th of July Jam
      • July 4th / Noon – 11 pm
      • The Largest Free Concert in America
        • Curated by The Roots
        • Featuring Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson & Ariana Grande

# 10 – Al Fresco Options

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Photo Credit via Philly.com

Variety of Outdoor Entertainment, Suitable for all Tastes & Ages !

  • Editor’s Picks –
    1. Morgan’s Pier
      • Detailed above @ # 7
    2. Frankford Hall
    3. Spruce St Harbour
      • Brand new, opens Friday 6/27
    4. The Piazza at Schmidt’s
    5. The Plaza Cafe at Table 31
      • Comcast center
  • Additional References –

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