Summer is halfway over, Philly, so you’ll want to bring your friends along for the rest of the ride! From the Chinese Lantern Festival to Center City SIPS and more, there’s no lack of fun things to do this July in Philadelphia. Spread the love and grab your crew to do something new this month with our help over at UNATION!
Rothman Orthopedics Roller Rink at Dilworth Park
Decorated with a covering of rainbow balloons, the Rainbow Rink at Dilworth Park is the perfect way to spend an afternoon this July in Philly! Bring your own skates or rent for only $5, and enjoy a beer or cocktail at the on-site beer garden after some outdoorsy exercise and fun.
Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square
The annual Chinese Lantern Festival is back for the first time in three years, and we are so excited! This Festival is famous in Philly for the gorgeous glowing lanterns all created by Chinese artisans, and the beauty is unparalleled. Enjoy a drink from the beer garden as you witness thousands of LED lights, a bamboo forest, paper mache creatures, and more eclectic and visually stunning views at this traditional and beloved festival.
Center City SIPS
We love Center City SIPS, and we know you will too! This city-wide happy hour is a favorite among young Philadelphians, providing $6 cocktails, 5$ wines, $4 beers, and half-priced apps at various outdoor and indoor bars around the city. Beat the heat and enjoy an after work treat at our favorite Wednesday night hangout!
Concerts in Philly this July
Live music is BACK and there are plenty of concerts that are coming to Philly this July at a variety of different awesome venues. We’re so excited to finally dive back in to outdoor concert season, so check out some of the concerts on our to-do list this July!
The Weeknd | July 14 | Lincoln Financial Field
Dave Matthews Band | July 15 | Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Elton John | July 16 | Citizens Bank Park
Chris Brown & Lil Baby | July 17 | Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Ne-Yo | July 21 | The Dell Music Center
Japanese Breakfast | July 23 | The Dell Music Center
Shawn Mendes | July 26 | Wells Fargo Center
Keith Urban | July 31| Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Summer Twilight at Eastern State Penitentiary
It doesn’t have to be Halloween to get spooked, so if you’re craving a thrill this summer, Eastern Penitentiary has the event for you! They’re offering Summer Twilight tours through the infamous “haunted” former prison, including testimonies from previous inmates and correctional officers, craft beer from Triple Bottom Brewing Co. at the pop-up beer garden, and an exclusive look at Al Capone’s previous cell. Prepare your nerves for a night of fright!
Make the most of this summer, Philly! With tons of concerts to attend, half-price brews to enjoy, and lots of family-friendly fun to be had, there’s so much that’s NEW in Philly! We need to hear about all the amazing things you and your friends got to take advantage of. You can message us at UNATION and send pics through Instagram and Facebook @stufftodoinphilly!