What’s New in Philly this Month

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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

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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. 

Open 6AM-1AM

📍 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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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. 

Open 10AM to 10PM, July 17th to August 7th

📍 200 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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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!

Open through August 31st, Wednesdays only 

📍 Multiple locations including the Balcony Bar at the Kimmel Center and Uptown Beer Garden

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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 

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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!

Open through September 4th, 2022

📍 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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!

Meg Croley

Meg Croley

Meg is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Philadelphia City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Philadelphia area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPhilly on Instagram and Facebook.