Things to Do in Philadelphia Weekend Guide

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Welcome to your weekend plans, Philadelphia! 🤩

UNATION is here to deliver you some AWESOME weekend plans! Check out the Phillies as they take on the Cardinals, catch the 4th of July fireworks over the Ben Franklin Parkway, or stop by an All American Bar Crawl! Whatever you choose, you’re in for some fun in Philadelphia! There are so many things to do, so let’s plan your weekend together. 

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Events in Philadelphia This Weekend

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1. 4th of July Boat Party on The Moshulu

America’s birthday is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than heading to The Moshulu for a 4th of July Boat Party? Bring your friends to an evening on the Delaware River Waterfront, featuring drinks, food, and dancing until 2:00am. This is a 21-and-over event that you won’t want to miss!

Event Details
🗓 Jul 2 | 10:00pm–2:00am
📍 The Moshulu
🎟  $10.00–$20.00

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2. All American Bar Crawl

This All American Bar Crawl explores all of Old City’s favorite bars! Spend your 4th of July Weekend drinking your way through one of Philly’s favorite neighborhoods. Rock your red white and blue, bring your crew, and grab your Crawl tickets early to access some great drink deals and discounted prices. 

Event Details
🗓 Jul 2 | 2:00pm–9:00pm
📍 Market St
🎟  $15.00

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3. Phillies vs. Cardinals

Kick off your weekend right by spending your Friday night cheering on the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park! Indulge in a stadium dog, grab some Chickie’s and Pete’s crab fries, and get ready to watch as the Phillies take on the St. Louis Cardinals! This is the perfect activity for you and the family or a group of friends.

🗓  Jul 1 | 6:00pm
📍 Citizens Bank Park
🎟  $22.00+

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4. Philly Balloon and Music Festival

Attending a Hot Air Balloon Festival is definitely something that should be added to your bucketlist! This Friday, the Philly Balloon and Music Festival is being held at Ludwigs Corner in Chester County. Watch as the sky fills with colorful hot air balloons available for a ride, and enjoy live music from plenty of local bands! We are super excited about this one. 

Event Details
🗓 Jul 1 | 3:00pm–10:00pm
📍Ludwigs Corner
🎟 $8.00–$15.00

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5. 4th of July Fireworks & Concert

Your 4th of July weekend isn’t complete without watching the fireworks over the Ben Franklin Parkway! Each year, Wawa Welcome America takes place on Independence Day to celebrate our country. The event features a parade, block parties, fireworks, and free concerts. You and your crew can tune in on TV or head to the events yourself! 

Event Details
🗓 Jul 4 | 9:45pm
📍 Ben Franklin Parkway
🎟  Free

Local Business Spotlight

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Rec Philly

Rec Philly, self-described as a “gym membership for creators”, is one of Philadelphia’s coolest hidden gems. This space provides local creators with an environment to flourish in what they are most passionate about; whether that is music, dance, photography, art, and more. 

The Rec Philly space is located in Center City, featuring 14 private studios for members to use at their leisure! It also serves as a co-working environment and an events venue. Co-founders Dave Silver and Will Toms, Temple University graduates, began the start-up in effort to establish more resources for up-and-coming artists to hone their craft. 

You can learn more about Rec Philly on their Instagram or website.

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Save The Date

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Event Details
🗓 July 26
📍 Wells Fargo Center
🎟 $80.00+

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Event Details
🗓 Aug 5-7
📍 Fishtown
🎟 $79.00+

More Things to Do in Philadelphia

Check out some of our other favorite things to do in Philadelphia. Visit a historic landmark, check out a trendy art exhibit, or enjoy happy hour at one of the city’s most popular rooftop bars!

Have an awesome weekend, Philly!

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Kelly O'Malley

Kelly O'Malley

Kelly 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.