Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and culture places to visit in addition to exciting events in and around the Philly area. We call it Philly Influencer’s Weekend Picks. If you attend any of these places or events, let us know how it went! Tweet us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night Market Philadelphia
Where: Front Street and Snyder Ave
When: Thursday, September 1st, 6PM-10PM
It’s such a beloved and entertaining event that it has to crack our weekend post even though it takes place tonight. This massive food truck assembly or fleet is hosted by The Food Trust. Each time the Philadelphia Night Market emerges in the city, thousands come to indulge in the cuisine, live music, and entertainment. There will be over 70 food trucks and drink distributors.
Here’s a look at the entertainment lineup:
Event info is here
Parks on Tap at FDR Park
Where: FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue
When: Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd, 1 PM-11PM and Sunday, September 4th, 12PM-10PM
Parks on Tap roams to the “The Lakes” this week. This park is nestled on the ending cove of South Philadelphia. The nomadic weekly beer garden is accompanied by snack and food from Mitch Prensky of Global Dish Catereers and Scratch Biscuits. There will be live music, local craft beers, outdoor yoga, unlimited bike rentals, and more. With the summer winding down, this is one of your last chances to partake in this weekly gem.
Creed at Clark Park
Where: Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia.
When: Friday, September 2nd, at dusk
Clark Park continues their free movies summer screening series with the local favorite Creed. Come to this outdoor built-up theater with a chair or a comfortable blanket. There will be several snack and drink options provided by the vendors in the area. The event’s sponsors, University City District and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Friends of Clark Park, welcomes you to come watch this boxing feature that’s centered on the son of Apollo Creed and the great city of Philadelphia.
Where: Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St
When: Friday, September 2nd, 4PM-10PM
Trocadero Theater opens its doors to this growing and buzzworthy event. It was once a small New York City house party. It has now grown into a vibrant mega gathering numbering in the thousands. Musical acts that will be in attendance are Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Drama, and producer Mike Will Madeit. Tickets for this Hennessey love fest and Friday night bash are $50. This will be one of the main pre Made In America crowd festivities.
Tickets are available here
Made In America Festival
Where: Ben Franklin Parkway
When: Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th, various times
Budweiser’s Made In America Festival is a Philadelphia annual musical extravaganza curated by Jay z. In partnership with Live Nation, Tidal, and Anheuser-Busch, the event brings countless musical acts to thousands of passionate fans. The headliners for this weekend will be Coldplay and Rihanna. There will be a tremendous amount of food and beverage distributors at the musical festival. Attendees can purchase a locker for $30 and may use their wristbands as a form of payment at vendor stands. This two-day celebration will assuredly be the highlight of the weekend, bringing together devoted fan-bases with their favorite musical acts.
Tickets and festival info can be found here
FDR Music Jam
Where: FDR Park, Broad and Pattison Ave
When: Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th, Parks on Tap 1PM-11PM and Music 2PM-9PM
Parks on Tap is providing a special Labor Day Weekend musical event. Partnering with The Philadelphia Songwriters Project, the festival brings its first annual free music concert to South Philadelphia. There will be the same familiar and fun features from Parks On Tap; food trucks, hammocks, and local craft beers. However this time, live music will be on the menu at this entertaining gathering for all.
Lambert Street Labor Day Block Party
Where: Sit & Spin Records, 2243 S Lambert St
When: Saturday, September 3rd, 6PM-10PM
South Philly’s Sit & Spin Records and South Philadelphia Sausage Festival are partnering to have this end of summer blowout block party. There will be live music and food vendors that cover all appetites. The event is one week before the official Philadelphia Sausage Festival, and gives many attendees the opportunity to view the new settings, while having some drinks with friends.
144th Labor Day Weekend Volkfest
Where: Cannstatter Volkfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd.
When: Saturday, September 3rd-Monday, September 5th, 12PM-5PM
This is the Philadelphia region’s largest and America’s oldest German festival in any form. Presented by Cannstatter, this event attracts over 12,000 people each year. A wide range of German wines, beers, and authentic cuisine will be sold. There will be continuous German live music and dance performances.
Temple Football Goes Saturday Night Lights
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave.
When: Saturday, September 3rd, 7PM
One the first weekend of college football, Saturday night lights fever hits the city. Temple coach Matt Rhule looks to display the resurgent Temple University Owls against the Army Black Knights in their first game. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a raucous and energetic crowd, an electric atmosphere, and of course some great football.
Game tickets are available for purchase here
Last Weekend of the Blue Cross RiverRink
Where: Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
When: Through Monday, September 5th, 1PM-11PM
The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest closes on September 5th. The venue, adjacent to the Spruce Street Harbor Park, has attracted thousands to its roller skate oasis over the summer. There’s mini-golf, a Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab Shack, and an urban beach. This will be your last opportunity to enjoy the great food, games, and all fun-filled activities the rink has to offer.