What’s Happening in Philly This Weekend: May 5-7

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

Events Continuing Through the Weekend:

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1. National Museum of American Jewish History

Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S Independence Mall E.
When: Friday, May 5th, 10AM-5PM

The National Museum of American Jewish History offers guests free admission on the first Friday of each month from April through the end of July. From exciting core exhibitions including the Foundations of Freedom: 1654-1880 to the gallery and Hall of Fame, this special museum holds a rich collective of enlightening pieces and displays.

For more information, click here.

2. Philadelphia Art Book Fair

Where: 1227 N. 4th St.
When: Friday, May 5th, 12PM-9PM and Saturday, May 6th, 10AM-6PM

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) presents the Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2017. The two-day literature vending event will showcase a variety of exhibitors. The fair will have photography, painting, sketching, sculpting, and many other creative mediums detailed in volumes of texts. Its free and is open to the public.

For more information, click here.

3. Phillies Home Weekend

Where: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way
When: Friday, May 5th, 7PM, Saturday, May, 6th, 7PM, and Sunday, May 7th, 2:30PM

The Philadelphia Phillies will begin a five game home stretch at Citizens Bank Park. They will be taking on the Washington Nationals this weekend. XFINITY Live! will be hosting a Phillies Gameday Party which includes Phillies alumni signing autographs, ticket giveaways, memorabilia, and more this Friday before the game.

For more information and tickets, click here.

4. Philly de Mayo

Where: Various locations
When: Friday, May 5th

Some call it Drink-O de Mayo but for the civilized world this Friday is the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo. Revolutions, Lolita, El Rey, Distrito and many other locations will be having drink specials and extended happy hours throughout the city. The Schmidt’s Commons will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with live music, beer, dancing, and piñatas.

5. South Street Pop UP Beer Garden

Where: 15th & South Street.
When: Friday, May 5th, 5PM-12AM

Friday officially marks the opening of the PHS Pop Up Garden. The welcoming celebration is fiesta themed, honoring the holiday Cinco de Mayo. There will be drink specials, an expansive menu created by Cantina Los Caballitos, and many other activities. Come see the luster and elaborate colors of the garden’s new design and choose from the long drink menu.

For information, click here.

6. Wine Festival at Lincoln Financial Field

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave.
When: Friday, May 5th, 5PM-9PM

Philadelphia Magazine and Lexus have joined forces for the 2017 Philadelphia Wine Festival. There will be hundreds of wine to sample from and several local culinary options. There will be exclusive reds, whites, and sparkling options. The festival will include an on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store and has complimentary parking. The latest Lexus vehicles will also be on full display.

For tickets and information, click here.

7. Rittenhouse Flower Market

Where: Rittenhouse Square
When: Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th, 9AM-2PM

The 103rd Rittenhouse Flower Market is the weekend. Presented by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, this event will satisfy all of your spring and summer gardening needs. There will be gardening exhibitions to provide you with tips from several green thumb experts. This s family-friendly event will have cool container and painting demos, face painting, yard games, live music, and so many more fun activities.

For more information, click here.

8. Storybook Weekend

Where: Sister Cities Park, 210 N 18th St.
When: Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th, 11AM-3PM

Sister Cities Park will be celebrating the sunny season this weekend with its first annual Storybook Weekend. Partnering with TD Bank, this event will have multiple 30-minute reading sessions. Many local authors and guest readers will be in attendance. There will be live music, face painting, crafts, balloon making, and more.

For more information, click here.

9. Prestige Tattoo and Music Festival

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.
When: Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th, 11AM

The best and most creative tattoo artists that Philadelphia and the rest of the globe has to offer will be in attendance at the Prestige Tattoo and Music Festival this weekend. This two-day event will include live music and so much more. Whether you’re a fan of traditional black & grey, tribal, or extreme designs, this event covers all the bases.

For tickets and information, click here.

10. Philaderby

Where: Pagano’s Commerce Square, 2001 Market St.
When: Saturday, May 6th, 3PM-6PM

Philaderby provides the area with a one-of-a-kind Kentucky Derby experience. Thousands will be in attendance and dressed in their best to enjoy the live music, partake in outdoor games, and win prizes. The event will culminate with watching the famed sports spectacle, The Kentucky Derby, on the 22′ jumbotron television. General admission is $40 which includes 3 free drinks.

For tickets and information, click here.

11. Derby Day at Revolutions

Where: Revolutions at Penn Treaty, 1009 Canal St.
When: Saturday, May 6th, 2:30PM-7:30PM

Revolutions at Penn Treaty will be celebrating the Kentucky Derby in style as well. There will be several attention grabbing drink specials and prizes given away during the race. “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” will be broadcasted live on the massive screen. There will be a most fabulous hat competition and mint juleps all around.

For tickets and information, click here.

12. 5th Annual Maifest & South Street Spring Festival

Where: Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St.
When: Saturday, May 6th, 11AM-8PM

This South Street annual block party hits the city this weekend for its fifth consecutive year. This Friday Brauhaus Schmitz will host the Maifest with celebrates German food, music, and other cultural gems. There will be liters of beer and more. Aligning the same street, the South Street Spring Festival will also be in full swing this Saturday.  There will more than thirty live bands, a Philly Taco Challenge, and plenty of vendors.

13. Ryan Adams

Where: Tower Theater, 5 S. 69th St.
When:  Saturday, May 6th, 8PM

Radio WXPN presents and welcomes singer-songwriter and producer Ryan Adams to Philadelphia this weekend. Adams has successfully released sixteen solo studio albums including the February 2017 musical work Prisoner. The Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed artist will be front and center on the legendary Tower Theater stage for his fans this Saturday night. Come hear his signature vocals this weekend.

For tickets and information, click here.

14. Beanie Sigel

Where: Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.
When: Saturday, May 6th, 8:30PM

Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel is ready to bring his best hits to his home crowd this Saturday night. The Voltage Lounge will be ignited by the “Feel It in the Air” hip hop act who has dropped six solo albums and three compilation releases in his career. The  rapper is not a stranger to controversy and news and often times those stories gets poured out into his raw lyricism. He’ll have tons of energy and his edge will be on full display this Saturday.

For tickets and information, click here.

15. Broad Street Run Tailgate at FDR Park

Where: FDR Park, 1800 Pattison Ave.
When: Sunday, May 7th, 9AM-12PM

Philadelphia Runner, Shake Shack, Yards Brewing Co., PDQ, and the Fairmount Park Conservatory has united to bring this free tailgate to the city before and during its major race. There will be free Shake Shack hotdogs and grilled cheese, PDQ chicken, and beer from Yards. There will be live music and massage areas to the runners. This will be a great way to interact and for the runners as they pound the pavement for a great cause.

16. Broad Street Run

Where: Broad Street and Somerville Ave.
When: Sunday, May 7th, 8AM-11AM

The 37th Annual Blue Cross Broad Street will navigate runners through a 10-mile course from North Philadelphia over to the Navy Yard. You can catch participants sprinting past City Hall, Temple University, the Avenue of the Arts and more. Come cheer these amazing runners on and see the great athletic showcase of this massive marathon.

For more information, click here.

17. Museum Sundays

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy and The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Sunday, May 7th, 10AM-5PM

It’s the first Sunday of the month which mean The Barnes Foundation is offering free admission and the Philadelphia Museum of Art is pay-what-you-wish. These world-renowned artistic and cultural institutions have several beautiful and intricate masterpieces and exhibits. This will be a great opportunity to see these phenomenal treasures at a pocket friendly rate.

18. Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival

Where: Germantown Ave in Chestnut Hill
When: Sunday, May 7th, 11AM-5PM

The 21st Annual Chestnut Hill and Home Garden Festival is this Sunday. Germantown Avenue will be transformed into a wondrous outdoor marketplace. There will be an estimated 20,000-30,000 people in attendance. The festival will have lots of flowers, jewelry, arts, and other collectibles up for sale. There will be many food options and live music on two stages.

For more information, click here.



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