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Philly Influencer’s Weekend Picks

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 [email protected].

Parks on Tap at Belmont Plateau

Where: Belmont Plateau Cross Country Course, Army Road
When: July 14-17, Saturday 1:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.; Sunday 12:00 P.M., 10:00 P.M.


This moving beer garden hosting national and local crafted beers comes to the Fairmount Park green space. Come here for food, cocktails, and fun.

University City Dining Days

Where: University City, various locations and times
When: July 14th – July 24th

Restaurants offering fixed 3 course meal menus ranging in price from $15, $25, and $35. Jump to a new location every night and enjoy global dining, BYOBs, and the local beer scene.

Information can be found here.

Opening Day of The Oval

Where: Eakins Oval, 2451 Ben Franklin Parkway
When: July 15th, 5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.


This new family friendly space includes giant Jenga, chess, Connect Four and others. Come have a great time an arms length away from the Philadelphia Museum of Arts steps. This soon to be summer hot spot transforms the concrete horizon of a busy street to a colorful and vibrant outdoor space.

Beck Epoch & Schuylkill River Arts Day

Where: Schuylkill River, Fairmount Park, Strawberry Mansion Bridge
When: July 15th and July 16th, 7:30 P.M.


Beck Epoch is an aerial show involving dancing and picturesque swinging from the historic Strawberry Mansion Bridge. Come back the Sunday for live performances, crafts, and food at the Schuylkill River Arts Day. If you want to watch from your boat tickets are required. Watching the event on land is free.

Information can be found here.

The Kickback at Belmont Plateau

Where: Belmont Plateau, 2000 Belmont Mansion Dr.
When: July 16th, 1:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.


Miller Lite and Adidas brings a lively day party to Philadelphia. Named “The Do Over”, this party from the Miller Lite Kickback Series promises a good time in a park known for legendary summer memories.

Modest Mouse at The Mann Center

Where: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave
When: July 16th, 7:00 P.M.


This Portland based indie rock band brings their sound to Philadelphia this weekend. The “Brand New Tour” delivers highlights of their previous hits and accents the 2015 release of their sixth studio album, “Strangers to Ourselves.”

Lancaster Avenue Jazz Fest

Where: Saunders Park, Powelton Ave.
When: July 16th, 12:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.


It’s the 10th year of this annual musical excursion. Come watch talented jazz musicians, enjoy food from a vast amount of food trucks and vendors, and bask in the atmosphere that the entertainment provides. The best part is the event is completely free to enter.

Summerfest Live Beer & Music Festival

Where: Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Ave.
When: July 16th, 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.


Listen to live music and take in an unlimited tasting of 200+ beers and cocktails at various beverage stations. Entertainment will include, DJs, giveaways, food, and super-fun sports games. Tickets start at $45

Information can be found here.

Kensington Gardens Pop-Up Beer Garden

Where: 2670 Coral Street
When: July 16th, 5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Kensington Community Food Co-Op and Nodding Head have collaborated to bring the area a series of 5 pop-up beer gardens this summer. Proceeds benefit Kensington Community Food Co-Op.

Bastille Day Festival

Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave.
When: July 16th, 2:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Bastille Day offers a wide spectrum of enthralling adventures. The event is highlighted by a “Let Them Eat TastyKake” dessert shower on the crowd, a reenactment of the storming of the Bastille, and an unforgettable summer block party. Don’t be surprised to see people dressed with clothes that range from peasants to aristocrats.

Event information can be found here.

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