Franklin Square

Special Events

Upcoming Events in Franklin Square!

Franklin Square isn't just about mini golf and carousel rides. Philly's favorite play place is also home to a wide variety of special events, all year long. From festivals to musical performances to holiday celebrations, there's always something new to check out in Franklin Square!

Monument Lab Preview at Franklin Square

Saturday, July 1, 1 - 4 pm

Join Mural Arts Philadelphia for a preview event of Monument Lab, featuring the first look at Philadelphia artist Kara Crombie’s monument, Sample Philly: an interactive sculpture that contains a sound bank of musical loops drawn from Philadelphia’s rich musical history.

Major support for Monument Lab preview at Franklin Square has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support has been provided by the William Penn Foundation, Hummingbird Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wawa Welcome America Presents Philly @ The Movies: Sing

Monday, July 3, 7 - 11 pm (movie begins at 8:30 pm)

Wawa Welcome America’s Independence Day celebration rolls into Franklin Square for a screening of the 2016 hit movie Sing. Movie admission is FREE. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel.

Independence Day Family Fun

Saturday - Tuesday, July 1 - 4, Noon - 3 pm

Celebrate America’s birthday with patriotic fun featuring the Lightning Bolt Express Train. Tickets required for all attractions.

Saturday Night at the Movies Featuring The Secret Life of Pets

Saturday, July 8, 7 - 11 pm (movie begins at 8:30 pm)

Bring the family to the Square and watch The Secret Life of Pets on the Great Lawn! Movie admission is FREE. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel.

Parks on Tap Jr. & Saturday Night at the Movies Featuring Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Saturday, July 22, 1 - 11 pm (movie begins at 8:30 pm)

Join us for Parks on Tap Jr., a mini-version of the popular Parks on Tap traveling beer garden presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and FCM Hospitality, as it makes a summer stop at the Square. Stick around to enjoy the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the Great Lawn! Movie admission is FREE. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel.

Franklin Square 11th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, July 31, 11 am

Join Ben Franklin as he blows out the candles for the Square’s 11th birthday celebration with cake and plenty of fun, FREE activities.

 

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