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!

Click here to download Franklin Square's summer schedule!

Storytime in the Square

Mondays, Now - Labor Day, 10 - 11 am

Librarian Margaret Bernardi of the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia reads free stories to children in the Franklin Square Pavilion.

Street Corner Symphony Pop-Up Music Series - New in 2018!

Now - August 22, 1 & 3 pm

Enjoy pop up daytime performances in the Square by local traveling bands and musicians that are part of the Philadelphia Jazz Project sponsored by the Culture Trust. The series is sponsored by VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

See the list of performers below:

  • August 15: Victor North
  • August 22: Victor North

Summer Sounds on the Square - New in 2018!

July 28 – September 1, 6 – 8 PM, 6 - 8 pm

Visitors to Franklin Square can enjoy FREE live musical performances and a beer garden all summer long as part of Summer Sounds in the Historic District, a series of popular concerts and new programming curated by VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

See the list of performers below:

  • July 28: Queen Esther (Blues)
  • August 4: Norman Taylor (Blues)
  • August 11: The Jersey Corn Pickers (Bluegrass)
  • August 18: April Mae & The June Bugs (Country)
  • August 25: Fish Harmonics (Zydeco)
  • September 1: Black Horse Motel (Genre Fluid City Folk)

Family Sports Day - New in 2018!

Sunday, July 22, Noon - 4 pm

Take me out to the ball game! Baseball-themed activities will pay homage to the Philadelphia Phillies. The whole family is sure to hit a home run with an inflatable batting cage, 45ft long obstacle course, speed pitch game, and so much more! Tickets required for some attractions.

Friday Night at the Movies: The Lion King

Friday, July 27, 8:30 pm

Enjoy a beautiful night in the Square and watch The Lion King on the Great Lawn! Movie admission is FREE.

Dog Days of Summer in Franklin Square - New in 2018!

Sunday, July 29, Noon - 3 pm

Take a stroll with your four-legged friends through Franklin Square to enjoy pet portraits, sprinklers, and shallow pools for cooling off. FREE.

Franklin Square's 12th Birthday

Tuesday, July 31, 11 am

Join Ben Franklin as he blows out the candles for the Square’s 12th birthday celebration with cake and plenty of fun, FREE activities.

Dog Days of Summer in Franklin Square - New in 2018!

Sunday, August 12, Noon - 3 pm

Take a stroll with your four-legged friends through Franklin Square to enjoy pet portraits, sprinklers, and shallow pools for cooling off. FREE.

Family Sports Day - New in 2018!

Sunday, August 19, Noon - 4 pm

Hike! Celebrate the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles with football-inspired activities. Tickets required for some attractions.

Friday Night at the Movies: Coco

Friday, August 24, 8:30 pm

Bring a blanket and get cozy as you watch the 2017 hit movie Coco on the Great Lawn. Movie admission is FREE.

Labor Day Celebration

Saturday – Monday, September 1 – 3, 12 - 3 pm

All aboard! Take a ride on the Lightning Bolt Express Train ($5 adults, $4 children) in the Square to help us celebrate Labor Day and the end of summer!

 

Historic Philadelphia Gazette

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