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!

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

Dates: Friday, April 22 - Sunday, June 12

Times: Daily, 6 - 10 pm; Fri & Sat, until 11 pm

The first-ever Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square will take place in the Square from April 22 to June 12. The Festival, appearing for the first time in the Northeast United States, is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. Franklin Square will glow with more than 25 larger-than-life illuminated displays of giant flowers, a three-story pagoda, a huge Chinese dragon and much more, created using traditional Chinese methods with thousands of LED lights in brilliant colors. In addition to the gorgeous light installations, festival-goers will enjoy daily performances, culinary exploration, crafts by working artists, and still be able to play mini-golf, ride the carousel, and enjoy Center City’s best play place during the spring and all year long.

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10th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration in Franklin Square

Date: Saturday, May 7

Times: 11 am - 5 pm

Sponsored by the Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia – A celebration featuring cultural entertainment, food, and more.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Date: Sunday, May 8

Times: 11 am - 1 pm

Celebrate Mom with a wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch in the Pavilion in Franklin Square with food by Cooperage. ($25 advance ticket purchase required).

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An Evening in Franklin Square

Date: Thursday, May 19

Times: 5:30 pm

Sponsored by presented by Parx Casino – A magic night of fun, dancing, and fundraising in Philadelphia’s prettiest setting.

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