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!

Spooky Mini Golf

Fri., Sat., and Sun. evenings, October 1 – 30, 6 – 9 pm

18 holes of frightening fun await only the bravest of souls! Putt your way through Spooky Mini Golf with family and friends as historic Philadelphia landmarks, including Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Liberty Bell, and many more, turn haunted with Halloween-inspired lights, music, and surprises ($9 adults, $7 children).

Discounted admission is not valid for Spooky Mini Golf.


Mural Arts Philadelphia Presents Monument Lab: Sample Philly

Now – November 19

See Philadelphia artist Kara Crombie’s monument, Sample Philly, on display at Franklin Square. The artwork, part of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s citywide project, Monument Lab, is inspired by free arts and music education in Philadelphia and contains a sound bank of musical loops drawn from Philadelphia’s rich musical history.

Visitors are encouraged to take part in a learning lab stationed near the monument to design or describe their own visions for monuments that represent Philadelphia.

Art Squared Drama Camp

Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9 am – Noon

Aspiring young actors and actresses will take center stage at Franklin Square for four Saturdays of acting, voice, and movement exercises as well as basic prop construction, culminating in an original public performance at on October 28.

Art Squared is a free program generously funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and produced by Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Click here for more information.

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 21, Noon – 2 pm

Pick out a pumpkin from the Franklin Square Pumpkin Patch and decorate it with spooky designs to take home. FREE! Recommended for children 10 and under. Limit: 1 pumpkin per child. Group reservations and participation are not available.

Don’t forget to take a ride on the Lightning Bolt Express Train as it makes a fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).

Trick-Or-Treat Trail presented by Fox Rothschild

Saturday, October 28, Noon – 3 pm

Create your own Halloween-themed bag, follow the map, and trick-or-treat throughout the park. FREE! Recommended for children 10 and under. Group reservations and participation are not available.

Hop onboard the Lightning Bolt Express Train for a fall ride around the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).

The Franklin Square Holiday Festival Returns to Franklin Square November 9th!

November 9 – December 31

The Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO returns this winter! Plan your visit to Philadelphia’s favorite holiday tradition, featuring plenty of family fun, delicious comfort foods, and special events!


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