Local Happenings

Check out some of the upcoming happenings SEPTA can take you to.

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Parks on Tap

Penn Treaty Park

Fishtown’s huge Penn Treaty Park welcomes pop-up beer garden fans for this week’s edition of Parks on Tap. Running Wednesday through Sunday, the roving beer garden fills the park with cold beer, spiked slushies, barbecue, games and plenty of spaces to hang out around the waterfront park. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to Girard or Routes 25 or 43. Check out this Perk before you go!

20170816 00:00 20170821 00:00 America/New_York Parks on Tap <p><a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.visitphilly.com/philadelphia-neighborhoods/fishtown/">Fishtown</a>&rsquo;s huge <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.visitphilly.com/outdoor-activities/philadelphia/penn-treaty-park/">Penn Treaty Park</a> welcomes pop-up beer garden fans for this week&rsquo;s edition of <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/blog/parksontap">Parks on Tap</a>. Running Wednesday through Sunday, the roving beer garden fills the park with cold beer, spiked slushies, barbecue, games and plenty of spaces to hang out around the waterfront park. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to Girard or Routes 25 or 43. Check out this <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/163">Perk</a> before you go!</p> 1301 North Beach Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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The Oval - Final Week!

Eakins Oval

Just steps away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, head to The Oval Wednesday thru Sunday now thru 8/20. Visitors can enjoy giant games of chess, checkers, Jenga and Connect Four, dine on tasty dishes from local food trucks and lounge with a cold brew in the scenic outdoor beer garden. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38 or 48.

20170720 00:00 20170821 00:00 America/New_York The Oval - Final Week! <p>Just steps away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, head to <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://theovalphl.org/events/opening-day-at-the-oval/">The Oval</a> Wednesday thru Sunday now thru 8/20. Visitors can enjoy giant games of chess, checkers, Jenga and Connect Four, dine on tasty dishes from local food trucks and lounge with a cold brew in the scenic outdoor beer garden. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38 or 48.</p> 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Philadelphia Folk Festival

Harleysville

This weekend, on a farm just outside of city limits, the Philadelphia Folk Festival takes place in part to fund nonprofit Philadelphia Folksong Society. The event unfolds over four days (Thursday thru Sunday) and features folk artists and bands, crafts, yoga and more. There is extremely limited parking at the venue and passes sell out fast. The festival takes place just northwest of Lansdale Station on the Lansdale-Doylestown Regional Rail Line. You can grab a cab, Uber or Lyft at the station. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to get started!

20170817 00:00 20170821 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Folk Festival <p>This weekend, on a farm just outside of city limits, <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://pfs.org/philadelphia-folk-festival/55th-folk-festival/">the Philadelphia Folk Festival</a> takes place in part to fund nonprofit Philadelphia Folksong Society. The event unfolds over four days (Thursday thru Sunday) and features folk artists and bands, crafts, yoga and more. There is extremely limited parking at the venue and passes sell out fast. The festival takes place just northwest of Lansdale Station on the <a href="http://www.septa.org/schedules/rail/pdf/doy.pdf">Lansdale-Doylestown Regional Rail Line</a>. You can grab a cab, Uber or Lyft at the station. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to get started!</p> 1323 Salford Station Road, Harleysville, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Beer by the Bell

Independence Beer Garden

The Independence Beer Garden is SO easy to get to on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers! 

20170424 01:00 20170930 12:00 America/New_York Beer by the Bell <p>The <a href="http://www.phlbeergarden.com/">Independence Beer Garden</a> is SO easy to get to on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers!&nbsp;</p> 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Night Out Restaurant Week

Northern Liberties & Fishtown

Beginning Friday, 8/18 thru Sunday, 8/27, select restaurants in Northern Liberties and Fishtown are dishing out meal deals for the fourth-annual Night Out Restaurant Week. You can visit spots like Jerry's Bar, Heritage, Kensington Quarters and more to take advantage of discounted dinners. Best way here - SEPTA of course! Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Girard or Spring Garden or hop Routes 5, 15, 25, 43 or 57. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to get started.

20170818 00:00 20170828 00:00 America/New_York Night Out Restaurant Week <p>Beginning Friday, 8/18 thru Sunday, 8/27, select restaurants in Northern Liberties and Fishtown are dishing out meal deals for the fourth-annual <a href="http://nightoutrestaurantweek.com/">Night Out Restaurant Week</a>. You can visit spots like Jerry&#39;s Bar, Heritage, Kensington Quarters and more to take advantage of discounted dinners. Best way here - SEPTA of course! Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Girard or Spring Garden or hop Routes 5, 15, 25, 43 or 57. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to get started.</p> 1310 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Yards Brewing Company Tours

Yards Brewery

Yards crafts award-winning ales right in Northern Liberties. Stop in for a FREE brewery tour on weekends: Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4pm. Tours are first come, first serve basis, and they tend to fill up early. Must be 21. And as an fyi, open-toed shoes and high heels are not permitted on the tours (for safety reasons!). Yards is an 8 minute walk from the Market-Frankford Line Spring Garden stop or take the SEPTA Route 25 Bus right there.

20170603 00:00 20170925 00:00 America/New_York Yards Brewing Company Tours <p>Yards crafts award-winning ales right in Northern Liberties. Stop in for a FREE <a href="http://yardsbrewing.com/about/tours-events">brewery tour</a> on weekends: Saturdays &amp; Sundays 12 to 4pm. Tours are first come, first serve basis, and they tend to fill up early. Must be 21. And as an fyi, open-toed shoes and high heels are not permitted on the tours (for safety reasons!). Yards is an 8 minute walk from the Market-Frankford Line Spring Garden stop or take the SEPTA Route 25 Bus right there.</p> 901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Broadway Philadelphia Presents Wicked

Academy of Music

Now thru 8/27, the Academy of Music welcomes Wicked to its stage for the story of Oz before Dorothy. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. Get 20% off tickets with this PERK!

20170726 00:00 20170828 00:00 America/New_York Broadway Philadelphia Presents Wicked <p>Now thru 8/27, the Academy of Music welcomes <em>Wicked&nbsp;</em>to its stage for the story of Oz before Dorothy. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. Get 20% off tickets with this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/171">PERK</a>!</p>


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Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20170514 00:00 20171030 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Philadelphia Caribbean Festival

Penn's Landing

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Caribbean Festival hits the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing with a full day of celebrations of 14 Caribbean countries. Look forward to a variety of authentic eats, frosty drinks, performances and shopping. SEPTA is the best way there! Take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or hop Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33 or 42.

20170820 00:00 20170821 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Caribbean Festival <p>On Sunday, the <strong>Philadelphia Caribbean Festival</strong> hits the Great Plaza at <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.visitphilly.com/outdoor-activities/philadelphia/penns-landing/">Penn&rsquo;s Landing</a> with a full day of celebrations of 14 Caribbean countries. Look forward to a variety of authentic eats, frosty drinks, performances and shopping. SEPTA is the best way there! Take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or hop Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33 or 42.</p> 101 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Radio 104.5 Block Party

Festival Pier at Penn's Landing

Radio 104.5’s epic summer block parties return this Sunday with a full day of live music from Vance Joy, Portugal. The Man, Judah and the Lion and more. Note that free tickets are required. For information on ticket giveaways, check here. Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden or hop the Route 25 Bus.

20170820 00:00 20170821 00:00 America/New_York Radio 104.5 Block Party <p>Radio 104.5&rsquo;s epic <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://radio1045.iheart.com/featured/summer-block-parties/">summer block parties</a> return this Sunday with a full day of live music from Vance Joy, Portugal. The Man, Judah and the Lion and more. Note that free tickets are required. For information on ticket giveaways, check <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://radio1045.iheart.com/featured/summer-block-parties/">here</a>. Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden or hop the Route 25 Bus.</p> 601 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

A favorite warm-weather activity is back at Race Street Pier — free yoga! Every single day of the week (weather permitting), the yoga class takes to the waterfront for fresh air (and free!) fun for yogis of all levels. Classes are: Saturday & Sunday at 9:30a; Monday - Friday at 7a and Monday - Thursday at 6p (there is a morning & evening class Monday-Thursday). So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 5, 17, 25 or 48. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to...plan your trip!

20170410 00:00 20171112 00:00 America/New_York Free Yoga at Race Street Pier <p>A favorite warm-weather activity is back at Race Street Pier &mdash; free yoga! Every single day of the week (weather permitting), the yoga class takes to the waterfront for fresh air (and free!) fun for yogis of all levels. Classes are: Saturday &amp; Sunday at 9:30a; Monday -&nbsp;Friday at 7a and Monday -&nbsp;Thursday at 6p (there is a morning &amp; evening class Monday-Thursday).&nbsp;So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 5, 17, 25 or 48. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to...plan your trip!</p> Race Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Penn's Landing

Spruce Street Harbor Park — everyone's favorite seasonal park on the Delaware River — is back with dining, a beer garden, hammocks, a boardwalk, and entertainment. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.

20170512 00:00 20171002 00:00 America/New_York Spruce Street Harbor Park <p>Spruce Street Harbor Park &mdash; everyone&#39;s favorite seasonal park on the Delaware River &mdash; is back with dining, a beer garden, hammocks, a boardwalk, and entertainment. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.</p> 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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PHS Pop-Up Garden

South Street

The popular South Street pop-up beer garden, run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is open daily with food and drinks curated by the team behind Cantina Los Caballitos. It could not be any easier to get here on SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop the Route 40 Bus.

20170515 00:00 20170930 00:00 America/New_York PHS Pop-Up Garden <p>The popular South Street pop-up beer garden, run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is open daily with food and drinks curated by the team behind Cantina Los Caballitos. It could not be any easier to get here on SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop the Route 40 Bus.</p> 1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature is the newest exhibition at The Franklin Institute. The display, which features a 1,700-square-foot mirror maze, explores the mathematical patterns of the natural world, from the nested spirals of a sunflower’s seeds to the ridges of a mountain range to the layout of the universe. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Make sure you check out this Pass Perk before you go!! 

20170527 00:00 20170905 00:00 America/New_York A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature at The Franklin Institute <p><em><a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/05/franklin-institute-opens-1700-square-foot-mirror-maze-exhibition-summer/">A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature</a></em>&nbsp;is the newest exhibition at The Franklin Institute. The display, which features a 1,700-square-foot mirror maze, explores the mathematical patterns of the natural world, from the nested spirals of a sunflower&rsquo;s seeds to the ridges of a mountain range to the layout of the universe. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Make sure you check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/165">Pass Perk</a> before you go!!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

The Delaware River waterfront is a seasonal wonderland thanks to Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Play mini golf and outdoor games, try your luck in the arcade, enjoy waterfront views with drinks and food and take a spin around the city’s only outdoor roller rink. New this year is an outdoor bowling alley! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48.

20170530 00:00 20170930 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest <p>The Delaware River waterfront is a seasonal wonderland thanks to <a href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest">Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest</a>. Play mini golf and outdoor games, try your luck in the arcade, enjoy waterfront views with drinks and food and take a spin around the city&rsquo;s only outdoor roller rink. New this year is an outdoor bowling alley!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48.</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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PHS Pop-Up Garden #2

uCity Square

The second location of the PHS Pop-Up Garden is open daily at uCity Square at 36th and Filbert streets, where Jet Wine Bar runs the show and delicious Tex Mex style eats are served from Rex 1516 and Café Ynez. Get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 34th Street or Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 36th Street. 

20170531 00:00 20170930 00:00 America/New_York PHS Pop-Up Garden #2 <p>The second location of the PHS&nbsp;Pop-Up Garden is open daily at&nbsp;<a href="https://phsonline.org/popups/ucitysquare">uCity Square</a>&nbsp;at 36th and Filbert streets, where Jet Wine Bar runs the show and delicious Tex Mex style eats are served from Rex 1516 and Caf&eacute; Ynez. Get here on SEPTA. Hop&nbsp;the Market-Frankford Line to 34th Street or Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 36th Street.&nbsp;</p> uCity Square, Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Big Bling

Kelly Drive between Fountain Green Drive & Girard Avenue Bridge

Big Bling, a colossal outdoor sculpture from acclaimed artist Martin Puryear, begans its temporary residence on Kelly Drive. Cruise by to see it sometime over the next 6 months. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Trolley Route 15 or Bus Route 32. 

20170608 00:00 20170930 00:00 America/New_York Big Bling <p><em>Big Bling</em>, a colossal outdoor sculpture from acclaimed artist Martin Puryear, begans its&nbsp;<a href="https://apa.ticketleap.com/bigbling/">temporary residence</a>&nbsp;on Kelly Drive. Cruise by to see it sometime over the next 6 months. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Trolley Route 15 or Bus Route 32.&nbsp;</p> Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Wild by Michael Nichols

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Get up close and personal with Michael Nichols' stunning nature photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Wild features Nichols’ photographs of nature, including animals, landscapes and more. Additionally, the exhibition offers a look at the relationship between nature and humankind. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this Perk before you go!!

20170627 00:00 20170918 00:00 America/New_York Wild by Michael Nichols <p>Get up close and personal with Michael Nichols&#39; stunning nature photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/856.html">Wild</a></em>&nbsp;features Nichols&rsquo; photographs of nature, including animals, landscapes and more. Additionally, the exhibition offers a look at the relationship between nature and humankind.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/99">Perk</a> before you go!!</p> Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Philadelphia Soul - Arena Bowl XXX

Wells Fargo Center

On Saturday, 8/26, a champion will be crowned in Philly! The Philadelphia Soul take on the Tampa Bay Storm in Arena Bowl XXX at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, 8/26. Game starts at 7p. Leave the car at home, because it's so easy to get to the Wells Fargo Center on SEPTA! Hop the SEPTA Broad Street Line [south] to AT&T Station.

20170826 00:00 20170827 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Soul - Arena Bowl XXX <p>On Saturday, 8/26, a champion will be crowned in Philly! The Philadelphia Soul take on the Tampa Bay Storm in Arena Bowl XXX at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, 8/26. Game starts at 7p. Leave the car at home, because it&#39;s so easy to get to the Wells Fargo Center on SEPTA! Hop the SEPTA Broad Street Line [south] to AT&amp;T Station.</p> 3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Plan Your Trip