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

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🎇 Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pay What You Wish Family Festivals on Sunday, July 3 and August 7, will be large scale celebrations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There will be featured performances, community partners, and art making throughout the building.

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🎇 POPS on Independence

Independence Mall

The Philly POPS continues its 44-year Independence tradition with POPS on Independence on 7/3. The POPS will perform an original program created and conducted by Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell, featuring three-time GRAMMY® nominated singer and songwriter Ryan Shaw. Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street or hop Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 47 or 57.

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🎇 Free Museum Day

The Barnes Foundation

Enjoy PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at the Barnes Foundation on 7/3. Every first Sunday of the month, families and friends can enjoy free access to the Barnes collection and special exhibition, plus music and performances, story time, and art-making activities.

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🎇 Party On The Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Party on the Parkway is back on 7/4 and the entertainment is non-stop! Get ready to be wowed with two performance stages – Pennsylvania Lottery Groove Stage and the Rumba 106.1 Dance Party. Enjoy a day-long party jam packed with entertainment, games, food trucks, giveaways and more! Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban Station or hop Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 or 48.

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🎇 Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The festival culminates with a star-studded concert back on the Parkway on 7/4, featuring performances by award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Derulo, multiple-platinum selling popstar Ava Max, and Grammy nominated singer & song writer Tori Kelly followed by a breathtaking fireworks display. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban Station or hop Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 or 48.

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🎇 Free Museum Day

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

In partnership with Wawa, Welcome America Inc., enjoy FREE admission at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History on 7/4! The Weitzman presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44 or 57.

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🎇 Salute to America Independence Day Parade

East Market Street

The parade returns on 7/4 with a new route and dynamic elements from nine states that are sure to create a flurry of patriotism and red, white and blue. With Miss America 2022, Emma Broyles, as the grand marshal, guests will enjoy lavish floats, United States Military units, marching bands, cultural groups, dance performances, historical characters, and much more! Get there on SEPTA! Catch the Market-Frankford Line there!

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🎇 Wawa Welcome America Fireworks Spectacular

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Courtesy of Wawa, the tradition of July 4th fireworks returns to the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Beginning at 8 p.m., guests are welcome to gather from Eakins Oval to Logan Circle to enjoy this rousing and patriotic festival grand finale.



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🎇 Free Museum Day

Christ Church and Burial Ground

This summer, Christ Church will celebrate “Signers Day” on July 3rd including free activities for families & special tours, Free Museum Day on July 4th including special tours and history hunts. A free concert given by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will be offered at Christ Church and a free performance of The American Revolution. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33. or 48.

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🎇 Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Independence Hall

Kick off Philadelphia’s premier celebration of July 4th where it all began – Independence Hall – with a patriotic ceremony celebrating those who make Philadelphia, the region, and our country a better place.

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Let's Go Phillies!

Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies take on the Cardinals Friday thru Sunday - and then take on the Nationals Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Best way to Citizens Bank Park is the Broad Street Line. Hop it south to NRG Station (last stop). Load your SEPTA Key before you go!! 

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Into the Woods

Arden Theatre

Into the Woods is on stage at the Arden Theatre Company from 6/2 thru 7/10. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.  Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

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Rittenhouse Farmers Market

Rittenhouse Square

Head to Rittenhouse Square every Tuesday and Saturday from 9a -3p for their Farmers Market. 

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Free At Noon 🎶

World Cafe Live

WXPN's Free At Noon is held every Friday at World Cafe Live and always features fabulous music. Heading to the show? Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to 30th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36  to 30th or Bus Routes 21, 42, or 49.

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute

Opening on the 18th - the most comprehensive touring exhibition about the Wizarding World makes its world premiere this winter at Philadelphia’s iconic science museum. The immersive experience reveals the artistry and craftsmanship behind the props, costumes and environments from the blockbuster films of the Harry Potter series, as well as Fantastic Beasts. Note that tickets are in limited supply for opening weekend; however, the exhibit store will be open to all museum visitors. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.

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Blithe Spirit

Walnut Street Theater

See Blithe Spirit at the Walnut Street Theater now thru 7/3. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

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Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink

Dilworth Park

Let the good times roll! The retro roller rink at Dilworth Park returns for the spring season - from 4/22 thru 6/17. Lace up your own skates, or rent a pair for $5. Note: Online reservations are strongly recommended for one-hour skate sessions. In between laps, an on-site beer garden serves up brews, cocktails and light fare. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

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Food Trucks & Live Music

The Porch at 30th

Food trucks, pop-ups, and performances are back at The Porch! The schedule for April and May is: Tuesdays: Deke's BBQ serving slow-cooked BBQ favorites; Wednesdays: Burrito Feliz slinging Mexican menu items including some of the city's best birria tacos; Thursdays: Two Street Sammies offering traditional Philadelphia sandwich options including cheesesteaks, roasted pork, and more; Fridays: Pitruco brick oven pizza specializing in gourmet 12" Neopolitan style pizzas. Stay tuned for live music presented by SEPTA Sounds! Get here on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line or SEPTA's Subway/Surface Trolley Lines to 30th Street, Regional Rail to 30th Street, or a number of SEPTA Bus Routes also stop here including Routes 9, 30, 44, 78, 124, 125 and Route 49.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Delaware River Waterfront's outdoor roller skating rink, is back ! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.

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The Oval XP on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Eakins Oval

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway undergoes a major glow up for 2022 as Eakins Oval transforms into The Oval XP — an eight-acre urban oasis across in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is open from 6/16 thru 8/21 - Wednesdays thru Sundays. Get there on SEPTA! Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 serve the Museum area. 

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

It’s all back: The bright lights. The beautiful lanterns. The picture-perfect memories. The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival — returning for the first time in three years — illuminates Franklin Square now thru 8/7 with grand, artistic creations. The square comes alive with thousands of LED lights strewn across different displays of intricate, handcrafted lanterns constructed by lantern artisans from China. Also on the docket: cultural performances, shopping, the Dragon Beer Garden and more. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

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Dead White & Blue with Splintered Sunlight

Ardmore Music Hall

Dead White & Blue with Splintered Sunlight will be at Ardmore Music Hall on 7/1 thru 7/3! Purchase your tickets today! Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore or Routes 44, 103 or 106.

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Clark Park Farmers Market

West Philadelphia

Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmers markets in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. It's open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 & 34 drop you right there!

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Museum of Illusions

Old City

Believe half of what you see. The Museum of Illusions opens a Philadelphia outpost in Old City on Saturday, 3/12, joining existing locations in Toronto, Paris, Chicago and New York. With over 80 exhibits meant to trick the eye, the attraction delights visitors with holograms, stereograms and optical illusions, all the while teaching about vision, perception and the human brain. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from Jefferson Station or ride SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121 also stop near the museum.

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Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy

Michener Art Museum

Pennsylvania-born artist Keith Haring’s colorful, graffiti-inspired style catapulted him to the top of the modern art world in the 1980s. This new exhibition [3/12-7/31] features a private collection of more than 100 of Haring’s distinctive works, including paintings, prints, sculptures and street art. Save $2 when you flash your SEPTA Key card! Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Doylestown Station, a short walk from the Michener Art Museum. 

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Bryn Mawr Farmers Market

Bryn Mawr Train Station

Head over to the Bryn Mawr to find fresh produce at Bryn Mawr Farmers Market. Now open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm - conveniently located at Bryn Mawr Station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line! 

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Collingswood Farmer's Market

Collingswood

Collingswood Farmer's Market returns for a stellar 22nd season on Saturday, 5/7. The market is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm. Make a SEPTA to PATCO connection. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 8th & Market to connect to PATCO or the Broad Street Line Walnut-Locust for the PATCO stop at 15th & Locust. Tunnels connect the systems underground, just follow the signs. For more info, click here.

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Rodin Museum Garden Bar

Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum’outdoor pop-up garden serves up summer cocktails and small plates in a beautiful green space. Open 5/13 thru 9/30. Get here on SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 38 and 48.

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Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

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. 

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Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival

The Liacouras Center

An exciting celebration awaits. Featuring over 50 dance groups from around the world creating a magical symphony of Lithuanian folk dance, costume design and historic culture storytelling. The XVI Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival takes its inspiration from the Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis' 1909 painting and is sure to be fun for all ages. Take the Broad Street Line to Cecil B. Moore Station or any Regional Rail Line to Temple University Station. Bus Routes 3, 4 and 16 stop at the Liacouras Center, 

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PHS Pop-Up Garden

South Street

The popular Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden on South Street is open for another season of outdoor food and drinks within a tree-shaded space at 15th & South Streets. Get here on SEPTA! Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop Routes 4. 27, 32 or 40.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Penn's Landing

Enthusiasts of riverside chilling enjoy hammocks, patio and arcade games, musical performances, and tasty treats from local purveyors while strolling the boardwalk at this warm-weather attraction. The riverside Spruce Street Harbor Park is the perfect escape for visitors looking to relax and locals hoping to unwind. 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.

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Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park

The Union take on DC United on Friday, 7/8 at 7:30p. To get here on SEPTA, take the Wilmington/Newark Line or Routes 37, 109, or 113 to Chester Transportation Center. From there - hop the shuttle bus to Subaru Park.

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Dining Under The Stars

Media, PA

Reminiscent of the open-air cafes on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Élysées and in the piazzas of Rome & Venice, al fresco dining is enjoyed in Media all summer long. Every Wednesday evening, May through September, the Dining Under the Stars™ event closes State Street from Jackson to Orange. Get there on SEPTA! Take Trolley Route 101, Bus Route 110, or the Media/Elwyn Line!

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Center City SIPS

Center City

Great reason to catch a later train! Center City District SIPS is back! Beginning June 1 and continuing every Wednesday evening through August 31 from 4:30p to 7p, participating locations will offer $6 cocktails including specialty drinks made with Hornitos Tequila, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-price appetizers. This unique happy hour tradition is a perfect opportunity for returning office workers to explore all that Center City has to offer once the workday ends. After happy hour, Center City District SIPS attendees can also enjoy 15% off dinner at participating restaurants. More info here.

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