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(Kevin)Bacon Fest!


The Awesome Fest will be celebrating Kevin Bacon and the movie “Footloose” outdoors at Eakins Oval (in front of the Art Museum) with the first ever (Kevin) Bacon Fest! Come to enjoy food trucks like Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Cherry Bomb Bus, Mac Mart and Chewy’s, not to mention pig roasts, many different kinds of bacon delicacies, and a slew of very special surprises!


Eakins Oval, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Friday, July 26, 9-11:30 p.m.

Cost: free



Philadelphia Dance Day


Philadelphia Dance Day is a nonprofit festival featuring free workshops, live performances from some of the city’s best-known instructors, and a huge evening dance party. The goal is to unite the community in celebrating dance as a powerful platform for creative expression and physical activity. All dance enthusiasts, regardless of experience or even coordination, are invited to take part in the fun. Participants will tour studios around the city to sample free workshops during the afternoon and then come together in the evening for a Zumba party and open social dancing.


1906 S. Rittenhouse Square

Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Cost: free daytime workshops, $5 evening event



Eighth annual East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival


The eighth annual Car Show & Street Festival showcases more than 140 antique, show, muscle and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles lined up between Broad and Dickinson streets. Enjoy live music and disc jockeys on every block, street vendors, performers, summertime eats and drinks, children’s activities, and the “Bang! Boom! CRAFT!” show at the Singing Fountain.


1904 E. Passyunk Ave.

Sunday, July 28, noon to 5 p.m.

Cost: free



Final-ly Friday in Mount Airy


On the last Friday of each month, come out and enjoy fun festivities in a laid-back yet vibrant setting: Mount Airy. Local businesses stay open late and feature special items and events for Final-ly Friday. These monthly evening events connect the arts with the neighborhood’s restaurants and retailers. This month’s event includes a free restorative yoga class; a free beer tasting; guest vendors offering handmade jewelry, coffee and tea; and an assortment of accessories.


Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy

Friday, July 26, 4 p.m.

Cost: pay as you go


2nd Street Festival


The fifth annual 2nd Street Festival will be held along North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties. The street will be filled with workshops, art, food, beer gardens and other merchandise vendors, not to mention four music and event stages. The festival aims to bring awareness to the Northern Liberties neighborhood and encourage a healthy and positive lifestyle, all while having fun with family and friends. Stop by to be part of the festivities!


Northern Liberties, North 2nd Street between Germantown and Green streets

Sunday, Aug. 4, noon to 10 p.m.

Cost: free