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June 12

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St. Through Jan. 5, 2025. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. AmRevMuseum.org or 215-253-6731. All tickets valid for two consecutive days. Children 5 and under free.

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June 15

The Big Dill – From noon to 7 p.m. at Xfinity Live!, the world’s largest pickle party is coming to Philadelphia. The venue, located at 1100 Pattison Ave., will transform into the epicenter of the ultimate pickle celebration, brimming with good times and great vibes.

June 15

Pride in the Park: Philly LGBTQ+ Field Day – From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, 13 local LGBTQ+ organizations are celebrating Pride Month with a public field day in West Fairmount Park at the John Welsh Memorial Fountain. A fun-filled day of friendly competition, from relay races to kickball, welcoming all experience levels and promoting camaraderie and community in a safe and welcoming space. Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-in-the-park-philly-lgbtq-field-day-tickets-902652316377.

June 17

Handsome and Petal children’s show – at 6 p.m. at Jefferson Square Park, 300 Washington Ave. Free children’s interactive show by REV Theatre (35 minutes). The original adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, with two very hungry children lost in the park, looking for the House of Sweet. Bring chairs and blankets.

June 17

Make Your Own Pride Zine – From 4-5 p.m. in the meeting room at the Whitman Library, make your own pride zine. All supplies provided. No registration required.

June 18

Handsome and Petal children’s show – at 7 p.m. at Mario Lanza Park, 214 Catharine St. Free children’s interactive show by REV Theatre (35 minutes). The original adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, with two very hungry children lost in the park, looking for the House of Sweet. Bring chairs and blankets.

June 19

Juneteenth Block Party – From noon to 7 p.m. at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St. The Block Party and Free Museum Day will feature live performances including headliners Kid ‘n Play, a vendor village, food trucks, art-making and interactive activities. Free admission to AAMP will be offered throughout the day, providing guests with full access to the Museum, including the Museum’s featured exhibition, “Imprint: Dox Thrash, Black Life and American Culture.” Advance registration for timed-entry admission is strongly encouraged and can be completed online at aampmuseum.org. Wawa will also distribute free smoothies from its Community Care vehicle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last, and share employment opportunities and giveaways at its exhibitor table at the event. 

June 19

Black Music City Grantee Showcase – A highlight of Juneteenth in Philadelphia will be the reveal of new artistic works and performances created in tribute to Philadelphia’s black music heritage. The free, all-ages Black Music City Grantee Showcase will celebrate the 30 recipients of Black Music City 2024 artistic grants and showcase their creations at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia from 5-9 p.m.

June 19

Handsome and Petal children’s show – at 6 p.m. at Dickinson Square Park, 1600 E. Moyamensing Ave. Free children’s interactive show by REV Theatre (35 minutes). The original adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, with two very hungry children lost in the park, looking for the House of Sweet. Bring chairs and blankets.

June 22

Midsommarfest – From 4-7 p.m. at the American Swedish Historical Museum, hoist the maypole, dance in celebration, and eat smörgåstårta. Admission to the event includes traditional folk music by the Last Chance duo, family activities and full access to the Museum. Food and flower crowns will be available for purchase. Tickets are available at the gate or pre-purchase at https://www.americanswedish.org/events. The event will be held rain or shine under the event tent on the Museum Terrace.

June 23

Queers on the Avenue – From 5-9 p.m. at Society Hill Dance Academy, 1919, E. Passyunk Ave., South Philly’s biggest LGBTQ mixer returns. Celebrate Pride with a festive night of food, drink, drag, dancing and more. $15 donation. Register at https://theticketing.co/e/epapride.

June 25

Free Pride Celebration and Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra – at 7 p.m. at Marian Anderson Hall. The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts celebrate Pride with free plaza events and an Orchestra performance hosted by Sapphira Cristál. The concert will feature music by LGBTQ+ composers and allies including works by Bernstein and Copland. Joining in are the ANNA Crusis Feminist Choir, the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and Philadelphia Voices of Pride. The concert is free, but tickets are required and are available at www.philorch.org/pride. Seating is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 26

Our City, Your Orchestra Live – at 7 p.m. at the Temple Performing Arts Center. The Philadelphia Orchestra is traveling up Broad Street to Temple University for a free community performance honoring North Philadelphia and the surrounding community. Featuring works by Adolphus Hailstork; Joseph Bologne; Chevalier de Saint-Georges; Scott Joplin; Florence Price; Duke Ellington; Jessie Montgomery; and William Grant Still, this concert highlights black composers as well as contemporary composers. Tickets for the concert are free, but reservations are encouraged and are available at www.philorch.org/ocyo-live.

June 29

Patriot Concert – at noon at the Marian Anderson Hall. Join the Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts paying homage to America’s independence with a free concert and celebration. Hear conductor Jeff Tyzik lead the Orchestra in works like Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” March and “Liberty Bell” March and selections from John Williams’ scores for The Patriot and Lincoln, honoring the nation and service members. The concert is free, but tickets are required and are available at www.philorch.org/party-on-the-plaza/. Seating is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

July 14

ASHM Craft & Demonstration Day – From noon to 4 p.m., the American Swedish Historical Museum invites those who would like to demonstrate or sell their hemslöjd, or handmade, crafts at its Craft Fair and Demonstration Day. The event will feature crafts, family activities and food. Vendor applications are due on June 30. There is no vendor fee for demonstrators and a $25 fee for those selling their crafts. For additional information contact Dawn Gould at 267-968-7750 or info@americanswedish.org

August 17

Vegandale – At the Navy Yard, a diverse and growing list of food, beverage and lifestyle vendors from around the world, promising attendees an opportunity to try the best and newest in vegan products. In particular, the Philadelphia edition is set to showcase both local and vendors from around the world, offering an opportunity for attendees to try dishes and products not readily available elsewhere. The festival brings a blend of music, food and art. Tickets can be purchased from vegandalefest.com 

September 14

Eddie Griffin – At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, comedian-turned-actor Eddie Griffin will bring his stand-up comedy tour to the Live! Event Center. Griffin is known for his comedic roles in the films “Norbit,” “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” “Scary Movie 3” and “Scary Movie 5”. Tickets start at $39.99 and are available at Philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com, AXS.com and at Shop Live! in the hotel lobby.

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