With no shortage of things to do, summer brings a wide range of events and festivals to the City of Brotherly Love.

There are pop up beer gardens, night markets, and outdoor music and arts festivals, a relaxing waterfront oasis at Spruce Street Harbor Park and the roller-skating rink and carnival at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest.

Besides all-weather attractions like the Love Park and the dueling Pat’s and Geno’s Cheese Steaks, there are numerous newer events and attractions to enjoy.

Spruce Street Harbor Park welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Each year, residents and visitors can lounge on colorful hammocks, enjoy delicious food from a floating restaurant, sip cool drafts in the beer garden and play games – ping pong, shuffleboard and more – along with its waterfront boardwalk.

Parks on Tap, Philly’s popular traveling beer garden series brings alfresco food and drinks to a different Philadelphia park every week. This summer, the ongoing event brings barbecue and beer to Belmont Plateau, Schuylkill Banks, Shofuso Japanese House & Garden, Lemon Hill and many more.

Historic Philadelphia, Inc.’s summer programming features the ongoing Tippler’s Tour, where guests are ushered through some of Philadelphia’s most historic watering holes, complete with drinks, bites to eat, colonial songs and more. Popular walking-tour series Independence After Hours offers attendees dinner at City Tavern as well as after-hours access to Independence Hall

Enjoy 50-plus live musical performances as part of Summer Sounds in the Historic District, a series of long-popular concerts and new programming curated by VISIT PHILADELPHIA. Jazz, DJ tunes, Latin grooves and even the sweet sounds of the symphony will fill the parks, patios, and plazas at more than a dozen locations from FringeArts located along the Delaware River waterfront to the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent on 7th Street.

University City’s popular 40th Street Summer Series features performances on the open lawn behind the Walnut Street Library for live performances, activities, free giveaways and more.

I am a lifelong Washingtonville resident, but I have made Philadelphia my second home. If you’re considering buying or selling your home in the Hudson Valley, New York, Philadelphia or Pennsylvania, contact me, Paul Biagini of Biagini Realty. I’ll be happy to help you with all of your real estate needs!

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