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Labor Day Events & Happenings

Posted by Admin PhillyLiving on Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 12:05pm.

If you are looking for a place to celebrate the end of summer, look no further than Philly: with events going on from the 1st to the 4th, the city is full of things to do! 

Made in America Festival: The highly anticipated Made in America festival is coming back to the Ben Franklin Parkway. Kicking off on the 1st, this 2 day celebration will feature musical acts such as Jay-Z, J. Cole, the Chainsmokers and more! 

Closing of the Blue Cross Riverink Summerfest: There are a still a few days left to enjoy the Blue Cross Riverrink Summerfest! If you haven't been yet, there is still time to check out the city's only outdoor roller skating rink, in addition to other attractions such as a mini golf course, arcade, a variety of drinks and food to enjoy, as well as The Midway, Summerfest's carnival style amusement park- complete with games, rides and even a 60 ft tall Ferris Wheel! 

Fireworks on the Delaware River: Set to start at 9:30pm on Sunday the 3rd, there will be plenty of activities happening along the Delaware River in celebration of the unofficial end of summer. Once place to grab a spot is the Independence Seaport Museum, which will be opening its second floor terrace and third story rotunda for guests to enjoy. 

Free Kid's Admission to the Museum of the American Revolution: have someone who is under 12 and has an interest in just how our nation was founded? Step right on up to the Museum of the American Revolution, where kids under 12 can get in for free over the holiday weekend! From 11am-4pm from the 2nd to the 4th, children can engage in fun activities such as trying on Revolutionary-inspired clothing, design a flag, decode secret messages, make a George Washington-inspired sash and practice drilling like a Revolutionary soldier.  

First Friday: a local favorite, art galleries, shops and other establishments from Fishtown down to Old City will be open and waiting for wandering patrons to stop and join in celebrating Philly's vibrant art scene. 

Independence Seaport Museum: For those looking for the best views of the Delaware River and a place to wet their whistle with a cold brew, look no further than the Independence Seaport Museum! Their pop garden, Deck, is only open 3 weekends out of the year, and Labor Day will be their final weekend. Of course this means they celebrate with live music on Friday and Saturday, games to enjoy, and drinks will be served before the dazzling fireworks display Sunday evening.  

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation: Home to the world's foremost collections of French impressionistic and post-impressionist paintings, the Barnes Foundation is honoring its Free First Sunday on the 3rd- tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance, so be sure to grab a spot in line fast! 



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