May 15, 2018
Celebrating the unofficial start to summer in the City of Brotherly Love?
Below are festivals, beer gardens, exhibit openings, concerts and more things to do on Memorial Day weekend in Philly.
May's Brews & Views dates will be Tuesday, May 22, through Thursday, May 24. From 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy beer, wine, cocktails and snacks.
No tickets required to attend. Just pay-as-you-go for all food and drink.
1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
A five-day celebration honoring the sailing community and Philadelphia's maritime heritage will begin Thursday, May 24.
Nearly a dozen tall ships will sail to Philadelphia's waterfront along the Delaware River on the opening date.
Through May, 28, you'll have the unique opportunity to explore U.S. and international tall ships while they're docked at Penn's Landing, or you can hop aboard one for a trip down the Delaware River.
Part of Sail Philadelphia’s waterfront festival programming will also be a fireworks show on Saturday, May 26, at 9 p.m.
It will be there from Wednesday, May 23, through Monday, May 28. There will be seating and tables, games, restrooms and a menu of beer, barbecue, salads and snacks.
Parks on Tap is both family-friendly and dog-friendly.
1500 Pattison Ave. and South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Catch a free screening of "Thor: Ragnarok" on Thursday, May 24, at The Schmidt's Commons.
The movie will begin at 7 p.m. in the outdoor piazza. Just remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
1001 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
Over Memorial Day weekend, you can hop aboard the ship. The beer garden will be open Thursday, May 24, through Sunday, May 27.
211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
For $25, you'll get one hour in the space to take as many photos as you please and hopefully get that perfect Instagram shot (discounts available for military with ID).
1315 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
The rooftop bar is only open to those 21-plus, with the exception of Sundays when children and dogs are welcome.
800 Mifflin St., Philadelphia PA 19148
Join in an evening 5K run or 2K walk at Morris Arboretum on Thursday, May 24.
The course will loop through the grounds, which features outdoor sculptures and lush greenery. At the finish line, there will be an after-party with a beer garden and tables of Philly foods.
Registration is $25-$60 per person.
100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118
Tickets are $12. Included is access to the pop-up beer garden, plus the full museum. Attendees can sip on sangria then step inside to check out the skeletons.
19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
At the after-hours event, visitors will be treated to live music, craft-making and a tour of the mosaicked space. The event is also BYOB, so go ahead and bring your favorite beer or wine, as well as a blanket.
1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
"Xtreme Bugs" will feature nearly 20 giant, moving, hissing, clicking insects from around the world.
There will be an 18-feet-long, wiggling centipede and a 12-feet-tall, hissing orchid mantis among the supersize bugs.
Tickets to "Xtreme Bugs" are $20.95 for children and $24.95 for adults.
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Philly POPS' third annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute at the Mann Center, a community concert honoring those who serve, will take place on Saturday, May 26.
Tickets are free but registration is required. The concert begins at 7 p.m.
5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131
It will be set to popular, summertime anthems from artists like The Beach Boys, The Go-Go's and Justin Timberlake.
Recently, the Main Fountain Garden underwent a $90 million revitalization project. It's one of the main draws to the Kennett Square property, which includes more than 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows.
Tickets are $18-$50.
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Hall & Oates are once again hosting a hoagie-themed music festival at Festival Pier. There will be lots of food, drink and live music.
Among the artists performing on Saturday, May 26, are Train and Fitz and the Tantrums.
601 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19123
Starting Sunday, May 27, there will be yoga every Sunday on the deck of the Moshulu this summer. Yoga will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. and is $10 to join (cash only).
The four-masted tall ship is docked at the Delaware River waterfront. If you stay aboard for brunch after the workout, enjoy 15 percent off.
401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
On Sunday, May 27, all are invited to gather in Laurel Hill Cemetery to honor all veterans who fell defending the nation.
Wreath-laying, speeches and honor guards will enhance the ceremony. The event is free and begins at noon.
3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132