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July 01, 2023

Shop local vendors, play ping pong and drink from local bars at the Oval Premier Market

On Saturday, July 8, Now + Then is partnering with Parks and Recreation from noon to 6:00 p.m. on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Oval marketplace Provided Image/Steph Irwin/Grombacher Agency

On Saturday, July 8, from noon to 6 p.m. Now+Then and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation are hosting a marketplace at The Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway featuring vendors selling clothing, art, and more. The marketplace will feature a beer garden and family-friendly games like ping pong.

The summer is here, bringing more opportunities to be outside in Philadelphia. In tandem with the return of the Oval pop-up festival, Now + Then Marketplace is working with Philly Parks and Recreation to host a market on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to kick off July.

MORE: The Oval pop-up festival to reopen for summer on the Ben Franklin Parkway

The Oval Premier Marketplace will also feature a beer garden, drinks from Milkboy & Forin Cafe, a large outdoor stage, and plenty of games like ping-pong and a giant chess board. 

On Saturday, July 8, from noon to 6 p.m., 140 local vendors will gather in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, including artists,  artisans, makers, and resellers. The event is free for all to enjoy and open to dogs. 

Oval Premiere Weekend Market

Saturday, July 8, noon to 6 p.m.
Free to attend
Eakins Oval
2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA