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June 07, 2019

Things to do in Philly this weekend, June 8-9

Saturday is the Fishtown FestivAle and West Philly Porchfest, then on Sunday it's time for the Pride Parade and Festival

Weekend Roundup
Carroll - BEBOT Piazza Pod Park Northern Liberties Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

A panoramic of the BEBOT sculpture in the Piazza Pod Park in Northern Liberties.

Who's ready for the weekend?

The popular Fishtown FestivAle and the weird-but-wonderful West Philly Porchfest are this Saturday. Then on Sunday, it's the annual Pride Parade and Festival.

Piazza Pod Park is also opening (Hi, Bebot!), Black Restaurant Week is back and the Philadelphia Orchestra is putting on a free show.

Check out our picks for things to do this weekend below.

Fishtown FestivAle to take over Frankford Avenue

The neighborhood's largest festival is Saturday. More than 30 food and drink vendors will line Frankford Avenue, offering beer, tacos, ice cream sandwiches and more. There will be DJs and craft vendors to shop, too.

A quick guide to this weekend's Pride Parade and Festival

Sunday is the 31st Pride Parade and Festival in Philadelphia. The parade will start in the Gayborhood and travel to Penn's Landing, where the festival is held each year.

West Philly Porchfest is a free music festival unlike any other

Hang out in West Philly on Saturday to catch a ton of free concerts, live from people's porches. The quirky event starts at noon and goes until 6 p.m.

Check out the food and drink vendors at Piazza Pod Park in Northern Liberties

Piazza Pod Park opens Saturday. You can hang out at the outdoor dining destination from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. To celebrate the grand opening, there will be a DJ, kids activities, food samples and more.

Philadelphia Orchestra to perform free concert at Penn Treaty Park

Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free concert in the waterfront park on Sunday. The show will begin at 3 p.m.

Mummers to strut in parade at Jersey Shore

Saturday evening, top brigades and string bands will perform in North Wildwood. If you're at the the Shore this weekend, stop by to see the free show.

QVC Beauty Bash attendees will go home with goodie bags worth $600

The three-day immersive beauty experience will take place at The Fillmore in Fishtown this weekend. Some of the top beauty brands from QVC will be represented.

Black Restaurant Week highlights African-American, African and Caribbean cuisines

Black Restaurant Week starts on Sunday, so make plans to dine out. During its two-week run in Philly, Black Restaurant Week is partnering with black-owned restaurants to offer delicious prix fixe menus.

Enjoy rosé wine in Fork's new city rose garden

Saturday is National Rosé Day. Spend the day in Fork's new rose garden sipping on the pink wine. The flower-filled space makes its debut this weekend.

BONUS: If you like pink wine, how about trying blue or orange wine? Jet Wine Bar's rainbow flights are back this weekend to celebrate Pride.

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