Philadelphia this Summer: Events, Festivals and Naked Bike Rides

Philadelphia Events

Philadelphia Events for Summer 2013

Written by Whitney Blomquist

Philly has tons of events going on everyday throughout the year. Here are a few you should check out this summer! (Click on the event title to be linked to the website for more details):

What: Kick off Summer with Aoki Boutique and Spodee Wine!

When: Friday June 14 from 7-9

Where: Aoki Boutique, 115 S. 22nd Street

Live Music, Drinks by Spodee Wine, 10% off all-store purchases, and a chance to win a Jessica DeCarlo necklace valued at $100: Spodee Wine and Aoki Boutique want to help you #getlucky this summer! One guest at the summer kick off event will have a chance to win this gold horseshoe necklace (by Jessica DeCarlo, valued at $100) by instagramming their experience at the party! Follow @spodeewine and @aokiboutique on Instagram and use #getlucky to participate! One random winner will be announced on June 17.


What: Wawa Welcome America

When: Thursday, July 4th

Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th Street to Eakins Oval 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebration featuring music form The Roots, Ne-Yo, John Mayer, J Cole, Jill Scott, and Demi Lovato.


What: XpoNential Music Festival

When: July 26th-28th

Where: Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ

Music from the Lumineers, Dr. Dog Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and many more.


What: Mad Decent Block Party

When: Saturday, July 27th

Where: The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing – Columbus Boulevard bet. Market & Walnut St.

Music from Major Lazer, 
 Dillon Francis
, Flosstradamus
, Nadastrom, 
DJ Sega
, Dirty South Joe
, Swizzymack
 and Jahan Lennon.


What: 2nd Street Festival

When:  Sunday, August 4th, noon-10 pm 

Where: North 2nd between Germantown and Green Streets in Northern Liberties

Live music, crafts, art, food, and games.


What: Philadelphia Caribbean Festival

When: Sunday, August 18th, noon- 8 pm

Where: The Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. and Chestnut Street

Island Cuisine, Caribbean marketplace, and music.


What: 5th Annual Philly Naked Bike Ride, August 25th:

When: Sunday, August 25th

Where: Philadelphia

Ride through the city… naked.


What: Budweiser’s Made In America Festival

When: Saturday, August 31st- Sunday, September 1st

Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Performances from Beyoncé, Miguel, Nine Inch Nails, Solange, A$AP Rocky, Walk the Moon, Kendrick Lamar, Wolfgang Gartner, Wiz Khalifa, Nero, Ab-Soul, Imagine Dragons, Calvin Harris, Phoenix, Porter Robinson, 2 Chainz, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Public Enemy, Queens Of The Stone Age, Deadmau5 and many more.


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