In Philadelphia, there is always something to do. There are plenty of museums, attractions, theaters and restaurants to see and experience. Here are some suggested events through 2013:
Through October 6
Spy: The Secret World of Espionage
Location: The Franklin Institute
More than 200 artifacts, including the ice axe that killed Leon Trotsky, a German ENIGMA machine and never-before-seen artifacts from the CIA, make up the exhibit and bring visitors close to the gadgets, techniques and technologies used by spies throughout the ages. Take advantage of our Great Spy Buy package to experience this amazing exhibit!
June 14-August 19
Events all summer
Awesome Fest, the ’80s-themed film and music festival brings Philadelphia great outdoor and indoor programming all summer long. The festival runs from June 14 to August 19, kicking off with a performance by The Psychedelic Furs at the Trocadero Theatre on June 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Aug, 15, 22, 29
Concerts in the Park
Location: Rittenhouse Square (18th & Walnut Street)
The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.
Aug. 15 – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with special guests TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb
Aug. 22 – Ground Up featuring the Lawsuits
Aug. 29 – the Strapping Fieldhands / the Spinning Leaves
August 31-Sept. 1
Made in America Music Festival
Location: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Now in its second year, the Budweiser Made In America Festival is once again taking over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend. With nearly 30 acts performing across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the two-day music festival is going to be one of the year’s can’t-miss events. This year’s lineup is incredible, with highly-anticipated performances from Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Public Enemy, Emilee Sandé, Solange and more.
Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC