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Memorial Staycation Guide

Loretta Witt

For 35 years, I have been selling real estate in NW Philadelphia and the surrounding counties...

For 35 years, I have been selling real estate in NW Philadelphia and the surrounding counties...

Sep 24 7 minutes read

Sometimes you just can't get away for Memorial Day Weekend... so we compiled a few suggestions on how to make your Memorial Day in Philadelphia great!

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival 

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When? Now until June 30th 

Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 PM -11:00 PM 

Friday & Saturday: 6:00PM- 11:00PM

Where? Franklin Square, 200 N 6th Street 

Watch as Franklin Square comes alive with light displays never seen before in North America, extraordinary performances, tons of handcrafted goods, a beer garden and so much more! What a better way to spend a staycation this Memorial Day Weekend! 

➡️ For full details and to purchase tickets visit Historic Philadelphia 

Adults: $17  Youth: $12  Seniors/Military: $15

Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens for the Season! 

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Opening Day: May 11 

Where? Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard 

Philadelphia's very own urban beach offers great food, cold drinks, activities, and lounging space to thousands of visitors each year. Can't make it to the beach this Memorial Day Weekend? Philadelphia's offering you the next best thing! 

For more information and a list of upcoming events visit the Delaware Riverfront Website

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest 

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Opening Day: May 11 (only weekends) BUT starting Memorial Day Weekend the rink will be open seven-days-a-week!

Where? Blue Cross Riverink, 101 South Columbus Blvd

Philadelphia's only outdoor skating rink will be open to the public for FREE the entire summer. Sick of the pool every single day with the little ones? Ice skating is a cool, summer activity that's fun for the entire family! 

For more information visit the Delaware Riverfront Website. 

The 117th Annual Student Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

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Opening Day: May 11th 

Closing Day: June 3rd

Where? Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), 142 N. Broad Street  

Ever wonder what all those incredible students at Pennsylvania for the Fine Arts are doing all year long? Well, this is your opportunity to not only find out but get your hands on the art of budding, talented artists! PAFA invites the public to their museum to view, purchase and celebrate the creations of their students. Looking for a unique gift for the summer wedding season? Or something to decorate your new home? Visit PAFA on Memorial Day Weekend and you won't be disappointed! 

For more information visit the PAFA website.  

The Philadelphia Orchestra 

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When? May 24th - May 28th 

Where? The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street 

The Philadelphia Orchestra is always operating and sharing the world of music with Philadelphia and they won't stop for Memorial Day Weekend.  Join them from Thursday to Tuesday for the Tour of Europe and Israel and let them add some major class to your staycation! 

For more information, shows times and tickets visit the Philadelphia Orchestra Website 

Treetop Quest Joins West Fairmount Park 

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When? May 26th-May 28th from 10 AM- 7:30 PM (the last start begins at 5 PM)

Where? West Fairmount Park, 51 Chamounix Dr. 

Ever seen one of those treetop obstacles courses on vacation that always look so fun but you can't seem to commit to doing it? Or simply just love challenging yourself in a creative way? Try out Philly's Treetop Quest Obstacle course and test your skills this Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia! 

For full summer schedule, information and booking visit the Tree Top Quest Website 

Sail Philadelphia's Waterfront Festival

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When? Exclusive Memorial Day Weekend Event (May 24th -28th)

Where? Penns Landing, 101 S. Christopher Colombus Blvd 

Sail Philadelphia will dock their ships for their waterfront festival. Guests will be able to explore, celebrate and sail on the impressive ships that exist in Philadelphia. In addition, there where will be food and drink vendors, activities and same-day admission to the Independence Seaport Museum. A perfect way to spend Memorial Day Weekend near the water without the beach traffic! 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Sail Philadelphia Website 

Devon Horse Show and County Fair 

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When? May 24th through June 3rd 

Where? Fairgrounds, 23 Dorset Rd 

The Devon Horse Show has been held in Devon since1896! So many of us have watched and been amazed the awe-inspiring sport that is horse eventing. 2018 is no different, purchase tickets and spend a one of your memorial day weekends being amazed at the beauty! The fair also offers food, drinks, shops, raffles, and activities once admitted! 

For more information and to purchase your tickets visit the Devon Horse Show Website 

Grand Opening of Morris Arboretum Garden Railway 

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When? Saturday, May 26th 

Where? Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave

The Garden Railway has been a hit at the Morris Arboretum for years! A train replica that rides around the park and creates such excitement and awe for the younger visitors. Even adults can't help but smile when they see the train zip around a corner near them. The Morris Arboretum has tons to offer and a beautiful setting for your Memorial Day Weekend! 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Morris Arboretum Website 

Hoagienation features Hall and Oates (Memorial Day Weekend Concert) 

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When? Saturday, May 26th 

Where? Festival Pier, 427-433 N. Colombus Blvd 

Festival Pier has hosted many incredible artists at their waterfront location over the years but Philly's very own Hall and Oates are coming for the Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off Concert. It doesn't get much better than watching Hall and Oates perform live on a cool, night with family and friends!

To purchase tickets visit the Pier Philadelphia Website 

Philly Pops Memorial Day Salute

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When? Saturday, May 26th 

Where? The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave 

The Philly Pops will be playing patriotic songs and classic in honor of first responders and those who serve! This event is FREE but you MUST hold a ticket in advance. 

For more information and to secure your tickets visit Philly Pops Website 


Enjoy your staycation! 

Loretta Witt Homes

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