Things to do in Philly this weekend, July 19 to 21

Holli Stephens
July 19, 2019 - 7:00 am

Albert Yee

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Below, you'll find a wide selection of things to do in Philly, the burbs and neighboring states this weekend. 

Check back with KYW Newsradio weekly to plan your summer outings.




EVENT: Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary Day Celebration

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.

DETAILS: A full day of family-friendly celebration and fun is planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of walking on the moon. Activities include: Rocket Launches, World’s Cheapest Spacesuit Demonstrations, Screenings of The Apollo Chronicles, Grand Finale: Ball-Pit Ball Explosion, Footage from 1969 Launch, Lunar Lander Tours, and a Sphero Maze Challenge.

PRICE: General Museum Admission; Adults: $23, Kids: $19 


EVENT: Summer Fest Live!

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 20 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Ave.

DETAILS: Cool off with unlimited sampling of 175+ of the best summer beers from 75+ breweries in your own custom stein while enjoying live music throughout the day. Get your tickets for access to our amazing indoor and outdoor areas to taste great beers, listen to awesome bands, grab a bite at one of the food trucks outside, and much more! 

PRICE: General Admission starts at $35; VIP is $60


EVENT: Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 20 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Saunders Park, 3827 Powelton Ave.

DETAILS: Celebrate Philly’s rich jazz history at the Annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival in West Philadelphia. This free, family-friendly festival attracts upwards of 3,000 attendees each year. More than just music, our festival also includes a children’s corner, dozens of arts vendors, food trucks, and community resources. 



EVENT: Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope

DETAILS: Here’s your chance to grab some fresh and locally-grown blueberries. Visitors can also dance along to live Bluegrass and Country bands while strolling through the 60 unique shops. 

PRICE: Free admission; A $30 festival package can be purchased to guarantee parking



EVENT: Food Truck Frenzy

DATE/TIME: Saturday July 20, from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media

DETAILS: Don’t miss the chance to enjoy delicious treats from the trucks along with music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, train rides and more.

PRICE: Pay as you go


EVENT: University City Dining Days

DATE/TIME: July 18-28

WHERE: Multiple locations in West Philadelphia

DETAILS: Join University City District for the annual Dining Days where you can enjoy 3 courses at 3 different price points from over 30 of University City’s finest restaurants. From exceptional craft beer bars to celebrity chef restaurants to cozy BYOBs, University City’s international dining scene features dishes from India, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and beyond. 

PRICE: $15, $25, $35



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EVENT: Opening Day @ The Oval+

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 19 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WHERE: 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

DETAILS: Kick-off day programming includes:

* Music and entertainment from radio stations, including Boom 103.9, Ben FM, and Radio One

* A reading and music room

* A screening of Black Panther at 9 p.m.



EVENT: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

DATE/TIME: July 20, doors at 6 p.m.; starts at 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia

DETAILS: The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Mann with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series. Justin Freer will conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

PRICE: $25-$90



EVENT: The Lion King

DATE/TIME: Starts showing July 18

WHERE: Check it out in a theater near you. Showings are at: Philadelphia Film Center, Cinemark University City Penn 6, Regal UA Riverview Plaza IMAX & RPX, Regal UA Main Street Theatre, Studio Movie Grill

DETAILS: One word: Beyoncé. The Lion King: The Gift hits theaters on Friday.

PRICE: Prices vary depending on time


EVENT: The Black Food and Dessert Expo

DATE/TIME: July 20, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave. Exhibit Hall E., Oaks, PA

DETAILS: Join a showcase of the amazing culinary talents of local black entrepreneurs. 

PRICE: Tickets start at $15