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Dilworth Park is Philly’s Favorite Summer Hot Spot

Giavana Suraci
T 215.440.5516                                                                  


PHILADELPHIA (May 6, 2019) – As warm weather begins to blanket Center City, Dilworth Park is preparing a full lineup of summer fun. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of programs and free events, which include outdoor movies, live music, pop-up markets and more! The schedule includes:

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute presents Center City Fit
Mondays & Tuesdays
Now through October 15, 6 p.m.

Get ready to get movin’! Presented by Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, this FREE fitness series will feature a variety of classes for participants of all skill levels. Professional trainers from Optimal Sports Health Club 1315 Walnut will lead these sessions:

Mondays: Zumba®
Tuesdays: Boot Camp (now through July 23)
                   Cardio Kickboxing (July 30-October 15)

Zumba Fest® Dance for Peace
June 1, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute presents Center City Fit will host this celebration of love and togetherness shared between hundreds of participants. Philadelphians from every corner of the city will become a part of “One Big Family” as they dance and bond through this exercise in disguise. A team of seasoned ZIN instructors and ZJs will headline this special event.

PNC presents Live @ Lunch
Wednesdays & Thursdays
June 5 through July 25, Noon-1:30 p.m.*

Local musicians will showcase their labors of love in the heart of Center City. Beginning in June, a rotating setlist of R&B artists will sooth your workweek blues. Jazz tunes will take over throughout July with a variety of high-caliber performers on board to compose the sounds of summer.

The PNC Terrace will be open for parkgoers to relax, chill out and enjoy a bite during lunchtime. The PNC presents Live @ Lunch schedule is as follows:

June 5: V. Shayne Frederick
June 6: Ty Lemar
June 12: Vertical Current
June 13: Boogieman Dela
June 19: Honeychile
June 20: Musiqology- Bridget Ramsey & Vince Anthony
June 26: Latin Groove Band (Mitlas Group)
June 27: Elle Gyandoh
July 3: Paul Giess
*No program on July 4.

July 10: Red Rose Jazz Combo
July 11: Jermaine Miles & Mainstream
July 17: Balmour
July 18: Jacqueline Constance
July 24: The Budesa Brothers
July 25: Chartel

Center City District SIPS at Dilworth Park presented by EFFEN
June 5 through August 28, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Sip and sway in style at the Dilworth Park Café. Every Wednesday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., ice-cold libations will be served on the outdoor patio. Hornitos Tequila and EFFEN Vodka cocktails will be offered for just $6, plus red and white wine for $5. Summertime favorite, Victory Summer Love will be available and cold Bud Light cans will be featured for $4.

On select evenings, the Temple University Alumni Association will host Temple Takeovers featuring additional Temple-themed cocktails and drink discounts, as well as a chance to mix and mingle with fellow “Owls”.

The park will stay hoppin’ until 8:30 p.m. each week with live DJ entertainment. The schedule includes:

June 5:  DJ Sylo
June 12: Jabair
June 26: Tee Jo
July 3: Fuego mayo
July 10: DJ Hvnlee
July 17: Joshua Lang
July 24: 21HNDRD
July 31: Yolo Ono
August 7: DJ A-List
August 14: Osagie
August 21: Shearn
August 28: Leon Xavier

For a full list of Center City SIPS participating locations, visit:  

Friday Night Live
June 7 through July 12, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Rock & roll into the weekend with Philly’s favorite free concert series. An impressive lineup of local bands heard on 93.3 WMMR will rotate each week, with Brent Porche serving as the program’s resident MC. Grab some grub at the Air Grille and Dilworth Park Café, or unwind with a seasonal EFFEN Vodka cocktail, wine or cold Landshark Lager. This season’s setlist powered by Live Nation includes:

June 7: Kid Felix
June 14: Siravo
June 28: Rob Clancy
July 5: Soraia
July 12: Nik Greeley & The Operators

All-American Cookout
Wednesday-Friday, June 19, 20, 21: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 22: Noon – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 23: Noon – 6 p.m.

Get a taste of summer with backyard favorites and classic bites provided by the Dilworth Park Café, featuring Maker’s Mark bourbon in summer cocktails and tasty sauces. Guests can also cool off with a Bud Light or Landshark Lager at the pop-up beer garden, while a variety of live music and DJ tunes play from the Met Philadelphia Stage, curated by Live Nation.  

There will be fun carnival games for kids and adults to play, plus other backyard-inspired activities. Guests are encouraged to bring their pups dressed to impress for a Patriotic Pooch Contest on Saturday and Sunday! These and other surprises will keep you entertained throughout this 5-day series. Don’t forget to stop by the Fine Art & Craft Fair starting June 22 through June 23!

Fine Art & Craft Fair
Saturday, June 22: Noon – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 23: Noon – 6 p.m.

This weekend-long celebration of art and small business returns to Dilworth Park following a successful debut last summer. Visitors are encouraged to support local crafters by browsing and buying one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork, clothing, jewelry and more.  

TD Bank presents Pictures in the Park
July 19 through August 23, 8:30 p.m.

Kids and grownups will have a blast watching blockbuster films on the big screen! This free, outdoor movie series, presented by TD Bank, will feature super hero smash-hits, fantastic fantasies and awesome adventures sponsored by Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at the Franklin Institute. Starting at 8 p.m., free popcorn, courtesy of TD Bank, will be distributed to the first 100 guests while supplies last.

Snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the Dilworth Park Café, along with beer, wine and cocktails. Be sure to come early for movie trivia curated by the Philadelphia Film Society with Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit tickets and swag for prizes. This event is BYO blanket, so pick a spot and enjoy the show. The lineup includes:

July 19: Captain Marvel
July 26: Solo: A Star Wars Story
August 2: Black Panther
August 9: Creed II
August 16: Avengers: Infinity War
August 23: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The series will continue starting September 6 through September 27 at Sister Cities Park.

All Dilworth Park summer events are powered by Live Nation, experts in live entertainment.

Dilworth Park is located at 1 S. 15th St., on the west side of City Hall. For the latest information on all summer events in Dilworth Park, visit


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