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How to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia

May 22, 2019

With your long Memorial Day weekend around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you’ll spend it. Squeeze in your barbecues and shore days around the fun events that the city has planned for the holiday weekend, from fireworks and live music to a horse show and country fair.

This comprehensive guide rounds up the best Memorial Day weekend events in and around Philly, like the UNIVESTival at Spruce Street Harbor Park. The park reopens every year when the weather gets warm, and things will be in full swing from May 24th to 26th as live music and crafts take over the space. Make sure you don’t miss the fireworks show on Saturday evening! If live music isn’t your thing, take a tour of Independence Hall after hours, watch the Philly Union play at Talen Energy Stadium, or check out any of the other events on this large roster.