Franklin Square

Special Events

Upcoming Events in Franklin Square!

Franklin Square isn't just about mini golf and carousel rides. Philly's favorite play place is also home to a wide variety of special events, all year long. From festivals to musical performances to holiday celebrations, there's always something new to check out in Franklin Square

Spooky Mini Golf

October 5 - 28, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, 6 - 9 pm

Play a round of the spookiest mini golf in the city, as Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the Halloween season with fog, lights, music, and surprises!


Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Trick-or-Treat Trail presented by Fox Rothschild

Saturday, October 27, Noon - 3 pm

Customize your own Halloween-themed trick-or-treat bag and follow the trail map to discover tasty surprises throughout the park. FREE! Recommended for children 10 and under. Plus, hop aboard the Lightning Bolt Express Train for a ride around Franklin Square. Ride tickets: $5 adults, $4 children.

Franklin Square Holiday Festival Opening Night

Thursday, November 15, 4:30 - 8 pm

Kickoff the holiday season with the first Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show of the year presented by PECO! Marvel at more than 75,000 lights as you enjoy seasonal foods and beers at SquareBurger, Ben’s Sweets & Treats and the Winter Beer Garden! The Festival is open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) from November 15 – December 31.

Click for more details about the Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO


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