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!

Art Squared Music Camp

Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, & 30, 9 am – Noon

Join Historic Philadelphia, Inc. for four Saturdays of music education and inspiration as students use their voices and instruments to learn songs in preparation for a public performance on September 30.

Art Squared is a free program generously funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and produced by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. Art Squared camps are FREE but space is limited.

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Mural Arts Philadelphia Presents Monument Lab: Sample Philly

September 16 – November 19

See Philadelphia artist Kara Crombie’s monument, Sample Philly, on display at Franklin Square. The artwork, part of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s citywide project, Monument Lab, is inspired by free arts and music education in Philadelphia and contains a sound bank of musical loops drawn from Philadelphia’s rich musical history.

Visitors are encouraged to take part in a learning lab stationed near the monument to design or describe their own visions for monuments that represent Philadelphia.

Spooky Mini Golf

Fri., Sat., and Sun. evenings, October 1 – 30, 6 – 9 pm

18 holes of frightening fun await only the bravest of souls! Putt your way through Spooky Mini Golf with family and friends as historic Philadelphia landmarks, including Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Liberty Bell, and many more, turn haunted with Halloween-inspired lights, music, and surprises ($9 adults, $7 children).

Saturday Night at the Movies: Ghostbusters

Saturday, October 7, 7 – 11 pm

Enjoy a FREE screening of the classic 1984 movie Ghostbusters on the Great Lawn. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel.

Sponsored by K12 Inc.

Art Squared Drama Camp

Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9 am – Noon

Aspiring young actors and actresses will take center stage at Franklin Square for four Saturdays of acting, voice, and movement exercises as well as basic prop construction, culminating in an original public performance at on October 28.

Art Squared is a free program generously funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and produced by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. Art Squared camps are FREE but space is limited.

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Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 21, Noon – 2 pm

Pick out a pumpkin from the Franklin Square Pumpkin Patch and decorate it with spooky designs to take home. FREE! Recommended for children 10 and under. Limit: 1 pumpkin per child. Group reservations and participation are not available.

Don’t forget to take a ride on the Lightning Bolt Express Train as it makes a fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).

Trick-Or-Treat Trail presented by Fox Rothschild

Saturday, October 28, Noon – 3 pm

Create your own Halloween-themed bag, follow the map, and trick-or-treat throughout the park. FREE! Recommended for children 10 and under. Group reservations and participation are not available.

Hop onboard the Lightning Bolt Express Train for a fall ride around the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).

The Franklin Square Holiday Festival Returns to Franklin Square November 9th!

November 9 – December 31

The Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO returns this winter! Plan your visit to Philadelphia’s favorite holiday tradition, featuring plenty of family fun, delicious comfort foods, and special events!

 

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