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!

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Franklin Square!

The blockbuster Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square returns from May 9 to June 11, 2017 (closed to the public Thursday, May 18th for the annual fundraising event An Evening in Franklin Square presented by Parx Casino) with all new creations. The first Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square debuted in April 2016 and ran for seven weeks, welcoming 92,000 visitors from all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. This celebration of light and culture will feature entertainment, food and 29 magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant animals, springtime flowers and trees, and symbols of Chinese culture, using traditional Chinese methods.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 14, 11 am – 1 pm

Celebrate Mom with a wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch in the Pavilion in Franklin Square with food by Cooperage ($25 advance ticket purchase required). Please note there are four sittings.

Purchase tickets here.

An Evening in Franklin Square

Thursday, May 18, 5.30 pm

An Evening in Franklin Square presented by Parx Casino – A magic night of fun, dancing, and fundraising in Philadelphia’s prettiest setting (tickets required).

Learn more about An Evening in Franklin Square.


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