Kings of Leon are the final performers in a music filled weekend on the Parkway as Jay Z brings his Made In America Festival to Philadelphia for the third time Saturday and Sunday (and this year to Los Angeles for the first time). The three music stages present diverse genres and bands that include Mayer Hawthorne, The National, Spoon, Pharell Williams, Kanye West and area talent like The Menzingers There are beer gardens, food trucks, and merch booths galore, and XPN staffers are covering the fest here on The Key.
The 36th annual Longs Park Art & Craft Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the edge of historic downtown Lancaster, PA, presenting the work of over 200 artists from some 30 states. The fine arts and crafts include painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, jewelry, wearable art and more. There’s also live music and a Susquehanna style bistro.
On Labor Day Monday for the 26th year Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO holds its Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration. It gets underway at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 union hall on Columbus Boulevard at 8:30 a.m.with a rally, then the parade to Penn’s Landing, followed by the family celebration with food, make-and-take crafts, live music, games, kids activities, and more!
For the 142nd year The Cannstatter Club of Philadelphia presents its Oktoberfest celebration Saturday through Monday. The Volksfest offers German beer and wine and classic German fare with family activities and two bands, one of them from Germany.
Redacted Theater Company presents Juniper Street Saturday and Sunday. It’s a combination of play, feast, and all night party. First is the play, The Wake, about a family’s struggle with the Angels of Death. Then guests are treated to a three course meal cooked by the performers…and are invited to stay up all night!
The Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania has a few end-of-summer events. Home Tweet Home features designer birdhouses through Monday, and Circus Week offers circus train rides and jugglers.
The penultimate 40th Street Summer Series concert is Saturday near 40th and Locust. Nation Beat draws on Brazilian and New Orleans rhythms and the Highwater Preachers play bluegrass.
The weekly PHAIR open market is at the Headhouse Square Shambles on Saturday, rain or shine, with local artisans and food purveyors on hand.
It was supposed to be the last weekend to experience the pop up “urban beach” at Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River…but because of overwhelming public demand, the Park will continue through September 28th. The weather looks good this weekend to discover why it was recognized as one of the world’s best by the Huffington Post.
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