Philadelphia Summer Festivities

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Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the United States and also one of its most beloved. Full of history, charming Georgian architecture and delicious cheese-steaks, the City of Brotherly Love is the perfect city escape. Here are some must-see events in Philadelphia this summer.

Manayunk Arts Festival

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June 21st & 22nd mark the 25th anniversary of the Manayunk Arts Festival. Set on Main Street in the heart of the Manayunk neighborhood, the festival gathers 200,000 people together for exclusive boutique shopping, art shows, live music and delicious food.

PHS Pop Up Garden

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Beginning later this month, and continuing throughout the summer, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society will set up its fourth annual Pop Up Garden. The Pop Up Garden transforms a vacant lot in Philadelphia into an exciting, dynamic beer garden, complete with live music and delicious food trucks. Special events at the Pop Up Garden include movie nights, group workouts, trivia and more.

Philly's Fourth of July Jam Concert

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Is there a better place to spend the 4th of July than America's birthplace? And is there anything better than a free concert? Come to Benjamin Franklin Parkway to enjoy performances by The Roots, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc, Ariana Grande and Vicci Martinez at Philly's Fourth of July Jam, the “Largest Free Concert in America". After the concert, catch the firework show over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Made In America Music Festival

On August 30th and 31st, Philadelphia will host its third “Made In America" music festival, a two day concert started by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. The concert features music from multiple genres: Hip-Hop, R&B, Electronic, and Pop. Headlining this year are multiple Grammy award-winners Kanye West and Kings of Leon. Come hear some of the best music in the world in the heart of Philadelphia for a perfect cap to the summer.

Where to Stay

Townhome Mt. AiryCozy Philadelphia Townhome

This cozy 3 bedroom house is fully furnished and is located in the Mount Airy area of Philadelphia, a few minutes away from historic Chestnut Hill. Located within walking distance from the Stenton train station, this home is easily accessible from Pennsylvania Station and downtown locations. Book it today from just $175/ night!

PassyunkPhiladelphia Townhome in Passyunk Square

This completely renovated home is located in Passyunk Square, voted the #1 neighborhood in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine for 2013. For $200/night, you are steps away from the best restaurants and coffee shops of Passyunk Square, one of the hottest areas in Philly and just a few subway stops from Center City.

Lux ApptLuxury Center City Apartment

This gorgeous apartment in Center City features Brazilian hardwood floors, a large balcony, a chef's kitchen, marble bathrooms, and access to a fully-equipped health club. It's the perfect accommodation for those seeking a luxury getaway.

This post was written by Hogan Bradford, Tripping Blogger.