Best Things To Do In Philly In August 2020
Looking for the best things to do in Philly in August 2020? Look no further! Many of your favorite places have opened up again and welcome you back for more fun experiences!
From Art exhibitions, to Open-Air Dining, Drive-In Movie or Concert experiences, your favorite sports teams back in action and more! This month brings so much excitement and entertainment the whole family can enjoy!
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Visit the National Constitution Center
Browse through Henry Bermudez’s art at Taller Puertorriqueño
Visit the Eastern State Penitentiary
See a Drive-In Cinema Pop-Up
Jam out at a Drive-In Concert Series
Attend Drive-In Events with Mid-Atlantic Event Group
Check out the Live-In Drive-In Events
Light up the Night at Spruce Street Harbor Park
Have some fun at Blue Cross Riverrink Summerfest
Enjoy Open-Air Drinking and Dining
Cruise through the Summer
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens
Watch some homers by the Phillies
Arts & Culture
Visit the National Constitution CenterPhoto Courtesy Of Visit Philly August 5 - September 5, 2020View Tickets
With the reopening of the only museum in the world dedicated to the U.S. Constitution comes a treat for all visitors. The National Constitution Center offers free admission through September 5, 2020. Before your visit be sure to reserve FREE timed tickets online in advance.
The Center brings the U.S. Constitution to life for visitors of all ages through interactive and educational programs, online resources and exhibits. Learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history!
The reopened attraction has of safety protocols to keep guests and staff safe and comfortable, and that some sections of the museum might not be open at this time.When:Wednesdays to Saturdays, , 10 AM - 3 PMGet Directions:Cost:Free, reservations necessary
Browse through Henry Bermudez’s art at Taller PuertorriqueñoPhoto Courtesy Of tallerpr.org Extended through August 21, 2020View Tickets
The Henry Bermudez: Wilderness in Mind exhibition at Taller Puertorriqueño displays Bermudez’ paintings, drawings, and installations which incorporate intricate and rich distinctive patterns, inspired by the Amazon rainforest.
With his works and Mexican, Peruvian, and Afro Latino influences, Bermudez addresses the politics of race, beauty, climate change, and immigration.
Note: The capacity is limited to five people in the gallery with a duration of 45 minutes for each visit and basic guidelines to ensure a safe visit can be found here.When:Mondays - Fridays, 1PM - 4PMGet Directions:Cost:Free
Visit the Eastern State PenitentiaryPhoto Courtesy Of Philly Voice Reopening August 14, 2020View Tickets
The Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, and was operational from 1829 until 1971. Notorious and well-known criminals such as Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton were held as prisoners.
Learn more about the daily life, architecture, and notable prisoners of this former prison. During the initial phase of reopening many safety measures are put in place. Visitors will follow a one-way route. Upon arrival, you will get an MP3 player and disposable earbuds that will guide you through the prison.
Afterwards, you can end your tour or continue to explore other one-way paths that feature additional audio stops, and exhibits.When:Friday - Sunday, 10AM to 5PMGet Directions:Cost:$15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for students and children ages 7-12
Drive-In Events & Experiences
See a Drive-In Cinema Pop-UpPhoto Courtesy Of KYW Radio July 22 – August 29, 2020View Tickets
Cinema Pop-Ups and The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks bring you everyone’s favorite drive-in-movie experience to Montgomery County!
The Expo Center has partnered with entertainment company Kilburn Live to bring “Cinema Pop-ups” to the Expo Center Fairgrounds. With car spaces at least 8 feet apart, guests will have plenty of space to social distance and enjoy the drive-in movie experience.
This August enjoy screenings of movie classics from Space Jam, to Gremlins, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Happy Feet, the new film Palm Springs and more!When:9PMGet Directions:Cost:$25 per car
Jam out at a Drive-In Concert SeriesPhoto Courtesy Of People's Light Summer 2020View Tickets
Do you miss live music and performances? Honestly, same. Lucky for us – People’s Light in Malvern welcomes you for a series of safe, socially distant outdoor concerts on weekend evenings in the parking lot.
People’s Light is a cultural and civic center with theatre at its core. They invite and create many opportunities for diverse communities to discover and celebrate our shared humanity.
This summer you can jam to the live, outdoor shows, either from the safety of your own car, or from the safe space where chairs and tables are set up. Find the concert schedule and more info on safety precautions on People’s Light’s official site.When:select datesGet Directions:Cost:$75 per car
Attend Drive-In Events with Mid-Atlantic Event GroupPhoto Courtesy Of Billboard Summer 2020View Tickets
With August comes both drive-in movies and live concerts in various locations in Bucks County, all thanks to Mid Atlantic Event Group!
Catch the screenings of movies like Footloose, Jumanji: The Next Level, to everyone’s favorite Shrek! Don’t forget you can also jam out to live performances in a socially distant setting! Drive-In Concert performances will be announced on August 12, so stay tuned and stay ready for this fun, outdoor experience!
For the live concerts, vehicle day passes include a space next to your car for socially distant tailgating.When:select datesGet Directions:Cost:$20-$30
Check out the Live-In Drive-In EventsPhoto Courtesy Of Philly Voice August 16 – September 7, 2020View Tickets
Live entertainment FINALLY returns to the South Philly sports complex this August and September!
Live Nation Philadelphia and Visit Philadelphia are teaming up to bring you their all-new Live-In Drive-In experience. This event brings live concerts with artists like The Front Bottoms, Dark Star Orchestra; comedians like Bert Kreischer, Labor Day Comedy Jam and more to the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park!
Here you are safe to enjoy the shows from the comfort of your own car!When:select timesGet Directions:Cost:$100 - 300$
To Do With Kids
Light up the Night at Spruce Street Harbor ParkPhoto Courtesy Of Delaware River Waterfront Corporation July 17 - October 11, 2020View Tickets
Light up the night with a new interactive LED installation titled Bright Lights, Our City sustained by Univest Financial at Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River waterfront!
This super fun experience allows visitors to create their own light display from the iconic hanging lights at the park. Watch the light patterns and color palettes change by your touch.
Afterwards, why not take a stroll to nearby restaurants and enjoy some tasteful outdoor dining – the perfect way to top off a lit evening!When:Monday - Thursday, 5PM - 10PM & weekendsGet Directions:Cost:Pay as you go
Have some fun at Blue Cross Riverrink SummerfestPhoto Courtesy Of Groupon Summer 2020View Tickets
Take a stroll, enjoy some food and drinks, soak in the views, and relax at the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest! Enjoy activities from boardwalk games, to Ferris Wheel rides, mini golf and more!
There is also an urban beach area which overlooks the Delaware River, and comes complete with lounge chairs and picnic tables.
The health and safety of all guests and staff members is top priority and the new safety enhancements help maintain a relaxing, clean, and fun environment for everyone.
Admission to Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is free and open to the public. Mini-golf, games, rides and concessions are pay-as-you-go. When:Monday - Friday, 5PM - 11PM & weekendsGet Directions:Cost:Pay as you go
Food & Drinks
Enjoy Open-Air Drinking and DiningPhoto Courtesy Of Thrillist Summer 2020View Tickets
Summer is still around in Philly, which means outdoor dining and drinking spots are made available for guests to enjoy!
The city of Philadelphia is rich in culture, so it comes with no surprise that it also offers an array of delicious food and drink options!
Enjoy a selection of Pan-Asian delicacies from Sampan Philadelphia, have a fiesta at Jose Pistolas with some traditional Mexican flair, or tickle your taste buds with one or three pints of beers at The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant. The options are endless!Get Directions:various locations
Cruise through the SummerPhoto Courtesy Of Visit Philly Summer 2020View Tickets
The Spirit of Philadelphia is cruising down the Delaware River again from its berth at Penn’s Landing.
You can enjoy some outdoor dining experiences while taking in the beautiful views of Philadelphia’s skyline and the Delaware from the spacious rooftop deck aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia.
Cruise through the rest of summer in style while sipping some tasty wine, cocktails, and craft beers. A Spirit Cruise by Hornblower gives you the chance to dine, dance and see Philadelphia like never before.When:Monday - Thursday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM & weekendsGet Directions:Cost:$79.90 - $89.90
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto RaptorsPhoto Courtesy Of Raptors HQ August 12, 2020View Tickets
Philadelphia 76ers face the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday at 6:30PM.
The Raptors are currently the second in the seeding in the Eastern Conference, while the Sixers have secured sixth thus far. Both teams are on their way to the playoffs, so Wednesday’s game can be regarded as a warm-up for the big showdown on August 16!
The 76ers currently have many of their main players recovering or suffering injuries this just means that they will need all the support they can get! Tune in on ESPN+ and show your team some love and support!When:6:30PMGet Directions:
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston RocketsPhoto Courtesy Of Sixers Wire - USA Today August 14, 2020View Tickets
The Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers are two of the most exciting teams by far in the NBA, and it is always an exciting event when the two teams match up.
Thrilling action on the court, some of the best athletes and players in the world, and a rather lively and interactive fanbase! These are just some of the many qualities that make this face-off so great!
Tune in on ESPN+ and show your team some love and support from home! Go Sixers!When:9PMGet Directions:
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal CanadiensPhoto Courtesy Of NHL.com August 13 - August 23, 2020View Tickets
The Flyers enter the Stanley Cup playoffs with Game 1 of the 7-Game-Series on Wednesday against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Flyers are currently the NHL’s hottest team, winning 12 of their last 13 games.
They have all four lines contributing to their wins: a solid defense that allowed just one goal in each of their three round-robin games, their young goalie, Carter Hart, who has made unbelievable saves thus far on this national stage. This is a team you don’t want to miss seeing!
Dates and times for all games can be found here.When:8PMGet Directions:
Watch some homers by the PhilliesPhoto Courtesy Of Bleacher Report August 11 - September 27, 2020View Tickets
Baseball is back, baby! After a few COVID-19 cases popped up after the first game against the Miami Marlins a few weeks ago, the season took a short break to ensure the safety of all players and staff members.
Well, the season is back in full swing! Many of our Phillies’ players, like J.T. Realmuto, Bryce Harper and many more have restarted the season with a series of homers! And they’re keeping ‘em coming! The Phillies have a bunch of games listed for the rest of the summer and believe me when I say, you don’t want to miss any one of them!
Check out the schedule here and remember to stay safe and show your fave team some love and support from home!When:various timesGet Directions: