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Friday, July 7 - Monday, Sept. 4, 2023

The Oval

Experience eight acres of fun on the Parkway! This summer pop-up festival offers food, drink, games, and family-friendly performances.

Official event information


Friday, July 7 - Monday, Sept. 4, 2023


Eakins Oval
2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Philadelphia’s largest outdoor urban oasis is back!

The Oval pop-up festival returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this July and runs for seven weekends. The family-friendly event features eight acres of food, drink, games, and entertainment at Eakins Oval.

This lively gathering place welcomes locals and visitors alike to:

  • Relax in the beer garden.
  • Dine at a rotating selection of food trucks.
  • Enjoy a diverse array of live performances.
  • Check out a Benjamin Franklin-inspired public art installation.
  • Bring the kids to family-friendly activities and theme days.
  • Shop at three festival marketplace days.
  • Play Quizzo in the beer garden every Sunday.
  • Dance to the beat of local DJs on select Fridays and Saturdays.

For more details, check the calendar of events. Activities are updated regularly.

Festival hours

The Oval pop-up festival will take place Thursdays through Sundays from the Fourth of July through Labor Day. Hours vary depending on the day of the week.

  • Thursdays (Teen Takeover): 6 p.m.–10 p.m.
  • Fridays: 2 p.m.–11 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
  • Sundays: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

All programs are outdoors and may be cancelled during inclement weather.


The Oval is presented by WSFS Bank and led by:

  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • The Parkway Council
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia

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