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Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024

The Oval 2024

Experience eight acres of fun on the Parkway! The Oval features food, drinks, games, and activities for the whole family.

Official event information

When

Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024

Where

Eakins Oval
2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

The Oval is back in 2024! This year, we’re celebrating the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s future as Philadelphia’s central park.

The Oval is the number one spot to hang out this summer in Philadelphia. It’s always family-friendly with activities for all. This lively gathering place welcomes locals and visitors alike to:

  • Relax in the beer garden.
  • Dine at a selection of food trucks and the Libertee Grounds mobile kitchen.
  • Play a round of all-ages mini golf.
  • Join group wellness and fitness activities.
  • Enjoy cultural performances and movies on Fridays.
  • Dance with your friends at concerts curated by local band SNACKTIME on Saturdays.
  • Bring the kids to family-friendly activities on Sundays.
  • Test your trivia knowledge at Quizzo on Sundays.
  • Explore marketplaces and family festivals on select Saturdays and Sundays.

Check the calendar of events and the 2024 Oval Guide for more details. Activities are updated regularly.

Hours

The Oval is open Thursdays through Sundays, from July 11 through August 25. Hours vary depending on the day of the week:

  • Thursdays: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturdays: Noon to 11 p.m.
  • Sundays: Noon to 9 p.m.

All programs are outdoors and may be cancelled during inclement weather. Check the calendar of events and The Oval’s Instagram for the most up-to-date information.

Events

  • Jul
    25
    Community Yoga with Yoga Habit
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Community Yoga with Yoga Habit

    July 25, 2024
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour

    Bring your yoga mat to the Oval Thursday evenings for free outdoor community yoga classes, organized and run by Yoga Habit.  
     
    Free and open to everyone! 

    • Remember to bring your own yoga gear: Mat, Water, Towel, etc. 

    • Classes are beginner friendly. Every class is designed to be modified based on your experience and how you’re feeling at the moment. You can take it easy when you’re getting started (or just want to relax) and you can kick it up when you’re feeling energetic or simply want a challenge. 

    In front of the main stage 

    Please note: All Oval programs are weather permitting. Changes or cancellations will be announced on Instagram and Twitter at @TheOvalPHL, or check the full calendar of events for the most up-to-date information. Find more information and weather updates on Yoga Habit’s Instagram page (@yogahabit). 

  • Jul
    26
    Parkway Presents: Guachinangos
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Parkway Presents: Guachinangos

    July 26, 2024
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hour

    Friday evenings this summer come to the Oval main stage for Parkway Presents, a program series organized by the Parkway Council celebrating Philadelphia’s diverse and rich cultural scene. 

    This week Guachinangos gets us moving to the beat with Cumbian and Jarocho fusion music.  

    Colombian Cumbia with a Mexican Jarocho flavor, Guachinangos brings artists from diverse cultural backgrounds together. The band’s exciting instrumentation and electrifying stage energy invites anybody to sing and move to the rhythm of the music. 

    Free

    Food and drink may be purchased from Libertee Grounds beer garden and pop-up food bar and other Oval vendors (outside alcoholic drinks not permitted) 

    Main stage at the Oval 

    Visit parkwaycouncil.org for more information.  

    Please note: All Oval programs are weather permitting. Changes or cancellations will be announced on Instagram and Twitter at @TheOvalPHL, or check the full calendar of events for the most up-to-date information. 

  • Jul
    26
    Friday Movie Nights: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    8:15 pm to 10:00 pm

    Friday Movie Nights: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    July 26, 2024
    8:15 pm to 10:00 pm, 2 hours

    After the sun sets, the Oval is your summer outdoor movie theater! Every Friday night, grab a spot under the stars on the Oval lawn for screenings of family favorites, old and new. 

    Tonight's Movie: E.T the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Seating is not provided, so be sure to bring your own chair or blanket. 

    Free 

    Food and drink may be purchased from Libertee Grounds beer garden and pop-up food bar and other Oval vendors (outside alcoholic drinks not permitted)  

    The Lawn at the Oval 

    Please note: All Oval programs are weather permitting. Changes or cancellations will be announced on Instagram and Twitter at @TheOvalPHL, or check the full calendar of events for the most up-to-date information. 

Partners

The Oval is presented in partnership by:

  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • The Parkway Council

Sponsors

  • AIR Communities
  • Association for Public Art​
  • The Barnes Foundation​
  • Collaborative Cataloging Japan​
  • Econsult Solutions
  • Greene Towne Montessori School​
  • Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
  • La Cabra Brewing

  • Libertee Grounds
  • Mural Arts
  • Park Towne Place Museum District Residences
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art​
  • Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
  • Prudent Management Solutions
  • SNACKTIME
  • Visit Philadelphia


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