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Things to do in Philadelphia in summer 2018

June 8th, 2018

One of the most exciting and thrilling things to do in Philadelphia during summer 2018 is go-kart racing! You know that the top entertainment in Philadelphia and its suburbs is go-karting at the Speed Raceway entertainment center. We offer our electric go-karts for kids and adults to drive on our indoor tracks to provide you with a comfortable atmosphere. If you want to take a break in between races, you can relax in our gaming zone and play some awesome arcade games. In addition, we have special pricing on weekdays too.

We can also organize and host the occasion of your dreams: birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate events, or any other celebration. Our event manager will assist you when you need to organize your event. Email us or send a request through our site.

Cultural events calendar of Philly

The summer has come and it seems that the Philly cultural events calendar is overloaded with festivals, concerts, parades, picnics, etc...enough to making you dizzy. The easiest way not to get lost in these choices is to make a list of top picks for summer events. Speed Raceway took care about it in advance and compiled a “things to do in Philadelphia this summer” list.

  • Parks on Tap. Starting the season in the Azalea Garden in April, this popular beer garden travels from park to park around Philadelphia. Providing barbecue, beer, and games gathers the community in the parks and generates funding for them, making your drinking support a good cause. You can catch Parks on Tap in local parks Wednesday through Sunday until the end of September.
  • Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. Come to Franklin Square to see the 200-foot dragon, lanterns handcrafted by Chinese artisans illuminating at night, and many more amazing displays. Enjoy Chinese cooking and the Dragon Beer Garden until July 30 with your friends and family.
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park. A floating restaurant, hammocks, games and friendly atmosphere are what you need this summer. Opened on May 11. Spruce street harbor park invites all us Philly folk and its guests Friday through Sunday to rest and have eats and drinks outdoors during the whole summer. Don’t miss it.

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  • Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest and The Midway. From May to September Philadelphia’s popular ice-skating rink transforms into an epic roller skating rink for kids and adults. What else is there? You can go on a picnic with your family and play golf or go to a 200-seat restaurant and bar and have a sip of craft beer or summer cocktail with tasty food.
  • The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia. If you are hungry for mouth-watering dishes from the best country’s chefs, head to Navy Yard In South Philadelphia on June 9 and bring your family for some delicious food and fun.
  • Odunde Street Festival. It is the annual African-American Festival with years of history and one of the best cultural events. The festival is the perfect occasion for those who have a taste for African and Caribbean cuisine, clothing, jewelry, crafts and much more. Come to 23rd and South on June 10 and get to see it firsthand.
  • Flag day in Philly. The Stars and Stripes Festival is a daylong event for the occasion of the U.S. army anniversary and the American Flag’s birthday. It features a parade and different ceremonies to take place at the Betsy Ross House, Independence Hall. and the National Constitution Center on June 14. Where else but the birthplaces of democracy!
  • Night Market. The seasonal event followed by music, food and drinks. Visitors can enjoy the best food truck fare, restaurant food, local beer and even spirits! Local musicians and artists will create a comfort atmosphere and make the night unforgettable.

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We hope that our “things to do in Philadelphia this summer” list will make your summer. For a full list of events and their dates just click here.

If you feel sick of cultural events like exhibitions, museums, and festivals, try an arrive and drive at the Speed Raceway entertainment center in Horsham, PA and Cinnaminson, NJ!