Thursday: Wiffleball Home Run Derby
The Young Friends of Fairmont are hittin’ the field again for their annual field day. This year, the third annual summer event features a Wiffleball Home Run Derby at Eastern State Penitentiary. The evening includes an exclusive tour of the historic prison, a chance to participate in a variety of inmate inspired field day activities, a wiffleball home run derby (with prizes!), plus free beverages courtesy of Yards Brewery and light refreshments. Tickets are only $20 in advance ($25 at the door).
Friday: Philadelphia Folk Festival
We’re sure this was already on your calendar. Afterall, this beloved event is the longest continuously-running outdoor musical festival of its kind in North America and will celebrate its 51st Anniversary this weekend at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, near Schwenksville, PA.
The straight-through concept allows the ticketing to be streamlined, so this year, there will be one ticket for each day, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as well as the All-Festival ticket, providing admission for all three days at a discounted price. Aside from deleting the Afternoon Concert, other changes include booking significantly less acts that in previous years, giving the artists more stage time and more room for the potential for collaboration.
The festival is a perfect family event, too. You will find an unrivaled selection of attractions for the kids, especially in Dulcimer Grove, the shady area between the Crafts Stage and the Camp Stage, where puppeteers, jugglers, storytellers, hands-on crafts and of course, kid-oriented musicians make it a haven for folk fans 12 and under.
City Tap House is bringing crabs to Philadelphia with Crabfest 2012.
Admission includes ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Maryland Blue Crabs and live music by TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb!
And what would the Tap House be without great drink specials to wash down your crabs. All day long Brooklyn and Narragansett cans are just $3 and they’ll be serving up refreshing White Peach Sangria for $5, too.
For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Jessica at email@example.com.
Sunday: Caribbean Festival
Help celebrate Jamaica’s and the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th Anniversary of Independence with the 26th Annual Caribbean Festival. It will be packed with tasty food like fish cakes, codfish fritters, Jamaican jerk-chicken and hard-dough bread, curried goat and Trinidadian Roti.; local beverages like Caribbean Kola Champagne, Sorrell, Caribbean Ade, Carrot juice and Mauby drink; musical drumming performances from Pan Stars; dancing from the Kuumba Dancers; and crafts, story-telling, and face-painting. There will also be a rendition of the national anthem performed by Kenny Sykes as well as gospel, spoken word, R&B, jazz, and reggae bands. The free festival is part of the 2012 PECO Multicultural Series at Penn’s Landing.