It’s heeeerrrreeee. The weekend that Philadelphians have been talking about for several months now ever since Mayor Michael Nutter stood along side rap superstar Jay-Z to announce the Made In America music festival. The streets will soon be closed off and the fans will be flooding in, but that doesn’t mean that’s all there is to do. If a crowded, unpredictable rap/R&B/soul/indie/pop concert isn’t for you, don’t feel trapped, there’s still plenty to do in the city.
On the last Friday of each month, come out and enjoy fun festivities in a laid back yet vibrant setting: Mt. Airy. Local businesses stay open late and feature special items and events for Final-ly Friday. These monthly evening events connect the arts with the neighborhood’s restaurants and retailers. Guest vendors and performers contribute to the lively atmosphere in Mt. Airy’s main business hubs.
End the summer in style with three days of Labor Day Weekend festivities at Chaddsford Winery. Spend some time wine tasting in the cellar, then relax on our patio and grounds with two live musicians each day, wines and slushies by the glass from the outdoor wine bar and delicious picnic foods for purchase from Brandywine Catering. No reservations required. Wine tasting $10. Musicians will be on hand all weekend long. Click here to see the lineup.
And, take a look at all of these great exhibits open to the public:
- Academy of Natural Sciences: Open all weekend
- African American Museum: Closed on Labor Day
- Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell: Extended hours from 5–7 p.m. through Labor Day. Timed tickets are required on Labor Day prior to 5 p.m.
- Battleship New Jersey: Open all weekend including Labor Day, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
- U.S. Mint: Open all weekend including Labor Day 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
- Eastern State Penitentiary: Open all weekend
- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia: Closed on weekends and closed on Labor Day
- Mutter Museum: Open regular hours including Labor Day
- National Liberty Museum: Closed all day on Sunday, September 2, open regular hours on Labor Day
- National Museum of American Jewish History: Closed on Labor Day
- PAFA: Closed on Labor Day
- Penn Museum: Closed on Labor Day
- Franklin Institute: Open all weekend
- Philadelphia Museum of Art: Open all weekend including Labor Day (pay-what-you-wish on Sunday)
- National Constitution Center: Open all weekend including Labor Day
- Rodin Museum: Closed on Saturday and Sunday, open on Labor Day
So, even if you don’t have or don’t want tickets to Made In America, don’t sit around this Labor Day. Get out there and celebrate with out Jay-Z.