Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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Philly Beer Week: The annual 10-day celebration of the Philly beer scene runs from June 3-12. The week includes festivals, homebrew competitions, pub crawls, tastings and beer-pairing dinners. Don’t miss a chance to try Sly Fox, Triumph, Yards and Victory while exploring different neighborhoods in the city. The party kicks off at 10 a.m., June 3 when the Hammer of Glory, the symbol of Philly Beer Week, makes its way around the city to tap the first keg. There are far too many events during the week to list here, but visit to see the full schedule. Happy drinking!

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Show: Rittenhouse Square is home to America’s oldest outdoor original artwork show. For the 89th year, the square is home to over 100 American artists who will feature art across a number of mediums and subjects. The show runs from June 3-5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit to preview the artists and see a map of where each artist will be.

Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley: Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest residential street in the country. Every year since the 1930s, visitors are welcomed into the private homes on the street to view the historic structures. Tours are available throughout the day to share the fascinating history of the street. Fete Day runs from 1 to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, $25 for adults, visit

The Roots Picnic: Every June, The Roots – the house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – brings a day of music to the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. This year’s show takes place June 4 and features musical performances across multiple genres. Performers include Usher, Future, DMC and Willow Smith among many others. The event is standing room only and takes place rain or shine. There are different ticket packages but most start around $100. To purchase tickets and see the full lineup of artists, visit