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Memorial Day 2016 is over so that means that summer is in full swing.  Summer in Philadelphia means every weekend is filled with fun events.  This weekend we’ve got music, beer, and the luck of the Irish!


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The Roots Picnic
Saturday June 4th, 2016 – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

If you’ve never heard of The Roots than you must be living under a rock… like a root.  Ok all bad jokes aside The Roots are a hip-hop band started right here in Philly in 1987.  Playing instruments live The Roots have an eclectic sound and add a touch of jazz to their hip-hop sound.  From humble beginnings playing on Philadelphia street corners they have since gone on to become the house band on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Over the past 9 years the famous band from Philly has put on an awesome concert called The Roots Picnic, featuring many great artists.  This year the Picnic is on Saturday June 4th, 2016 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, on the Delaware River Waterfront. With 24 artists and bands scheduled to perform including Usher backed by The Roots it’s sure to be a great time.  Get your tickets here and be sure to hurry!

Irish American Festival
Sunday June 5, 12pm-7pm – Penn’s Landing

Nearly every weekend there is a different culture being celebrated as a part of the PECO Multicultural Festival Series.  This weekend we celebrate the Irish American Festival.  So if you are Irish, American, and/or just simply love St. Patty’s Day and all things Irish than check out this event.

There will be food, Irish dancing, entertainment for the kids, and live music from popular local Irish bands like Jamison Celtic Rock Band.  The best part? The event is free!  For more information visit the waterfronts website.

Elfreths AlleyFete Day at Elfreth’s Alley
Saturday June 4th, 1pm-5pm – Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth’s Alley is in the heart of Old City between Front and 2nd Streets just north of Arch Street.  It is the nation’s oldest residential street. Dating back to the 1930’s, Fete Day has been a June tradition on Elfreth’s Alley for over 75 years.  Neighbors in the Alley generously open their homes for tours amidst a host of attractions. In addition to touring the houses, there will be refreshments, music, and craft demonstrations.

Tickets range in price and can be purchased here.  Elfreth’s Alley is right near the Betsy Ross house too so be sure to make a historical day of it!

*Bonus Event*

Don’t forget this weekend is the start of Philly Beer Week!!

Have a great weekend!

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