2023 Summer Guide Menu: Click the buttons below to jump to each section

Food & Drink
Farmers Markets
Shopping & Self-Care
Events & Activities
Children’s Activities
Local Services

Food & Drink

Food Trucks

Chief 10’s Smokehouse

  2023 Happening List Winner 
(267) 223-5586

Chief 10’s Smokehouse serves delicious BBQ. Check the FB to see where the truck is headed.

Mac Mart Truck

  2023 Happening List Finalist  
(215) 444-6144

Street Food Philly

(267) 391-7539

Nick’s Roast Beef Food Truck

  2023 Happening List Finalist  
(215) 745-1292

Foolish Waffles

(267) 538-0288

Happy Hour Spots

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

  2023 Happening List Winner 
1428-1432 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA


  2023 Happening List Finalist  
1320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Tuna Bar

  2023 Happening List Finalist  
205 Race St, Philadelphia, PA


135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 825-7035

Tria Cafe Wash West

1137 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 629-9200

The Sidecar Bar & Grille

2201 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 732-3429

Sto’s Bar

236 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 687-8653

City Tap House Logan Square

2 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 587-9040


110 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 930-1110

Center City Sips

  2023 Happening List Winner 

Mix, mingle and make it a night at the ultimate happy hour this summer in Philadelphia. Every Wednesday from June 7th to August 30th, more than 70 participating bars and restaurants will serve $7 cocktails, including drinks made with Hornitos® Tequila, $6 wine, $5 beer and half-priced appetizers from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. After 7 p.m., select locations will provide 15% off of dinner. From outdoor beer gardens and cocktail lounges to dance bars and some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia, Center City Sips is a highlight of the summer.

Farmers Markets

Reading Terminal Market

  2023 Happening List Winner 
1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

Rittenhouse Farmers Market

  2023 Happening List Finalist  
1800 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Headhouse Farmers Market

2nd &, Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 575-0444

The Food Trust Farmer’s Markets

22nd Street & Fairmount Ave.
(215) 575-0444

Clark Park Farmers Market

4300-4398 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 686-1776

Chestnut Hill Farmers Market

7673 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Shopping & Self-Care


Philadelphia Salvage Company

  2023 Happening List Winner 
2234 W. Westmoreland, Philadelphia, PA

Shop architectural salvage, antiques, vintage and reclaimed lumber at Philadelphia Salvage Company.

Bicycle Therapy

  2023 Happening List Winner 
2211 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Bicycle Therapy is a full service independent bicycle shop located in Center City. Get your bike summer ready!

Retrospect Vintage

  2023 Happening List Winner 
508 South St, Philadelphia, PA

Retrospect sells pre-owned clothing and accessories, plus small furnishings and household items.

Hello World Modern Mercantile

  2023 Happening List Winner 
3661 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Hello World is a home-decor shop, specializing in midcentury-modern furniture, as well as a selection of gift items.

Pennsylvania General Store

  2023 Happening List Winner 
1136 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Need a gift? Visit Happening List Winner for Gift Shop, Pennsylvania General Store and pick up something unique to the area.

Makia Designs

  2023 Happening List Winner 
Instagram: @makiadesigns

Makia Designs offers unique graphic tees and crewnecks. plus so much more.


City Hydration

  2023 Happening List Winner 
1315 Walnut St # 1132, Philadelphia, PA

City Hydration is Philadelphia’s first and most trusted IV lounge. At City Hydration, you have the option to receive IV infusions, hydrafacials, keravive therapy, normatec, I.M. shots, use the infrared sauna, micronutrient testing and more.

Nirvana Wellness Med Spa

  2023 Happening List Winner 
925 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA

Nirvana is a health and wellness med spa specializing in helping you feel your most radiant, inside and out. Located in Northern Liberties, the spa offers facials, laser treatments, medical injectables, massage, reiki, brow and lash services, integrative health coaching, blowouts, makeup and more.

Studio 34

  2023 Happening List Winner 
4522 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Studio 34 offers affordable yoga classes, workshops and art shows for those who seek healing, as well as space for wellness practitioners to provide various forms of therapy, from acupuncture to massage, psychotherapy and more.

Enigma Medi Spa

  2023 Happening List Winner 
10767 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Enigma Medi Spa is a luxury medical weight loss, laser hair removal and cosmetic center located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is a full service salon, providing each guest with a professional and personalized experience to help you look and feel your best.

Events & Activities

Summer Date Ideas

See a Concert at Theater of the Living Arts

  2023 Happening List Winner 
334 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

There are many talented artists playing this summer at TLA. Check out the full schedule on the website.

Take a Walk Along the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

East bank of the Schuylkill River from South Street to Locust Street

The land between the railroad tracks and the river becomes too narrow to continue the Schuylkill River Trail past Locust Street. The city of Philadelphia and SDRC built a 2,000 foot long concrete structure to solve this problem. The boardwalk makes for an easier connection for people with bikes. It’s a great place to take a walk.

See a Show at Helium Comedy Club

  2023 Happening List Winner 
2031 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA

Helium Comedy Club Philadelphia is a contemporary entertainment venue that brings stadium-sized talent to an intimate theater on a weekly basis. Find a show this summer.

Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival

July 15, 2023, 12 pm – 7 pm
Saunders Park Greene, 39th & Powelton Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Come out to the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival. There will be food vendors, other Jazz enthusiasts to mingle with and a lot of great music.

Family-Friendly Activities

2nd Street Festival

  2023 Happening List Winner 
Sunday, August 6th, 12 pm – 9 pm | 2nd St. from Girard Ave to Spring Garden St.

2nd Street Festival is one of the largest annual street festivals in Philadelphia, spanning several blocks in Northern Liberties and drawing thousands of people. It’s always the first Sunday in August. The neighborhood comes alive with food, entertainment and lots more!

Morris Arboretum & Gardens

  2023 Happening List Winner 
100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

The Morris Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit to see an incredible horticultural display. You have the option to take a garden tour, check out the Fairy Woods in the Sculpture Garden and so much more. There are events happening all summer.

The Franklin Institute

  2023 Happening List Winner 
 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

The Franklin Institute is a science museum and the center of science education and research in Philly. It is named after the American scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin. Check out the website to see upcoming events for the whole family.

Summer Camps & Children’s Classes

Butcher’s Sew Shop Summer Camp

  2023 Happening List Winner 
800 S 8th St, Philadelphia PA

Butcher’s Sew Shop Junior offers sewing camps and afterschool & weekend programs for children ages 5 to 15 in the city of Philadelphia. They offer a week-long summer camp with fun fashion or stuffie themes, or build skills through our structured curriculum in an afterschool session, or pop in for a one-day camp on a holiday and create something in a flash.

Summer Fit Camp

9601 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA

Summer Fit CAMP is a positive environment for ages 5 -15 to learn the importance of physical activity, and a healthy lifestyle. Everyday is filled with Sports, Fitness, Education and FUN!!!

Kids on 12th

1112 Chestnut Street, (2nd Floor), Philadelphia, PA

Kids on 12th offers full-time and part-time summer camp. Come for the whole day or just in the morning. No contracts. Weekly themed activities. Swimming (reserved days and times at local city pool). Ages 2.5 to 11 years old.  Our good old fashioned fun develops a child’s imagination and instills a love for fun with others.

ESF Camps

8891 Germantown Ave #2718, Philadelphia, PA

Camp includes 60+ activities for every age and interest. Camp runs from June 20 to August 25th. This year the camp is celebrating 33 years in the Chestnut Hill community. The summer will be full of enrichment opportunities and action-packed fun activities.

Local Services

Economy Drain Cleaning & Plumbing

  2023 Happening List Winner 
2424 E York St #320, Philadelphia, PA

At Economy Drain Cleaning & Plumbing, we’re proud to be one of Philadelphia’s highest-rated companies, with 100’s of 5-star ratings online and a strong reputation built on exceptional service. Don’t just take our word for it – our satisfied customers and stellar reviews on Google speak volumes. With over a decade of experience, our expert team specializes in a full range of plumbing services, including drain cleaning, hydro jetting, sewer line repairs, and water heater installations.

Urban Jungle 

  2023 Happening List Winner 
1526 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Urban Jungle wants to bring a little jungle to city settings, starting right here in Philadelphia. Their mission is to create green urban environments because they believe surrounding yourself with plants is not only aesthetically pleasing, but seeing green helps us feel more relaxed and calm. Learn more on the website.

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