Get Classic and Rock Out: Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend: July 26 to 28 - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Get Classic and Rock Out: Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend: July 26 to 28



    Classic Cars Roar in East Passyunk This Weekend

    South Philadelphia's East Passyunk neighborhood is hosting the biggest summer festival where you can take a look at cool cars, grab a bite to eat and even dance. NBC10's Miguel Martinez-Valle gets a preview of the East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival.

    (Published Friday, July 26, 2019)

    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s Shakespeare in the Park, a music festival, restaurant week or car show, this area is full of fun every weekend in the summer. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, July 26 to 28, in Philly and New Jersey. 


    What: East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

    This annual car show features classic cars, vintage autos and modern sports cars.

    Where: East Passyunk Avenue from Broad to Dickinson, Philadelphia

    When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Cost: Free to attend

    The 14th Annual East Passyunk Car Show & Street FestivalThe 14th Annual East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival

    The 14th East Passyunk Car Show will be taking place this Sunday along the East Passyunk Ave. The Car show committees are expecting dozens of guests. Many small local businesses will be open for the public.
    (Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019)

    What: Shakespeare in Clark Park: King Lear

    Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy Shakespeare’s King Lear in the park.

    Where: Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia

    When: Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m.

    Cost: Free


    What: Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference

    Workshops, networking, panels and speakers surround this educational conference on the transgender community.

    Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia

    When: Through Saturday

    Cost: Free


    What: ComedySportz World Championship

    Improv teams will battle it out in improv matches, similar to Whose Line is It Anyway.

    Where: The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

    When: Through Saturday

    Cost: Varies

    Philadelphia to Host ComedySportz World ChampionshipPhiladelphia to Host ComedySportz World Championship

    Some of the most entertaining comedians around the world will visit the City of Brotherly Love as Philadelphia will host the ComedySportz World Championship at the Wilma Theater.

    (Published Monday, July 22, 2019)

    What:Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra

    Watch the movie outside as the orchestra plays the soundtrack live.

    Where: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia

    When: Friday at 8 p.m.

    Cost: From $25


    What: XPoNential Music Festival

    This year’s music lineup includes Hozier, Blondie, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Guster and more.

    Where: BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbor Blvd., Camden, NJ and various locations

    When: Friday through Sunday

    Cost: Tickets start at $20 for each day, prices vary


    What: Ardmore Restaurant Week

    Get a taste of cuisines from around the world without having to leave the Main Line at Ardmore Restaurant Week. More than 20 restaurants are offering lunch and dinner special.

    Where: Various restaurants in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

    When: Through Sunday

    Cost: Lunch at $10 or $15; Dinner at $15, $25 or $35

    Great Deals and Tastes at Ardmore Restaurant WeekGreat Deals and Tastes at Ardmore Restaurant Week

    You can eat your way around the world without having to the Main Line. More than 20 restaurants are offering lunch and dinner specials for Ardmore Restaurant Week.

    (Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019)

    What:University City Dining Days

    More than 30 restaurants will offer deals on three-course lunches and dinners.

    Where: Participating University City restaurants

    When:  Through Sunday

    Cost: $15-$35


    What: The Oval+

    This pop-up urban park features live music, movie nights, games, fitness classes and festivals throughout the summer.

    Where: The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

    When: Through Aug. 18

    Cost: Free


    What:Blue Cross RiverRink and Summerfest and The Midway

    Skate on the outdoor roller rink, eat funnel cake, ride the carnival rides and Ferris wheel and enjoy tons of fun at this summer-long fest.

    Where: Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

    When: Through Sept. 1

    Cost: Varies


    What:Spruce Street Harbor Park

    Enjoy lawn games, hammocks, food, floating gardens are more at this summer park filled with fun.

    Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

    When: Through Sept. 29

    Cost: Free


    What: Festival of Fountains

    This fantastic fountain show features more than 1,000 jets, vibrant colors, music and more.  

    Where:Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.

    When: Through Sept. 29



    What: Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

    Check out this superhero comics and movies exhibit showing off Marvel’s most iconic memorabilia, like props, costumes, sketches and more.

    Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia

    When: Through Sept. 2

    Cost: Tickets start at $35 for adults and $31 for children


    What: Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure

    Life-size LEGO brick animals will fill the Philadelphia Zoo during this event in order to tell the story of endangered wildlife. Visitors can learn how human behavior impacts endangered species and be inspired to take action to stem the global change. The Zoo Key, a former local tradition, will also make its return with this exhibit. The Zoo Key will unlock secrets and stories about animals throughout the zoo.

    Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

    When: Through Sept. 30

    Cost:Zoo admission is $16 for child ages 2 to 11 and $19 for any 12 or older

    A 'Gazillion' Reasons to Head to the Philadelphia ZooA 'Gazillion' Reasons to Head to the Philadelphia Zoo

    New fun changes are happening at the iconic Philadelphia Zoo. The zoo has opened new exciting programs for children as well as exhibitions like its LEGO-themed Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure.

    (Published Friday, April 5, 2019)

    What: PHS Pop Up Garden

    Throughout the summer this garden will host creative events, planet exchanges, arts and crafts for the kids and flower crown Fridays.

    Where:15th and South Street, Philadelphia

    When:Open through October, Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight and on Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

    Cost:Free to enter


    What:Dinosaurs Around the World

    Visit with dozens of animatronic dinosaurs as you discover and learn about things like volcano activity and fossils.

    Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences

    When: through Jan. 20

    Cost: From $7 in addition to general admission