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Philadelphia's Franklin Square Celebrates 11th Birthday With Announcement of New Events

Philadelphia’s Franklin Square is celebrating its 11th birthday with the announcement of 11 events coming to the park in 2017.

The list of events was announced to the public Monday along with free birthday cake and carousel rides for anyone in attendance.

Among the busy schedule at the Race Street park, Saturday Night at The Movies will allow families and friends to gather and watch popular films on the Great Lawn. Lego Batman and Finding Dory will be shown on Aug. 5 and Aug. 19, both starting at 8:30 p.m. Before the movies, guests are encouraged to come for games and pre-show activities at 7.

Labor Day Weekend will help conclude summer with The Lightning Bolt Express Train stopping through Franklin Square. From noon to 3 p.m families are welcome to take the ride around the park for just $4 for children and $5 for adults.

September will also begin the park’s brand new free Art Squared Culture Camps presented by Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Along with the Betsy Ross House and Lights of Liberty, Franklin Square is an initiative of Historic Philadelphia, Inc. For more information, visit their website or call (215)-629-4026.

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