What to Do in Philadelphia in Summer 2019
There are a lot of things to do in Philadelphia during the summer, even if you are just trying to stay cool. Temperatures average in the upper 80s for much of the summer, but there are a lot of events and festivals to take your mind off the heat. There is a multi-day July 4th celebration that includes concerts, free museum entry, a parade, and fireworks. The XpoNential Music Festival is held in late July along the water. Street performance fans can enjoy the Philly version of the Fringe Festival at the beginning of September. There are tons of places to enjoy the outdoors like Spruce Street Harbor Park, the posh Rittenhouse Square, or giant Fairmount Park. And if you plan to see historic sights like the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall, or go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, go early to avoid the summertime crowds!