Top Things to Do in Philadelphia This August

Hamilton and a robot come to town; naked bikers take to the streets

Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean the fun is over. August finds Philadelphia keeping those lazy summer vibes going with tons of fun things to see and do. From a sky-high robot to naked bike riding, here are just a few of our favorite end of summer events in Philadelphia.

Top Pick

‘Hamilton’

Since it premiered in New York in 2015, “Hamilton,” the musical all about Founding Father (and ace rapper) Alexander Hamilton, has sung and danced its way into Broadway history. Now, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genre-mixing smash hit lands in Philadelphia, a city with tons of real-life Hamilton connections. Though tickets are hard to come by, each performance sets aside 40 $10 tickets, awarded via a lottery. The Forrest Theatre, 800.447.7400

More Great Things This Month

Piazza Pod Park

All month

This new space opens with tasty bites and “BeBot,” a sky-high robot straight from Burning Man. 1075 Germantown Ave., www.piazzapodpark.com

Philly Free Streets

Aug. 3

Pedestrians highlight the city’s walkability by taking to the streets. Broad St. from City Hall to Butler St., 215.686.5552, www.phillyfreestreets.com

Philly Free Streets

BlackStar Film Festival

Through Aug. 4

One of the largest festivals in the country devoted to black cinema screens at venues all around town. 267.603.2755, www.blackstarfest.org

Black Star Film Festival

2nd Street Festival

Aug. 4

Eclectic Northern Liberties comes alive with music and crafts. 2nd St., from Girard Ave. to Green St., www.2ndstfestival.org

Peach Festival

Aug. 10-11

Sweet and savory dishes highlight the summer fruit, while deals entice shoppers. Peddler’s Village, Bucks County, Pa., 215.794.4000, www.peddlersvillage.com

Night Market

Aug. 15

The Food Trust brings its popular after-hours dining caravan to Fairmount. 15th St. & Fairmount Ave., 215.575.0444, www.nightmarketphilly.org

Night Market

Jonas Brothers

Aug. 18

Fans get ecstatic over the sibling pop stars’ first tour in a decade, “Happiness Begins.” Wells Fargo Center, 215.336.3600

Lenny Kravitz

Aug. 22

The multiple Grammy Award winner, actor and designer rocks out at the historic Met. 215.309.0112

Lenny Kravitz

Naked Bike Ride

Aug. 24

Riders (mostly) in the buff tout body positivity and biking through town. Check website for location. www.philadelphianakedbikeride.wordpress.com

Made in America

Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Travis Scott and Cardi
B. headline this summer music blowout. Benjamin Franklin Parkway, www.madeinamericafest.com

Made in America

WhereTraveler Staff
About the author

Where® is the leading source for smart, up-to-date travel information from local editors in top destinations worldwi...