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Parkway 100 We Are Connected Festival
September 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parkway 100, the centennial celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia’s grand cultural boulevard, debuts with the Parkway 100 We Are Connected Festival from 4:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017. Presented by the Parkway Council, in partnership with PECO, the cultural district open house offers 100+ family-friendly activities throughout the Parkway Museums District, including extended hours and free or pay-what-you-wish museum admission. There will be live music, tango dancing, public art ambassadors, beer gardens, lighted balloon parades, photo walks, storytelling, giant dot-to-dot puzzles of the Parkway attractions to celebrate the “We are Connected” celebration theme, and much more!
Attendees can visit six world-class cultural institutions – the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Rodin Museum – for free or “pay-what-you-wish” admission from 4:00-9:00 p.m. In addition to the extended hours, guests can enjoy special programming, tours and entertainment.