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Things to Do: Philadelphia in Summer 2021

Welcome back, summertime.

Greater Philadelphia has a big summer planned for visitors eager to safely explore once again.

As the warm-weather season gears up and COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, the region is ready to welcome visitors back for a summer full of festivals, live music, renovated attractions and much-missed celebrations.

Those looking to connect and reconnect with loved ones after a long hiatus from get-togethers and travel can explore the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show outdoors for the first time in its 192-year history and celebrate freedom during Juneteenth and Wawa Welcome America’s Fourth of July events.

Head into the countryside for festivals focused on all things strawberries, peaches and blueberries at Peddler’s Village and Linvilla Orchards; see Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan and more live on stage; and find your next (or first!) piece of art at the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show or Manayunk Arts Festival.

Every weekend offers another exciting thing to do and a chance to reunite with friends and family in Greater Philadelphia. Make the most of your experience and book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package to extend your stay. Overnight stays include free hotel parking (up to $100) and buy-one-get-one-free tickets at the Independence Visitor center to 19 top attractions, including Adventure Aquarium, Eastern State Penitentiary and the recently redesigned Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Of course, exploring Philadelphia looks a little different these days. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, some events remain virtual and many attractions have new visitation guidelines. For the best experience, call ahead or check online when making plans and get more information about Greater Philadelphia and COVID-19 here.

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