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Saturday July 27

Rock Band Live! Learn how to play Eye of The Tiger with Ben Bryant of Interface Studio


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We’ll cover the song structure, guitar riffs, and rhythm parts in an interactive group lesson. Designed for beginners and folks who are new to playing an instrument. All ages and abilities welcome. We will have a limited number of instruments on hand for participants (first come, first serve).

Game Day Saturdays

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Join us every Saturday for Quizzo from 4-6pm in the beer garden and and tons of family-friendly events and activities on the MAKE, HEAR, and PLAY Blocks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway!

Family Design Workshop


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

DESIGN + MAKE with us in an exciting workshop exploring the building blocks of architecture, design, and our city. Dive into the design process through stories and fun activities each week, so you can come again and again to work with others and build something amazing!

Reading & Music Room


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy an outdoor reading and music carts designed and fabricated by Tiny WPA and Interface Studio! Read a book or play an instrument on the MAKE Block of the Parkway.

Murals on the Move with Mural Arts


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come out to the MAKE block on the Parkway across from the Barnes for some street fun art activities! Create your photo paper leaf and make bandanas that tie into The Oval+ mural “Vector 2” by Felix St. Fort and street sculptures by NDA.

Franklin Institute


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Blast off with educators from The Franklin Institute to explore rocketry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic voyage to the Moon. A combination of activities and demonstrations will be sure to ignite your curiosity for space travel.



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring the whole family to the PLAY Block at The Oval+ to play! PopUpPlay be building bamboo forts, creating catapults and the designing our own mini-golf courses. These events are free for families and we provide all the materials necessary to participate. All ages welcome. July 27: Create a Catapult Want to make things fly? […]



4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bring your friends and family for a fun afternoon of tough trivia in our beer garden for a chance to win a great prize plus ultimate bragging rights.

Summer Sounds in the beer garden


6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Enjoy Summer Sounds in The Oval+ beer garden with DJ’s Mike Maserati, Terrel Clark, and Tony White!

  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
Presented By:
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
  • Knight Foundation
  • Visit Philadelphia
  • Inspire
  • diadora

About The Oval

The Oval is an initiative of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

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Please call Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Special Events office at 215-685-0060.


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