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Saturday August 10

Farm Explorer


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Greener Partners’ Farm Explorer™ is a living, hands-on mobile farm that lets youth and families dig-in and connect with food from seed to plate.  Equipped with garden beds and a mobile kitchen, Farm Explorer™ travels directly to schools and communities, bringing fun, hands-on programs about how plants grow, seasonal eating, and how to prepare simple, […]

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!

Aquaponics Lab


11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Learn about the symbiotic relationship between fish and plants with Commonwealth Charter Academy’s (CCA) Aquaponics Lab! Plants are able to grow in a soil less system using less water, producing greater yields, and using the fish waste as food. The water in turn is cleansed and returns to the fish clean and ammonia free. CCA […]

Reading & Music Room


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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.

Philly CAM Radio


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

This Saturday, WPPM programming will be featured from 2:00-8:00 pm, followed by a live broadcast by several of our DJs spinning records atop a double-decker bus until 11:00 pm! Don’t miss the party.



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 special guest DJ’s!

  • 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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