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Saturday August 17

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 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.



3:00 PM - 4:00 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. August 17: Build your own Mini-golf course Have you been […]

Story UP!


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Story UP! for a unique adventure as improvisational actors present an interactive show based on ideas and stories from the child audience, with the kids taking part all the way! Shows are recommended for ages 3-12; all ages are welcome.  Showtime runs approximately 45 minutes to one hour. 



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 Rebal Forster and Lil’Dave!

  • 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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