10th Annual Gay Community Night. Enjoy the game in the company of hundreds of fellow LGBT baseball fans while someone from Philly’s LGBT community throws out the ceremonial first pitch and a local LGBT chorus sings the national anthem. Last year’s game sold out over a month in advance so don’t wait to get your ticket. Aug. 28, 6:30pm. $20-$28. Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way. 215.463.6000. citizensbank.com
Madonna. Following her spectacular Super Bowl performance—the most watched half-time show in history—the Material Girl embarks on a world tour supporting her 12th studio album. Needless to say, it’s one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer. Aug. 28, $45-$355. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 215.298.4200. wellsfargocenterphilly.com
Looking for summer excitement in your neighborhood—or an excuse to explore new parts of the city? Either way, you’re golden: Here’s our compass-based manual for locating the hottest fun to be found around Philly, one direction at a time!
Unless you weren’t already convinced, hopefully we’ve proven to you by now that Philly is jam-packed with awesome summer events. But for a little suburban staycation, we threw in our top picks for events happening outside city limits.
Sunny enthusiasm, morbid fascination or retro nostalgia: Whatever mood you feel like cultivating in your culture, you can find it just inside the roundabouts-northerly edges of the Philadelphia city limits.
Who’s ready to have too much fun in West Philly this summer? We are!
From the convenient entertainment hub that is NoLibs to the booming cultural mecca better known as North Portfishington, there are pretty much an endless supply of things for you to do, see, hear and eat this summer in North Philly.
An eclectic melting pot of Philly’s smaller neighborhoods, Center City has the most to offer with the greatest variety.
PW's Summer Guide 2015