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    Make this your Best. Summer. EVER--without spending a dime! Philadelphia and the ‘burbs have a huge variety of blockbuster free summer events, from blowout festivals and outdoor movies to pop-up parks and outdoor yoga.


    You can have the time of your life all summer long without ever emptying your wallet--unless it’s for soft pretzels and “wudder” ice.


    Keep us in the know by sharing some good summer vibes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

    Storytime in the Lodge


    Join the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Listen, Learn and Play every Saturday morning this summer for Storytime in the Lodge! For one hour, the Lodge at the Blue Cross Riverrink will become a reading circle. Each week, a new book will be introduced along with featured readers. Guests can also look forward to light snacks and refreshments.

    Perfomances in Public Spaces: Theatre in the X


    As a part of its Arts in Action initiative, The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture & Creative Economy presents Performances in Public Spaces, a series of free, outdoor arts events in a variety of Philadelphia neighborhoods. For three weekends in August, Theatre in the X will be presenting its production of The Wiz. The West Philly based theater company provides live shows free of cost to West Philadelphia residents and those who may not have access to live theater in the historic Malcolm X Park.

    Stroll the Street


    Every Thursday night this summer head to Main Street in Manayunk for Stroll the Street! Stroll the Street is a festival for everyone in the family, with live music, local vendors and of course, food and drink! In addition to the festivities, every week will have a theme (upcoming themes include Campfire Night and Throwback Thursday night).

    Roxborough Pocket Park First Fridays


    Through September, the Roxborough Pocket Park is hosting a free outdoor event for the whole family. Every first Friday of the month, head to their First Fridays event, which will include live music, food trucks and plenty of family-friendly activities!

    Smooth Jazz Under the Stars


    Every Friday in the month of August, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will host Smooth Jazz Under the Stars, a free concert event featuring the best in live jazz music. Relax and unwind with the sweet stylings of artists like Leela James and Boney Jones at the Penn's Landing Great Plaza.

    Center City Fit Yoga


    Skip happy hour this month and get right with your body with the Center City District. Every Monday this summer, head to Dilworth Plaza in Center City for Center City Fit Yoga. For one hour every week, top trainers from Optimal Sport Health Club will stretch you into shape.

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    View this list for all of the free movies happening in Philadelphia!
    Beat the summer heat with these cool outdoor beer gardens! (Photo Credit: Jonas Jacobsson on Unsplash)

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