Jul 20, 2017 to Aug 20, 2017
12:00 AM until 11:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.



Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will host the fifth summer of The Oval with expanded programming this year called The Oval+ (Plus)presented by PNC. The Oval+ features an expanded footprint and unique installations in addition to the ever-popular movie and music nights, food trucks, beer garden, and family-friendly activities. The partners have engaged a cutting-edge design firm, PORT Urbanism of Philadelphia and Chicago, to develop an installation that will inspire people to envision future, potential uses for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway beyond Eakins Oval. At night, the installations – some extending to 24 feet in height – will be illuminated from within, creating a glowing effect. Other elements include a dynamic maze which will wind through the trees and a stage to accommodate a changing schedule of public events large and small. Also, to continue the theme, nearby Aviator Park and the newly renovated Shakespeare Park further down the Parkway will be the site of additional Oval+ installations and activities from collaborating organizations like the Franklin Institute and Free Library of Philadelphia.


The Oval+ runs from July 20-August 20, Wednesdays through Sundays.

Highlights include:

  • The Oval Beer Garden serving hot food, craft brews, wine, and cocktails
  • Wellness Wednesdays with power yoga classes by Yoga Habit and kickboxing from CKO
  • Arts & Culture Thursdays featuring hip-hop classes and DJ dance parties
  • Food & Flicks Fridays showing free popular movies at dusk
  • Game Day Saturdays presenting Quizzo and music jam sessions in the Beer garden
  • Family Fun Sundays with Let’s Rock Recess, a kids’ DJ dance party in the Beer Garden
  • Games like mini-golf, cornhole, ping-pong, and giant chess and checkers





Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information


Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Contact name

Cari Bender

Contact email



We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Business Listings

Get Our Newsletter

Main Line Today delivers the latest local buzz, restaurant reviews and events, while our VIP list offers alerts on exclusive promotions in your area.


Edit Module