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Hitting up Philadelphia festivals is one of the best things about this city in the summer. The mostly outdoor bashes extend from May to September, when Philadelphia parks are transformed into lively music fests and neighborhoods like Rittenhouse and Graduate Hospital shut down their streets to host block parties and colorful cultural fetes. Summer festivals also give you a chance to try a variety of bars, restaurants and Philadelphia breweries, who often frequent these fests to provide sustenance to the hard-partying masses. We’ve covered all these bases in our guide to the best festivals in Philadelphia below, all separated by month so you can mark your calendar accordingly.
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