The way they sing, the way they move, oh those boys, make us swoon! Whether in a group or by themselves, we can't get enough of those cute boys who sing. From Backstreet to Beiber to NKTOB and 1D we are Fan Girls and proud of it! Tune in all this weekend while we celebrate FanGirling by playing all your favorite boys on the radio! PLUS, we'll have your chance to win tickets to see Big Time Rush in concert!
That's not all! Register HERE to win your chance to MEET Cody Simpson inside the iHeartRadio Performance Theatre!
AND Register HERE to win your chance to meet Austin Mahone inside the iHeartRadio Performance Theatre!
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• Tailgate and go to a Phillies game @ Citizen's Bank Park!
• Pull a Rocky and run the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art... then go inside!
• Eastern State Penitentiary Museum is open all year 'round... who says you have to only go during Halloween?? Bonus: Stop by July 16th for a re-enactment of Bastille Day or check out a Twilight Tour!
• Ride a surrey or bike on the Ocean City boardwalk—gotta go before 11 am though!
• Ride the double shot in Ocean City's Play Land.
• Mini-golf at Congo Falls!
• Take a surf lesson from Ocean City's 7th Street Surf Shop
• Ocean City's Mack 'n Mancos Pizza is famously delicious, or Wildwood's Mack's and Sam's compete for the best pizza further south.
• Head to Cav's River Deck to get your party on...
• Ove's (best powder and cinnamon doughnuts) 4th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City
• Getting pancakes at Uncle Bill's Pancake House
• Junior's Doughnuts and Dogs in Margate. Get some coffee and doughnuts while sitting on the bay and feeling the cool breeze!
• Eat some salt water taffy at James' and Fralinger's Saltwater Taffy in Atlantic City
• Lay out on the beach! Wanna lay out for free? Ventnor has Free Beach Thursdays… but Wildwood is ALWAYS free.
• Grab a drink and some food with friends at the Taproom in Haddon Twp., New Jersey! Always a good time.
• Grab some Water Ice!! Rita's is ALWAYS a good pick.
• Love animals? Head to the Philadelphia Zoo to enjoy nature and maybe take a balloon ride too.
Or do you prefer the woods and trees? Take a visit to the Morris Arboretum or Fairmount Park/Wissahickon Creek for a getaway from the city smog.
• Get some Kohr Brothers ice cream on the boardwalk! Are you a chocolate, vanilla, or swirl?
• Check out some summer shows at The Mann or Penn's Landing Festival Pier. Or try your luck at the Q102 Box Office to win tickets to lots of great summer shows!
Through July 4: Wawa Welcome America
Celebrate America's independence in the most historic city in the country! Wawa Welcome America will be hosting a plethora of exciting historical, cultural, and family events. Enjoy this multi-day extravaganza complete with food, outdoor concerts, an ice-cream festival, face-painting, a Fourth of July parade, and much more! To conclude the festivities, our city hosts the largest free concert in America with premiere musical headliners (details to come), followed by a dazzling display of fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Don't miss out on this extraordinary annual event in America's birthplace!
June 28 - July 3: AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club
The AT&T National is returning to the nation's capital, bringing with it some of the world's best golfers for what will be another exciting golf experience that you don't want to miss.
June 29 - July 1: The Taste of Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Enjoy an entire weekend of free family fun, delicious food, live musical entertainment—and spectacular fireworks too!
June 30 - July 1: Big Bang BBQ Weekend at Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
Beat the shore crowds and spend a rousing Fourth of July Weekend with great BBQ & Wine outings at the wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail.
June 30 - July 1: Red, White and Blue Celebration at Brandywine Zoo
Show your American pride this weekend by wearing red, white, and blue to the zoo! Enjoy wildly patriotic games, crafts, live animal presentations, and more in honor of our troops present and past!
July 1 - 4: A 4th of July Celebration & Picnic at Colonial PA Plantation
Enjoy a picnic at the farm and celebrate our nation's birthday by hearing the Declaration of Independence and witnessing the crowds reaction. Activities include hearth cooking, textile demonstrations, long rifle, garden and animal talks.
July 1 - 4: Civil War Weekend in Philly
From 12 noon to 5 p.m., enjoy a variety of free, Civil War-based programs in Franklin Square.
July 4: Independence Day Family Fun at Franklin Square
Independence Day Family Fun – Celebrate America’s birthday with free activities for the whole family. FREE!*
July 4: Wawa 4th of July on the Parkway
To celebrate the fourth of July, Philadelphia historically outdoes itself-and 2011 will be no different with multiple fireworks spectaculars and countless fun-filled activities throughout the week. The Wawa Welcome America! Festival celebrates July 4th with a huge parade, a concert, with Grammy-Award winning artists on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and, of course, fireworks. This only-in-Philadelphia bash is one you won't want to miss.
July 4: Let Freedom Ring event at the Liberty Bell Center
Direct descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence tap the Liberty Bell to symbolically "ring" it, setting off a nationwide bell ringing ceremony.
July 7: Kitchen Science: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream at the Franklin National Memorial
Join TFI staff in a super cool demonstration of how liquid nitrogen is used to make fast, delicious ice cream right before your very eyes! Sample this unique creation and then vote for your favorite flavors.
July 7: Philadelphia Phyzz Phest at the Physick House
Fun activities, games, historical reenactments and an opportunity to experience and learn about an influential piece of American history!
July 9, 2pm - 8pm: Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's landing
Two fun-filled days featuring music, dance, entertainment, ethnic food and artisans from Puerto Rico and other parts of Latin America take place at Columbus Blvd & Chestnut Streets. This event is one of the many great festivals taking place as part of this year's PECO Multicultural Series at Penn's Landing.
July 12 - 23: Philadelphia QFest
Celebrates all genres of film that pertain to or were created by members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
July 14: Bastille Day Festival
Celebrate the French Revolution with Eastern State Penitentiary and the Fairmount Neighborhood district at this annual event, featuring neighborhood bar crawls and dining specials;screenings of French movies; French champagne brunches and even a re-created "storming of the Bastille!"
July 14 - 28: University City Dining Days
From celebrity chefs to hidden gems, University City has some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. Dining Days is a two-week dinner pre-fixe special taking place at 34 restaurants who will offer a three course set menu for $15, $25 or $30.
July 16 - 21, 12pm - 8pm: Global Fusion Festival at Great Plaza/Penns Landing
Unforgettable national award-winning talent, cultural dance performances, ethnic foods, a children's pavilion, and crafts and giveaways.
July 21, 1pm - 5pm: Mid-Summer BBQ at Kings Oak
Your slow Saturdays can be turned right away by coming out to Kings Oak for a Mid-Summer BBQ on July 21st.
July 21: Summer Ale Festival at the Zoo
Celebrate regional craft beers and local foods while strolling through beautiful gardens, home to 1,300 rare and endangered species from around the world.
July 21: Introduction to Commercial/Fashion Print at Kathy Wickline Casting
Philadelphia is a huge market for commercial print. This is a great way for actors to expand their abilities to include commercial print modeling or for beginner models.
July 25 - 29: Jack & Jill Family Night at the Philadelphia Convention Center
The 40th National Convention will highlight history, members, achievements and the partnerships forged.
July 28: Ready For a manager at Kathy Wickline Casting
Come meet (and read for) renowned local manager, Cathy Parker. Cathy Parker of Cathy Parker Management is a hands-on, no-nonsense manager who opens doors for serious actors.
July 30 - August 10 ages 6-16: Camp Wilma at The Wilma Theater
Your child will work with professional theater artists in a creative, kid-centered environment. Campers rotate through workshops in acting, music, movement & design to create an original performance of stories from another culture.
August 6, 2pm - 8pm: ACANA African Festival at Penn's Landing
Festival highlighting African American history and culture with live performances and a marketplace on Penn's Landing. This event is one of the many great festivals taking place as part of this year's PECO Multicultural Series at Penn's Landing.
August 11: Getting Started in TV/Film at Kathy Wickline Casting
This class will provide you with seasoned knowledge and the confidence needed to stand out and begin booking television and film work!
August 11 - 13: Reading Terminal Market's Pennsylvania Dutch Festival
Amish buggy rides and horse drawn wagon rides around the Market, a farm animal petting zoo, and live bluegrass music round out the entertainment.
August 14, 2pm - 7pm: Festival of India at Penn's Landing
A celebration of East Asian culture with live stage entertainment and traditional foods and crafts at Penn's Landing. This event is one of the many great festivals taking place as part of this year's PECO Multicultural Series at Penn's Landing.
August 17 - 19: 51st Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival
Philadelphia's answer to Woodstock, attracts musicians, storytellers and craftspeople for a weekend of song and merriment at Old Pool Farm in Schwenksville.
August 19, 2pm - 8pm: The Philadelphia Caribbean Festival at Penn's Landing
This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.
August 31 - September 15: Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe
Illuminates Philadelphia with two weeks of artistic pleasure and avant-garde performances. With a full roster of original dance, theater, and music works The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe is one event you do not want to miss!
September 10: Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival
This annual festival is based on the celebration of Southeastern Asian culture featuring food and entertainment. This event is one of the many great festivals taking place as part of this year's PECO Multicultural Series at Penn's Landing. Info: www.delawareriverevents.com
September 11: Mexican Independence Day at Penn's Landing
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at this festival, part of the PECO Multicultural Series.
September TBD: Feria Del Barrio
Families and friends enjoy their favorite Latino foods, artists, singers, dancers and performances while walking among the metal palm trees and golden sidewalks of El Centro de Oro, the heart of Philadelphia's Latino community.
September TBD: Puerto Rican Day Parade
Holds the designation of the oldest and largest outdoor event celebrating Puerto Rican and Latino heritage in the city. Begins at 12:00 noon at 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, marches north along 16th Street to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and winds up at Eakins Oval near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Through Sept 3: Lights of Liberty 360 Show
Liberty 360 in the state-of-the-art PECO Theater is Philadelphia’s first indoor, 360-degree, 3-D panoramic show, designed to the immerse viewers in the symbols of freedom.
Through Nov: The Constitutional Walking Tour
Since Philadelphia is best seen by foot, The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is the best way to explore America's Birthplace, taking you behind the scenes to the places where other tours cannot venture.
Weekly & Recurring Events
Thursdays & Saturdays in July & August: Awesome Fest
Watch free movies and more at the Piazza on Sundays this summer.
Wednesday Evenings: Penn Museum Summer Nights
Each Wednesday, the museum stays open 'til 8pm so you can catch more exhibits, plus live performances by featured guest artists and musicians playing a wide variety of music.
Thursday Evenings: Screenings Under the Stars
Free movies at Penn's Landing.
Saturdays: 40th Street Summer Series
Free outdoor concerts plus free water ice at the Rotunda, 40th & Walnut Sts.
Saturdays: Fireworks & Fountains in Longwood Gardens
Listen to classical music and watch the spectacular firework and fountain show at Longwood Gardens. Tickets required.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Six Summer Film Series
Enjoy classic movies at Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Themes include: The Late Show: '80s Hollywood Oddities; Who's That Lady?; Summer Classics; Film Education Spotlight; Singin' In The Summer; Hitchcock: The Early Years; It's A Mad Men's World; Bill Murray: Scene Stealer; Director In Focus: Philip Kaufman; and BMFI Favorites. Tickets required.
Saturdays & Sundays: Paddle Penn's Landing
Rent a kayak or swan boat for a sweet ride around the Delaware River. See the city from a whole new perspective!