Free: The Oval Returns for the 2018 Season!

From July 20 through August 19, The Oval+ will reopen on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with an all-new installation centered at Eakins Oval and continuing down the Parkway. Designed for multi-generational play, new features will include a water mister, ribbon garden, and giant sandbox in addition to family favorite games like mini-golf.

From Wednesday to Sunday each week, The Oval+ will bring back the beer garden, food trucks, and free, themed programming for “Wellness Wednesdays,” “Arts & Culture Thursdays,” “Friday Food & Flicks,” “Game Day Saturdays,” and “Sunday Family Fundays.”

For Opening Day tonight (Friday, July 20)! To celebrate, enjoy a free screening of The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.

The movie starts at 9pm, but make sure to arrive early for special performances by Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, as well as music from the ’80s and ’90s, provided by 95.7 BEN FM. PLUS, you’ll also have a chance to win tickets to some of the hottest summer shows in the BEN FM Concert Cube.

…and it wouldn’t be Food & Flicks Friday without the grub! Some of the city’s best food truck vendors will be on site to serve up tasty fare. And our beer garden will be open from 5-11pm, in case you get thirsty.

For more info and a full line up of events visit or “like” The Oval on Facebook.

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