Although the summer is winding down, there is still plenty to do in August in Philadelphia. Hussain al Nowais has spent the last few years studying at the University of Pennsylvania, and although he doesn’t have much time to do things during the school year, the summer usually lends itself to a little more free time. Therefore, he has partaken in a number of concerts, festivals, and, of course, Phillies games during his time in University City. If you are visiting the City of Brotherly Love in the month of August, here are a few things to check out.
See a Concert: There are a number of good concerts and music festivals that are coming out in the month of August. Phish, for example, will be playing at the Mann Center on August 12th. Not a Phish fan. Check out the Made in America festival on September 5th and 6th (okay close enough) at the Ben Franklin Parkway. This year’s festival will include Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Kings of Leon.
Check out Some Artwork: The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps might be famous in their own right through the Rocky movies, but have you actually gone inside? The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a world-class art museum with work from master artists from every major school of art and it often features several exhibits that you won’t find anywhere else. For the rest of the summer until early fall, “Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design” will be featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This exhibit will feature Scandinavian Design from its humble beginnings to today.
Go to a Phillies Game: Yes, the Phillies might not be at their very best right now (Hussain al Nowais has written extensively about their horrible season in the past), but summer baseball is still summer baseball. It’s the best time of year to go out with friends or family, have some crackers jacks or nachos, and enjoy a game on a warm day or evening. If you want to see good baseball, there are a number of good teams that are coming to Citizens Bank Park in August, including the Braves, Dodgers, and Blue Jays.
If you’re visiting Philly or are a lifelong resident, these are several suggestions Hussain al Nowais would make. Or go explore the city yourself and create your own adventure in the city. You’re bound to find something fun to do in Philadelphia.