Visit the B. PHL Innovation Fest Courtyard!

990 Spring Garden Street

The B. PHL Innovation Fest is happening September 9 and 10, and CollegeFest attendees have exclusive access to the Courtyard on Saturday, September 10 during CollegeFest, featuring local artists and vendors, food trucks, live music, and networking opportunities with B. PHL Innovation Fest attendees.

Interested in attending the full B. PHL Innovation Fest? Learn more about the festival here, and score these deals:


  • $85 two-day passes (regularly $175!) using code CAMPUSPHILLY22
  • $35 one-day passes ($100 value!) using code CAMPUSPHILLY22ONEDAY.
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Sankofa Community Farm Volunteer Day: September 11, 9:30a-12:30p

5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143

  • Date: September 11, 2021
  • Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Sankofa Community Farm

Volunteers will work alongside Farm staff to support seasonal plantings, harvesting, weeding, invasive species removal, and orchard support. Register for this volunteer opportunity here!

Volunteers will meet at the Sankofa Community Farm at 9:30 AM and be separated into groups and provided with instructions and safety protocols for the day. Out of respect and safety for our staff and others, please arrive on time.

PLEASE NOTE: Each adult must register individually in order to complete the waiver. Parents/guardians must complete registration for individuals 18 and under.

Health reminders: Masks must be worn in accordance with Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia COVID-19 requirements. If you are sick or concerned about symptoms, please do not volunteer. Public restrooms will be open for the duration of the volunteer day and will be disinfected regularly. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up with their pods if possible.

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Visit the President’s House Site

143 S Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The President’s house is a free exhibit where visitors can explore where Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived during their terms.

Photo credit: National Park Service

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Skateboard at Paine’s Park

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA, 19130

Paine’s Park is a skatepark set by the Schuylkill River that was designed to create a dialogue between skateboarding, landscape architecture, and city planning. Skating at the park is free!

Photo credit: @skatephilly

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Go for a walk at Rail Park

1300 Noble Street, Philadelphia PA, 19123

Rail park is an elevated park located on former Reading Railroad tracks. The park transformed Abandoned lines into an overheard greenway.

Photo credit: @therailpark on Instagram

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Science History Institute

315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA, 19106

Science is all around us. It’s not just found in the laboratory. It’s in the water we drink, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, and the earth beneath our feet.

At our museum, you can explore the amazing successes, astonishing failures, and strange surprises behind the science that shapes our world.

Be sure to check out Downstream, our award-winning exhibition exploring more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States; Water Pics, our latest outdoor exhibition; and our newly refreshed permanent galleries featuring new objects and hidden or obscured science histories.


Photo credit: @scihistoryorg on Instagram

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Play ping pong in Love Park

1501 John F Kennedy Blvd

Ping-pong tables and corn hole games are available to play for free at Love Park all year around! 

Photo credit: @loveparkphilly on Instagram

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Participate in the “Once Upon a Nation” historic storytelling tour in Independence Park

599 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Specially-trained storytellers entertain with free, short stories about Philadelphia’s and America’s history.

Photo credit: @historicphilly on Instagram

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Play games at Spruce Street Harbor

401 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Around the Boardwalk at Spruce Street Harbor, there are tons of games to play like bocce, shuffleboard, and ping pong.


Photo by @OscarMikols on Instagram

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Self Guided Public Art Tour

There are over 4,000 murals around Philadelphia. Exploring the public art the city has to offer is a great way to get to know Philadelphia’s communities.

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