Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

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The Midsummer Beer Garden pops up this Friday.

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered. 

 Cobbin’ at The Creek

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company is releasing their Better Maize Ahead American Cream Ale, and to celebrate, they’re also throwing a party that fits the flavor. On Sunday, July 31, from noon to 7 p.m., Philadelphians can head to this free event at the Croydon venue to indulge in corn cocktails from New Liberty Distillery, check out live music from The Back Porch Jugband, and participate in corn-themed activities like corn hole and a corn shucking competition. The Cream Ale specifically is brewed with flaked maize and gently hopped with Hallertau while being described as having a subtle, sweet cereal character reminiscent of corn pops, and it comes out to be 4.9% ABV. A corn-themed menu from The Clean Plate Club food truck will also be available at the festival featuring corn fritters with maple sriracha, street corn, beer braised bratwurst with corn relish, pulled pork tostada with corn salsa on a crispy corn tortilla, and a sweet corn strawberry shortcake.

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The Better Maize brew.Provided

 909 Ray Ave, Croydon,

Franklin Square’s Sweet Sixteen

Philadelphians can celebrate Franklin Square Park’s “Sweet Sixteen” this weekend when they head to the historic venue on Sunday, July 31. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the first 100 visitors will get free rides on the carousel, and there will also be a chance to decorate birthday hats and goodie bags, get temporary tattoos, complete the Chinese Lantern Festival scavenger hunt, and pick up candy and Franklin Square mementos. At 11:30 a.m., Benjamin Franklin will be around to wish the park a happy birthday, and free Tastykakes will also be given out. Once Upon A Nation Storytellers will also be onsite, and for the grand finale, a new song will premiere at the Franklin Square Fountain Show at 12 p.m. 

200 N. 6th St.,

Midsummer Beer Garden at the Mütter Museum

Philadelphians can head to the Mütter Museum this Friday, July 29, to not only check out everything this venue of medical oddities has to show, but also, to check out its outdoor beer garden. Open for one night only, the Midsummer Beer Garden will feature beer, sangria, and snacks while patrons listen to a live vinyl funk DJ in the historic Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden. Tickets include museum admission and one drink ticket, and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. 

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The Midsummer Beer Garden.Provided

19 S. 22nd St.,

Outdoor Movie at Dilworth Park

Pictures in the Park officially made its return to Dilworth Park last week to kick off a full schedule of free outdoor movies. The series, which is supported by TD Bank, will continue every Friday night through Aug. 26 with showtimes beginning at sundown (approximately 8:15 p.m.) This week, July 29, Philadelphians can check out Lin Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights,’ with snacks available at the Air Grille Garden, plus beer, wine and cocktails for adults 21 and older. Bringing your own chair or blankets is also encouraged.

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St., on the west side of City Hall, Philadelphia,

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