The AGC Blog

Summer Highlights 2023: Artisan Markets, Galas, and Nighttime Fun!

Photo: Photo: Davis Harold Hank / Longwood Gardens
Summer in America’s Garden Capital is a special time to not only enjoy the season’s colorful blooms, but also experience outdoor markets, festivals with live music, nighttime events, and more! Philadelphia gardens are buzzing with fun and exciting seasonal exhibits just waiting for you to explore. Below we’ve rounded up just a few of the summer events happening at Philadelphia’s public gardens and arboreta this season. Be sure to check each garden’s website for a complete list of offerings and up-to-date information. See you in the garden!

Some events require pre-registration or additional paid admission, please check each garden’s website for complete events details.

What's Happening June - August 2023

Photo: Wyck / Robert Buzzard Photography


The summer season kicks-off with a month packed with exciting events happening throughout America’s Garden Capital. From garden galas to Juneteen celebrations, greater Philadelphia gardens are THE place to party!

Photo: Winterthur Artisan Market


Summer in Philadelphia is in full swing! There’s no shortage of outdoor activities—venture out to one of many family-friendly festivals or take a leisurely guided stroll through one of our gardens. 

Photo: Mt. Cuba Center


As summer in Philadelphia winds down, enjoy the last of the season’s peak blooms by joining a serene guided walk or gathering for an outdoor happy hour in a nearby garden.