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Opening day at The Oval+

Join us as we kick off the fifth season of the Oval! Every summer Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is transformed into a pop-up park with programming and activities for people of all ages.


Friday, July 20, 2018


5:00pm - 11:00pm


The Oval
2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Save the date for the opening of The Oval+! Every summer since 2013, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation have transformed Eakins Oval – eight acres of public space at the base of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – into The Oval, the new ‘Park on the Parkway’ with programming and activities for people of all ages.

Opening day will feature circus performances by the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, ’80s and ’90s music by BENFM, and a movie screening of The Greatest Showman. 

The 2018 season of The Oval+ is expected to be the best and biggest yet, with new play features, programming, and expansions along a portion of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. To learn more about The Oval+ 2018 season, click here.

For more information on the Oval, visit theovalphl.org.