What to Do for Memorial Day 2016 in Philadelphia


Memorial Day is a holiday to honor our men and women in military service. Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season across the United States with pool parties, beach BBQs, picnics, parades and fireworks. While Philadelphia may not have a beach or a lot of pools, the city does know how to throw a citywide party in style.

Moshulu Boat Party – Waves

This indoor-outdoor anchored boat party takes place on May 26th from 10 p.m. – 2a.m. and is 21 and over. This high-end event requires the finest attire as revelers will party with Philadelphia's elite. Early ticket reservations are suggested. Tickets and more information can be found here.

National Constitution Center

The weekend will be filled with family education events. Explore the history of the military and join in patriotic programs, including flag ceremonies and etiquette workshops, plus families can create memorial wreaths and sing patriotic tunes. Admission is free on Memorial Day. Check out the website for more admission information.

Morgan's Pier

Morgan's Pier is a seasonal backyard beer garden along the Delaware River Waterfront. Each summer the pier invites a different celebrated chef to take over the kitchen with their own version of a chef-hosted backyard barbeque. This year is famed Manhattan Chef, Jim Burke. Thousands of visitors to enjoy the casual cuisine while soaking up the outdoors and its scenery along the river and just steps from the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Stasia DeMarco is a native Philadelphian. She has been a freelance journalist and content strategist for 20+ years.‚Äč

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