By Dorothy Sasso - For Weekender

Philadelphia beer gardens are in full bloom

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    Philly has tons to offer when it comes to beer from Yards Brewing Company to dozens of pop-up beer gardens.

    For the second year in a row, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is teaming up with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Yards, Victory Brewing Company and the Fairmount Park Conservancy to bring the city the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series.

    The event is held every Friday through the summer concluding on Sept. 4. The 21 and older attraction runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and highlights seasonal beer gardens throughout the city. The kickoff event, held Memorial Day Weekend, was at Spruce Street Harbor Park.

    Every Friday there is a variety of food specials and, of course, lots of local craft beer.

    Now that the city’s Fourth of July celebrations are over, the beer garden series will take residence on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at The Oval, an eight-acre pop-up park at 24th Street and the parkway.

    The Oval is a cool spot to spend hot summer nights. Food trucks line the park and there are many free themed programming. Visitors can also play giant games like Checkers and Connect Four and Jenga.

    When you’re there make sure you check out the massive art installation on The Oval by artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

    Keep an eye out for giveaways and social ops from the gang at VisitPhilly.com.

    IF YOU GO:

    Visit Philly Beer Garden Series

    When: From 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through September 4

    Where: The Oval

    For more information, visit http://www.visitphilly.com/

    By Dorothy Sasso

    For Weekender

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    IF YOU GO:

    Visit Philly Beer Garden Series

    When: From 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through September 4

    Where: The Oval

    For more information, visit http://www.visitphilly.com/