Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, June 29 to July 1 | Philly Views
June 26, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, June 29 to July 1

You deserve to have a good weekend, and Philly Views can help you with that. Cheap Date is a guide to weekend events that are $20 and under. It doesn’t matter if it’s a first date, 100th date, or just something to do with friends.

From, brewery tours to outdoor movies and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday 6.29

Brews & Views: Rooftop Mini Series

Free Library of Philadelphia


This mini series boasts drinks with a view from the Skyline Terrace, and music from radio station 96.5 TDY. From 5 to 9 pm enjoy local craft beers, wine, and refreshing cocktails, as well as some interesting food options.


Classic Hip-Hop Night

Voltage Lounge


DJ Dave Paul will be performing a funky set that pays tribute to the golden era of rap. Come and vibe with your favorite OG hip-hop tracks from 1979 to 1999. Event lasts 10 pm to 2 am.


Jazz at The Library Bar

The Rittenhouse


Switch up your night out with live jazz by jazz vocalist Sharon Sable, accompanied by crafted cocktails and delectable desserts in The Library Bar. This event runs 9:30 pm to half past midnight.


Red, White, & Blue BBQ

Schmidt’s Commons


You don’t need to come dressed as an American flag to enjoy the night filled with lawn games, DJ performances, hot donuts, fresh lemonade, local beers, mac ‘n cheese, and, of course, barbecue. But you do need to come early and secure a spot for the outdoor screening of E.T. at 8 pm.


Smells like Children- a dark 90’s dance party

Kung Fu Necktie


Basically, when we say dark we mean ’90s industrial, goth, dark alternative, and nu-metal party. Satisfy your Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails cravings and jam out (or w.e. you do at a dark dance party) from 10 pm to 2 am.


Weeding Out The Stoned – The Game Show Of Sobriety Tests

Good Good Comedy Theater 


Can you guess who is sober? Sixteen comedians, and all but one is stoned. Guess right and win prizes. Show runs rom 8:30 to 10 pm.


Parks On Tap

Columbus Square

From 4 to 11 pm bring yo blanket, bug spray, and pets to this Parks On Tap event. You know what to do!


Saturday 6.30

Art Star Pop Up Market Series

Spruce Street Harbor Park


Here’s another excuse to get out of bed before noon. Each Saturday, a new selection of vendors pop up from noon to 5 pm with art, food, and fresh local produce.


On The Delaware Music Festival

Pennypack on the Delaware


This event is another free Wawa Welcome America event and features yoga on the pier at 10 am, a kid’s corner with all day activities, arts, and vendors, along with artists such as the Whiskeyhickon Boys and The Peace Creeps. Check out the full lineup here.


Free Brewery Tours

Philadelphia Brewing Co.


Wanna know how your favorite beers and ciders are made? Of course you do. Learn about the history and process of beer-making, tour the brewery, and taste the results in the tasting room. Tour starts at noon.


Indie Dance Party

The Dolphin Tavern


If you’re a self-proclaimed hipster (we don’t judge), this indie dance party is for you. From Arcade Fire to Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, and MGMT, bring your overalls and prepare to dance around 9:3o pm to 2 am.


The Philly Ice Cream Scoop

Reading Terminal Market


Fourteen Philly ice cream vendors will be at Reading Terminal Market for this Wawa Welcome America event, and you don’t want to miss out on the ice cream eating contests, games, crafts, demos, live music raffles, and specials. This special event runs 11 am to 5 pm.


Philly Vegan Pop Flea’s Birthday Market

Friends Center


Let us eat vegan cake! This marks the second year of the Vegan Pop Flea Market, so come and shop vegan , eat vegan, and share vegan with friends from noon to 4 pm.


Love City Pilates and Beer

Love City Brewing Company


From 10:30 to 11:30 am, come on down and do some exercise with drafts.


Make Up or Break Up Comedy Show

Good Good Comedy


We love sadistic humor and this was too good not to include. Basically, it’s the Newlywed Game but with a twist. Watch couples put to the test in a series of games to decide who is meant to be and who should probably break up. Show runs 8 to 10:30 pm.


Sunday 7.1

Observation Deck

One Liberty Observation Deck 


Start your day off with a #view (of your favorite city). One Liberty Observation Deck will open for free from 8 am to noon as part of Wawa Welcome America.


Improv Comedy: Long Story Short

Philly Improv Theater


Every Sunday at 7 pm a group of improvisers re-tell true stories told by guests and transform them into hilarious comedy scenes. The show is pay what you can, so all ya’ll broke bitches can afford this shindig.


Sunday Night Concert

Silk City Diner


Silk City has more than dank food, and on Sunday at 8 pm the Electric Love Machine will be headlining a special Sunday night performance along with The Jawn and Baked Shrimp.


Funk ‘n Bowl

North Bowl  


What could be funkier than live funk music while you bowl? Get out your neon bowling ball and head over from 8 pm to midnight to find out.


Rocky on the Rocky Steps

The Philadelphia Art Museum Steps


Nothing is more iconic in Philly than watching Rocky on the very steps that made Mr. Stallone famous. Wawa Welcome America is continuing the annual tradition this year with a free outdoor screening of this movie right next to the famous Rocky statue so be early and BYOM. The event also features a Rocky look-alike contest at 7 pm, so bring your best Adrian impressions and try your shot at two Pitbull tickets.

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