June 2011 Philadelphia Events – Beer Week, Manayunk Wall Cycling

June 2011 Philadelphia Events include Philly Beer Week from June 3 to June 12, the world's most elite cyclists challenging the famous Manayunk Wall in the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship on June 5, and the beginning of the Welcome America Festival, to celebrate our nation's freedom leading up to the Fourth of July. Here's a guide to some of the best and most enjoyable things to do in Philadelphia in June 2011…

Of course, if you'd like to look ahead to the many Philadelphia events during July 2011, just check out our comprehensive July 2011 Philadelphia Events Guide.

June 24 through July 4 – Wawa Welcome America Celebration, The Largest And Most Significant Independence Day Festival, In the City Where It All Began

Philadelphia's Independence Day celebration – fittingly – lasts for two full weeks, from Friday, June 24 through Monday, July 4, 2011 – Independence Day itself. Many events take place throughout the city at the major historic sites. Due to the large number of Welcome America events, we have created a standalone Welcome America 2011 Festival Page.

June 3 to June 12 – Philly Beer Week Is Celebrated With Many Events throughout the City, Starting With the Opening Tap Party at Independence Visitor Center

Philadelphia has always been home to a large brewing industry. In recognition and celebration of the city's many microbreweries and craft beer havens for beer connoisseurs, Philly Beer Week is celebrated each year in June. There will be a plethora of events scattered throughout the city and region. We will have more details about the events as June draws closer.

Saturday, June 4 – The Roots Picnic Will Take Place at Penn's Landing Festival Pier, On the Delaware Riverfront

On Saturday, June 4, Philadelphia's homegrown hip-hop group, The Roots, will be performing at Penn's Landing Festival Pier, situated on the Delaware Riverfront. There'll also be other musical acts, providing a unique musical experience on the river for concertgoers. You can call 215.928.8801 for more information, and you can visit delawareriverwaterfront.com.

Sunday, June 5 – TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship Takes Place On the Benjamin Franklin Parkway And Concludes With the Famous "Manayunk Wall"

A huge Philadelphia summer sports tradition is the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, which will be taking place for the 27th time in June 2011. This grueling, 156 mile race throughout the city, is a great deal more fun to watch as a spectator, than then it is to be a participant. It culminates with the notorious infamous "Manayunk Wall", one of the steepest grades in the city. Just when the field of cyclists is at its most fatigued, it must scale this arduous Wall, in order to complete the race. You can learn more information by visiting the website – procyclingtour.com.

In June 2011, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Offers Art After 5 - A Way To See Great Art and Enjoy Live Entertainment at the Same Time

Every Friday night in June 2011, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts its "Art After 5" entertainment, from 5:00 PM to 8:45 PM. On a pleasant summer evening, you can walk up from Center City to 26th and the Parkway, and enjoy the following entertainment on these dates:

Friday, June 3 - French and Italian Opera
Friday, June 10 - Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" with Joan La Barbara
Friday, June 17Ladies of Cool
Friday, June 24 - Grace Kelly

These events are free, with your paid admission for that day.

June 2011 Philadelphia Events – Ongoing Museum Exhibits

Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America Continues at the National Constitution Center, Through August 21

The remarkable, intriguing, and eerie traveling exhibit, known as Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, has fortunately been extended, through August 21, 2011, by the National Constitution Center . This is a can't-miss exhibit, which we highly recommend. In addition, your admission fee to see Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs also includes access to the rest of the many cool gadgets and attractions of the national Constitution Center, such as the live "Freedom Rising" performance in the theater. You can contact The National Constitution Center at 215.409.6600 for more information.

Saturday, June 18 – Mummies of the World – The Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled in the World – Will Open at the Franklin Institute

Mummies of the World is the largest and most significant assembly of mummified remains ever created for a single museum exhibit. It opens at the Franklin Institute , located at 20th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on Saturday, June 18. Accordingly, it will be open for visitors during for the final 13 days of June 2011 and beyond, as it will run into October 2011. You can call 215.448.1200 for more information.

The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Continues to Exhibit Paris through the Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle Through July 10, In Tribute To the Concluded Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in keeping with the French theme of the now concluded Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), is continuing its exhibit of a Gallic theme. In that spirit, Paris through the Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle will continue to be on display through July 10, 2011. You can call the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 215.763.8100 for more information. It is of course also home to the Rocky Steps and Rocky Statue, at the intersection of 26th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Academy of Natural Sciences Continues to Host "Fore! The Planet: 18 Holes of Serious Fun" Throughout June 2011.

The Academy of Natural Sciences, located at 19th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, will have Fore! The Planet, 18 Holes of Serious Fun" every day in June 2011. You can call 215.299.1000 for more information.

The Philadelphia Zoo Stages "X tink shun a wild puppet x-perience" – In Conjunction with the Jim Henson Company, For an Exclusive Engagement Through Halloween 2011

From April 9, 2011 through October 31, 2011, the Philadelphia Zoo – the nation's oldest – is offering a unique, multimedia puppet presentation, with the gold standard of children's entertainment, the Jim Henson Company. This puppet show promotes awareness of extinct and endangered species and provides an educational and entertaining way to promote the conservation of wildlife. The Philadelphia Zoo is located at 3400 W. Girard Ave., which is an easy trip from Center City Philadelphia, via the purple Phlash trolley. You can call the Philadelphia Zoo at 215.243.1100 for more information.

June 2011 Philadelphia Phillies Home Games at Citizens Bank Park

Monday, June 6 – Los Angeles Dodgers – 7:05 PM

Tuesday, June 7 – Los Angeles Dodgers – 7:05 PM

Wednesday, June 8 – Los Angeles Dodgers – 7:05 PM

Thursday, June 9 – Chicago Cubs – 7:05 PM

Friday, June 10 – Chicago Cubs – 7:05 PM

Saturday, June 11 – Chicago Cubs – 4:10 PM

Sunday, June 12 – Chicago Cubs – TBA

Tuesday, June 14 – Florida Marlins – 7:05 PM

Wednesday, June 15 – Florida Marlins – 7:05 PM

Thursday, June 16 – Florida Marlins – 1:05 PM (note that this is an unusual weekday game played, during the afternoon – a Business Person's Special).

After a six-game road trip to Seattle and St. Louis the Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park for the remainder of June 2011.

Friday, June 24 – Oakland Athletics – 7:05 PM

Saturday, June 25 – Oakland Athletics – 7:05 PM

Sunday, June 26 – Oakland Athletics – 1:35 PM

Tuesday, June 28 – Boston Red Sox – 7:05 PM

Wednesday, June 29 – Boston Red Sox – 7:05 PM

Thursday, June 30 – Boston Red Sox – 1:05 PM (as with the aforementioned June 16 game against Florida. This is also a weekday game played during the afternoon – another Business Person's Special).

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