Made in America Festival

Thousands are expected on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the Made in America Festival. — PHOTO: JESSE FAATZ

The Made in America music festival takes place this weekend and the city of Philadelphia has issued a number of road closures and parking restrictions. Whether you are heading to the festival or just trying to get around Philadelphia this holiday weekend, here’s what you need to know.

Road closures:

• Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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• Spring Garden Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

• Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval

Cross-traffic on numbered streets will be permitted

Closed starting on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

• Outer lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 22nd and 23rd streets

Closed starting Aug. 30 at 10 a.m.

• Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval

• Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval; 23rd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benja

• 22nd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place

• 21st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street

• Kelly Drive outbound from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue

• Outer lane of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive adjacent to Paine’s Park

• Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City) — from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive — must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue.

All road closures will be lifted prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

The most extensive road closures and parking restrictions around the festival site will begin at 3 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, and remain in effect through the duration of the event. Many of the road closures listed below will be lifted prior to 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2 as roads are cleaned and serviced.

Closed starting on Aug. 31 at 3 a.m.

•The entire width of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins Oval (25th Street)

Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Note: The rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be accessible to museum guests via a special route (Fairmount Avenue, to Pennsylvania Avenue, to 25th Street/Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive)

• 21st Street, between Winter and Spring Garden Streets

• 22nd Street, between Race Street and Fairmount Avenue

• 23rd Street, between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Avenue

• 24th Street, between Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues

• Spring Garden Street Tunnel

• Spring Garden Street Bridge

Note: The city will make every effort to keep this bridge open during Philadelphia Museum of Art operating hours, but it may be forced to close during periods of heavy pedestrian traffic

• Kelly Drive, between 23rd Street and Fairmount Avenue

• Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between the Falls Bridge and Eakins Oval

• 2100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Whole Foods store and 21st Street

Note: The eastern half of the block, from the Whole Foods Market to 20th Street, will remain open to allow access to the store

• I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street

Note: I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open


• Pennsylvania Avenue, between 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue (south side of the street)

• Winter Street, between 20th and 22nd streets (both sides of street)

• 20th Street, between Vine and Callowhill streets (east side of street)

• 21st Street, between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Race Street (both sides of street)

• 22nd Street, between Winter and Spring Garden streets (both sides of street)

• Park Towne Place, between 22nd and 24th Streets (both sides of street)

• Spring Garden Street, between 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue

• Race Street, between 19th and 20th Streets

Additional road closures and parking restrictions may be necessary in the vicinity of the event grounds as dictated by conditions. Residents and visitors should always obey posted signs and instructions from the Philadelphia Police Department.


Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines: Local train service will operate on a normal weekend schedule throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Race-Vine and City Hall Stations on the Broad Street Line and 15th Street Station on the Market Frankford Line provide easy walking access to the festival gates on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines will offer overnight service as usual on Saturday.

Regional Rail: Late-night train service will be available on SEPTA’s Regional Rail Lines on Saturday and Sunday nights departing from Jefferson, Suburban and 30th Street Stations. Special schedules will be posted in stations and are also available online at If the concert runs late on Saturday or Sunday, these trains will be held for approximately 20 minutes after the concert ends. Parking is free at all SEPTA-owned Regional Rail lots on weekends. Parking lot location information is available online at

Trolley: Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34 and 36 offer convenient service to and from the concert, with 19th and 22nd Street Stations providing easy walking access to Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Trolley Route 15 connects with Broad Street and Market Frankford Line service at Girard Avenue.

Bus: Due to festival-related street closures, SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31 through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 2. Specific route changes are available on the System Status Page at

Rideshare: Taxi, Uber and Lyft designated drop off and pick up locations are along the 2100 block of Spring Garden Street and the 1900 block of Arch Street.


The Made in America venue features multiple entrances and exits for ticket-holders during the two-day festival. Entrances are located at 21st Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Re-entry to the venue will not be permitted on either day.


Factory-sealed plastic water bottles, one per person up to 1 liter

Empty plastic water containers, one per person up to 64 ounces for re-use at water refill stations (drinking water will be available for purchase and there will be water stations for refilling bottles)

Empty hydration packs of any kind (backpacks, waistbands or other hydration items and inserts)

One small non-framed backpack or bag subject to search and re-search (all searched bags will be tagged following search)

Blankets and towels

Umbrellas (small hand-held only)

Non-professional cameras, flip-cams, camera phones

Sunscreen, sunglasses, government-issued I.D., cash, debit/credit cards, and other personal items


Weapons and contraband of any kind (regardless of permitting, e.g. Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored and weapons will be confiscated)

Masks of any kind


Fireworks or explosives

Illegal or illicit substances of any kind

Food and non-water beverages including alcohol taken in from the outside

Pets (except trained service animals)

Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)


Glass containers

Skateboards, motorized vehicles or scooters (excluding motorized wheelchairs or similar equipment for those with mobility issues)


Professional recording devices or cameras (no detachable lenses or tripods meant for commercial use)

Fluorescent plastic lights (glow sticks)

Laser pointers

Items that would obstruct others’ view of the stages (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc.)

For more information about the Made in America festival, visit

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