Summer is still in full effect in Philadelphia during the month of August. Don't miss these terrific events all month long.Mummies of the World Exhibition
When: June 18-Oct. 23
Where: Franklin Institute
What: Largest collection of mummies and related artifacts in the world.
When: August 3-Oct. 30
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art
What: Special exhibit from Dutch master painter Rembrandt brings several rare works including several paintings of Jesus
When: August 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Baltimore Ave. between 42nd and 50th streets
What: Live music, performances and local businesses offer a variety of items from beer to ice cream for $1. A great event that is also affordable, it takes place every first Thursday from June-September
When: August 5
Where: Old City (centered between Front and 3rd and Market and Vine Streets)
What: On the first Friday evening of each month, the city's art galleries open to the public, free of charge, usually from 5 until 9 p.m. People come out in droves for the festive atmosphere as much as the art. Old City is the center of the action, but additional galleries
and events can be found in other neighborhoods as well.
When: August 6-7, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Vernon Park, Germantown
Entertainment, exhibits, food, crafts, poetry and music in Vernon Park in Germantown.
When: August 12-14
Where: Reading Terminal Market and Arch St.
A celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch culture with food, handmade goods, petting zoo, buggy rides and bluegrass music.
When: August 13, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Rittenhouse Square and surrounding streets
Don't miss the all day Rittenhouse Square block party this Saturday, August 13th from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. In addition to live music, food, and other festivities, it will end with a free screening of The Sixth Sense in Rittenhouse Square at 8:30 p.m.
When: August 13, noon-1 p.m.
Where: World Café Live
Girls Rock Philly is a nonprofit that encourages young women to explore music. This showcase features performances by the
bands formed during their summer camp week.
When: August 13 and 14
Where: The Camden Children's Garden, Camden, NJ
What:Celebrate the best local fruit of summer in Jersey--peaches--with the kids, who are encourages to dress as their favorite princess or pirate and take part in activities including a treasure hunt.
Festival of India
When: August 14, noon-7 p.m.
Where: Penn's Landing
What:Celebrate Indian culture at this festival, part of the PECO Multicultural Series.
Bead Fest Philadelphia
When: August 19-21
Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks PA
What: Giant celebration of beads with wide variety of vendors and workshops. A must for the jewelry-making crowd.
The Philadelphia Folk Festival
When: August 18-21
Where: Schwenksville, PA
What: This popular folk music festival features an impressive lineup of local and national musicians. Reserve a camping spot.
Ukrainian Folk Festival
When: August 21, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Tryzub Ukrainian-American Sport Center, Horsham, PA
What: A celebration of Ukrainian folk music art and dance festival in honor of the anniversary of Ukraine's independence. Don't miss the gala stage show (2-4:30 p.m.) or the public dance (Zabava) at 4:30 p.m.
When: August 27, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: North Bowl
What: A Big Lebowski-themed charity event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. After bowling, move on t0 the after-party, details to be announced on official website.