Valentine's Day Events at Philly Franklin Square and Mural Arts

By 1/27/2021 10:33:00 AM

With Valentine’s Day in mind, Franklin Square, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and the Betsy Ross House have developed some SAFE in-person and online ways to celebrate with a special someone over the weekend of February 12-14.

Events are (mostly) outdoors or virtual, created with health precautions in mind.


Franklin Square’s Special Chilly Philly Mini Golf Valentine’s Day Weekend


Franklin Square celebrates Valentine’s Weekend with three special evenings at Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98. Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, from 6 - 8 pm, stroll through paths of illuminated lights while a soundtrack of love fills the air throughout the course.

A professional photographer will be on hand to capture images of you and your special someone, included in the ticket price. Groups are limited to 4, and all tickets will be for a specific time slot, must be purchased in advance, and bought in the same transaction.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children (ages 3-12).

Franklin Square’s traditional Chilly Philly Mini Golf will continue during normal daytime operating hours, along with the Parx Liberty Carousel, daily,10 am – 6 pm through Sunday, February 28, daytime tickets available in advance or on site.

Tickets can be purchased at www.historicphiladelphia.com


Steve “ESPO” Powers Presents: A Love Letter for You Virtual Celebration


Enjoy a firsthand account of the stories behind these murals – which make-up an open-ended love letter from the artist to his hometown, from an individual to a neighborhood, from one lover to another.

All attendees will receive a Steve Powers-designed tote bag and the chance to win a signed Steve Powers print of a brand-new Love Letter mural he just added to the collection.

Sunday, February 14 at 12 pm. Tickets are $75 per couple.

Tickets can be purchased at www.muralarts.events/Valentine

In addition, a tour-guide led Mural Arts Philadelphia Virtual Love Letter Tour is available on Friday, February 12. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Mural Arts Philadelphia and take a virtual ride through one of its most iconic mural tours, Love Letter by Steve “ESPO” Powers.

Featuring 18 of 50 murals along the Market- Frankford train line, this virtual mural tour is hosted by a live professionally-trained tour guide. These murals write an open-ended love letter from the artist to his hometown, from an individual to a neighborhood, from one lover to another – therefore the perfect way to extend your love to someone special in your life.

Friday, February 12, 6 - 7 pm, tickets $20 each

Tickets can be purchased at www.muralarts.org/tours/llv-2-12


Join Betsy Ross for a Story of Historic Love


For the most unique date in town, grab a plus one and join Betsy, herself, for Tipsy History: A Love Story Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14.

Hear a love story for the ages and meet a young Betsy Ross just after her elopement with husband John. She faces the condemnation of her Quaker community for marrying outside her religion. Will she choose faith and family or true love?

Then, couples will head into the House for a special love-themed tour and finally, a walk around the corner to Art in the Age to warm up with a delicious, handcrafted cocktail, featuring that most patriotic of ingredients in Betsy’s time … chocolate!

Tours, which run about 90 minutes, will be timed and tickets limited to allow for proper social distancing. Masks are required.

Tipsy History: A Love Story will run at 5, 6, and 7 pm on Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14. Tickets are $25 per person

Tickets can be purchased at www.historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house

Photo credits:

Chilly Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98 at Franklin Square by Jeff Fusco for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
Love Letter mural by Steve “ESPO” Powers with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Photo by Adam Wallacavage.
Betsy Ross House photo by En Route Marketing for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

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