Made in America festival: Everything you need to know

- Philadelphia's seventh iteration of the Made in America festival kicks off this Saturday, with Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and Post Malone among the artists slated to perform.

Here is everything you need to know:


Saturday, Aug. 1 – Sunday, Aug. 2


Performances are slated to begin at 1 p.m., with doors opening at noon each day. Performances will run until around midnight on Saturday and 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.


A number of street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the city. See here for complete details.


Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines:

  • Local train service will operate on a normal weekend schedule throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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.
  • See here for full details.


  • SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area from 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31 through 5 am on Monday, Sept. 3.
  • See here for full details.


  • Factory-sealed plastic water bottles 1 per person up to 1 liter
  • Empty plastic water containers 1 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 re-filling 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 cards/credit cards are encouraged


  • 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
  • Drones
  • 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)
  • Chairs
  • Glass containers
  • Skateboards, motorized vehicles or scooters
  • Coolers
  • 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.)


Morning thunderstorms are expected Saturday with highs in the low 80s. Morning showers and thunderstorms are also expected Sunday with his in the upper 80s. To download the FOX 29 Weather Authority App, see here.


For additional information about the festival, see here.

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