Add these July events to your calendar. Adobe Stock / Mariusz Blach
With summer in full swing, these festive July events are sure to make the warm days fun in the Main Line region.
Erykah Badu at the Mann Center
The indefinable Grammy-winning queen of neo-soul, Eryka Badu rarely sits still, branching out into acting, activism, and record-label ownership in recent years. Now, she’s hitting the road for her most extensive string of live dates in years. Provocatively titled the Unfollow Me Tour, it features hip-hop icon Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def). See her in Philly for show number 16. Visit manncenter.org. —Hobart Rowland
Courtesy Eryka Badu
Philly Balloon & Music Festival
For this two-day event, dozens of colorful hot-air balloons ascend into the sky at the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show grounds. Take a ride high in the sky, or enjoy it from the ground. Live music, fireworks, family entertainment and food round out the experience. Visit phillyballoonfest.com.
Decorated bikes and floats begin their route at the Rosemont Business Campus, ending at Clem Macrone Park. There, you can celebrate the holiday with entertainment, games and refreshments. Visit garretthillpa.com.
July 13, 20 and 27
Summer Concert Series
The live music at Wilson Farm Park starts at 7 p.m. Local breweries offer craft beverages, and you can indulge in sweet treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes at the July 13 show. Check online for the lineup. Visit tredyffrin.org.
Historic Sugartown Summer Pop-Up Biergarten
Enjoy live music, food trucks and adult beverages from Locust Lane Craft Brewery and Chaddsford Winery at this fundraiser for Historic Sugartown. Dogs are welcome. Visit historicsugartown.org.
July 5, 12, 19 and 26
Dining Under the Stars
Every Wednesday in July, a stretch of Media’s State Street is closed to traffic, the tables come out for outdoor dining at local restaurants, and businesses welcome evening shoppers. Azie, Brick & Brew and Two Fourteen are among the 24 participating restaurants. Reservations are encouraged. Visit visitmediapa.com.