The Night B4 The Ball – The Little Friends Festival
Held annually on the third Thursday of June, the Ball on The Square is the Friends of Rittenhouse Square’s largest fundraising event.
The Ball on The Square is an annual black tie gala with magical ambience, an elegant sit-down dinner, fabulous music and dancing. Held under a large tent in the center of the Square, the Ball transforms the park into a sparkling ballroom for one night.
But the night before: The Little Friends Festival is the Friends of Rittenhouse Square’s family-friendly fundraiser.
During the Little Friends Festival, the center of Rittenhouse Square becomes a carnival, concert, and block party all rolled into one under a large tent – the same tent that houses the black-tie Ball on The Square the following night. Featuring music, amusements, performances, rides, food, and crafts, the Little Friends Festival is one of the community’s favorite events and brings together hundreds of Philadelphia children and the adults who care for them.
In addition to playing games and having fun, many parents consider this event a resource to learn more about educational and extra-curricular opportunities for their children. It is considered by city children to be a “can’t miss” party and marks the unofficial start to summer. Invitations are sent out to members in mid-spring. Tickets are required for admittance.
Tickets are family friendly $10 for adults, and $14 for kids and include all the pizza, hot dogs, candy, ice cream, water and juice boxes you can drink.
I was a little late as I was covering SIPS, those pixs will be in Metro Philly later today.
Tonight I’ll see you at The Ball. Have a safe, dry day. HughE