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The Ultimate Made in America Festival Guide

Philly residents know that there’s no better way to celebrate Labor Day weekend than by attending the Made in America Festival. Since its launch in 2012, this annual festival has been a hallmark of the holiday weekend, garnering crowds of thousands each year. Our hotel near Benjamin Franklin Parkway offers easy access to and from the festival. Plan your Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia and read on for tips on making the most out of the festival.

Getting There

Those traveling to Philadelphia can enjoy a variety of transit options, all within a short distance of our Rittenhouse Square hotel. If you’re coming from any neighboring states, there are plenty of train and bus options. Many of these options drop you off at the 30th Street Station, just one mile from our hotel. Those flying in for the festival can enjoy an easy trip from the airport to our hotel.

The Made in America Festival takes place in Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a little under a mile from our doors. So, whether you want to take in the city sites while you walk, or hop in a car, you’ll be at the festival in no time.

During the Festival

Before heading into a weekend of great music and stellar performances, it’s important to plan out which acts you’re dying to see and who you’d be okay with missing. This way, you don’t have to stress about set times during the festival when you should just be soaking up the experience.

What to Wear

While the festival takes place the first weekend of September, summer weather is still in full swing. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Although the days may be hot, the nights might get chilly. It’s never a bad idea to bring a light jacket, just in case.

What to Bring

During the festival, attendees are able to bring small bags—but no backpacks—so stick to bringing only the essentials. You’ll be outside all day, so sunscreen and a refillable water bottle are both festival musts. The venue will have refilling stations throughout, so you can stay hydrated from start to finish.

After the Festival

After two full days of standing and rocking out to some of your favorite bands, your body will thank you for some much need R&R. Book your stay using our Rittenhouse Renewal package and enjoy relaxing perks and add-ons including a luxury sleep kit, late check-out, access to our pool and health club, and more.

Don’t miss out on Philly’s favorite festival, Made in America. Reserve your Labor Day weekend stay today!