The Friends of Louis I. Kahn Park welcome you, and encourage everyone to enjoy your neighborhood park in the heart of Washington Square West, in Center City Philadelphia. Learn more about the history of Kahn Park, and find information on upcoming events, such as our annual Summer Concert Series!

Get involvedVolunteer to help with plantings or events, or contribute to the park’s initiatives and activities through a general donation or the Endowment Fund.

Stay connected. Check out our Facebook, page or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for news updates, events, and more! Visit the Contacts page  if you wish to give us your email address and name so that we can notify you of news and events by email.


Summer Concert Series

SummerConcertLogoEvery Summer The Friends of Louis I. Kahn Park sponsor a series of five free concerts that take place in the park from May through September, and are open to the public. Soak in the sounds of a diverse group of talented musicians and savor delicacies from area food trucks and vendors under a canopy of trees and stars. Don’t miss your chance to win raffle prizes from neighborhood restaurants and merchants, while supporting the Friends of Louis I. Kahn Park.


Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 PM (rain date June 22)
Five-piece dance band specializing in Zydeco, Cajun and vintage Louisiana rock and roll.

Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 PM (rain date June 22)
Hoppin’ John Orchestra
 Billing themselves as “Philly’s only Southern-fried jazz orchestra,” Hoppin John Orchestra features taste of New Orleans second-line grooves, jump blues, good-time funk, vintage R&B, early jazz and the odd smoky ballad.

Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 PM
Bellville Quartet
The Belleville Quartet is a West Philadelphia based acoustic jazz ensemble with a repertoire ranging from  French gypsy jazz guitar, to the folk songs of Serbia, Romania, Macedonia and beyond.

Sunday, September 10, 3:00 PM
Merion Concert Band
50-piece community orchestra, playing popular patriotic favorites. Our final concert of the season!

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 Children’s Party and Jamboree

Saturday, May 20KidsPartyLogo 
12:00 pm – 3:00 PM
A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped make our first ever Children’s Party and Jamboree a huge success! Check back for next year’s date and bring your family and friends for an afternoon of fun-filled activities guaranteed to entertain kids of all ages.

Check back for our 2018 date!
Download and print the 2017 flyer here.


GardenDragonfliesTYThe Friends of Kahn Park would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our neighborhood businesses and individuals that contributed to the success of our 2016 Summer Raffle  in Kahn Park!

Raffle tickets were sold at each of our Summer Concerts for $10 each. Proceeds benefit the park’s general maintenance fund, including plantings, fountain and sprinkler maintenance, and permits.


  • Amis
  • Blendo
  • Connie Moore Art
  • Cosmos Nail Salon
  • Daryl Salon
  • Dog School
  • Doggie Style
  • Effie’s
  • Farm & Fisherman
  • Gary Camp Theraputic Massage
  • Hello World
  • Mama’s Wellness Joint
  • Mixto
  • Moore Brothers Wine – Pennsauken
  • Pennsylvania 6
  • Philadelphia Center for Architecture
  • Printers Place
  • Relentless Team Fitness
  • Springboard Media
  • Tria
  • Xiandu Thai Fusion
  • Yarnaphoria
  • Yoon’s Cleaners

Without your generous support, we could not make our annual fundraiser a success!


Submit Your Email Address

Would you like to receive emailed notification of upcoming concerts and other park events?  Use our handy contact form to share your email address with us.

Just click on “Contact Information” in the menu above.  The new contact form is at the top of the Contact Information page.

Charming city park located in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Managed and funded by the Friends of Kahn Park and our generous donors.