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Festivals and SEPTA changes: What to expect with travel this weekend

Your weekend roundup of Philly travel and transit

Welcome back to our weekend transit roundup, where we look at all the events, sports, closures, and SEPTA changes that are likely to affect your travel and transit this weekend. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments. It’s light this week—there’s almost nothing going on by the stadiums—but watch out for festivals and SEPTA transportation changes.

Events: festivals and music

The Juneteenth Music Festival is coming to Old City this weekend, starting on Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Penns Landing. It continues into Saturday with a parade that kicks off at 15th and JFK at noon. The parade continues down Market to Penns Landing.

Also, the Manayunk Arts Festival is happening on Saturday and Sunday around Ridge Avenue and Domino Lane, starting at 11 a.m. and going until 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Check it out if you love community art, but try to avoid the area if you want to get around via car. The festival is expecting thousands in attendance.

SEPTA: transportation changes

Friday through Sunday, expect to board the opposite side of the tracks on the Market Frankford Line, specifically at stations 15th, 13th, 11th, and 8th street. Opposite side boarding will start at 8:30 p.m. each day this weekend and go until the end of the service day.

Also, because of Amtrak construction, there will be no trains at the Chestnut Hill West station on Saturday and Sunday. Plan accordingly.

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