I couldn’t resist letting folks know about this fantastic bacon filled event happening on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway tonight at the Oval in Philadelphia, in front of the Art Museum). The 2nd Annual (Kevin) Bacon Fest is free on Friday, August 1st, 2014, from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. The Franklin Institute is joining in the fun by sponsoring a bacon space capsule that is expected to be launched at 8:30 p.m., followed by a free screening of the movie Apollo 13. A scale model of Apollo 13 craft made entirely of bacon will be on display.
Returning to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for its second season, The Oval once again will transform an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at 24th Street and the Parkway into an eight-acre public space devoted to summertime fun.
The 2nd-Annual (Kevin) Bacon Fest at The Oval: Friday, August 1. For the second year in a row, The Awesome Fest salutes Kevin Bacon (a local guy!) with (Kevin) Bacon Fest at The Oval. Indulge in an array of bacon-centric treats from food trucks, take part in bacon-themed contests, watch a bacon launch into Outer Space and much more. The festivities close out with a screening of Apollo 13.