A “Lot” of fun in store at the Navy Yard

The Navy Yard will host Philadelphia’s 10-day stop on the Parking Lot Social Tour.

With the COVID-19 pandemic largely putting a damper on the summer, people have been looking for fun diversions. One novelty to check out now through Sunday and then again July 29 through August 2: the Parking Lot Social Tour at the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s Marine Parade Grounds.

The event promises a mix of entertainment including drive-in movies, food trucks, comedy acts, bingo, trivia contests, and—in a nod to social distancing and wordplay—a chance to belt out tunes through car-a-oke.

Philadelphia is serving as the third stop on the tour, with the Navy Yard’s eight acres prepared to host 10 days of fun. Originally slated for July 30 to August 9, the local stop received a date change due to cancellations in other cities.

The Marine Parade Grounds will accommodate 250 cars each night where guests can:

  • 🍿 Enjoy movies on 40-foot screens.
  • 🤣 Relieve some stress through the medicine of laughter on comedy night.
  • 🎧 Enjoy the talents of DJs who will helm silent disco battles.
  • 🎱 Play bingo with a unique twist.
  • 🤔 Prove their trivia prowess at themed trivia contests.
  • 🍔 Sate their appetites with offerings from food trucks delivered direct to their car.

The featured films for the two-week run include “Back to the Future II,” “Dirty Dancing,” “The Fast and the Furious,” “The Goonies,” “Grease,” “The Lost Boys,” “The Purge,” and “Pulp Fiction.”


Priced between $39 and $59, the overall experience will come as a much-needed addition to gutted summer calendars.

Families with children will especially enjoy the interactive family programming scheduled for Saturday and Sunday between 1 and 3 p.m.

With all the fun in store, this event should motor its way into everyone’s long-term memory.

Get tickets here.