FYI Philly: Welcome to summer festival season

This week on FYI Philly, we're nearing summer festival season. From the Chinese Lanterns festival to an illuminated fountain garden and outdoor concerts, we know what you'll want to do this summer. Then, we visit a row home turned giant jewelry box, try a popular fitness class followed by some healthy sipping options. Plus, we found some local folks making life smell a little sweeter.

FYI Philly airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. with encore shows Sundays at midnight. Here are the details on this week's features:

The Chinese Lanterns Festival
You can experience the cultural traditions of another world just by traveling to Franklin Square. The Chinese Lantern Festival is open and runs through June 11th (Sun.-Thurs. 6-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 6-11p.m.)
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FYI Philly: Win tickets to the Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival
6th Street, Philadelphia

Enter to win FOUR tickets to the event: Chinese Lantern Festival sweepstakes

Summer concerts: Hoagie Nation & Roots Picnic Philly
Melissa Magee previews two big summer festivals kicking off the concert season at the Festival Pier on Penn's Landing.
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FYI Philly: Summer Concerts

Hall & Oates Hoagie Nation (May 27, gates open at 2 p.m.)
601 North Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
Roots Picnic Philly(June 3, gates open at 11 a.m.)

Get your tickets here:
Enter to win tickets to Hoagie Nation Festival: Win TWO tickets to the show

A Summer of Spectacle
Longwood Gardens' A Summer of Spectacle celebrates the reopening of the iconic Main Fountain Garden after a two-and-a-half-year, $90 million restoration project!
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FYI Philly: Longwood Gardens' Summer of Spectacle

Longwood Gardens: A Summer of Spectacle (Member preview: May 24-26; Public opening: May 27, Timed Tickets required)
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

The return of the neighborhood grocery
Our partners at Philadelphia Magazine have noticed a very welcome trend -- neighborhood grocery stores are making a comeback. And they're doing it with a focus on fresh and local products.
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FYI Philly: Neighborhood grocery stores return

River City Outpost
4412 Main St, Philadelphia, PA
(609) 558-4180

Riverwards Produce
2200 E Norris St, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 678-4304

Green Aisle Grocery
East Passyunk
1618 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
Graduate Hospital
2241 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia
11 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

Greenmarket Purveying company/Home & Garden
Karen Rogers checks out a local company making the world (and your home) smell sweeter. And use promo code FYIPHILLY25 for 25 percent off your order through May.
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FYI Philly: The sweet smells of Greenmarket

Greenmarket Purveying Company |
Instagram: @greenmarketpurveying

Strike Fitness
It's time to strike ... a fitness class that's like taking kickboxing to the extreme.
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FYI Philly: Strike Fitness

Life Time Athletic
3939 Church Rd, Mount Laurel, N.J.
(856) 813-3100

Sip-N-Glo Inspired Brews
It's sipping time! Here's some hot spots to get cool beverages around the city.
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FYI Philly: Sip-N-Glo and Inspired Brews

Sip-N-Glo (South Street)
932 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 273-0639
257 S 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 372-7555
Center City
1700 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 988-9876
Facebook | Twitter: @Sipnglo | Instagram: @sipnglo

Inspired Brews
263 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia
Facebook | Twitter: @Inspiredbrews | Instagram: @inspiredbrews

Made in Philly : Henri David
There's a hidden gem in the city's Washington Square neighborhood, a treasure trove just below street level.
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FYI - Made In Philly - Halloween

1329 Pine Street, Philadelphia

The Kimmel Center Presents; Motown the Musical
Motown the Musical is coming to the Academy of Music with an all new cast, singing those same chart-topping hits.
Motown the Musical (May 30-June 11)
300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
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Shelter Me
In this week's Shelter me, David Murphy introduces you to a scrappy little pup that went from the shelter to show biz.
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FYI Philly: Shelter Me

Peace, Love, and Doggie Paws

Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA
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