Glow in the Park 2019

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

Thursday, October 17 2019 6:00 PM 9:30 PM

Do you love Philadelphia’s Parks? Glow in the Park is Fairmount Park Conservancy’s 8th annual event to showcase Philly’s amazing parks and build the next generation of park champions. Please join us as at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center as we light up the night and host fellow park lovers for an evening of music, food, drinks and surprises. Proceeds from this event go to support Fairmount Park Conservancy's work in Philadelphia's parks. 

New to Glow? Check out this video from last year's event and click here to see event photos from last year. (*Please note that this event is not Jack's Pumpkin Glow, the family event with glowing pumpkins.*)

**This event is for guests aged 21 and over only.**

Non-Member: $75 per person by 11:59pm on 10/16 and $100 after that (and at the door). Includes $35 level membership(s) to the Fairmount Park Conservancy plus food, drinks and entertainment. Use your membership to register for free upcoming events like hikes, yoga classes, trail runs and more. To upgrade your membership to a higher level (see info on benefits at the very bottom) simply add the desired upgrade to your shopping cart.

Fairmount Park Conservancy Members: $45 includes food, drinks and entertainment. Member discount code was included in a members-only email we recently sent and is available by calling 215-988-9334. Discount code must be used on the purchase of regular-priced tickets called "TICKET TO GLOW IN THE PARK" at checkout.

Group Rates: Take advantage of our special group rate for parties of 20 or more! For more information, contact Brian Parkhill, Associate Director of Corporate Relations, at 215-607-3480 or [email protected]

Past attendees have said:
"This is one of my favorite events, and you never disappoint, it gets better each year!"
"It was beautifully done and really well organized. Very creative and a great way to spend a Thursday evening with friends!"
"Everything was very well thought out, and the s'mores station was amazing! The whole night was magical!" 


  • Take a moonlit stroll from Fairmount Park Horticulture Center to Shofuso from 7-8pm. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience Shofuso's garden at night and music by koto player Mirai Yasuyama.
  • Dress is cocktail casual and flats or wedges are recommended.
  • Event is rain or shine. In case of rain the event will be held in the greenhouse.
  • Live music by the Bachelor Boys Band!
  • Performances by Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
  • Fire pits, hot cider, blankets, and hand warmers to keep you warm!
  • An interactive photo exhibit by Albert Yee inside the warm greenhouse
  • Food by Vegan Commissary, Milk&Sugar, Constellation, Street Food, and So.Phie food trucks
  • Drinks by Yards Brewing Co. and Tito's Vodka 
  • More details to come!

The venue is located in West Fairmount Park near the Please Touch Museum and is accessible from Montgomery Drive and Lansdowne Drive. Parking and complimentary bicycle valet are available on site. Accessible from SEPTA bus routes 38 and 40 and the 15 trolley.


Thank you to TruMark Financial, Glow's presenting sponsor and Constellation, Glow's catering sponsor.

Interested in sponsoring Glow? Please reach out to Brian Parkhill, Associate Director of Corporate Relations, at 215-607-3480 or [email protected]


Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world, providing residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits – including access to some of the region’s most famous attractions. For more information on Fairmount Park Conservancy please visit


Our members help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are maintained and enhanced for generations to come. Members can enjoy FREE events in the park including guided hikes, yoga classes, runs and more plus discounts on other park events.

“There are no words to describe how being a member and enjoying all of the hikes, yoga classes, kayak trips, etc. has helped me over the last 5 years. Getting back to nature is good for the mind and the soul!” – Sue B., member since 2014


  • Printed copy of our new 50 Unique Experiences in Fairmount Park map

  • Free and discounted member events including guided hikes, runs, and more!

  • Fairmount Park Conservancy stickers

  • Members e-newsletter with exclusive member-only events and first chance to register for events.

All the above plus:

  • The exclusive Park Perk Pass! Includes discounts for park institutions and partners such as museums, cafes, and cultural and recreational attractions.

$100 LEVEL
All the above plus:

  • Fairmount Park Conservancy t-shirt and set of 4 blank Fairmount Park notecards

  • Up to 4 Park Perk Passes to use

$250 LEVEL
All the above plus:

  • A Fairmount Park Conservancy reusable bag

$500 LEVEL


  • Shout out in our Philly Park Chatter newsletter

  • Baseball hat

$1000 LEVEL

  • Historic map print