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Updated 4:48 p.m. 

This year, the summer solstice falls on Thursday, June 21, and Philly is ready to celebrate. There are peak sunshine festivities on the longest day of the year and throughout the weekend.

The city is marking the cosmic event with music performances, glow in the dark meditation, maypole dancing, Reiki sessions, boozy snowcones, festivals, workshops and pop-up dinners. Most events are family-friendly, and some are also free.

Check out this compilation of cool celebrations and launch the official start of water ice season with a blast. Helloooo Summer!

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Credit: Albert Yee / Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

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Credit: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo

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