Taylor Swift Parties and Specials to Celebrate the Eras Tour Coming to Philly

Make the friendship bracelets, sip a Lavender Haze cocktail, and pre-game with your fellow Swifties.

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Taylor Swift Eras Tour cookies / Photograph courtesy of Madison K Cookies

Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift is bringing her blockbuster Eras Tour to Philly from May 12th through 14th, and whether you have a ticket or not, the city is full of specials to help you celebrate, from events to cocktails. So make the friendship bracelets, sip a Lavender Haze cocktail, and pre-game with your fellow Swifties.

Taylor Swift Cookies from Madison K

Of course this Best of Philly-winning cookie artist is going to come through for sugar-loving Swifties. Whether you’re more a Fearless-era Junior Jewel or an “Anti-Hero” ghost, she’s got the cutest, most intricate confections to fuel your needs. They’ll be available in the Northern Liberties shop from May 10th to 13th. 800 North 2nd Street.

Friendship Bracelet Workshop

“So make the friendship bracelets … ” The Craftship and Room Shop are hosting an adults-only evening of bracelet-making and Taylor Swift music.  You can even BYOB to sip while you create your perfect Eras Tour accessories. Tickets are available online. $25; May 10th, 6-8 p.m., Bok Building, 1901 South 9th Street.

Tay-Gate Party

If you’re headed to the Linc to see Taylor, you can get the party started ahead of time at the outdoor plaza of Xfinity Live with a dance party, themed cocktails, a buffet, photo ops, a costume contest and more. The party is all-ages, and you don’t need a concert ticket to go. So if you want to get swept up in the Swift-mania without the four-digit price tag (and maybe wistfully listen for far-off snippets of the concert in the parking lot later; we don’t judge), this is your best bet. There’ll be a party before each of the three concerts. $50; May 12th-14th, 2-7 p.m., Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Avenue.

Taylor Tailgate on South Street

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, South Street is celebrating Taylor Swift’s arrival with a mural dedication, food and drink specials and plenty of Taylor’s music playing. Local artist Emily Kelly painted a Taylor Swift mural in honor of the Eras Tour, and it will be officially unveiled on 2nd and South streets from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Q102’s Bex and Buster host this free event; they connected with Kelly via TikTok to make the mural happen! There will also be a Taylor-themed menu from Bridget Foy’s (all weekend long), cookies from Sam Shaw’s Treatery, fan-made gear from Dye Hard Fan, and an afterparty at Paddy Whacks Pub. Free; May 12th beginning at 8:30 a.m., 2nd and South streets and other locations on South Street.

Latchkey’s Taylor Swift Concert Pre-Game

One of our favorite record shops is kicking off Eras weekend with a Friday-night party. Owner and DJ Marc Faletti will be playing Taylor Swift music all night, and you can compete in a Taylor-themed board game: “Eras (Latchkey’s Version)” fuses Swift trivia with Monopoly-style gameplay. Grab a free “Red” cocktail, and roll the dice. All Taylor albums will be 10 percent off (including exclusive copies of Midnights) as well. May 12th, 5-7 p.m., 1502 East Passyunk Avenue.

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“Lavender Haze” cocktail at Assembly / Photograph by Harry Paris Field

Taylor Swift Eras Tour-Themed Cocktails

If you “just want to stay in that lavender haze,” you’ve got not one but two places serving a cocktail named after the Midnights opener. Assembly Rooftop Lounge’s cocktail gets its lavender hue from butterfly-pea-infused Stateside Vodka (along with St. Germain, lime and club soda). The bar atop the Logan hotel recently switched over to a Mediterranean-summer-themed Grove pop-up for the season, too, so it’s worth a visit. 1840 Ben Franklin Parkway.

The Dutch’s Lavender Haze cocktail also gets its color from butterfly pea flowers — along with gin and sparkling wine. The South Philly restaurant has two more Swiftie cocktails: the Getaway (Side)Car and the White Horse. (That last one is topped with a cream float). May 12th-14th, 1537 South 11th Street.

And in Manayunk, Taqueria Amor has an Eras Tour-inspired drink menu all week, including cocktails called “James Dean Daydream” and “Meet Me at Midnight.” May 8th-14th, 4410 Main Street.

Eras Tour Treats at Beehive Bake Shop

Whether you’re looking to eat a “Strawberry Champagne Problems” cupcake or sip a “London Boy Fog Latte” (too soon, Beehive), this small-batch bakery in Fishtown has you covered with a whole menu of Taylor-inspired treats. 1764 Frankford Avenue.