Ball On The Square: A Taste of Philly

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Rittenhouse Square
United States
The Ball on the Square is a spectacular, upscale party with the unique combination of ambiance, entertainment and society that make it one of the most high-profile events of Philadelphia’s charity season.

This year the Ball on the Square is back with a spin— we are combining the best elements of the Ball and the Soirée into one incredible event.

You can enjoy a unique culinary and spirits tasting experience under the stars in Rittenhouse Square via a sit-down dinner with VIP Access or an open format tasting experience with general admission during the Main Party. 

Event Format:

6:00 PM Exclusive VIP Access

  • Champagne Toast and Networking
  • Private Sit-Down Ball Dinner
  • First Access to Food Tasting Stations
  • Open Bar
  • Live Band and Entertainment
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM  Main Party
  • Open Bar
  • Access to Food Tasting Stations 
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Bottle Service Tables Available Upon Request

Proceeds will support the operations and maintenance of Rittenhouse Square and a portion of our proceeds this year will be donated to Project Home!

Black Tie Optional



One of Philadelphia’s iconic parks, Rittenhouse Square, is frequented and loved by many for its immaculate landscaping, electrifying events, and safety. None of this would be possible without the doings of Friends of Rittenhouse Square (FORS) — the park’s only reliable resource for upkeep and maintenance. FORS has had its share of success since its founding in 1976, but contrary to mainstream belief finds itself in a post-pandemic economic hurdle with little funding to maintain the needs of the park. This challenge is also augmented by the increase in foot traffic given the popularization of outdoor lounging through the pandemic. 

Private donations, primarily from memberships, drive the work the FORS does on a daily basis to ensure neighbors of Rittenhouse Square and citizens of the city at-large enjoy the beauty of the park. Without the challenging maintenance work handled by FORS, visitors would not get to enjoy the lush lawns and colorful flower beds privately funded through the organization’s efforts. Not to mention -- graffiti removal, policies and regulations of the park, and the new bench program enhance the park’s value and overall function for visitors of all walks of life in the city. 

This year, as was the case pre-pandemic, Friends of Rittenhouse Square is hosting the historic Ball on the Square with an added spin. The event will feature a new format to accommodate a larger audience including a sit-down dining experience for VIP supporters as well as an open format culinary and spirits tasting experience for all guests. 

FORS since its inception relied on the support of events like the Ball on the Square to continue its work in the park, but the need for a fundraiser has never been as urgent as it is today. FORS is appealing to the public for their support and involvement in this year’s fundraising event with the hope of a future Rittenhouse Square as we all know it. Purchase tickets today by visiting   


Event Type: 
VIP Experience
Community Development