60 Awesome Spring Events and Festivals Coming to Philadelphia in 2017
Celebrate the season with arts, sports, beer, music and more
Philly gets a spring awakening each year as extended daylight hours and warmer weather spawn numerous outdoor openings, al fresco events and daytime festivals.
From music (Jazz Appreciation Month) to sports (82nd NFL Draft) to food (Night Market Philadelphia) and drinks (Philly Wine Week) and a ton of tried-and-true Philly traditions (9th Street Italian Market Festival), events of all kinds fill the season with nonstop action.
Check out our top picks for the season below.
Israeli Film Festival
March 4 - April 2, 2017
Coming into its 21st year, the Israeli Film Festival offers movie-goers a rich celebration of Israeli culture. This season brings 13 feature films and documentaries — selected to provide a diverse and impartial reflection of Israel — to festival screens.
Philly Wine Week
Philly Wine Week brings wine-centric events to 50-plus bars and restaurants around the city. (Photo courtesy Bufad)
March 19-26, 2017
Philly Wine Week returns for its fourth year of wine-centric events at bars and restaurants throughout Philadelphia this March. The eight-day celebration features events and specials at more than 50 venues throughout the city, all designed to highlight wine as an approachable and fun beverage option.
Broadway Philadelphia Presents The King and I at the Academy of Music
Don't miss the Broadway Philadelphia production of The King and I at the Academy of Music. (G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)
March 22 - April 2, 2017
Throughout the year, Broadway Philadelphia brings acclaimed performances to stages along the Avenue of the Arts. This month, Broadway Philadelphia presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I at the Academy of Music.
40th Anniversary Celebration for the African American Museum at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel
March 24, 2017
The African American Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special gala at the Philadelphia Mariott Downtown. Guests of the event can meet thought leaders from the area while celebrating the museum's profound impact on the community over the last four decades.
Be Beautiful Expo
March 25, 2017
The Be Beautiful Expo is the largest expo for women of color in Philadelphia. Boom 107.9, WNBR 100.3 and Praise 107.9 welcome all to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a day of music, empowerment, shopping and fun. This one-day event features over 200 marketplace vendors, celebrity workshops and live performances from some of the Tri-State area's top music, beauty, fashion and lifestyle experts. Interesting specialty pavilions will also be onsite, including a "man cave," kids pavilion, beauty lounge, auto zone, health-and-wellness area and more.
Philadelphia Furniture Show at the 23rd Street Armory
March 31 - April 2, 2017
Home furnishings, ranging from innovative contemporary designs to adaptations of classical styles, are on view at the Philadelphia Furniture Show, a nationally acclaimed event at the 23rd Street Armory.
XPN Music Film Festival
The XPN Music Film Festival will include classics, documentaries and more by many well-known filmmakers. (C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia)
March 31 - April 2, 2017
WXPN and World Cafe team up with the Philadelphia Film Society for the XPN Music Film Festival. This three-day event will include six music-centric films, including Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense, '90s classic Singles and Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz.
Women's History Month
Philadelphia celebrates Women's History Month with special events this March. (G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)
All March Long
Throughout the month of March, museums and attractions in Philadelphia offer a wide variety of events to observe Women’s History Month. Programming includes a month of celebrations at the National Constitution Center, the Women in Animation Film Festival at Moore College of Art & Design and a special event at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month
All April Long
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the City of Brotherly Love celebrates with an abundance of free concerts, jazz education nights, family-friendly parties, music-oriented jazz exhibitions and more. Click the button below to stay up-to-date on this year's programming.
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival invites residents and visitors to spend time outdoors and enjoy a week-long series of events. (Photo by Jim Allen)
April 1-9, 2017
Whether it’s enjoying the fragile pink blossoms of 1,000 cherry trees or taking in the many featured festivities such as live music and cultural demonstrations, the 20th annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is the time to celebrate all things Japanese.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
Show off your Lego-Building skills with an almost unlimited supply of bricks at the new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. (Photo courtesy LEGOLAND® Discovery Center)
Opens April 6, 2017
Block by block, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center will unlock imaginations as wannabe builders dive into an interactive world of hands-on play. Iconic Philadelphia landmarks created from millions of LEGO bricks in MiniLand, Play Zones with an almost unlimited supply of LEGO bricks, a kid-friendly ride and 4-D cinema will keep children and parents entertained for hours at this indoor playground.
Philly Farm and Food Festival
April 8, 2017
Heads up, local food lovers. The Philly Farm and Food Fest creates a farm-to-city experience at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, featuring over 100 vendors, an excellent lineup of speakers and classes and a pop-up market with local goods and produce. Makers, bakers and innovate food product creators will be onsite to chat about everything from heirloom wheat to third wave coffee to curds that come in every form.
Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival and Manayunk Restaurant Week
Feast on delicious bites at the Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival and during Manayunk Restaurant Week. (Photo courtesy Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival)
StREAT Food Festival: April 9, 2017
Manayunk Restaurant Week: April 10-21, 2017
Held twice a year, Manayunk’s StrEAT Food Festival brings together the neighborhood’s many restaurants with food trucks, local stores and gourmet food vendors. The result is a street fair with sidewalk sales, live music and plenty of incentives to support local businesses.
Museum of the American Revolution Grand Opening
The Museum of the American Revolution promises art, manuscripts and printed works from the nation's Revolutionary Period. (Photo courtesy Museum of the American Revolution)
April 19, 2017
The Museum of the American Revolution opens its doors this spring in Philadelphia's Historic District, just steps from Independence Hall and in the heart of a city that served as the headquarters for the Revolution. Through immersive exhibitions and priceless artifacts, the museum traces the evolution of the colonies from the earliest days of unrest through a legendary war and the improbable victory that led to a new nation. Highlights include General Washington’s original headquarters tent, Revolutionary War weapons, centuries-old military documents and hundreds of other authentic objects.
Dining Out for Life
April 20, 2017
Diners nosh for a great cause during Dining Out for Life. Close to 200 restaurants around the city donate 33 percent of every breakfast, lunch and dinner bill to Action Wellness, a nonprofit organization that helps people living with chronic illnesses — including HIV/AIDS — in Greater Philadelphia. The day also includes a food truck pop up in the heart of the Gayborhood at lunchtime.
Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show
April 21-23, 2017
One of the most prestigious antique shows in the country, Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show features fine and decorative arts, jewelry and furniture. Nearly 60 exhibitors show up to the Navy Yard to showcase works ranging from Colonial to contemporary.
Philadelphia Science Festival
April 21-29, 2017
With hands-on events for kids, sophisticated activities for adults and a huge carnival, the citywide Philadelphia Science Festival demonstrates the role science plays in everyday life. Featuring more than 175 exhibitors, the nine-day fest includds a ton of interactive activities including slime-making, hands-on DNA extraction from a strawberry and a detailed robot exploration.
82nd NFL Draft
April 27-29, 2017
Score one for Philadelphia, landing the 82nd NFL Draft for the first time in more than 50 years. During three days of festivities — all taking place outdoors, including on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — fans can enjoy interactive experiences, get autographs from current and former players, take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and much more.
The Penn Relays draw crowds of up to 100,000 to see some of the world’s top track athletes compete — and often begin Olympic careers. (Photo courtesy D. Tavani)
April 27-29, 2017
High school, college and even professional track stars compete at Franklin Field during the Penn Relays, the oldest collegiate meet in the nation. With an average of one race every five minutes, it’s the most action-packed, too.
Philadelphia Black Pride Celebration
April 27 - May 1, 2017
Philadelphia Black Pride is five day’s worth of activities aimed at spotlighting and empowering the LGBT African-American community. Taking place across the city, event opportunities run the gamut from discussion panels and happy hour mixers to concerts, art shows and community picnics.
Philly Tech Week
Philly Tech Week brings an annual display of innovation to the area as well as events spread out across the city. (Photo courtesy Philly Tech Week)
April 28 - May 6, 2017
Throughout Philly Tech Week, more than 25,000 business leaders and other self-proclaimed tech geeks as well as the technically challenged can participate in more than 100 events, including a variety of programs, interactive activities and workshops that celebrate and highlight emerging trends, advances and innovating uses of technology.
Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl
April 30, 2017
Fairmount's main street transforms into an art-lovers paradise during the annual Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl. The event encompasses more than 40 exhibitions featuring works across a wide range of mediums, while live craft-making activities, chalk art and other entertainment fill the surrounding sidewalks.
Flavors on the Avenue
April 30, 2017
East Passyunk’s Flavors on the Avenue is a favorite springtime event, bringing the neighborhood’s top restaurants together for an outdoor celebration of food. Find eats from all of the areas top chefs, alongside a street festival filled with live tunes and entertainment.
Bartram's Mile Expansion
Bartram's Trail will offer new recreational opportunities and great skyline views. (Image courtesy Andropogon)
Here’s one that will please history lovers and outdoor fans. The new year brings the opening of the new Bartram’s Mile, a 1.1-mile addition to Schuylkill Banks recreational trail. The 15-foot-wide multi-use path will extend along the western bank of the Schuylkill River through the grounds of historic Bartram’s Garden, frequented by Washington, Jefferson and other boldface names from history. Selfie alert: The new plaza at the 56th Street access point offers great skyline views.
Celebration of Black Arts
The Art Sanctuary hosts the annual Celebration of Black Arts in the month of May. (Photo courtesy Art Sanctuary)
May 1-31, 2017
Heading into its 33rd season, the Celebration of Black Arts (formerly the Celebration of Black Writing) is a month-long soiree of African-American literature and art that features an array of events. All throughout May, author readings, interactive workshops, live performances, an awards show and an outdoor festival take place to spark discussion and spawn recognition of talented artists within the African-American community.
Philadelphia Wine Festival
May 5, 2017
Wine takes precedence at this epicurean extravaganza hosted by Philadelphia magazine, but delicious bites from local restaurants rank a close second. Representatives pouring hundreds of varieties of wines from all around the world will be on hand to pair them with eats from an array of top Philly restaurants.
South Street Spring Festival
The free, all-ages South Street Spring Festival runs a dozen blocks and includes vendors, food, bands and more. (M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)
May 6, 2017
Thousands of revelers take part in al fresco family fun at Headhouse Square and along South Street during the South Street Spring Festival. The annual event includes a giant Maypole, a few dozen concerts, eating contests, a Kids’ Zone and nearly 200 vendors. It also includes Maifest, Brauhaus Schmitz’s German beer and dancing extravaganza.
Sly Fox Bock Fest and Goat Race
There's no beer festival in the region like the Sly Fox Bock Fest and Goat Race. (Photo courtesy Sly Fox Brewing)
May 6, 2017
Come May, the question, “Are you going to the goat races?” can be heard throughout the region’s craft community. The Sly Fox Bock Festival & Goat Race pits several dozen goats against one another in a friendly race held at Sly Fox’s production brewery in Pottsville. The winner lends his or her name to the seasonal Maibock-style beer released that day.
Broad Street Run
The Broad Street Run takes participants by scenic sites — including City Hall — throughout the 10-mile route. (M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)
May 7, 2017
Gaining in popularity every year, the Broad Street Run takes participants along a flat 10-mile stretch of one of the city’s main arteries. Spectators line the sidewalks of Broad Street to cheer on the wave of runners from North Philadelphia, around City Hall and to the finish line in South Philadelphia.
Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival
May 7, 2017
Chestnut Hill's Germantown Avenue comes alive every year with vendors, entertainment and more for the Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival. Chat with gardening experts, check out landscape and flower displays, enjoy live music and more during an al fresco afternoon fit for all ages.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
Spruce Street Harbor Park returns this May with games, hammocks, a floating restaurant and more. (M. Stanley for DRWC)
May 7 - Fall 2017
Back for its fourth year, Spruce Street Harbor Park officially reopens on the first Sunday of May. The beloved pop-up park invites visitors to lounge on its signature hammocks, enjoy food from its floating restaurant, cool off with drafts from the beer garden and hang out and play games – ping pong, shuffleboard and more – along its waterfront boardwalk.
Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square
The popular Chinese Lantern Festival returns with new lanterns, a beer garden, performances and more. (Photo by J. Fusco for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.)
May 9 - June 11, 2017
After a highly successful first run, the Chinese Lantern Festival returns for its second year of illuminating Franklin Square with grand, artistic creations. For five weeks straight, the square at 6th and Race streets will come alive with 15,000 LED lights strewn across 29 different displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. All creations are constructions made by lantern artisans from China.
The Dad Vail Regatta
The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the nation and a Philadelphia tradition. (Photo courtesy Dad Vail Regatta)
May 12-13, 2017
The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, featuring participants from more than 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The Olympic-length racecourse spans 2,000 meters on the beautiful Schuylkill River. Rowing fans fill the grandstand and line the east side of the river to cheer on their favorite crew teams from the banks.
Mother’s Day Weekend Art Star Craft Bazaar
More than 100 vendors set up shop at the Art Star Craft Bazaar each year, selling ceramics, clothing and other handmade goods. (Photo courtesy Art Star Craft Bazaar)
May 13-14, 2017
Shop for mom or bring her along for a day of craft hunting and live music at the 14th annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar. As many as 125 vendors will be in attendance at the two-day pop up, selling everything from handmade pottery to jewelry to pet accessories and so much more.
Love Your Park Week
May 13-21, 2017
Take your spring cleaning endeavors outdoors during Philly's annual Love Your Park Week, encouraging residents to pitch a hand in various cleaning and greening initiatives citywide. Nine official service days bring plenty of opportunities to get involved in projects that are sure to leave you feeling good — and your park looking good, too!
Philly Free Streets Day
The second annual Philly Free Streets Day brings an urbanist’s dream to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Free Streets)
May 13, 2017
Grab your bike or simply lace up your walking shoes and get ready to hit the middle of the streets. Back for its second year, Philly Free Streets Day temporarily closes select streets to vehicles, inviting people to walk, bike and play right along the double yellow lines — no worries about traffic necessary.
New Hope and Lambertville Celebrate Pride
Each May, the New Hope and Lambertville Celebrate Pride festival includes the Pride Parade, athletic events, musical performances, a dance and more. (A. Sinagoga for Visit Philadelphia)
May 14-21, 2017
Now in its 14th year, the week-long New Hope and Lambertville Celebrate Pride culminates in a Pride Parade that starts on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River in Lambertville before crossing the New Hope & Lambertville Bridge to New Hope for a fair featuring international entertainers and family fun.
Parks on Tap
Philly's traveling beer garden series returns to parks all over the city this summer. (Photo by A. Yee for Parks on Tap)
May 17 - October 1, 2017
Concession trucks meet permanent parks during the warm weather Parks on Tap series. The traveling program takes advantage of green spaces throughout the city and Philly’s wealth of mobile suppliers to bring two trucks at a time (one food, one craft beer and other adult beverages) to rotating locations throughout the area.
Philadelphia International Children’s Festival
May 18-20, 2017
Musicians, dancers, actors, jugglers, puppeteers and acrobats delight young audiences at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts during the 32nd annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival.
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival
May 20, 2017
Shopping and dining venues in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood come together for the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, a public street fest and a day of music, outdoor shopping, fashion events, international entertainment and food from some of the city’s most renowned restaurants.
Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival is one of the city’s quirkiest spring events. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Federal Credit Union)
May 20, 2017
During the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival, people stroll the streets of Kensington and Fishtown to find an eclectic mix of local artists, musicians and food. The derby portion of the day celebrates human-powered transit as fanciful mobile sculptures parade along a three-mile urban obstacle course.
Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village
May 20-21, 2017
Celebrate spring at the annual Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village, where festive foods, children’s activities, pie-eating contests and a lively lineup of family entertainment are just some of the weekend’s exciting attractions. Culinary highlights include strawberries served fresh and unadorned, dipped in chocolate and deep-fried in fritters, sliced atop shortcake, baked into assorted pastries and blended up into fruit smoothies.
Italian Market Festival
The two-day Italian Market Festival brings you the best that the Italian Market has to offer. (M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)
May 20-21, 2017
South Philadelphia’s Italian Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating outdoor market, with more than 100 years in production. So what better way to celebrate it than with a blockbuster street festival? More than 70,000 visitors flock to the area each year to enjoy two days filled with the flavors of local Italian-American culture and South Philly spirit.
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
May 25 -June 4, 2017
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, an 11-day event, attracts horse lovers from around the world. Look for big crowds at the annual Grand Prix, which is so competitive that horses must complete a year-long qualifying process in order to compete.
Longwood Gardens' Fountain Makeover Grand Opening
This summer, the fountains at Longwood Gardens return after a spectacular renovation. (Rendering courtesy Longwood Gardens)
May 27, 2017
After delighting crowds for more than 85 years, Longwood Gardens’ fountains are undergoing a $90 million makeover. Enhanced by 21st-century technology, dramatic new lighting and a variety of newly choreographed fountain shows featuring jets that shoot more than 175 feet in the air will elicit ooohs and aahhhs. New seating areas, a grotto, trestle bridge and landscaped paths offer guests lots of photo-worthy scenes.
Downingtown Fine Arts Festival
May 27-28, 2017
Head to Downingtown at the end of May for the Downingtown Fine Arts Festival, where you can catch a bunch of the area's artists and view their work on display. The event is free and encompasses live music and a pay-as-you-drink beer garden.
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is the home of warm-weather fun, with a roller rink, a boathouse-styled Lodge and more. (Photo courtesy M. Stanley for DRWC)
May 27 - Fall 2017
The popular ice-skating rink from Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest gets repurposed into an awesome roller skating rink for the summer. The Summerfest edition includes a boathouse-styled Lodge, a play area for kids, food and drink options and events throughout the season.
Dining Under the Stars in Media
May 2017 (TBA)
Enjoy an al fresco evening in Media every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer with Dining Under the Stars. Each week, State Street will shut down to close out traffic and allow the surrounding restaurants and shops to set up an outdoor escape for local dining and shopping opportunities.
Night Market Philadelphia
Night Market Philadelphia is a seasonal celebration of food, music and community held in some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. (Photo courtesy the Food Trust)
Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 (TBA)
PHS Pop-Up Gardens
The PHS pop-Up Gardens are go-to spots for eating, drinking and hanging out alfresco in the spring, summer and fall. (Photo by Rob Cardillo)
Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 (TBA)
The PHS Pop-Up Gardens set up shop at multiple outdoor sites throughout the city. The popular beer gardens become go-to spots for eating, drinking and hanging out alfresco every season. Stay tuned for this year's designated locations!
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
June 2-4, 2017
The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival returns for its sixth year of showcasing the innovative works of emerging and established Latin-American and Latino filmmakers. Short films, narratives, documentaries and full feature films fill the screens for three full days. Workshops, lectures and special events are also offered.
Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Festival
June 2-4, 2017
Coming into its 90th year, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is the nation’s oldest outdoor original artwork show. Each year, the area in and around Rittenhouse Square fills up with 100-plus artists from across North America, bringing works of all different types of subject matters and mediums to peruse.
Philly Beer Week
June 2-11, 2017
It’s the largest beer celebration in the U.S. — and it's in Philadelphia. Lasting 10 days and nights, Philly Beer Week attracts people from all over for festivals, beer-pairing dinners, spirited homebrew competitions, citywide pub crawls, meet-and-greets and more at venues throughout the city.
The Roots Picnic
Legendary Philly-bred band The Roots pulls together big-name artists of all types for an outdoor day of music at Festival Pier. (Photo courtesy Roots Picnic)
June 3, 2017
Philly’s own Grammy-winning hip-hop band The Roots bring together artists from various genres for the 10th annual Roots Picnic at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. Past performers have included Usher, Future, Leon Bridges, DMX, Willow Smith, GoGo Morrow and, of course, The Roots.
Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley
June 3, 2017
Take a rare look inside the homes along the nation's oldest residential street during Fete Day on Elfreth's Alley. For one afternoon, residents open their doors to the public to showcase how generations have lived and preserved the homes on the historic block. Food, crafts, live music and colonial games add to the day's festivites.
Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship at Talen Energy Stadium
The Collegiate Rugby Championship returns to Talen Energy Stadium for another year of intense rugby games. (Photo courtesy Collegiate Rugby Championship)
June 3-4, 2017
Eight hard-hitting collegiate teams from the premier rugby programs in the country — including Cal, UCLA, Penn State, St. Joseph’s and others — will try to out-tough the competition as they vie for the nation’s top spot at Talen Energy Stadium this June at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship.
PECO Multicultural Series: Irish American Festival
The Irish American Festival returns to Penn's Landing with a celebration of Ireland's culture. (J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia)
June 4, 2017
The Irish American Festival heads to Penn’s Landing every year as a part of the PECO Multicultural Series. Festival-goers can look forward to live music, traditional Irish dance and bagpipe performances in celebration of Irish culture. Vendors selling eats, like bangers and mash, and various Irish merchandise will also set up within the area.
Chestnut Hill Plein Air Competition
June 10, 2017
The Chestnut Hill Plein Air Competition, an outdoor juried art competition, sweeps Germantown Avenue, drawing artists who will line the street to compete for cash prizes and a free booth space at the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival in October. Come out to watch the artists in action while also enjoying face-painting, crafting activities and live music.
A long-standing Philadelphia tradition, the Odunde Festival returns to South Street to celebrate the African new year. (M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)
June 11, 2017
The annual Odunde Festival, which draws nearly 500,000 people and covers a dozen city blocks, brings a genuine taste of African culture to South Street and the surrounding area, which is one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African-American neighborhoods. This year, the landmark festival celebrates its 42nd anniversary and will again host its signature, daylong street fair with a diverse selection of street vendors, delicious eats and live entertainment.
Stripes and Stars Festival at the Independence National Historical Park
June 14, 2017
Join the birthday celebration of both the American flag and the U.S. Army at locations all throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, The Betsy Ross House and the National Constitution Center. Find flag raising ceremonies, a patriotic parade and more among the day's celebratory events.
Bloomsday at the Rosenbach
June 16, 2017
On June 16, the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses, during a special celebration termed Bloomsday. In Philly, The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia invites the public to live readings and an afternoon of music, including singers from the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Juneteenth Festival at the Johnson House
Historic Germantown hosts an afternoon-long Juneteenth Festival every June. (R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
June 17, 2017
Historic Germantown celebrates the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment — which ended slavery in America — with its annual Juneteenth Festival this summer. The free fest fills the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue with special exhibits, performances, discussions and more.
PrideDay LGBT Parade and Festival
This summer, celebrate gay pride with live music, food, drinks and more. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
June 18, 2017
The 29th annual PrideDay LGBT Parade and Festival begins with a colorful procession from the Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing, where a celebration ensues. Revelers can look forward to live music, DJs, food, drink and other ways to fete International Gay and Lesbian Pride Month along the Delaware River Waterfront.
Manayunk Arts Festival
The Manayunk Arts Festival is one of the region's biggest outdoor juried arts festivals, bringing hundreds of artists to the area. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
June 24-25, 2017
Nearly 300 artists from around the nation set up shop for the two-day Manayunk Arts Festival, the region’s largest outdoor, juried arts festival. The festival also features an Emerging Artist Tent, showcasing budding local talent.
June 2017 (TBA)
Vegans and vegetarians, this one's for you! Philadelphia Vegfest invites you out for a celebratory day of plant-based eating. Plenty of vegan food will be available to try alongside cooking demos and speaker sessions that will unfold throughout the day. Check the website below to stay up-to-date on the location and other details as they are released.