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  • Dining Out For Life

    Dine Out, Fight AIDS

    Amada is one of more than 200 restaurants giving back during the 25th annual Dining Out for Life benefiting those suffering from HIV and AIDS.

    April 30th
    More than 200 restaurants are giving back during the 25th annual Dining Out for Life. During the special evening, participating restaurants will donate one-third of the cost of your meal to the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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  • Go West! Craft Fest

    Craft local

    Attendees at Go West! Craft Fest’s annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople can expect to find new and cool clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

    April 25
    Go West! Craft Fest is an annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople that allows shoppers to discover new creators of clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

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  • Philly Tech Week

    Technology, innovation and good times

    Explore technology and innovation in the region during Philly Tech Week.

    April 17 – 25
    Philly Tech Week celebrates technology and innovation in the region by bringing together some of the best and brightest tech minds in the city for events ranging from panels and conferences to gaming-themed events and cocktail parties.

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  • The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia

    A spring celebration of the culture, craft and cuisine of Japan

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    April 6-12
    Whether it’s enjoying the fragile pink blossoms of 1,000 cherry trees, listening to the thundering beat of a giant Taiko drum, creating origami masterpieces or honing your sushi-making skills, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is the place to celebrate all things Japanese.

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  • The Penn Relays

    The world’s oldest relay meet, held annually at the University of Pennsylvania

    A late April tradition, the annual Penn Relay Carnival is now in its 121st year, making it the world’s first and most widely recognized relay meet.

    April 23 – 25
    The Penn Relay Carnival is now in its 121st year and is the world’s first and most widely recognized relay meet. The event draws crowds of 100,000 as spectators know they’ll see the world’s top track athletes compete and begin Olympic careers.

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  • Philly Wine Week

    Toasts and wine-learning events at restaurants all around town

    Tria is one of the many restaurants and bars serving up wine-related specials for the second annual Philly Wine Week.

    March 22-29
    Philly Wine Week returns for its second year of wine-centric events, parties and specials at 35 bars and restaurants throughout Philadelphia from March 22 through 29.

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  • Flavors of the Avenue

    The annual springtime taste of Passyunk’s restaurant row

    April 26
    Held in the springtime, Flavors is a high-energy outdoor event that sees dozens of East Passyunk businesses serving their best stuff in a festival environment.

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  • Center City Jazz Festival

    Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia

    Chris’ Jazz Cafe is one of four venues hosting the Center City Jazz Festival.

    April 25th
    Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the fourth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 16 bands performing at four Center City venues.

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  • Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival & Restaurant Week

    Biannual dining celebration on Main Street Manayunk

    Festival: April 12; Restaurant Week: April 12-24
    Manayunk celebrates its diverse dining scene during the bi-annual Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival & Restaurant Week.

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  • Fairmount Arts Crawl

    A day of art and festivities in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood

    Dozens of artists and venues, along with thousands of visitors, come together in Fairmount for a day of art, design, music and fun.

    April 12
    Dozens of artists and venues, along with thousands of visitors, come together in one neighborhood for a day of art, design, music and fun during the Fairmount Arts Crawl.

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  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

    Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring

    April 1 – May 31
    At Longwood Gardens, tulips, dogwoods, wisteria, native azaleas, columbines, snapdragons, bluebells and more herald spring’s arrival both indoors and out during the Spring Blooms display, on view through May 31. Breathe in the fresh air and relish the beauty of the gardens, where every day something new bursts into bloom.

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  • 2nd Street Festival

    Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties

    Every August, thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Spring Garden for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.

    August 2
    Every August, thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.

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  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Festival 2015

    Off-beat design competition and community arts festival

    Celebrate creativity and community spirit during the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Festival.

    May 16
    The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Festival is the new name for one of the city’s quirkiest spring events. Formerly two events, the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kensington Kinetic Derby, is a day-long celebration of the creative spirit and community pride.

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Philadelphia’s long-standing celebration of everything Irish

    A Philadelphia tradition since 1771, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade — the second oldest in the country — is a celebration not to be missed.

    March 15
    A Philadelphia tradition since 1771, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade — the second oldest in the country — is a celebration not to be missed. Join thousands of spectators on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the Sunday prior to St. Patrick’s Day.

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  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Prove the theory science is fun!

    Philadelphia Science Festival runs April 15 – 28, 2011

    April 24 – May 2
    The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its fifth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, museums, libraries, galleries and outdoor spaces.

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