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Political world converges on Philadelphia in the summer of 2016

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention is coming to Philadelphia. Credit: B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia



July 25-28, 2016

Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Democratic National Convention

The political world converges on Philadelphia this summer for the Democratic National Convention (DNC), and we've got your complete guide to the festivities, including information on getting here, things to do, accommodations and more.

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All eyes will be on Philadelphia in July 2016 as the city hosts the Democratic National Convention.

Held at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, the convention is one of the marquis events of the 2016 Presidential Race. During the week-long gathering, delegates from the Democratic Party will announce their nominations for President and Vice President of the United States.

The convention not only has major implications for the political world, but is also expected to have a significant economic impact on the region.

Philadelphia last hosted the Republican National Convention in 2000, but the Democratic National Convention has not been held in the City of Brotherly Love since 1948.

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Donkeys Around Town

To welcome delegates, elected officials and citizens from around the nation to Philadelphia for the DNC, the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention has unveiled Donkeys Around Town, a citywide public installation of 57 fiberglass donkeys representing the 50 states, five United States territories, Washington D.C. and Democrats Abroad.

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From July 22 to 27, the Democratic National Convention's host committee presents PoliticalFest, a multi-location exhibition celebrating American history, government and the road to the White House. Housed at seven locations throughout Philadelphia, PoliticalFest is a non-partisan display that combines multimedia and interactive displays, historical objects and special events to entertain and engage both residents and convention attendees.

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Looking for unique and exclusive deals or specials that Philadelphia-area businesses are offering during the DNC? Just search for the hashtag #DNCDeals on social media. From exclusive menu items to political exhibitions and more, #DNCDeals is the best way to stay up to date on what museums, attractions, restaurants, shops and more are doing to celebrate the DNC in Philadelphia.

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