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Parkway 100

The 14-month centennial celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Parkway 100 celebrates the Benjamin Franklin Parkway's centennial with 14 months of special events and exhibitions at area institutions and outdoor spaces that line the thoroughfare. Credit: B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia


September 8, 2017 – November 16, 2018


In October 2017, Philadelphia’s own Champs-Élysées, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, reaches a major milestone – its 100th birthday!

To celebrate the centennial, the city is hosting Parkway 100, a 14-month soiree featuring special events and exhibitions at the many venerable institutions and outdoor spaces that line the thoroughfare.

The attractions throughout the celebration range from giant public art installations and festivals to grand museum exhibitions and concerts. For the full rundown of Parkway 100 events, click here. Note that individual tickets are required for different Parkway 100 events and are available on a pay-as-you-go basis from the host organizations themselves.

Some of the most anticipated Parkway 100 events are pop-up public art installations, including two major spectacles along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — Winter Fountains and Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies. Combined, the installations are slated to fill the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for most of the fall and winter months. To read more about the exhibitions, click here.

The diagonal Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches one mile, from near City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the edge of Fairmount Park, and has attracted many residents and visitors over the past century with its plethora of museums, public parks, fountains and other notable attractions.

In celebration of this monumental anniversary, the Parkway Council and cultural and residential institutions along the famed Parkway are pleased to present Parkway 100.

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