Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
A celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity
April 8-23, 2016
The citywide Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2016 to showcase this city’s phenomenal performing and visual arts scene.
Throughout 16 days, Philadelphia stages and places will host more than 60 performances of dance, theater and visual arts, amounting to one huge international celebration of the arts and the arts community in Philly.
Curated by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, or PIFA, reappears for its third edition in 2016 to build on its events in 2011 and 2013.
At the heart of the festival, the Kimmel Center’s soaring lobby will be home to an enormous installation by Mimi Lien, recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Genius Award.
Additionally, the 16-day fest will be bookended by two huge events. At the festival’s start, the huge and free fire and sand installation Article 13 will serve as the grand opening to the festival, running April 8-10 on the Delaware River Waterfront at Penn Treaty Park.
To close out the festival, the PIFA Street Fair will return, as well, taking over Broad Street for a massive and free day-long party.
Everything You Need To Know About PIFA
Head to our sister site at uwishunu.com for a comprehensive guide to PIFA, including a complete rundown of shows and more.
PIFA Street Fair
The PIFA Street Fair closes down six blocks of Broad Street to vehicular traffic and opens it up to performances, food, drinks, carnival rides and more. Check out our full guide to the festival by clicking the button below.
Tickets Now On Sale
Single tickets for PIFA events are now on sale and available to the public. Plus, festival passes are available, too, and range from a three-show package (starting around $53) all the way up to an all-access festival pass (starting around $143).
Ticketing and More Information
For more information and a calendar of events, please click the button below.
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Museums & Attractions
Broad Street and Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Pennsylvania Ballet Presents
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
- The Philadelphia Orchestra
- National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia
- Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame
- KAWS @ PAFA
- The Wilma Theater
- Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
- PIFA Street Fair
- Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Sports Museum
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