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Ah, spring: When buds across the region start to bloom, diners take to sidewalk cafes and the Phillies bring out their mighty bats.

Outdoor food, art and music festivals take place (nearly) every weekend, and if you’re the indoors type, check out a premiere or traveling exhibition at one of the region’s hundreds of museums.

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  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Prove the theory science is fun!

    Philadelphia Science Festival runs April 15 – 28, 2011

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

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  • Philadelphia Book Festival

    Celebration of the joy of reading

    Philadelphia Book Festival logo

    Now in its eighth year, the annual Philadelphia Book Festival hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia is a city-wide celebration of the written word.

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  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

    March 29 – May 19: Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring

    Spring at Longwood Gardens.

    Explore hundreds of acres abloom with the beauty of spring at Longwood Gardens.

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  • Flavors of the Avenue

    The annual springtime taste of Passyunk’s restaurant row

    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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  • South Street Headhouse Spring Festival

    Celebrate the season on South Street

    Get out and celebrate the season during the second annual South Street Headhouse Spring Festival

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  • The Penn Relays

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

    The Penn Relays at Franklin Field

    The nation’s largest and most important amateur track and field event held at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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.

    Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the third 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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  • The Philadelphia Antiques Show

    Antiques and art through the 20th century at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Browse antique decorative and fine arts at the Philadelphia Antiques Show.
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  • Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

    Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival

    Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.

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  • Philly Beer Week

    Philadelphia celebrates its beer-drinking roots with a week-long festival

    Ben Franklin with the Philly Beer Week hammer.

    The city of Philadelphia has been brewing beer for more than 300 years. So deep are its sudsy roots, Philadelphia has even been called “the best beer-drinking city in America.”

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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.

    Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the third 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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  • Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love
    at the Perelman Building

    First retrospective for the influential 1980s designer

    The designs of Patrick Kelly.

    On display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building, Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love highlights 80 fully accessorized ensembles by American-born, Paris-based fashion designer Patrick Kelly.

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  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Prove the theory science is fun!

    Philadelphia Science Festival runs April 15 – 28, 2011

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

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  • Dining Out For Life

    Dine Out, Fight AIDS

    Dining at Cuba Libre

    More than 150 restaurants in the region are giving back during the 24th annual Dining Out for Life benefiting those suffering from HIV and AIDS.

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  • The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia

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

    Japanese Tea House

    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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  • Flavors of the Avenue

    The annual springtime taste of Passyunk’s restaurant row

    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.

    View More
  • The Philadelphia Antiques Show

    Antiques and art through the 20th century at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Browse antique decorative and fine arts at the Philadelphia Antiques Show. View More
  • Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

    Celebrating America’s pastime at the National Museum of American Jewish History

    Hank Greenburg hits a third inning homerun on April 29, 1947.

    Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American at the National Museum of American Jewish History is the first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of baseball with the story of immigration and integration into American life.

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  • The Penn Relays

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

    The Penn Relays at Franklin Field

    The nation’s largest and most important amateur track and field event held at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

    A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza in University City

    The Phillie Phanatic stops by the International Children’s Festival in University City.

    Performers and companies from across the globe converge in University City to share theater that goes beyond simplistic themes and cartoon-like characters.

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