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Enjoy a weekend of authentic Italian American culture in South Philadelphia
May 16-17View More
It all starts with the great sights, sounds and aromas of America’s oldest continuously operating open-air market: South Philadelphia’s famous Italian Market. And the most important thing for you to bring with you is your appetite.
Unprecedented collection of Japanese artwork only on view in Philadelphia
Open through May 10View More
Explore the beautiful works and artistry of Japan’s most influential and enduring school of painters during an exclusive exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Acclaimed art exhibition created entirely from LEGO®
Open through September 6View More
An art exhibition unlike any you’ve ever seen, the The Art of the Brick at the Franklin Institute features the world’s largest collection of art created entirely from the popular toy.
A striking and rare look at the anatomy of the animal kingdom
Open through April 12View More
Get a literal look inside the animal kingdom as Body Worlds returns to the Franklin Institute. Housed in the new Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out features a rare and unprecedented view of the anatomy of nature with more than 100 specimens including sharks, goats, ostriches, a giraffe and even a giant squid.
Intimate images of the Kennedy family
Open through September 7View More
This February, one of American history’s most compelling figures will be explored in the exhibition Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe, a collection of rarely seen photographs of President Kennedy, his wife and their children.
The first major Pippin exhibition in the U.S. in two decades
April 22 – July 19View More
Horace Pippin: The Way I See It at the Brandywine River Museum of Art will be the first major exhibition of the artist’s works in the country in more than 20 years. It will feature more than 60 works reflecting life in the African-American community.
American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920
Open through May 24View More
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, a new exhibition examining when the world of art and the world of gardening met at the turn of the 20th century.
May 9– 10: The largest collegiate regatta in the United States
The two-day race is held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.View More
Take an award-winning stroll through Philadelphia
Explore Philadelphia’s architectural past, present and future during an award-winning guided walking tour with the Preservation Alliance.View More
Annual affordable artwork sale and festival at InLiquid
Enhance your personal art collection without breaking the bank at InLiquid’s annual Art for the Cash Poor.View More
Experience the creation of art along the Schuylkill River
Artists from around the country will showcase their creative process along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Banks during Art in the Open.View More
High-quality handmade goods from local and national artists
November 8 – 9View More
One of Philly’s finest craft fairs, Art Star Craft Bazaar features more than 60 local and national artists showing off and selling high-quality handmade goods.
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
After a successful summer event in June, the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning in September for an evening of live music and $1 deals.View More
A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street
May 3View More
The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.
Art, food, music and more right on Girard Ave.
The annual Brewerytown Spring Festival transforms the 2600 to 2800 blocks of West Girard Avenue into a colorful and tasty street festival celebrating art, food and music.View More
One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country
Now in its 30th year, the Celebration of Black Writing is one of the oldest African-American literary events in the country. Hosted by Art Sanctuary, the month-long celebration features events appealing to all ages, backgrounds and interests.View More
Happiest hours all summer long
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips — discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.View More
Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia
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.View More
Celebrating America’s pastime at the National Museum of American Jewish History
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.View More
The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States
The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United StatesView More
Dine Out, Fight AIDS
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.View More
The global LGBT event returns to Philadelphia for its 22nd anniversary
The global LGBT event comes to Philadelphia, featuring more than 20 programs, parties and moreView More
A day of art and festivities in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood
More than 50 artists and 20 venues, along with thousands of visitors, come together in one neighborhood for a day of art, design, music and fun.View More
May 24 – September 1: Thousands of sparkling fountains dance before your eyes
Longwood Gardens demonstrates its role as a cultural center for the performing arts during its annual Festival of Fountains. Throughout the spring and summer, the Gardens come alive with music, special performances and fantastic fountain displays.View More
Residents on America’s oldest street open their doors for one day only
Get a rare glimpse into a dozen 18th-century private homes of residents on America’s oldest street during Fete Day on Elfreth’s Alley.View More
Celebrate summer with plenty of “Oohs” and “Aahs”
The entire family will enjoy Longwood Gardens’ light and sound spectacular, a summer tradition at the internationally celebrated gardens.View More
Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia
February 6View More
Want proof of Philadelphia’s happening art scene? On the first Friday evening of every month the streets fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries, most of them open from 5 until 9 p.m.
Just keep swimming
Held each spring in Penn Treaty Park, this family friendly gathering is designed to celebrate Fishtown’s seafaring heritage.View More
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
Contemporary art in forgotten city sites
Find beauty amongst the abandoned, obscure and inaccessible sites around Philadelphia during the second annual Hidden City Festival.View More