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  • 2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse
    Championship Weekend

    Top teams face-off at Lincoln Financial Field

    NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Weekend is May 25-27.

    Take part in the action and excitement of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship weekend at Lincoln Financial Field.

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  • 9th Street Italian Market Festival

    Enjoy a weekend of authentic Italian American culture in South Philadelphia

    Dining outside at the Italian Market

    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.

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  • Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

    May 10 – 11: The largest collegiate regatta in the United States

    Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill

    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.

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  • Architectural Walking Tours with the Preservation Alliance

    Take an award-winning stroll through Philadelphia

    Group on an Architectural Walking Tour with the Preservation Alliance

    Explore Philadelphia’s architectural past, present and future during an award-winning guided walking tour with the Preservation Alliance.

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  • Art for the Cash Poor

    Annual affordable artwork sale and festival at InLiquid

    Art for the Cash Poor is held at the Crane Arts Building.

    Enhance your personal art collection without breaking the bank at InLiquid’s annual Art for the Cash Poor.

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  • Blue Cross Broad Street Run

    May 5: A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street

    The Broad Street Run

    The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.

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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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  • 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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  • Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

    The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States

    Devon Horse Show

    The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States

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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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  • Equality Forum

    The week-long, global GLBT event comes to Philadelphia

    SundayOut! at the Piazza at Schmidts

    The global GLBT event comes to Philadelphia, featuring more than 70 programs, parties and more

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  • Fairmount Arts Crawl

    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.

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  • Festival of Fountains at Longwood Gardens

    May 26 – September 2: Thousands of sparkling fountains dance before your eyes

    Spring at Longwood Gardens.

    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.

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  • Fete Day Celebration at Elfreth’s Alley

    Residents on America’s oldest street open their doors

    Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residental street.

    Join Ben Franklin and a cast of historic characters during the annual Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley. Enjoy food, crafts, music, games and explore more than a dozen 18th century homes.

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  • Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens

    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.

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  • First Friday

    Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia

    First Friday in Old City

    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.

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  • Fishtown Shadfest

    Just keep swimming

    Held each spring in Penn Treaty Park, this family friendly gathering is designed to celebrate Fishtown’s seafaring heritage.

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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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  • Hidden City Festival

    Contemporary art in forgotten city sites

    The Metropolitan Opera House.

    Find beauty amongst the abandoned, obscure and inaccessible sites around Philadelphia during the second annual Hidden City Festival.

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  • Kennett Run

    May 18: A spring run through Chester County

    Kennett Run

    Serious runners, biathletes and weekend warriors will find the right kind of challenge at this family-friendly event, held each year in the charming and historic borough of Kennett Square.

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  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

    At the races

    Since 2007, Fishtown’s to-the-north neighbor Kensington has held this one-of-a-kind competition, which sees teams building amazing, elaborate sculptures that also happen to be downhill-raceable vehicles.

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  • Kutztown Folk Festival

    A week-long celebration of crafts, food, music and folk life

    The petting zoo at the Kutztown Folk Festival.

    Bring your family to enjoy the finest in traditional crafts, food, music and folk life. Good, old-fashioned fun and non-stop entertainment happens every day, all week at the Kutztown Festival.

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  • Macy’s Flower Show

    A flower-filled tradition at Macy’s Grand Court

    The Eagle welcomes visitors to the Flower Show

    Surround yourself with spring blooms during the annual Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Center City.

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  • Native American Voices:
    The People—Here and Now

    Challenging preconceptions of Native American culture at the Penn Museum

    Discover contemporary Native American Voices at the Penn Museum.

    Discover a living tapestry of nations with distinct stories, identities, and contemporary leaders at the Penn Museum’s newest exhibit Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now.

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  • Night Market Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you

    Sample great food from local eateries at Night Market.

    A popular series of outdoor street festivals, Night Market Philadelphia is a seasonal celebration of food, music and community held in the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.

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  • Odunde Festival

    One of the largest and most longstanding African-American street festivals in the nation

    One of the largest and most longstanding African-American street festivals in the nation

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  • Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic

    Inaugural bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall

    Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the inaugural Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.

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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 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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  • 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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