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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
May 17: A spring run through Chester County
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.View More
Off-beat design competition and community arts festival
May 16View More
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Festival is the new name for one of the city’s quirkiest spring events. Formerly two events, the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kensington Kinetic Derby, is a day-long celebration of the creative spirit and community pride.
A week-long celebration of crafts, food, music and folk life
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.View More
Making Philadelphia’s great public spaces even better
Philadelphia’s third annual “LOVE Your Park Week” allows residents to pitch in and help clean up some of Philadelphia’s 10,000-acre park system — and then enjoy the spaces with festivals, family-friendly days and more.View More
A flower-filled tradition at Macy’s Grand Court
March 22-April 4View More
Surround yourself with spring blooms during the annual Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Center City.
Biannual dining celebration on Main Street Manayunk
Festival: April 12; Restaurant Week: April 12-24View More
Manayunk celebrates its diverse dining scene during the bi-annual Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival & Restaurant Week.
Challenging preconceptions of Native American culture 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.View More
Popular street food festival brings dozens of food trucks to West Oak Lane
Night Market, Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival with food trucks, live music, beer and art, hits 72nd St. and Ogontz Ave. on June 19.View More
Popular street food festival arrives in Philly’s historic district
Night Market, Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival with food trucks, live music, beer and art, hits Old City on May 15.View More
Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you
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.View More
One of the largest and most longstanding African-American street festivals in the nation
June 14View More
The annual Odunde Street Festival brings a genuine taste of Africa to South Street and one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African-American neighborhoods with an abundance of cultural, historical and family-friendly events.
World-famous bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall
Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.View More
First retrospective for the influential 1980s designer
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.View More
Celebration of the joy of reading
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.View More
A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza 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.View More
A month-long celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2013 for its second city-wide celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity.View More
Prove the theory science is fun!
April 24 – May 2View More
The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its fifth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, museums, libraries, galleries and outdoor spaces.
Philadelphia celebrates its beer-drinking roots with a week-long festival
May 29 – June 7View More
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.”
Technology, innovation and good times
April 17 – 25View More
Philly Tech Week celebrates technology and innovation in the region by bringing together some of the best and brightest tech minds in the city for events ranging from panels and conferences to gaming-themed events and cocktail parties.
Toasts and wine-learning events at restaurants all around town
March 22-29View More
Philly Wine Week returns for its second year of wine-centric events, parties and specials at 35 bars and restaurants throughout Philadelphia from March 22 through 29.
A temporary outdoor escape, at 15th and South Streets, with food, beer and more
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Garden returns for its fourth year, transforming a forgotten outdoor area into a gorgeous, landscaped community space.View More
A Ferris Wheel, performers, food and more on the Avenue of the Arts
The culminating event of the 31-day “Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2013 PIFA Street Fair is a day-long celebration in the center of Philadelphia.View More
Graduate Hospital alfresco festival returns with food, beer, live music and family fun
Plazapalooza, Graduate Hospital’s alfresco festival, returns with beer, live music, family fun, food and more.View More
Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival
May 2View More
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.
An annual Mexican fiesta commemorating the Battle of Puebla
A springtime tradition honoring victory at the Battle of Puebla, Carnaval de Puebla features a raucous, joyful parade of vibrant costumed dancers, who march from Deep South Philly’s Mexican neighborhoods and convene for a large outdoor party on Washington Avenue.View More
Wander the streets of Powelton
A play on the “First Friday” art event that takes over Old City each month, Powelton’s Second Friday is a regular community-building event that places the spotlight on a lineup local artists, restaurants and entertainers.View More
A complex chapter in American history examined at the National Constitution Center
Take a look at the lives of six slave families who were among hundreds of slaves that lived and worked for one of our country’s Founding Fathers during Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello, a powerful exhibition at the National Constitution Center.View More
Massive outdoor street party to celebrate the season
May 2View More
Get out and celebrate the season during the second annual South Street Headhouse Spring Festival
Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring
April 1 – May 31View More
At Longwood Gardens, tulips, dogwoods, wisteria, native azaleas, columbines, snapdragons, bluebells and more herald spring’s arrival both indoors and out during the Spring Blooms display, on view through May 31. Breathe in the fresh air and relish the beauty of the gardens, where every day something new bursts into bloom.