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Philadelphia heats up in the summer months with outdoor concerts and festivals, exhibitions, spectacular celebrations and one of the best July 4th parties in the country.

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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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  • 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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  • Campus Philly College Day

    Philly welcomes back its students

    Campus Philly

    Philadelphia’s college students are welcomed back in grand fashion during Campus Philly College Day on Saturday, September 28.

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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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  • Kennett Square Mushroom Festival

    September 7 – 8: All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”

    Expect to taste your way through a competitive line-up of soups and other mushroom dishes prepared by local restaurateurs on Sunday, and you won’t want to miss what the group of celebrity chefs and culinary arts students will be serving up throughout the festival.

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  • What We Sow

    Mural Arts Program explores the future of heirloom foods

    What We Sow examines the role of heirloom foods through an ongoing series of events.

    In anticipation of their 30th anniversary, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is looking back at its history and looking forward to the social and experimental dimension of art in public space during What We Sow.

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  • PHS Pop Up Garden

    Temporary outdoor escape in the city’s vacant spaces

    The 2013 PHS Pop Up Garden.

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Garden returns for its third year, transforming a forgotten outdoor area into a gorgeous, landscaped community space.

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  • Philly Art Experience
    at Bridgette Mayer Gallery

    Massive contemporary arts exhibition to benefit BalletX

    PhillyArtExperience at Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

    Now on view at the Bridgett Mayer Gallery through August 9, PhillyArtExperience: Benefiting BalletX features works from more than 200 local, regional and international established and up-and-coming artists.

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  • PECO Multicultural Series at Penn’s Landing

    A series of festivals that celebrate the city’s diversity all summer long

    Hispanic Fiesta

    Now in its 15th year, the PECO Multicultural Series is a popular series of diverse and free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer.

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  • Summer Concert Series at Penn’s Landing

    Free outdoor concerts on the banks of Delaware River all summer long

    Concerts on Penn’s Landing

    Free outdoor concerts on the banks of Delaware River all summer long

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