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Political world converges on Philadelphia in the summer of 2016
All eyes will be on Philadelphia in July 2016 as the city hosts the Democratic National Convention.View More
Free monthly outdoor concerts in University City
University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of June, July, August and September.View More
Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only place in the U.S. stop to view this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition
June 24 – September 13View More
This groundbreaking special exhibition will showcase more than 80 works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Manet and others to trace Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel’s role in the development of impressionism.
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.
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 25-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.
Check out a dozen models of America’s first motorcycle engineered by a Swedish-American immigrant
April 12 – August 23View More
Learn about how a Swedish immigrant engineered the first American motorcycle — and check out 12 authentic models from 1901 to 1953 — at Indian Nation at the American Swedish Historical Museum.
An immersive garden-wide after-dark installation
July 1View More
The chance to see stunning sights at Longwood Gardens will continue after dark in the summer and fall of 2015 with the launch of the immersive after-dark-only installation Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience.
Celebration of compelling works from innovative African American artists
Open through April 5View More
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is highlighting its exceptional collection of works by renowned African American artists during Represent: 200 Years of African American Art.
The only U.S. stop for this special exhibition
April 1 – August 2View More
Celebrate the work of legendary photographer Richard Avedon at an exhibition of more than 70 of his portraits at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
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
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
June 21View More
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.
World’s top anglers cast their lines on the Delaware River
The top 100 bass anglers in the world will cast their lines in Philadelphia during the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament.View More
Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution
Grab a pitchfork and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or a royalist, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French at Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary.View More
Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema
Now in its fourth year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.View More
Celebrate the 50’s horror/sci-fi classic where it was filmed
Every July, cult film fans flock to the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville for Blobfest, a three-day horror extravaganza.View More
A daylong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses
This year marks the 106th anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, with the Rosenbach Museum’s day-long celebration of Bloomsday.View More
Philadelphia’s first outdoor roller rink opens this summer at Penn’s Landing
Opens May 22View More
For the first time, the area that housed the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will transform into Summerfest, a warm-weather edition with a roller rink, a boathouse-styled Lodge, a play area for kids, food and drink options and summer events.
A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County
July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.View More
Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects
Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University.View More
Four days of 4th of July celebrations just across the river
Celebrate America’s 238th birthday with the free, four-day Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival featuring live music, special events, contests, food, a Festival Beer Garden featuring Flying Fish Brewery and much more.View More
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing
Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.View More
Happiest hours all summer long
Starts June 3View More
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips — discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.
The series celebrates 24 years in 2014
Rock out in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual “Concerts in the Park” series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.View More
The stars of folk music shine every summer in King of Prussia
Concerts Under The Stars sure sounds romantic, and this long-running outdoor concert series does have its share of romantic folksingers.View More
Celebrate with special events and free admission to the Constitution Center
Constitution Day, held at the Constitution Center in Old City, features special events, educational activities, timely constitutional conversations with federal judges and an inspiring naturalization ceremony.View More
Top breweries and live music on the waterfront at PPL Park
Beer lovers should head to PPL Park, the home of the Philadelphia Union, for a day of craft beer on the waterfront during the inaugural Delaware River Craft Brewfest.View More
Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media
Every Wednesday beginning May 6View More
Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.
A hot summer festival focusing on a summer classic
Twenty of the area’s top restaurants and food trucks compete for the title of Top Grill Master during the Third Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off. And the medium of choice: hot dogs.View More
Explore Brewerytown and Girard Ave. for a steal
Dollar Days on the Avenue finds businesses along the West Girard Avenue business corridor selling items for $1, $3 and $5 on four Thursday evenings throughout the summer.View More