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  • 2nd Street Festival

    Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties

    Every August, thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Spring Garden for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.

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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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  • Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

    The buck stops here

    Crowds pack the streets during the Baltimore Avenue  for cheap eats and entertainment.

    The Dollar Stroll is an annual summer series that sees dozens of West Philly businesses setting up shop on the sidewalk and offering their wares for just $1. The cheap thrills are accompanied by live music and street performances.

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  • Bastille Day Festival at Eastern State Penitentiary

    Eastern State Penitentiary celebrates with a day-long party

    Eastern State Penitentiary

    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.

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  • BlackStar Film Festival

    Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema

    Now in its second year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.

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  • Bloomsday at the Rosenbach

    A daylong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

    The Rosenbach Museum on Delancy Street.

    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.

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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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  • Caribbean Festival

    The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing

    The Caribbean Festival takes place at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

    The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing.

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  • Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square Summer Concert Series

    A lively summer concert series in Rittenhouse Square

    Concerts in the Park

    A lively summer concert series in Rittenhouse Square

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  • Concerts Under the Stars

    The stars of folk music shine every summer in King of Prussia

    Concerts Under the Stars

    Concerts Under The Stars sure sounds romantic, and this long-running outdoor concert series does have its share of romantic folksingers.

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  • East Passyunk Car Show

    South Philly, start your engines

    A true shoutout to South Philly’s sock-hoppin’ heritage, this annual fam-friendly summer event brings together revelers, food, music and some of the hottest classic American muscle cars you’ve ever seen.

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  • FEASTIVAL 2013

    Top restaurants and the arts join forces for one wild evening

    Great food and performaning arts join forces for FEASTIVAL

    Returning for its fourth year, FEASTIVAL 2013, is an evening of spectacular food and incredible performance in honor of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.

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  • Feria del Barrio

    One of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture

    Feria del Barrio

    The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture, bringing together thousands of residents to celebrate 25 years of arts, education and community. The free, family-friendly day is filled with performances, crafts, games and other activities.

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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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  • 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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  • Independence Day Parade

    Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace

    The annual Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia.

    The Wawa Welcome America! Independence Day Parade is bigger and better than ever in 2013 with more than 5,000 participants from a dozen states.

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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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  • 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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  • Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

    Annual celebration of music in Powelton Village

    Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

    Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 7th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

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  • Made In America Music Festival

    Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns

    The crowd at Made In America.

    The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.

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  • Make Music Philly

    Daylong “do it yourself” music festival across the city

    Celebrate the first day of summer with beautiful music during Make Music Philly, a free, daylong, “do it yourself” festival.

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  • Manayunk Arts Festival

    One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region

    Thousands gather at the Manayunk Arts Festival on historic Main Street.

    One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the Delaware Valley, the Manayunk Arts Festival draws thousands of people to its historic Main Street for a two-day festival of arts, crafts, music, food and more.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Philadelphia Folk Festival

    An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm

    Groovin' at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

    An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm

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  • Philadelphia Orchestra Free
    Neighborhood Concert Series

    Free performances from the world-renowned ensemble

    Concerts at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

    An annual “thank you” from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the people of Philadelphia.

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  • Philly 4th of July Jam and
    Grand Fireworks Finale

    The exciting end to Philadelphia’s celebration of America’s birthday.

    July 4th in Philadelphia

    The Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts the “Largest Free Outdoor Concert” in the country on July 4th with great food, fun and entertainment all day long.

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