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Thousands of sparkling fountains dance before your eyes
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.View More
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.View More
Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia
July 3View More
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.
Sunset bike race through streets of downtown West Chester
August 8View More
Hundreds of cyclists, including national professionals and locals, will challenge themselves on the streets of downtown West Chester during the 10th annual Iron Hill Twilight Criterium.
14th annual arts festival will include 60 artists and a beer tent
September 20View More
Local artists, musicians, and vendors will pack the streets of Jenkintown for an afternoon of fun during the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts.
Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace
July 4View More
Independence Day in Philadelphia kicks-off with a series of inspirational events in Historic Philadelphia including Celebration of Freedom and the Independence Day Parade featuring more than 6,000 participants from around the country.
Where to watch fireworks during July 4th celebration in Philadelphia
July 4View More
When it comes to celebrating America’s birthday, nobody rocks it like America’s birthplace: Philadelphia. And 2015—the country’s 239th birthday—will be no exception.
Annual festival in Historic Germantown celebrating African American freedom
June 20View More
Historic Germantown celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, with its seventh annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 20.
All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”
September 12 – 13View More
Mushroom lovers across the nation converge in historic Kennett Square each year on the weekend after Labor Day. They come to celebrate the humble fungi known as the mushroom at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, a two-day festival of food and family fun.
A week-long celebration of crafts, food, music and folk life
June 27 – July 5View More
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.
The 9th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village
July 18View More
Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 8th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 5-6View More
Beyonce is coming back to Philadelphia for the 2015 Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.
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.View More
Learn more about the major renovation and expansion the for city’s iconic structure
Explore the scope of architect Frank Gehry’s ambitious, multi-phase project that will see both major and minor enhancements to the interior and exterior of the Philadelphia Museum of Art over the next decade.View More
One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region celebrates 25 years
June 20-21View More
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.
Sip, savor and stroll along Germantown Avenue
September 17View More
Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare, an evening of food and fun along Germantown Avenue.
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 returns to West Philly
August 6View More
Night Market, Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival with food trucks, live music, beer and art, hits Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia on Thursday, August 6.
Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you
August 6View More
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.
Brand-new location for the city’s popular festival of street food
June 18View More
Night Market, Philadelphia’s super-popular street food festival, is coming to Callowhill for the first time ever with new trucks, live music and more on Thursday, June 18.
Beer, brats and a block party
Brauhaus Schmitz is going all out for Oktoberfest with a week of German-inspired events all leading up to an incredible block party on South Street on Saturday, September 20.View More
Multiple beer tents, traditional eats, live music and more
Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall hosts one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue.View More
July 19-25: First ever restaurant week for the historic neighborhood
Discover the fantastic restaurants in one of Philadelphia’s historic neighborhoods during the first ever Old City Restaurant Week.View More
Free, outdoor performance screening on Indepedence Mall by Opera Philadelphia
October 3View More
Now in it’s fourth year, Opera on the Mall is a free, big-screen HD broadcast performance from Opera Philadelphia in front of Independence Hall.
Lively festivals that celebrate the city’s diversity all summer long
July 11-12View More
The PECO Multicultural Series is a popular series of diverse and free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer.
Weekend celebration dedicated to delicious peaches and fantastic savings
August 8 – 9View More
August is National Peach Month, so Peddler’s Village is celebrating with a weekend festival devoted to the sweet, juicy fruit.
An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm
August 14 – 16View More
The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.
Honey happy hour, food trucks, mead-making and more
September 11 – 13View More
Presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, the Philadelphia Honey Festival is bigger than ever this year with three days of bee-related activities at three locations across the city.
Free performances from the world-renowned ensemble
July 2View More
An annual “thank you” from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the people of Philadelphia.
13.1-mile race followed by a free concert
October 31View More
The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in September, bringing together fitness and music as runners head down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and along the Schuylkill River before taking in a free concert at Eakins Oval.