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City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts
For fans of new and experimental theater, the Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts features hundreds of must-see performances each September.View More
Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties
Every August, thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.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
Enjoy a weekend of authentic Italian American culture in South Philadelphia
May 16-17View More
It all starts with the great sights, sounds and aromas of America’s oldest continuously operating open-air market: South Philadelphia’s famous Italian Market. And the most important thing for you to bring with you is your appetite.
Acclaimed art exhibition created entirely from LEGO®
Opens February 7View More
An art exhibition unlike any you’ve ever seen is coming to Philadelphia. Beginning in February 2015, the Franklin Institute will host the world’s largest exhibition of LEGO® art during The Art of the Brick.
Comprehensive exhibition of influential painter and friend to Dr. Barnes
Open through February 16View More
The Barnes Foundation is hosting the first comprehensive survey of painter William Glackens in nearly half a century. William Glackens, brings together more than 90 works from public and private collections throughout the U.S., including paintings and works on paper never before shown in public.
A striking and rare look at the anatomy of the animal kingdom
Open through April 12View More
Get a literal look inside the animal kingdom as Body Worlds returns to the Franklin Institute. Housed in the new Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out features a rare and unprecedented view of the anatomy of nature with more than 100 specimens including sharks, goats, ostriches, a giraffe and even a giant squid.
Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
The only U.S. stop for this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition
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.View More
The first major Pippin exhibition in the U.S. in two decades
April 22 – 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.
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.
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street friends
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and rides.View More
May 9– 10: The largest collegiate regatta in the United States
The two-day race is held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.View More
Feel the magic of the holiday season at Adventure Aquarium in Camden
November 28 – January 1View More
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season during Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration. Get into the yuletide spirit with Scuba Santa and his elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — and, of course, plenty of sharks, fish and sea turtles.
Weekend celebration of the orchard harvest in Bucks County
November 1 – 2View More
Apple pies, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters, caramel apples – find these treats and more during the annual Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village.
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
Historic soccer rivalry at the home of the Philadelphia Union
The Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy will continue their historic rivalry as they commemorate their 80th meeting in men’s soccer with a return to PPL Park over Veteran’s Day weekend..View More
Annual affordable artwork sale and festival at InLiquid
Enhance your personal art collection without breaking the bank at InLiquid’s annual Art for the Cash Poor.View More
Experience the creation of art along the Schuylkill River
Artists from around the country will showcase their creative process along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Banks during Art in the Open.View More
High-quality handmade goods from local and national artists
November 8 – 9View More
One of Philly’s finest craft fairs, Art Star Craft Bazaar features more than 60 local and national artists showing off and selling high-quality handmade goods.
Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more
Open through November 23View More
Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors, and the Chrysanthemum Festival, when more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums take over Longwood’s four-acre conservatory.
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
After a successful summer event in June, the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning in September for an evening of live music and $1 deals.View More
Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist
Discover more than 40 works from Philadelphia-born artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.View More
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 third 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
An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall
Saturday, October 11View More
Taking over a stretch of western South Street every autumn, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.
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
A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street
May 3View More
The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.
Seasonal park on the Delaware River Waterfront
Open through March 1View More
The Delaware River Waterfront is getting into the winter spirit with the opening of the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Building off the success of the summer’s Spruce Street Harbor Park, the revamped seasonal attraction features ice skating, food and drink, shopping and family-fun on the waterfront.