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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
Head “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to Bucks County
New Hope’s annual gay pride celebration is a a weekend full of activities and special events.View More
Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront
December 31 – January 1View More
Philadelphia will ring in 2015 not once but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Philadelphia’s favorite street festival closes out its year in Center City
Thursday, October 2View More
The last Night Market of the season is set in Chinatown. Expect the great food selection that Night Markets have been known for, as well as lion dancing and kung fu.
Popular street food festival returns to West Philly
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 14.View More
Popular street food festival brings dozens of food trucks to West Oak Lane
Night Market, Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival with food trucks, live music, beer and art, hits 72nd St. and Ogontz Ave. on June 19.View More
Popular street food festival arrives in Philly’s historic district
Night Market, Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival with food trucks, live music, beer and art, hits Old City on May 15.View More
Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you
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.View More
Celebrating Philadelphia’s creativity, commerce and community
NxtUp Phily is a two-week open calendar of events celebrating Philadelphia’s creativity, commerce and community.View More
One of the largest and most longstanding African-American street festivals in the nation
June 14View More
The annual Odunde Street Festival brings a genuine taste of Africa to South Street and one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African-American neighborhoods with an abundance of cultural, historical and family-friendly events.
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
First annual free street festival in Philadelphia’s historic district
Sunday, October 12View More
Two streets in Old City will transform from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares into alfresco eating-and-entertainment meccas for Old City Fest, which takes place on Sunday, October 12.
July 20-27: 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
Interactive exhibition exploring the ancient volcanic disaster
Experience the fateful day of an ancient Roman City during One Day in Pompeii, the latest exhibition at the Franklin Institute.View More
A giant, interactive 3-D light installation coming to the skies above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
In Fall 2012, internationally acclaimed new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s public art project “Open Air” will illuminate the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with enormous three-dimensional light formations in the night sky.View More
Mural Arts Program presents groundbreaking outdoor exhibition in Philadelphia
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary by turning the city into a canvas during a blockbuster outdoor exhibition featuring more than a dozen incredible artists from around the globe.View More
Free, outdoor performance screening on Indepedence Mall by Opera Philadelphia
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.View More
Saturday, September 27, 2014
A leading presenter of experimental, multicultural performing arts
A leading presenter of experimental, multicultural performing artsView More
World-famous bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall
Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.View More
First retrospective for the influential 1980s designer
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.View More
Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts first major retrospective of the American photographer in nearly five decades
Through January 4View More
Discover the powerful works of American photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand (1890-1976) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the first major retrospective of his work in nearly 50 years.
Lively festivals that celebrate the city’s diversity all summer long
The PECO Multicultural Series is a popular series of diverse and free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer.View More
Weekend celebration dedicated to delicious peaches and fantastic savings
August is National Peach Month, so Peddler’s Village is celebrating with a weekend festival devoted to the sweet, juicy fruit.View More
Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet
Through December 31View More
Celebrate the 46th year of one of Philadelphia’s favorite holiday traditions during as the Pennsylvania Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music.
From common objects come masterpieces of artistic expression
May 8 – 10View More
For the third year in a row, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will present the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, a vibrant and festive event celebrates the work of the innovative craftspeople who take everyday, functional items and transform them into masterpieces of artistic expression that still remain useful.
Excellent professional theater offering classical and contemporary plays
Located in an idyllic suburban setting, People’s Light & Theatre Company boasts two “black box” theaters, one large and one small, as well as a lovely restaurant in a old farmhouse.View More
Philly honors Asian American films and filmmakers
November 12 – 16 and 21 – 22View More
The seventh annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) will celebrate Asian American films and filmmakers via screenings of documentaries and feature films, panels, discussions, parties and much more.
It’s bumper to bumper at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
January 31-February 8View More
Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.
Celebration of the joy of reading
Now in its eighth year, the annual Philadelphia Book Festival hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia is a city-wide celebration of the written word.View More