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The 10th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village
Saturday, July 16, 2016View More
Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 10th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.
Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration
November 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017View More
No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 500,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love.
Making Philadelphia’s great public spaces even better
May 7-14, 2016View More
Philadelphia’s fourth annual “LOVE Your Park Week” allows residents to pitch in and help clean up some of Philadelphia’s 10,000-acre park system – and then enjoy the spaces with festivals, family-friendly days and more.
A flower-filled tradition at Macy’s Grand Court
March 20 – April 3, 2016View More
Surround yourself with spring blooms during the annual Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Center City.
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 3-4, 2016View More
The Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, is set to return in 2016.
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
June 24-25, 2017View 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.
Biannual dining celebration on Main Street Manayunk
StrEAT Food Festival: September 18, 2016; Restaurant Week: September 19-30, 2016View More
Manayunk celebrates its diverse dining scene during the bi-annual Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival & Restaurant Week.
Broadway touring shows in Philadelphia’s Center City
The Merriam Theater keeps with the Broadway touring tradition by importing recent hits and long running musicals for runs of varying length in Philadelphia.View More
Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street
October 7, 2017View More
Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events, featuring eight hours of tasty food, drinks, live entertainment, shopping and more.
The grand celebration of the church’s 200th anniversary
July 1-5, 2016View More
Mother Bethel AME Church hosts a bicentennial celebration with a two-part series of events in its founding home of Philadelphia.
Now known as Supper Sessions on the Avenue
Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare, an evening of food and fun along Germantown Avenue.View More
Special events in the “City of Murals” all month-long
September 30 – October 31, 2016View More
October marks Mural Arts Month for the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program.
An expansive collection of art and artifacts from the nation’s Revolutionary Period
Opening April 19, 2017View More
Set to open in spring of 2017, the Museum of the American Revolution promises 118,000 square feet full of art, manuscripts and printed works from the nation’s Revolutionary Period.
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
May 14-21, 2017View More
New Hope and Lambertville’s annual gay pride celebration presents a week full of spirited activities and special events.
Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront
December 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017View More
Philadelphia will ring in 2017 not once but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you
Thursday, October 6, 2016View 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.
10 days of three-course, prix-fixe lunches and dinners
August 21-30, 2015View More
From Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 30, 21 restaurants in Fishtown, Northern Liberties and Penn’s Landing will offer exciting lunch and dinner specials as part of the brand-new “Night Out Restaurant Week.”
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
Sunday, June 11, 2017View 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
September 17, 2016View More
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 17.
Multiple beer tents, traditional eats, live music and more
Block Party: September 17, 2016View More
Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall teams up with neighbor Fette Sau to host one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue.
A free street festival in Philadelphia’s historic district
October 8, 2017View More
Artists, crafters, designers, techies, entertainers and restaurateurs all come out to celebrate the neighborhood’s creative spirit during the Old City Festival.
Second annual restaurant week for the historic neighborhood
July 19-25View More
Discover the fantastic restaurants in one of Philadelphia’s historic neighborhoods during Old City Restaurant Week.
History that speaks to you
May 28 – September 5, 2016 (select days)View More
Discover the true stories scattered throughout Philadelphia’s Historic District in the places they actually happened with Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches.
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
October 2015View More
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.