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Head “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to Bucks County
May 10-17View More
New Hope’s annual gay pride celebration is a a weekend full of activities and special events.
Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront
December 31, 2015 – January 1, 2016View More
Philadelphia will ring in 2016 not once but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Philly’s favorite street food festival returns for 2015
May 14View More
For the first Night Market of the year, join tens of thousands of attendees and dozens of vendors dishing excellent edibles to gather on South Street West to take in local restaurants and food trucks, regional musicians and dynamic artists.
The last Night Market of 2015 hits Fishtown for the first time
Thursday, October 1, 2015View More
Epic street food festival Night Market Philadelphia returns to this city’s streets and sidewalks on Thursday, October 1, for the very last event of its 2015 season, transforming Fishtown’s main drag into an outdoor eating-and-entertainment mecca.
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.
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
Thursday, October 1, 2015View 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.
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
June 12, 2016View 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 19, 2015View 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 20.
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
A free street festival in Philadelphia’s historic district
October 2016View 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.
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.
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.
Free, outdoor performance screening on Indepedence Mall by Opera Philadelphia
October 2016_View More
Now in it’s fifth year, Opera on the Mall is a free, big-screen HD broadcast performance from Opera Philadelphia in front of Independence Hall.
A leading presenter of experimental, multicultural performing arts
A leading presenter of experimental, multicultural performing artsView More
A holiday lighting celebration unlike any other in town
Saturday, December 12, 2015View More
The Parade of Lights features both pleasure boats and working vessels decked out in fabulous decorations and lights. Before the parade, head to the Independence Seaport Museum, which is hosting the parade, for holiday activities and festivities.
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 8 – 9View More
August is National Peach Month, so Peddler’s Village is celebrating with a weekend festival devoted to the sweet, juicy fruit.
Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet
December 11-31, 2015View More
Celebrate the 47th 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
October 9-11, 2015View 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 – 22View More
The eighth 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 30 – February 7, 2016View More
Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2016 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