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Biannual dining celebration on Main Street Manayunk
StrEAT Food Festival: April 9, 2017; Restaurant Week: April 10-21, 2017View 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
Now OpenView More
The Museum of the American Revolution lay just steps from Independence Hall and in the heart of a city that served as the headquarters for the Revolution. Through immersive exhibitions and priceless artifacts, the museum traces the evolution of the colonies from the earliest days of unrest through a legendary war and the improbable victory that led to a new nation. Highlights include General Washington’s original headquarters tent, Revolutionary War weapons, centuries-old military documents and hundreds of other authentic objects.
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
May 11, 2017View 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 27 – September 4, 2017 (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.
Free, outdoor performance screening on Indepedence Mall by Opera Philadelphia
October 2, 2016View More
Now in it’s sixth 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
December 10, 2016View 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
Spring 2017 (TBA)View More
The PECO Multicultural Series is a popular series of diverse and free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the spring and summer.
Weekend celebration dedicated to delicious peaches and fantastic savings
August 13-14, 2016View 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 9-31, 2016View More
This holiday season, celebrate one of Philadelphia’s greatest family traditions with the Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music.
From common objects come masterpieces of artistic expression
October 7-9, 2016View 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