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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
An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm
The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.View More
Home improvement haven
January 17-19, 23-25View More
Fall in love with your home again at the annual Philadelphia Home Show, the region’s premier building, design and landscaping event, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Honey happy hour, food trucks, mead-making and more
Presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, the Philadelphia Honey Festival is bigger than ever this year with three days of bee-related activities at three locations across the city.View More
A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza in University City
Performers and companies from across the globe converge in University City to share theater that goes beyond simplistic themes and cartoon-like characters.View More
A colorful celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition
Saturday, October 4View More
Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River for an unusually colorful and dramatic regatta, the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival, Philadelphia’s annual celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition.
A month-long celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2013 for its second city-wide celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity.View More
One of the most historic races in the country
November 21 – 23View More
One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon covers fast and mostly flat terrain, crossing the heart of Philadelphia and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks — including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.
Sculptures, mixed-media pieces, paintings, textiles and more on view and for sale
November 6 – 9View More
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show welcomes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the U.S. to display and sell their best work for four days in November at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
A behind-the-scenes view of art in the making
October 25 – 26View More
Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Philadelphia Open Studio Tours allows everyone a chance to take a sneak peek inside the city’s most creative spaces. For two weekends in October, artists around the city open their studios to curious visitors, inviting them to talk, check out how they work and purchase artwork.
Free performances from the world-renowned ensemble
An annual “thank you” from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the people of Philadelphia.View More
Philadelphia’s “Coming Out” block party
Sunday, October 12View More
A National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Festival that attracts over 30,000 people to the region.
13.1-mile race followed by a free concert
The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in September, bringing together fitness and music as runners head down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and along the Schuylkill River before taking in a free concert at Eakins Oval.View More
A blowout block party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
May 2View More
The free, family-friendly Science Festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway features more than 175 exhibitors and features interactive experiments and activities, live entertainment, food, games and much more.
Prove the theory science is fun!
April 24 – May 2View More
The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its fifth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, museums, libraries, galleries and outdoor spaces.
The oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country
November 27View More
Now in its 95th year, the 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition.
An evening of craft beer, food and fun at the zoo
Once-a-year, the Philadelphia Zoo opens its gates after-hours for an adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live music and delicious food.View More
The exciting end to Philadelphia’s celebration of America’s birthday.
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts the “Largest Free Outdoor Concert” in the country on July 4th with great food, fun and entertainment all day long.View More
Free screening of iconic film at its famous location
An annual summer tradition, grab a seat on the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a free screening of the iconic Philadelphia-film Rocky during Philly @ The Movies.View More
Massive contemporary arts exhibition to benefit BalletX
Now on view at the Bridgett Mayer Gallery through August 9, PhillyArtExperience: Benefiting BalletX features works from more than 200 local, regional and international established and up-and-coming artists.View More
Philadelphia celebrates its beer-drinking roots with a week-long festival
May 29 – June 7View More
The city of Philadelphia has been brewing beer for more than 300 years. So deep are its sudsy roots, Philadelphia has even been called “the best beer-drinking city in America.”
Grab a camera and take a picture in the city
October 10, 2014View More
Now in its fifth year, Philly Photo Day calls on all residents to capture and share their pictures depicting a day in the life of the city.
More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season
December 6 – 20View More
Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, Holiday POPS! is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.
One of Philadelphia’s most popular July 4th traditions moves to the Kimmel Center this year
Join Larry Blank and the Philly POPS! at the Kimmel Center for a patriotic celebration in honor of America’s birthday.View More
Technology, innovation and good times
April 17 – 25View More
Philly Tech Week celebrates technology and innovation in the region by bringing together some of the best and brightest tech minds in the city for events ranging from panels and conferences to gaming-themed events and cocktail parties.
Celebrate the autumn harvest with a day of family fun at the Navy Yard
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society welcomes the fall season during the annual PHS Fall Festival at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.View More
A temporary outdoor escape, at 15th and South Streets, with food, beer and more
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Garden returns for its fourth year, transforming a forgotten outdoor area into a gorgeous, landscaped community space.View More
A Ferris Wheel, performers, food and more on the Avenue of the Arts
The culminating event of the 31-day “Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2013 PIFA Street Fair is a day-long celebration in the center of Philadelphia.View More
Exuberant dance, clown, theater ensemble
From shadow puppets to clowns to trans-art productions where the cast mimes not just the narrative but the props as well, their ensemble-driven shows have won fans around the world.View More
Graduate Hospital alfresco festival returns with food, beer, live music and family fun
May 16View More
Plazapalooza, Graduate Hospital’s alfresco festival, returns to Grays Ferry Triangle on May 16 with beer, live music, family fun, food and more.