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A colorful celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition
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.View More
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 2016 for its second city-wide celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity.View More
One of the most historic races in the country
November 20-22, 2015View 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 3-4; 17-18, 2015View 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
July 2View More
An annual “thank you” from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the people of Philadelphia.
The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival
Sunday, October 11, 2015View More
Outfest returns to celebrate Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBT community for its 25th (!) year in 2015..
13.1-mile race followed by a free concert
Saturday, October 31, 2015View More
The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in October, 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.
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.
July 4View More
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.
Free screening of iconic film at its famous location
July 1View More
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.
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
Friday, October 9, 2015View More
Now in its sixth 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.
FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall
July 3View More
The Philly Pops! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence, a FREE patriotic concert at Independence Hall.
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 15-day “Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2016 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.
Local artists take you behind-the-scenes of their work
Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? The 11th annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) allows everyone a chance to see for themselves. 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 buy artwork if they’re interested.View More
Cinematic reflections of the gay and lesbian experience
QFest is the nation’s third-largest event of its kind, attracting international cineastes for two weeks of film and flat-out partying throughout mid-July.View More
Calling all aspiring singers, actors, fashionistas, music moguls of tomorrow, and anyone who just likes the red carpet experience! The third annual Radio One Music & Entertainment Conference is coming back to Philly with a star-studded lineup of celebrities, featuring headliner and world renowned producer, rapper, and entertainment executive Jermaine Dupri.View More
Annual celebration of tasty traditions
August 6 – 8View More
Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the historic Reading Terminal Market.
Head to an urban farm, complete with fall treats and a real tractor
Saturday, October 17View More
Reading Terminal Market is undoubtedly one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and on October 17, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival.
A special day to discover America’s history along Germantown Avenue
Saturday, October 3, 2015View More
Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates the rich history of the Germantown neighborhood and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.