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  • Philadelphia Black Pride Celebration

    Promoting unity among African-American sexual minorities

    Philadelphia brings together people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientation during the annual Philadelphia Black Pride celebration.

    April 28 – May 1, 2016
    Philadelphia brings together people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientation during the Annual Philadelphia Black Gay Pride celebration, a growing tradition that continues to influence and educate the community.

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  • Philadelphia Book Festival

    Celebration of the joy of reading

    Philadelphia Book Festival logo

    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.

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  • Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

    The first festival of its kind in the Northeast U.S. comes to Philadelphia

    A 200-foot Chinese dragon is one of the many illuminated attractions at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square.

    April 22 – June 12, 2016
    Franklin Square is aglow this spring with more than 25 illuminated lanterns for the first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the Northeast United States.

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  • Philadelphia CineFest

    Philadelphia’s celebration of global filmmaking

    An 11-day festival showcasing more than 200 of the best works in independent and foreign cinema in theaters throughout Philadelphia.

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  • Philadelphia Folk Festival

    An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm

    he 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.

    August 18-21, 2016
    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.

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  • Philadelphia Home Show

    Home improvement haven

    Discover the latest in home improvements at the Philadelphia Home Show.

    February 12-14 and 19-21, 2016
    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.

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  • Philadelphia Honey Festival

    Honey happy hour, food trucks, mead-making and more

    Take a peek inside a working beehive at the Philadelphia Honey Festival.

    September 9-11, 2016
    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.

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  • Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

    A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza in University City

    The Phillie Phanatic stops by the International Children's Festival in University City.

    Philadelphia International Children’s Festival brings professional theater from across the globe, created specifically for children, to the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

    World-famous bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall

    Cyclists give it all they've got at the Manayunk Wall, which arrives at the end of the race's 12.3-mile circuit.

    Sunday, June 5, 2016
    Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

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  • Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival

    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.

    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.

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  • Philadelphia International
    Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

    A celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity

    The citywide Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2016 to showcase this city’s phenomenal performing and visual arts scene.

    April 8-23, 2016
    A large-scale fire-and-sand performance, a circus built on a foundation of yarn, a traveling symphony performed in water fountains and a sprawling street fair can only mean one thing: the return of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Art.

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  • Philadelphia Marathon

    One of the most historic races in the country

    Runners pass through Manayunk during the Philadelphia Marathon.

    November 18-20, 2016
    One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon is held every November, 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.

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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Craft Show

    Sculptures, mixed-media pieces, paintings, textiles and more on view and for sale

    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.

    November 10-13, 2016
    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.

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  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

    A behind-the-scenes view of art in the making

    A look inside the studio of artist during POST.

    October 8-9 and 22-23, 2016
    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.

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  • Philadelphia Orchestra
    Free Neighborhood
    Concert Series & Fireworks

    Free performances from the world-renowned ensemble followed by a fireworks show

    Concerts at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

    Friday, July 1, 2016
    Take in a free performance by the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra at Penn’s Landing followed by a spectacular fireworks display on the Delaware River waterfront.

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  • Philadelphia Outfest

    The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival

    Outfest in Philadelphia

    October 9, 2016
    Outfest, the largest National Coming Out Day event in the nation, returns to celebrate Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBT community for its 26th year in 2016.

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  • Philadelphia Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing

    A blowout block party at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

    Saturday, April 30, 2016
    The FREE Science Carnival at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing features a ton of family-friendly activities, hands-on experiments, live performances, educator opportunities and explosive visuals from more than 150 partnering exhibitors.

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  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Proving the theory that science is fun for six years in a row!

    The Philadelphia Science Festival returns for its sixth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of fun events focused on science and technology.

    April 22-30, 2016
    The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its sixth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, museums, libraries, galleries and outdoor spaces.

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  • Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    The oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country

    Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Thursday, November 24, 2016
    Now in its 97th year, the 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition.

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  • Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival

    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.

    Saturday, July 16, 2016
    Once-a-year, the Philadelphia Zoo opens its gates after-hours for an adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live music and delicious food.

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  • Philly @ The Movies:
    Rocky at the
    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Free screening of iconic film at its famous location

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    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.

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  • Philly Beer Week

    Philadelphia celebrates its beer-drinking roots with a week-long festival

    Ben Franklin with the Philly Beer Week hammer.

    June 3-12, 2016
    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.”

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  • Philly Photo Day

    Grab a camera and take a picture in the city

    Snap your best picture of the city during Philly Photo Day.

    Friday, October 9, 2015
    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.

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  • Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular

    More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season

    Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with the gorgeous sounds of the Philly Pops  during the annual Christmas Spectacular.

    December 2-18, 2016 (select dates)
    Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, the Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.

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  • Philly POPS! On Independence 2016

    FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall

    The Philly POPS! at Independence Hall.

    Sunday, July 3, 2016
    The Philly Pops! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence, a FREE patriotic concert at Independence Hall.

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  • Philly Tech Week

    Technology, innovation and good times

    Explore technology and innovation in the region during Philly Tech Week.

    April 28- May 7, 2016
    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.

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  • Philly Wine Week

    Toasts and wine-learning events at venues all around town

    Tria is one of the many restaurants and bars serving up wine-related specials for the third annual Philly Wine Week.

    April 3-10, 2016
    Philly Wine Week returns for its third year of wine-centric events, parties and specials at over 50 participating venues throughout Philadelphia from April 3 through 10.

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  • Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest 2016

    Day-long celebration of the city’s signature eats at Citizen Bank Park

    Held at Citizens Bank Park, home to the Philadelphia Phillies, Philly's Cheesesteak & Food Fest 2016 will celebrate the city's signature foods.

    October 15, 2016
    Held at Citizens Bank Park, home to the Philadelphia Phillies, Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest 2016 will celebrate the city’s signature foods.

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  • PHS Fall Festival

    Celebrate the autumn harvest with a day of family fun at the Navy Yard

    Celebrate autumn during the PHS Fall Festival at the Navy Yard.

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society welcomes the fall season during the annual PHS Fall Festival at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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  • PHS Pop Up Garden

    Two temporary outdoor escapes 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.

    Through September 30, 2016
    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Gardens are back, transforming two outdoor areas into a gorgeous, landscaped community spaces.

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