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Outdoor concerts on the Delaware River Waterfront all summer long
All summer long, Penn’s Landing is home to exciting live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.View More
Get your fill of sweet treats — for a great cause!
What better way to raise money for children with leukemia than to eat your favorite kind of ice cream?View More
The 24th annual 5K run/walk to fight breast cancer
This Mother’s Day, the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure invites everyone in the Delaware Valley and beyond to “Embrace the Honor and Empower the Promise” to end breast cancer at the annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure.View More
One of the most prestigious single day bike races in North America
The highest-ranked, longest and richest single day road race in North AmericaView More
Premier haunted house in Philadelphia’s historic prison
Open through November 8View More
The massive Eastern State Penitentiary — a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood — is home to one of the nation’s largest and most ambitious haunted attractions, Terror Behind the Walls.
Experience the year that defined a generation
Travel back to 1968 at the National Constitution Center with an immersive exhibit focused on one of America’s most colorful, chaotic and culture-shifting years.View More
The world’s largest indoor flower show
The annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show.View More
8 weeks of free outdoor movie screenings in parks across the city
The Awesome Fest returns for the summer with free movie nights at multiple locations all across Philadelphia.View More
Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia
November 27 – December 28View More
Philadelphia will once again transform into European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village at Love Park.
A must-see holiday tradition in the lobby of the Comcast Center
November 27 – January 1View More
Shown on the state-of-the-art Comcast Experience video wall at Comcast Center, The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is a family-friendly holiday tradition featuring the sights and sounds of the season. The 15-minute show takes visitors on a festive, musical journey.
An annual celebration of Lebanese culture
A testament to the Passyunk corridor’s Lebanese heritage, this annual festival at St. Moran’s Church provides the opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of a rich immigrant culture.View More
Annual award recognizing those who strive for liberty
October 21View More
The Liberty Medal is awarded by the National Constitution Center to individuals who strive to secure liberty for people all over the world. Recipients include men, women and organizations responsible for shaping and guiding the world.
A Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1956
November 28 – December 31View More
A perfect family outing, the Macy’s Christmas Light Show has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1956. More than 100,000 lights combine to create snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer floating beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain in the Grand Court.
Pop-up park returning for two weekends this October
The Oval, a popular pop-up open-air public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, returns for two weekends in October. After a fantastic summer of family-friendly fun, food trucks, live music and an incredible beer garden, The Oval is returning with an autumn-centric celebration.View More
The world’s oldest relay meet, held annually at the University of Pennsylvania
The nation’s largest and most important amateur track and field event held at the University of Pennsylvania.View More
Antiques and art through the 20th century at the Pennsylvania Convention CenterView More
Find your style in the city’s top shops
The city shows off its fashionable side during The Philadelphia Collection, a week-long celebration of Philadelphia’s fashion and retail community.View More
A city-wide celebration of the cinema
October 16 – 26View More
The Philadelphia Film Festival celebrating its 23rd anniversary this fall with nearly two weeks of films, guests and special events to satisfy even the most ardent cinephile.
Vivid and emotional stories by William Shakespeare
Always contemporary, always relevant, the productions create the vitality of the play and reflect modern day hopes and fears.View More
Fresh air and fresh fare
A new initiative spearheaded by the University City District, the Porch at 30th Street Station attracts both travelers and locals with food trucks, farmers markets and live entertainment.View More
A day of incredible music at Penn’s Landing
Now in its seventh year, The Roots Picnic is bigger and better than ever with a day of incredible and diverse music at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.View More
Three months of ice skating in the shadow of City Hall
Open through February 22View More
The brand-new Dilworth Park has transformed the west side of City Hall into a multi-use public plaza. This winter, the transformation continues — this time, in the form of an awesome ice rink.
First major exhibition in the U.S. for the acclaimed children’s book author
The National Museum of Jewish American History is hosting the first major exhibition in the United States dedicated to the award-winning author/illustrator Ezra Jack Keats from July 19—October 20.View More
Sample some of Philly’s best BBQ outside the ballpark
The annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge pits some of the city’s best BBQ dishes against each other — then has attendees vote on the best. Bonus: It’s all for a good cause.View More
A spring celebration of the culture, craft and cuisine of Japan
Whether it’s enjoying the fragile pink blossoms of 1,000 cherry trees, listening to the thundering beat of a giant Taiko drum, creating origami masterpieces or honing your sushi-making skills, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is the place to celebrate all things Japanese.View More
Philadelphia’s most thought-provoking mid-size theater
The Wilma is serious about theater as art. Think poetic vision. Think metaphor. Think philosophical interpretation of contemporary life.View More
Premiere exhibition at the Barnes Foundation
Experience the works of post-impressionist Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) this summer at the Barnes Foundation. The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne features 21 paintings by the master artist ranging from his early paintings to his late works.View More
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 25 – 26View More
Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the longest running head races in the country.
Compelling new exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum
Uncover 300-years of history and the African experience along in Philadelphia during Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River, a new exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum.View More
One-of-a-kind shopping, human-powered vehicle floats and family-friendly programming
A beloved celebration of Fishtown and Kensington’s many artisans, this festival also works food, drink and live music into the outdoor mix.View More