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Philadelphia celebrates its beer-drinking roots with a week-long festival
June 2-11, 2017View 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 2-18, 2016 (select dates)View More
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.
FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall
Sunday, July 3, 2016View 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 28 – May 6, 2017View 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.
Toasts and wine-learning events at venues all around town
March 19-26, 2017View More
Philly Wine Week returns for its fourth year of wine-centric events, parties and specials at over 50 participating venues throughout Philadelphia during an eight-day span of libations.
Day-long celebration of the city’s signature eats at Citizen Bank Park
September 23, 2017View More
Held at Citizens Bank Park, home to the Philadelphia Phillies, Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest 2016 will celebrate the city’s signature foods.
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
Two temporary outdoor escapes with food, beer and more
Spring 2017 (TBA)View More
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Gardens are back, transforming two outdoor areas into a gorgeous, landscaped community spaces.
Live entertainment, performers, food and more in the middle of Broad Street
April 23, 2016View More
As the culminating event of the 15-day Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2016 PIFA Street Fair brings a day-long celebration to the heart of Philadelphia.
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 14, 2016View More
Plazapalooza, Graduate Hospital’s alfresco festival, returns to Grays Ferry Triangle on April 30 with beer, live music, family fun, food and more.
A unique celebration of our nation’s history, government and the road to the White House
In celebration of the Democratic National Convention that will be hosted in Philadelphia in July of 2016, the Pennsylvania Convention Center presents PoliticalFest, a unique celebration of our nation’s history, government and the road to the White House.View 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
Philadelphia’s annual walk of Gay Pride
Sunday, June 18, 2017View More
Held every year in June during Nation Gay Pride Month, the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival brings more than 25,000 participators to Philadelphia for a march down Broad Street and a party at Penn’s Landing.
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 15, 2016View More
Reading Terminal Market is undoubtedly one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and this autumn, 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 1, 2016View 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.
Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival
May 20, 2017View More
One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.
“Circle the Square” with fine art
September 16-18, 2016View More
Now in its 89th year, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show has the long-running distinction of being the nation’s oldest outdoor original artwork show.
Largest riverfront festival in Delaware County
A full day of concerts, food and fun more on the Chester riverfront.View More
13.1- and 3.1-mile races followed by free concerts
September 17-18, 2016View More
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K 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.
A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole family
A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole familyView More
An annual Mexican fiesta commemorating the Battle of Puebla
A springtime tradition honoring victory at the Battle of Puebla, Carnaval de Puebla features a raucous, joyful parade of vibrant costumed dancers, who march from Deep South Philly’s Mexican neighborhoods and convene for a large outdoor party on Washington Avenue.View More
Scare up some fun during this Bucks County tradition
September 17-18, 2016View More
You’ll have a scary good time at the Annual Scarecrow Festival and Competition in Peddler’s Village, a fall family tradition in Bucks County.
A free movie series at Penn’s Landing in July and August
Thursdays in July and August 2016View More
Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn’s Landing. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a great summer treat!
Wander the streets of Powelton
A play on the “First Friday” art event that takes over Old City each month, Powelton’s Second Friday is a regular community-building event that places the spotlight on a lineup local artists, restaurants and entertainers.View More
Art exhibition highlighting endangered species with unconventional materials
Through October 31, 2015View More
The Philadelphia Zoo is getting a few rare additions in 2015. A dozen artists from around the world are creating ingenious and larger-than-life sculptures of endangered animals using recycled, reusued and repurposed materials for Second Nature: Junk Rethunk.