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  • Philadelphia’s Historic District
    Block Party

    A free, seven-hour-long, main street-style celebration on Independence Mall

    Get ready for July 4th with Philadelphia's Historic District Block Party on July 3.

    Monday, July 3, 2017
    The Wawa Welcome America! festival continues its week-long celebration of Independence Day with Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party on Monday, July 3.

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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 2-11, 2017
    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 On Independence 2017

    FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall

    The Philly POPS return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS On Independence, a FREE patriotic concert at Independence Hall.

    Monday, July 3, 2017
    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 6, 2017
    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

    Dozens of bars and restaurants participate in Philly Wine Week each year.

    March 22-29, 2018
    Philly Wine Week returns for its fifth year of wine-centric events, parties and specials at dozens of participating venues throughout Philadelphia during an eight-day span of libations.

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  • Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest 2017

    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 will celebrates the city's signature foods.

    September 23, 2017
    Held at Citizens Bank Park, home to the Philadelphia Phillies, Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest celebrates 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 October 2017
    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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  • PIFA Street Fair

    Live entertainment, performers, food and more in the middle of Broad Street

    The PIFA Street Fair opens up Broad Street for a day-long celebration packed with festive events and public performances.

    April 23, 2016
    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.

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  • Pig Iron Theatre Company

    Exuberant dance, clown, theater ensemble

    Pig Iron Theatre Company's Welcome to Yuba City

    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.

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  • Plazapalooza 2016

    Graduate Hospital alfresco festival returns with food, beer, live music and family fun

    Plazapalooza, Graduate Hospital's alfresco festival, returns to Grays Ferry Triangle on May 16 with beer, live music, family fun, food and more.

    May 14, 2016
    Plazapalooza, Graduate Hospital’s alfresco festival, returns to Grays Ferry Triangle on April 30 with beer, live music, family fun, food and more.

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  • PoliticalFest

    A unique celebration of our nation’s history, government and the road to the White House

    PoliticalFest brings to the Convention Center a one-of-a-kind exhibit of our nation's political history.

    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.

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  • POST – Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

    Local artists take you behind-the-scenes of their work

    POST logo

    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.

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  • PrideDay LGBT Parade and Festival

    Philadelphia’s annual walk of Gay Pride

    More than 10,000 people and 150 vendors come out for Pride Day LGBT Parade and Festival in June.

    June 16-18, 2017
    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.

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  • QFest

    Cinematic reflections of the gay and lesbian experience

    Get cinematic at Philly's QFest

    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.

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  • Radio One Music & Entertainment Conference

    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.

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  • Reading Terminal Market’s Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

    Annual celebration of tasty traditions

    Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the historic Reading Terminal Market.

    August 6 – 8
    Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the historic Reading Terminal Market.

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  • Reading Terminal Market
    Harvest Festival

    Head to an urban farm, complete with fall treats and a real tractor

    Reading Terminal Market is one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and on October 18, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival.

    Saturday, October 15, 2016
    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.

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  • Revolutionary Germantown Festival

    A special day to discover America’s history along Germantown Avenue

    Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates the rich history of the Germantown neighborhood and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown.

    Saturday, October 7, 2017
    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.

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  • Rittenhouse Fine Craft Fair

    From common objects come masterpieces of artistic expression

    Each spring and fall, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen presents the Rittenhouse Fine Craft Fair.

    October 13-15, 2017
    Presented by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, the biannual Rittenhouse Fine Craft Fair celebrates the work of innovative craftspeople who take everyday items and transform them into masterpieces of useful artistic expressions.

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  • Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

    Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival

    Wander among the crowd at the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival.

    May 20, 2017
    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.

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  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

    “Circle the Square” with fine art

    The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show welcomes more than 100 artists from the Philadelphia area and beyond.

    September 15-17, 2016
    Now in its 90th year, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show has the long-running distinction of being the nation’s oldest outdoor original artwork show.

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  • Riverfront Ramble

    Largest riverfront festival in Delaware County

    The popular Food Festival at Marcus Hook

    A full day of concerts, food and fun more on the Chester riverfront.

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  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K

    13.1- and 3.1-mile races followed by free concerts

    The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in September, bringing together fitness and music.

    September 16-17, 2017
    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.

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  • Rotorfest at the American Helicopter Museum

    A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole family

    A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole family

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  • San Mateo Carnavalero

    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.

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  • Scarecrow Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Scare up some fun during this Bucks County tradition

    Scarecrow Festival at Peddler's Village

    September 16-17, 2017
    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.

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  • Screenings Under The Stars
    Summer Movie Series at
    Penn’s Landing

    A free movie series at Penn’s Landing in July and August

    Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn's Landing.

    Thursdays in July and August 2017
    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!

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  • Second Friday

    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.

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