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  • Seaport Parade of Lights

    A holiday lighting celebration unlike any other in town

    The Seaport Parade of Lights features both pleasure boats and working vessels decked out in fabulous decorations and lights.

    The Seaport Parade of Lights features both pleasure boats and working vessels decked out in fabulous decorations and lights. Before the parade, head to the Independence Seaport Museum, which is hosting the parade, for holiday activities and festivities.

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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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  • Second Saturday

    Taking place on the Second Saturday of every month, this collective East Passyunk effort sees businesses offering special discounts, events and gatherings to encourage neighborhood involvement and fun.

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  • Sesame Place

    Nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning television show, Sesame Street®

    Meet your favorite furry friends at Sesame Place.

    Sesame Place is the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®. For the 2015 season, starting May 2, 2015, Sesame Place is celebrating its 35th birthday!

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  • Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    A complex chapter in American history examined at the National Constitution Center

    Explore the lives of six slave families who lived and worked at Jefferson's Monticello.

    Take a look at the lives of six slave families who were among hundreds of slaves that lived and worked for one of our country’s Founding Fathers during Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello, a powerful exhibition at the National Constitution Center.

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  • Society Hill Playhouse

    Theater for all at one of Philadelphia’s oldest theater halls

    A Performance at Society Hill Playhouse

    This is theater for people who don’t like theater . . . or who think they don’t.

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  • South Street Headhouse Spring Festival

    Massive outdoor street party to celebrate the season

    Celebrate spring with the South Street Headhouse Spring Festival and Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest.

    May 2
    Get out and celebrate the season during the second annual South Street Headhouse Spring Festival

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  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

    Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring

    April 1 – May 31
    At Longwood Gardens, tulips, dogwoods, wisteria, native azaleas, columbines, snapdragons, bluebells and more herald spring’s arrival both indoors and out during the Spring Blooms display, on view through May 31. Breathe in the fresh air and relish the beauty of the gardens, where every day something new bursts into bloom.

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  • St. Padre Pio Festival

    A true Italian street festival

    Few things are more South Philly than the early-fall Padre Pio festival, an outdoor fete featuring tons of food, live music and neighborly excitement.

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Philadelphia’s long-standing celebration of everything Irish

    A Philadelphia tradition since 1771, the St. Patrick's Day Parade — the second oldest in the country — is a celebration not to be missed.

    March 15
    A Philadelphia tradition since 1771, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade — the second oldest in the country — is a celebration not to be missed. Join thousands of spectators on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the Sunday prior to St. Patrick’s Day.

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  • Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Strawberries as far as the eye can see

    The Strawberry Festival at Peddler's Village

    Celebrate spring at Peddler’s Village’s celebrated Strawberry Festival, where festive foods, children’s activities, pie-eating contests and a lively lineup of family entertainment are just some of the weekend’s exciting attractions.

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  • Summer Concert Series
    at Penn’s Landing

    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.

    All summer long, Penn’s Landing is home to exciting live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Super Scooper “All-You-Can-Eat”
    Ice Cream Festival

    Get your fill of sweet treats — for a great cause!

    The annual Ice Cream Festival is every bit as enjoyable as it sounds.

    What better way to raise money for children with leukemia than to eat your favorite kind of ice cream?

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  • Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure

    The 24th annual 5K run/walk to fight breast cancer

    Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure

    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.

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  • Tall Ships Challenge Philadelphia Camden 2015

    The largest sailing event in North America set sail for Philly

    Billowing sails will waft in the breeze when the Tall Ships Challenge Philadelphia Camden 2015 pulls into port.

    June 24-28
    Billowing sails will waft in the breeze when the Tall Ships Challenge Philadelphia Camden 2015 pulls into port. Visitors can catch a glimpse, step aboard and even set sail on the ships, which will dock at Penn’s Landing and the Camden Waterfront.

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  • TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

    One of the most prestigious single day bike races in North America

    TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

    The highest-ranked, longest and richest single day road race in North America

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  • Terror Behind the Walls

    Premier haunted house in Philadelphia’s historic prison

    Terror Behind the Walls

    Open through November 8
    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.

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  • The 1968 Exhibit at the
    National Constitution Center

    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.

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  • The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

    The world’s largest indoor flower show

    Experience Articulture at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.

    February 28-March 8
    The annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show.

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  • The Awesome Fest

    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.

    The Awesome Fest returns for the summer with free movie nights at multiple locations all across Philadelphia.

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  • The Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia

    The Christmas Village in Center City Philadelphia.

    November 27 – December 28
    Philadelphia will once again transform into European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village at Love Park.

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  • The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

    A must-see holiday tradition in the lobby of the Comcast Center

    The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is shown on the massive Comcast Experience Wall.

    Open through January 1
    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.

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  • The Lebanese Festival

    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.

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  • The Liberty Medal at the
    National Constitution Center

    Annual award recognizing those who strive for liberty

    The Liberty Medal is awarded by the National Constitution Center to individuals who strive to secure liberty for people all over the world.

    October 21
    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.

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  • The Macy’s Christmas Light Show
    at Macy’s Center City

    A Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1956

    Macy's Holiday Light show

    Open through December 31
    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.

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  • The Oval

    Pop-up park returning for two weekends this October

    The Oval, an exciting new public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    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.

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  • The Penn Relays

    The world’s oldest relay meet, held annually at the University of Pennsylvania

    A late April tradition, the annual Penn Relay Carnival is now in its 121st year, making it the world’s first and most widely recognized relay meet.

    April 23 – 25
    The Penn Relay Carnival is now in its 121st year and is the world’s first and most widely recognized relay meet. The event draws crowds of 100,000 as spectators know they’ll see the world’s top track athletes compete and begin Olympic careers.

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  • The Philadelphia Antiques Show

    Antiques and art through the 20th century at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Browse antique decorative and fine arts at the Philadelphia Antiques Show. View More
  • The Philadelphia Collection

    Find your style in the city’s top shops

    The Philadelphia Colleciton 2010

    The city shows off its fashionable side during The Philadelphia Collection, a week-long celebration of Philadelphia’s fashion and retail community.

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  • The Philadelphia Film Festival

    A city-wide celebration of the cinema

    Birdman starring Michael Keaton opens the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival.

    October 16 – 26
    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.

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