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  • Bloktoberfest

    An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall

    Celebrate autumn during Bloktoberfest on South Street

    Saturday, October 11
    Taking over a stretch of western South Street every autumn, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.

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  • Bloomsday at the Rosenbach

    A daylong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

    The Bloomsday festivities underway outside the Rosenbach Museum.

    This year marks the 106th anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, with the Rosenbach Museum’s day-long celebration of Bloomsday.

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  • Blue Cross Broad Street Run

    A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street

    The Broad Street Run

    The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.

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  • Blue Cross RiverRink

    20th anniversary of a Philadelphia wintertime tradition at Penn’s Landing

    Blue Cross RiverRink

    Lace up your ice skates and celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Blue Cross RiverRink, an Olympic-sized ice rink at Penn’s Landing that is a waterfront winter tradition.

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  • Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival
    at Peddler’s Village

    A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County

    Enjoy a family-friendly weekend of blueberries and bluegrass music at Peddler's Village.

    July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.

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  • Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at the Franklin Institute

    A striking and rare look at the anatomy of the animal kingdom

    The Franklin Institute is the only East Coast stop for Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

    Open through April 12
    Get a literal look inside the animal kingdom as Body Worlds returns to the Franklin Institute. Housed in the new Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out features a rare and unprecedented view of the anatomy of nature with more than 100 specimens including sharks, goats, ostriches, a giraffe and even a giant squid.

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  • Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival

    Celebrate the 2014 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

    Paradocx Vineyard is one of six wineries and vineyards taking part in this year's Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival.

    October 4 to 5
    As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.

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  • Brewerytown Spring Festival

    Art, food, music and more right on Girard Ave.

    This year, the Brewerytown Spring Festival takes over three blocks of Girard Ave.

    The annual Brewerytown Spring Festival transforms the 2600 to 2800 blocks of West Girard Avenue into a colorful and tasty street festival celebrating art, food and music.

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  • Bug Fest at the
    Academy of Natural Sciences

    Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects

    Discover the world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

    Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University.

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  • Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival

    Four days of 4th of July celebrations just across the river

    Freedom Fest includes the Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks celebration, the largest fireworks display in the region.

    Celebrate America’s 238th birthday with the free, four-day Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival featuring live music, special events, contests, food, a Festival Beer Garden featuring Flying Fish Brewery and much more.

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  • Campus Philly CollegeFest

    A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums

    College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 27.

    College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 27.

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  • Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs

    Infamous imagery on display at the National Constitution Center

    Famous photo of soldiers raising an American flag at Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal, winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize

    View one of the most comprehensive collections of influential images during Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs at the National Constitution Center.

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  • Caribbean Festival

    The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing

    The Caribbean Festival takes place at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

    Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.

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  • Celebration of Black Writing

    One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country

    Discover the history of Chicken Bone Beach on the Jersey shore during Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Writing.

    Now in its 30th year, the Celebration of Black Writing is one of the oldest African-American literary events in the country. Hosted by Art Sanctuary, the month-long celebration features events appealing to all ages, backgrounds and interests.

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  • Center City District Restaurant Week

    More than 120 restaurants offering three-course meals from $20-35

    Center City District Restaurant Week returns this September with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 120 restaurants, including Mercato.

    Center City District Restaurant Week returns this winter with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 100 restaurants from $20-35.

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  • Center City District Sips

    Happiest hours all summer long

    The Plaza Cafe at Table 31 participates in Center City Sips.

    Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips — discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.

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  • Center City Jazz Festival

    Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia

    Chris' Jazz Cafe is one of four venues hosting the Center City Jazz Festival.

    Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the third annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 16 bands performing at four Center City venues.

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  • Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

    Celebrating America’s pastime at the National Museum of American Jewish History

    Hank Greenburg hits a third inning homerun on April 29, 1947.

    Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American at the National Museum of American Jewish History is the first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of baseball with the story of immigration and integration into American life.

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  • Chestnut Hill Fall For The Arts Festival

    A picturesque fall festival of food, art, music and more

    Each year, Chestnut Hill welcomes autumn with the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, a Sunday full of art, music, great food, boutique shopping and family fun.

    Sunday, October 5
    Each year, Chestnut Hill welcomes autumn with the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, a Sunday full of art, music, great food, boutique shopping and family fun.

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  • Christmas In Peddler’s Village

    Celebrate the holiday season at Peddler’s Village

    Good times for the whole family at Peddler's Village

    Visit Peddler’s Village in beautiful Bucks County to celebrate the holidays! With more than 70 specialty shops — perfect for your holiday shopping — and eight restaurants, you will love the Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations.

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  • Christmas Tree Lighting in Rittenhouse Square

    Rittenhouse Square Gets Illuminated for the Holidays

    The holiday lights of Rittenhouse Square

    Over 5,000 holiday lights and Philadelphia’s largest Christmas Tree turn Rittenhouse Square one of Center City’s most festive public spaces for the holidays.

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  • Clark Park Music and Arts Festival

    A free community celebration in West Philadelphia

    Celebrate music and the arts in Clark Park.

    A West Philadelphia tradition for more than 40 years, the Clark Park Music and Arts Festival is a free, day-long community celebration held every summer and fall.

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  • Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square Summer Concert Series

    The series celebrates 24 years in 2014

    Rock out in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual “Concerts in the Park” series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.

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  • Concerts Under the Stars

    The stars of folk music shine every summer in King of Prussia

    Concerts Under the Stars

    Concerts Under The Stars sure sounds romantic, and this long-running outdoor concert series does have its share of romantic folksingers.

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  • Constitution Day

    Celebrate with special events and free admission to the Constitution Center

    Admission to the National Constitution Center is free on Constitution Day.

    Constitution Day, held at the Constitution Center in Old City, features special events, educational activities, timely constitutional conversations with federal judges and an inspiring naturalization ceremony.

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  • Delaware River Craft Brewfest

    Top breweries and live music on the waterfront at PPL Park

    Enjoy an afternoon on the Plaza at PPL Park for the inaugural Delaware River Craft Brewfest.

    Beer lovers should head to PPL Park, the home of the Philadelphia Union, for a day of craft beer on the waterfront during the inaugural Delaware River Craft Brewfest.

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  • DesignPhiladelphia

    Philadelphia’s city-wide celebration of design and innovation

    The Design Philadelphia logo

    October 9 – 17
    Every fall, the city celebrates the historic role of design in the region while showcasing the innovation yet to come during DesignPhiladelphia.

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  • Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

    The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States

    Devon Horse Show

    The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States

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  • Dining Out For Life

    Dine Out, Fight AIDS

    Dining at Cuba Libre

    More than 150 restaurants in the region are giving back during the 24th annual Dining Out for Life benefiting those suffering from HIV and AIDS.

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  • Dining Under the Stars

    Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media

    Stroll, shop and dine on State Street in Media during Dining Under the Stars.

    Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.

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