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Celebrate the 50’s horror/sci-fi classic where it was filmed
Every July, cult film fans flock to the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville for Blobfest, a three-day horror extravaganza.View More
An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall
Saturday, October 11View More
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.
A daylong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses
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.View More
A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street
The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.View More
Holiday seasonal park on the Delaware River Waterfront
Open through March 1View More
The Delaware River Waterfront is getting into the holiday spirit with the opening of the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Expanding on the annual Blue Cross RiverRink and last year’s holiday seasonal winter garden, the Waterfront Winterfest, the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is one of Philadelphia’s must-see holiday experiences.
A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County
July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.View More
A striking and rare look at the anatomy of the animal kingdom
Open through April 12View More
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.
Celebrate the 2014 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
October 4 to 5View More
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.
Art, food, music and more right on 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.View More
Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects
Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University.View More
Four days of 4th of July celebrations just across the river
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.View More
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.View More
Infamous imagery on display at the National Constitution Center
View one of the most comprehensive collections of influential images during Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs at the National Constitution Center.View More
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on 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.View More
One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country
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.View More
More than 120 restaurants offering three-course meals from $20-35
Center City District Restaurant Week returns this winter with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 100 restaurants from $20-35.View More
Happiest hours all summer long
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips — discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.View More
Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia
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.View More
Celebrating America’s pastime at the National Museum of American Jewish History
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.View More
A picturesque fall festival of food, art, music and more
Sunday, October 5View 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.
Celebrate the holiday season at Peddler’s Village
November 27 – December 28View More
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.
Illuminating Rittenhouse Square for the holidays
December 1View More
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.
A free community celebration in West Philadelphia
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.View More
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.View More
The stars of folk music shine every summer in King of Prussia
Concerts Under The Stars sure sounds romantic, and this long-running outdoor concert series does have its share of romantic folksingers.View More
Celebrate with special events and free admission to the Constitution Center
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.View More
Celebrate Día de Muertos with South Street and The Magic Gardens
November 2View More
The South Street neighborhood and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens team up to celebrate Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, with a parade and festival on Sunday, November 2.
Top breweries and live music on the waterfront at PPL Park
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.View More
Philadelphia’s city-wide celebration of design and innovation
October 9 – 17View More
Every fall, the city celebrates the historic role of design in the region while showcasing the innovation yet to come during DesignPhiladelphia.
The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States
The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United StatesView More