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An immersive garden-wide after-dark installation
August 3 – October 29, 2016View More
The chance to see stunning sights at Longwood Gardens will continue after dark in the summer and fall of 2016 with the return of the immersive after-dark-only installation Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience.
A first-of-its-kind exhibit on gay rights
Through January 3, 2016View More
Speaking Out for Equality: The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center explores the gay-rights movement through the constitutional “conversations” that have framed the struggle for equality.
American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920
Open through May 24View More
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, a new exhibition examining when the world of art and the world of gardening met at the turn of the 20th century.
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street friends
November 19, 2016-January 1, 2017 (select dates)View More
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and rides.
The largest collegiate regatta in the United States
May 13-14, 2016View More
The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is a two-day race held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.
Feel the magic of the holiday season at Adventure Aquarium in Camden
Through December 30, 2016View More
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season during Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration. Get into the yuletide spirit with Scuba Santa and his elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — and, of course, plenty of sharks, fish and sea turtles.
Philadelphia’s largest outdoor celebration of Puerto Rican and Latino heritage
Sunday, October 4, 2015View More
Join hundreds of spectators on the streets of Philadelphia for a day of music, dancing and fabulous floats during the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Weekend celebration of the orchard harvest in Bucks County
November 5-6, 2016View More
Apple pies, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters, caramel apples – find these treats and more during the annual Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village.
Take an award-winning stroll through Philadelphia
Explore Philadelphia’s architectural past, present and future during an award-winning guided walking tour with the Preservation Alliance.View More
Land of the free, home of the game
Saturday, December 12, 2015View More
The Army-Navy game makes its return to Philadelphia in 2015. Cadets from West Point and and Midshipmen from Annapolis will square off at Lincoln Financial Field for the 116th matchup between the historic rivals.
Historic soccer rivalry at the home of the Philadelphia Union
Tuesday, November 3, 2015View More
The Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy will continue their historic rivalry as they commemorate their 82nd meeting in men’s soccer with a return to PPL Park.
Annual affordable artwork sale and festival from InLiquid
June 3-5, 2016View More
Enhance your personal art collection without breaking the bank at InLiquid’s annual Art for the Cash Poor, a block party-style art show and sale.
Experience the creation of art along the Schuylkill River
Artists from around the country will showcase their creative process along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Banks during Art in the Open.View More
High-quality handmade goods from local and national artists
May 7-8, 2016View More
One of Philly’s finest craft fairs, Art Star Craft Bazaar features dozens of local and national artists selling high-quality, handmade goods.
Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more
September 10 – November 20, 2016View More
Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors, and the Chrysanthemum Festival, when more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums take over Longwood’s four-acre conservatory.
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
September 8, 2016View More
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.
Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist
Discover more than 40 works from Philadelphia-born artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.View More
Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution
July 16, 2016View More
Grab a pitchfork and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or a royalist, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French at Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary.
Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema
August 4-7, 2016View More
Now in its fifth year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.
Celebrate the 50’s horror/sci-fi classic where it was filmed
July 8-10, 2016View More
Every July, cult film fans flock to the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville for Blobfest, a three-day horror extravaganza.
An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall
October 15, 2016View 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 weeklong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses
June 9-16, 2016View More
Celebrate Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, during the Rosenbach Museum’s Bloomsday celebration.
A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street
May 1, 2016View More
The Blue Cross Broad Street Run draws more than 35,000 participants to run a 10-mile, point-to-point course that travels from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.
Philadelphia’s first outdoor roller rink and a seasonal favorite at Penn’s Landing
Through September 5, 2016View More
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is the home of warm-weather fun, with a roller rink, a boathouse-styled Lodge, a play area for kids, food and drink options and summer events.
Seasonal park on the Delaware River Waterfront
November 25, 2016 – March 5, 2017View More
A winterized riverfront park, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a majestic holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, a kids’ lodge with arcade games and more.
A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County
July 16-17View More
July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.
Celebrate the 2015 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.
May 30View More
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.
Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects
August 8 – 9View More
Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Celebrating 100 years and 1,000 buildings of Frank Furness
One part Civil War hero, one part architectural adventurer, 100 percent Philadelphian — Frank Furness provides the focus of the current exhibition at PAFA, Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art, part of a citywide celebration of the 100th anniversary of his death.View More