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Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more
Open through November 23View 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
June 25View 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 11View 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
July 30-August 2View More
Now in its fourth 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 10-12View 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
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 weeklong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses
June 9-16View 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 3View More
The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.
Philadelphia’s first outdoor roller rink opens this summer at Penn’s Landing
Now openView More
For the first time, the area that housed the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will transform into Summerfest, a warm-weather edition 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
Opens November 27View More
The Delaware River Waterfront is getting into the winter spirit with the opening of the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Building off the success of the summer’s Spruce Street Harbor Park, the revamped seasonal attraction features ice skating, food and drink, shopping and family-fun on the waterfront.
A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County
July 11-12View 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 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.
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
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
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
Through May 31View More
Now in its 31st 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.
More than 120 restaurants offering three-course meals from $20-35
August 2-7 and 9-14View More
Center City District Restaurant Week welcomes diners with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 120 restaurants from $20-35.
Happiest hours all summer long
Through September 2View More
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips, when over 90 bars and restaurants offer discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.
Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia
April 25View More
Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the fourth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 16 bands performing at four Center City venues.
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.
Philadelphia’s official kick-off to the holiday season
The dramatic City Hall Lighting Spectacular on December 2 will feature a dazzling display of holiday lights projected directly on the building — and the lighting of the City Hall holiday tree.View More
A free community celebration in West Philadelphia
June 20View More
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.
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