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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
September 10, 2016View More
Philadelphia welcomes back college students during Campus Philly CollegeFest, a day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums.
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing
August 16View More
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.
One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country
Through May 31View More
Now in its 32nd year, the Celebration of Black Arts 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 100 restaurants offering three-course meals for $20-35
January 22-27, 2017 and January 29 – February 3, 2017View More
Center City District Restaurant Week welcomes diners with delicious, budget conscious meals at as many as 120 restaurants for $20-35.
Happiest hours all summer long
Through September 28, 2016View More
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips, when more than 90 bars and restaurants offer discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.
Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia
April 30, 2016View More
Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the fifth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 20 bands performing at five 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 art, entertainment and more
Sunday, Semptember 25, 2016View More
Each year, Chestnut Hill welcomes autumn with the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, a Sunday full of art, entertainment, boutique shopping, alfresco dining and family fun.
A food truck festival with more than 50 vendors
Thursday, October 8, 2015View More
Chinatown’s first-ever Night Market Yè Shì, a nighttime food festival inspired by The Food Trust’s popular events that bring top food trucks and entertainment to rotating neighborhoods every summer and fall, hits the city this October.
Celebrate the holiday season at Peddler’s Village
November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017View 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 1, 2016View More
Over 5,000 holiday lights and Philadelphia’s largest Christmas Tree turn Rittenhouse Square into 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
September 19, 2015View 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.
An upscale vintage and antiques bazaar
January 30-31, 2016View More
The Clover Market attracts shoppers from all over to its beautifully displayed tents of vintage goods and artisan wares.
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
Saturday, September 17, 2016View More
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.
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.
Philadelphia’s city-wide celebration of design and innovation
October 6-14, 2016View 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
May 26 – June 5, 2016View More
Since 1896, the Devon Horse Show has celebrated and showcased equestrians, and what began as a one-day show is now the oldest and largest multi-breed, outdoor equine show in the country.
Dine Out, Fight AIDS
April 14, 2016View More
Nearly 200 restaurants are giving back during the 26th annual Dining Out for Life. During the special evening, participating restaurants will donate one-third of the cost of your meal to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media
Every Wednesday through September 2016View More
Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.
A hot summer festival focusing on a summer classic
July 18View More
Some of the area’s top restaurants and food trucks compete for the title of Top Grill Master during the Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off. And the medium of choice: hot dogs.
Explore Brewerytown and Girard Ave. for a steal
Dollar Days on the Avenue finds businesses along the West Girard Avenue business corridor selling items for $1, $3 and $5 on four Thursday evenings throughout the summer.View More
Seasonal celebration of food, craft beer, shopping and live music
Sunday, September 25, 2016View More
The seventh annual Downingtown Fall Fest welcomes more than 5,000 guests for a day of live music, great food, shopping and craft beer from Victory Brewing Company.
Vendors, music and more
September 12-13, 2015View More
Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.
South Philly, start your engines
July 26View More
A true shoutout to South Philly’s sock-hoppin’ heritage, this annual fam-friendly summer event brings together revelers, food, music and some of the hottest classic American cars you’ve ever seen.
Eat and explore East Passyunk’s fantastic dining scene
February 21-27, 2016View More
East Passyunk Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to explore the fantastic dining scene in one of Philadelphia’s most popular neighborhoods.
The global LGBT event returns to Philadelphia for its 22nd anniversary
The global LGBT event returns to Philadelphia, featuring four days of panel discussions and special events focused on promoting LGBT equality.View More