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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
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
Sunday, November 8, 2015View 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
September 17View 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 8-16, 2015View 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 21-31View 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 30View More
More than 200 restaurants are giving back during the 25th 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 30, 2015View More
Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.
Come face-to-face with full-size, moving dinosaurs
Dinosaurs Unearthed brings a stampede of life-size, roaring, moving, animatronic dinosaurs to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for an incredible family-friendly experience.View More
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 27, 2015View More
The fifth-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 22-28View 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 comes to Philadelphia, featuring more than 20 programs, parties and moreView More
Head indoors to see the Mummers strut at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
January 1View More
A spectacular Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day tradition heads indoors during the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Evening of performing arts and food from Philadelphia’s top restaurants
September 17, 2015View More
Returning for its sixth year, FEASTIVAL, is an evening of spectacular food and incredible performance in support of FringeArts.
31st anniversary of one of Philly’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture
September 13, 2015View More
The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture, bringing together thousands of residents to celebrate 30 years of arts, education and community. The free, family-friendly day is filled with performances, crafts, games and other activities.
Thousands of sparkling fountains dance before your eyes
Longwood Gardens demonstrates its role as a cultural center for the performing arts during its annual Festival of Fountains. Throughout the spring and summer, the Gardens come alive with music, special performances and fantastic fountain displays.View More
Residents on America’s oldest street open their doors for one day only
June 6View More
Get a rare glimpse into a dozen 18th-century private homes of residents on America’s oldest street during Fete Day on Elfreth’s Alley.
Celebrate summer with plenty of “Oohs” and “Aahs”
The entire family will enjoy Longwood Gardens’ light and sound spectacular, a summer tradition at the internationally celebrated gardens.View More
Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia
Friday, October 2, 2015View More
Want proof of Philadelphia’s happening art scene? On the first Friday evening of every month the streets fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries, most of them open from 5 until 9 p.m.
Celebrating the local arts and artists of Bucks County
What’s better than a free evening of local artists and musicians at more than 40 locations in downtown Doylestown?View More
The only festival of its kind dedicated to personal stories from everyday people
November 4 – 15, 2015View More
The only festival of its kind in the world, the 14th annual First Person Arts Festival is a celebration of real life. Artists and everyday people from across the country take part in the annual event, sharing their personal stories and experiences.
Annual riverside celebration of the Fishtown neighborhood
Saturday, October 10, 2015View More
Celebrate fall in the Fishtown neighborhood during the annual RiverCity Fall Festival at scenic Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.