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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
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 beginning May 6View 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
Twenty of the area’s top restaurants and food trucks compete for the title of Top Grill Master during the Third Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off. And the medium of choice: hot dogs.View More
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
South Philly, start your engines
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.View More
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
Returning for its fifth year, FEASTIVAL, is an evening of spectacular food and incredible performance in support of FringeArts.View More
31st anniversary of one of Philly’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture
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.View More
May 24 – September 1: 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
June 5View 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 – 15View More
The only festival of its kind in the world, the 13th 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 11View More
Celebrate fall in the Fishtown neighborhood during the annual RiverCity Fall Festival at scenic Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Just keep swimming
Held each spring in Penn Treaty Park, this family friendly gathering is designed to celebrate Fishtown’s seafaring heritage.View More
The annual springtime taste of Passyunk’s restaurant row
April 26View More
Held in the springtime, Flavors is a high-energy outdoor event that sees dozens of East Passyunk businesses serving their best stuff in a festival environment.
A Philadelphia-centric market offering vintage and antique wares
November 15 – December 20View More
The Philadelphia-centric Franklin Flea market supplies Philadelphia shoppers with its curated selection of vintage and antique wares throughout the year.
Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin
Open through December 31View More
Winter nights are joyfully brighter this holiday season with Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle, a free holiday nighttime light show that’s bigger and brighter than ever in 2014.
International celebration in the city
Philadelphia goes worldwide during GlobalPhilly 2013, an internationally focused exposition of multicultural events and activities in the greater Philadelphia region.View More
April 25View More
Go West! Craft Fest is an annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople that allows shoppers to discover new creators of clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.
Free, 12-hour walking tour past more than 200 city attractions
Spend 12-hours exploring more than 200 historic and iconic city locations during the free Great Tour of Philadelphia.View More