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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
Saturday, June 4, 2016View 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, April 1, 2016View 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.
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 24, 2016View More
Held in the springtime, Flavors of the Avenue brings dozens of East Passyunk restaurants and businesses together in one spot for a neighborhood celebration of food and more.
A Philadelphia-centric market offering vintage and antique wares
July 11 – October 24View 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
Through December 31, 2015View More
Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer will fill historic Franklin Square all season long for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show.
April 30, 2016View More
Go West! Craft Fest is an annual gathering of many 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
A magical celebration of wizards and Quidditch
October 21-22, 2016View More
There will be wizardry and wonder in the air this October as Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival.
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 29-30, 2016View More
Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the longest running head races in the country.
Contemporary art in forgotten city sites
Find beauty amongst the abandoned, obscure and inaccessible sites around Philadelphia during the second annual Hidden City Festival.View More
Explore the city’s landmarks that time forgot
Explore the city’s landmarks that time forgot during this month-long festivalView More
The Camden Children’s Garden sparkles with holiday spirit
Enjoy a magical holiday tradition on the Camden waterfront at the Holiday Festival of Lights.View More
A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history after hours
May 27 – October 22, 2016View More
Prepare yourself for a V.I.P. night…Colonial style! Enjoy a delicious, three-course meal at historic City Tavern, before heading out on an evening of adventure.
Sunset bike race through streets of downtown West Chester
August 8View More
Hundreds of cyclists, including national professionals and locals, will challenge themselves on the streets of downtown West Chester during the 10th annual Iron Hill Twilight Criterium.
14th annual arts festival will include 60 artists and a beer tent
September 20View More
Local artists, musicians, and vendors will pack the streets of Jenkintown for an afternoon of fun during the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts.
Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace
July 4View More
Independence Day in Philadelphia kicks-off with a series of inspirational events in Historic Philadelphia including Celebration of Freedom and the Independence Day Parade featuring more than 6,000 participants from around the country.
Where to watch fireworks during July 4th celebration in Philadelphia
July 4, 2016View More
When it comes to celebrating America’s birthday, nobody rocks it like America’s birthplace: Philadelphia. And 2015—the country’s 239th birthday—will be no exception.
Annual festival in Historic Germantown celebrating African American freedom
June 20View More
Historic Germantown celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, with its seventh annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 20.
Influential pop artist transforms Historic Landmark Building
The historic home of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will be transformed as the Brooklyn-based pop artist KAWS arrives in Philadelphia.View More
A spring run through Chester County
May 16View More
Serious runners, biathletes and weekend warriors will find the right kind of challenge at the Kennett Run, a family-friendly event held each year in the charming and historic borough of Kennett Square.
All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”
September 10-11, 2016View More
Mushroom lovers across the nation converge in historic Kennett Square each year on the weekend after Labor Day. They come to celebrate the humble fungi known as the mushroom at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, a two-day festival of food and family fun.
Eccentric design competition and community arts festival featuring human-powered floats
Saturday, May 21, 2016View More
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival is one of the city’s quirkiest spring events, presenting a day-long celebration of the creative spirit and community pride with a parade of human-powered, handmade floats.
A week-long celebration of crafts, food, music and folk life
June 27 – July 5View More
Bring your family to enjoy the finest in traditional crafts, food, music and folk life. Good, old-fashioned fun and non-stop entertainment happens every day, all week at the Kutztown Festival.