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A magical celebration of wizards and Quidditch
October 16-17View More
There will be wizardry and wonder in the air this October as Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival.
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
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.View More
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 4View 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 12-13, 2015View 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.
Off-beat design competition and community arts festival
May 16View More
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival is the new name for one of the city’s quirkiest spring events. Formerly two events, the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kensington Kinetic Derby, is a day-long celebration of the creative spirit and community pride.
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.
The 9th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village
July 18View More
Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 8th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.
Philadelphia’s annual walk of Gay Pride
June 14View More
Held every year in June during Nation Gay Pride Month, the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival brings more than 25,000 participators to Philadelphia for a march down Broad Street and a party at Penn’s Landing.
Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration
Open through January 11View More
No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 500,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love.
Making Philadelphia’s great public spaces even better
Philadelphia’s third annual “LOVE Your Park Week” allows residents to pitch in and help clean up some of Philadelphia’s 10,000-acre park system — and then enjoy the spaces with festivals, family-friendly days and more.View More
A flower-filled tradition at Macy’s Grand Court
March 22-April 4View More
Surround yourself with spring blooms during the annual Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Center City.
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 5-6, 2015View More
Beyonce is coming back to Philadelphia for the 2015 Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.
Daylong “do it yourself” music festival across the city
Celebrate the first day of summer with beautiful music during Make Music Philly, a free, daylong, “do it yourself” festival.View More
Learn more about the major renovation and expansion the for city’s iconic structure
Explore the scope of architect Frank Gehry’s ambitious, multi-phase project that will see both major and minor enhancements to the interior and exterior of the Philadelphia Museum of Art over the next decade.View More
One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region celebrates 25 years
June 20-21View More
One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the Delaware Valley, the Manayunk Arts Festival draws thousands of people to its historic Main Street for a two-day festival of arts, crafts, music, food and more.
Biannual dining celebration on Main Street Manayunk
Festival: April 12; Restaurant Week: April 12-24View More
Manayunk celebrates its diverse dining scene during the bi-annual Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival & Restaurant Week.
Broadway touring shows in Philadelphia’s Center City
The Merriam Theater keeps with the Broadway touring tradition by importing recent hits and long running musicals for runs of varying length in Philadelphia.View More
Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street
Saturday, October 3View More
Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events.
Sip, savor and stroll along Germantown Avenue
September 17View More
Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare, an evening of food and fun along Germantown Avenue.
Special events in the “City of Murals” all month-long
October marks Mural Arts Month for the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program.View More
Challenging preconceptions of Native American culture at the Penn Museum
Discover a living tapestry of nations with distinct stories, identities, and contemporary leaders at the Penn Museum’s newest exhibit Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now.View More