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Attraction Name Price Neighborhood
Caribbean Festival

The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing

121 N. Columbus Boulevard
The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Penn's Landing / Delaware River Waterfront, Old City
Making A Classic Modern:
Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for
the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Learn more about the major renovation and expansion for the city’s iconic structure

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square
BlackStar Film Festival

Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema

3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, University City
Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

The 8th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village

39th Street and E. Powelton Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neighborhoods:
Penn’s Landing

A hub of family-friendly activity throughout the year

101 Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Penn's Landing / Delaware River Waterfront, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Old City, Society Hill
Screenings Under The Stars
Summer Movie Series at Penn’s Landing

A free movie series at Penn’s Landing in July and August

101 Columbus Boulevard
The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Penn's Landing / Delaware River Waterfront, Old City, Society Hill
Bastille Day Festival
at Eastern State Penitentiary

Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution

2124 Fairmount Avenue
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Fairmount
The Awesome Fest

8 weeks of free outdoor movie screenings in parks across the city

2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square, University City
Philly POPS! On Independence 2014

One of Philadelphia’s most popular July 4th traditions moves to the Kimmel Center this year

Broad and Spruce streets Philadelphia, PA 19102

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Avenue of the Arts, Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square West
Art for the Cash Poor

Annual affordable artwork sale and festival at InLiquid

Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Neighborhoods: Fishtown
The World Is an Apple:
The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne

Premiere exhibition at the Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square
Manayunk Arts Festival

One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region celebrates 25 years

Main Street and Levering Street
(Festival is along Main Street from Carson to Shurs Lane)
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Neighborhoods: North West, Manayunk
Bloomsday at the Rosenbach

A daylong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

2008-2010 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA 19103

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square
Center City District Sips

Happiest hours all summer long

Locations vary
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Avenue of the Arts, Center City East, Center City West, Rittenhouse Square
Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

At the races

Trenton Avenue and Norris Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Neighborhoods: Fishtown
Celebration of Black Writing

One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country

628 S. 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Graduate Hospital
Art in the Open

Experience the creation of art along the Schuylkill River

Schuylkill Banks
Philadelphia, PA

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square, North Philadelphia, Fairmount Park
The Roots Picnic

A day of incredible music at Penn’s Landing

Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Neighborhoods:
Center City Jazz Festival

Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia

Various locations

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Midtown Village
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love
at the Perelman Building

First retrospective for the influential 1980s designer

2525 Pennsylvania Ave Philadelphia, PA 19130

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square
Dinosaurs Unearthed at the
Academy of Natural Sciences

Come face-to-face with full-size, moving dinosaurs

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square
Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza in University City

3680 Walnut Street
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neighborhoods: University City, West, West Philly
The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show

12th and Arch Streets
The Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
at the Barnes Foundation

Groundbreaking new exhibition examining history, race, slavery and commerce

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square
Longwood Gardens Christmas

Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration

1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Neighborhoods:
KAWS @ PAFA

Influential pop artist transforms Historic Landmark Building

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Avenue of the Arts, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square
Barbara Chase-Riboud : The Malcolm X Steles

Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Infamous imagery on display at the National Constitution Center

525 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Independence National Historical Park
What We Sow

Mural Arts Program explores the future of heirloom foods

Various locations around Philadelphia

Neighborhoods:
Philly Art Experience
at Bridgette Mayer Gallery

Massive contemporary arts exhibition to benefit BalletX

709 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhoods: Center City Philadelphia, Old City, Society Hill, Washington Square West
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