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Philadelphia has a particular penchant for the performing and visual arts. From the city’s authentic jazz clubs to the oldest art museum in the county to the storied Avenue of the Arts, the region’s creative side expresses itself through hundreds of music venues, art galleries and theaters.
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- Made In America Music Festival
- Hedgerow Theatre
- Independence After Hours
- Electric Factory
- Art for the Cash Poor
- Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival
- Philadelphia International Cycling Classic
- Bloomsday in Philadelphia
- Go West! Craft Fest
- XPoNential Music Festival
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Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 3-4, 2016View More
The Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, is set to return in 2016.
Challenging theater in an 1840s gristmill
Hedgerow offers the opportunity to watch emerging actors grow under the mentoring experience of veteran actors and directors.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.
Supplying live music to Philadelphia for decades
One of the larger venues in Philadelphia, the Electric Factory draws national acts that attract crowds to the 2,600-person-capacity room. Standing room at stage level is typically all-ages, while a balcony with unbeatable views and a full bar accommodates the 21-plus crowd.View More
Annual affordable artwork sale and festival from InLiquid
June 3-5, 2016View More
Enhance your personal art collection without breaking the bank at InLiquid’s annual Art for the Cash Poor, a block party-style art show and sale.
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.
World-famous bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall
June 5, 2016View More
Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.
A weeklong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses
June 9-16, 2016View More
Celebrate Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, during the Rosenbach Museum’s Bloomsday celebration.
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.
Three amazing days filled with music from both local and national performers
July 22-24, 2016View More
Experience three amazing days of great music and family fun at the annual XPoNential Music Festival on the Camden Riverfront. Produced by WXPN, the musical extravaganza features performances by 30 local and national artists on three stages.
Serenity and elegance in Fairmount Park
Explore 1.2 acres of serenity and elegance in Fairmount Park, full of landscaped gardens alongside a ceremonial tea house and koi pond.View More
Centuries of religious artifacts in a modern castle
Centuries of religious artifacts and history lay within this beautiful neo-Romanesque castle located in Montgomery County.View More
1976 sculpture by Robert Indiana
The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall. Installed in 1976, LOVE was briefly snatched away in 1978, but popular demand brought it back where it belongs.View More
Beautiful professional performances and dance education for all ages
Koresh Dance Company offers both breathtaking performance-viewing opportunities of its professional dance troupe, as well as interactive classes catered to all styles and levels at its School of Dance.View More
More than 100 bronze plaques pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area
Take a walk down Broad Street and view over 100 bronze plaques that pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area.View More