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Outdoor Events & Festivals
Whether you’re looking for the tantalizing smells and sounds of an outdoor festival, the off-beat challenge of an orienteering competition, or the chance to measure yourself against some of the nation’s best athletes in an elite sporting event, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Philadelphia and The Countryside.
Largest riverfront festival in Delaware County
A full day of concerts, food and fun more on the Chester riverfront.
One of the most prestigious single day bike races in North America
The highest-ranked, longest and richest single day road race in North America
A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street
May 7, 2017
The Blue Cross Broad Street Run draws more than 35,000 participants to run a 10-mile, point-to-point course that travels from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.
Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival
May 20, 2017View More
One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.
Enjoy a weekend of authentic Italian American culture in South Philadelphia
May 20-21, 2017View More
Celebrating more than a 100 years in operation, the Italian Market in South Philadelphia brings back its annual 9th Street Italian Market Festival, filled with food, live entertainment and more.
One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region
June 24-25, 2017View 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.
An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm
August 17-20, 2017View More
The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.
Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties
August 6, 2017View More
Every August, thousands pack a six-block stretch of North 2nd Street for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.
All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”
September 9-10, 2017View 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.
The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival
October 8, 2017View More
Outfest, the largest National Coming Out Day event in the nation, returns to celebrate Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBT community for its 26th year in 2016.
Day-long celebration of the city’s signature eats at Citizen Bank Park
September 23, 2017View More
Held at Citizens Bank Park, home to the Philadelphia Phillies, Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest 2016 will celebrate the city’s signature foods.
Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street
October 7, 2017View More
Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events, featuring eight hours of tasty food, drinks, live entertainment, shopping and more.
A free street festival in Philadelphia’s historic district
October 8, 2017View More
Artists, crafters, designers, techies, entertainers and restaurateurs all come out to celebrate the neighborhood’s creative spirit during the Old City Festival.
A magical celebration of wizards and Quidditch
October 20-21, 2017View More
There will be wizardry and wonder in the air this October as Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival.
A spring celebration of the culture, craft and cuisine of Japan
April 1-9, 2017View More
Whether it’s enjoying the fragile pink blossoms of 1,000 cherry trees, listening to the thundering beat of a giant Taiko drum, creating origami masterpieces or honing your sushi-making skills, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is the place to celebrate all things Japanese.
Massive outdoor street party to celebrate the season
May 6, 2017View More
Get outside and celebrate the season during the fourth annual South Street Spring Festival. Held on the first weekend in May, the FREE outdoor festival brings thousands to South Street for a day of food, music and family-friendly fun.
One of the largest and most longstanding African-American street festivals in the nation
Sunday, June 11, 2017View More
The annual Odunde Street Festival brings a genuine taste of Africa to South Street and one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African-American neighborhoods with an abundance of cultural, historical and family-friendly events.
Weekend celebration of the orchard harvest in Bucks County
November 5-6, 2016View More
Apple pies, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters, caramel apples – find these treats and more during the annual Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village.