Skip to main content

Visitphilly.com Official Visitor And Travel Site
MENU

Uphill Battle

Pictured: Bike Race - TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

Map all locationsOutdoor Events & Festivals

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.

Featured Listings

  • Riverfront Ramble

    Largest riverfront festival in Delaware County

    The popular Food Festival at Marcus Hook

    A full day of concerts, food and fun more on the Chester riverfront.

    View More
  • TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

    One of the most prestigious single day bike races in North America

    TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

    The highest-ranked, longest and richest single day road race in North America

    View More
  • Blue Cross Broad Street Run

    A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street

    The Broad Street Run

    May 3
    The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.

    View More
  • Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

    The first festival of its kind in the Northeast U.S. comes to Philadelphia

    Chinese Lantern Festival

    April 22 – June 12, 2016
    Franklin Square will glow this spring with more than 25 illuminated lanterns for the first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the Northeast United States.

    View More
  • Clover Market

    An upscale vintage and antiques bazaar

    Shoppers at the Clover Market can browse and buy from more than 100 high-end vendors peddling art, antiques, vintage and handmade goods.

    January 30-31, 2016
    The Clover Market attracts shoppers from all over to its beautifully displayed tents of vintage goods and artisan wares.

    View More
  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

    Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring

    April 2 – June 3, 2016
    At Longwood Gardens, tulips, dogwoods, wisteria, native azaleas, columbines, snapdragons, bluebells and more herald spring’s arrival both indoors and out during the Spring Blooms display, on view through May 31. Breathe in the fresh air and relish the beauty of the gardens, where every day something new bursts into bloom.

    View More
  • The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia

    A spring celebration of the culture, craft and cuisine of Japan

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    April 11-17, 2016
    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.

    View More
  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Prove the theory science is fun!

    Philadelphia Science Festival runs April 15 – 28, 2011

    April 22-30, 2016
    The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its fifth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, museums, libraries, galleries and outdoor spaces.

    View More
  • Autumn’s Colors and Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more

    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors.

    Through November 22, 2015
    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors, and the Chrysanthemum Festival, when more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums take over Longwood’s four-acre conservatory.

    View More
  • Feria del Barrio

    31st anniversary of one of Philly’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture

    The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture.

    September 13, 2015
    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.

    View More
  • Mann Center for the Performing Arts

    A universe of stellar performers entertains under summertime skies

    The Mann can seat over 4,500 with room for nearly 10,000 more on the spacious lawn.

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation’s largest outdoor amphitheaters, is a top summer destination for music lovers in Philadelphia.

    View More
  • Dining Under the Stars

    Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media

    Stroll, shop and dine on State Street in Media during Dining Under the Stars.

    Every Wednesday through September 30, 2015
    Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.

    View More
  • The Oval

    Pop-up park on the Parkway

    The Oval, an exciting new public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    Opens Summer 2016
    The Oval is a seasonal pop-up outdoor public space that transforms an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at 24th Street and the Parkway into an eight-acre public space devoted to family-friendly fun.

    View More
  • Go West! Craft Fest

    Craft local

    Attendees at Go West! Craft Fest’s annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople can expect to find new and cool clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

    April 25 & September 19
    Go West! Craft Fest is an annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople that allows shoppers to discover new creators of clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

    View More
  • Midtown Village Fall Festival

    Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street

    Celebrate on 13th Street during the Midtown Village Fall Festival.

    October 1, 2016
    Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events.

    View More
  • Philadelphia Outfest

    The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival

    Outfest in Philadelphia

    October 9, 2016
    Outfest returns to celebrate Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBT community for its 25th (!) year in 2015..

    View More
  • Made In America Music Festival

    Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year

    The crowd at Made In America.

    September 2016
    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.

    View More
  • Night Market – Fishtown

    The last Night Market of 2015 hits Fishtown for the first time

    Epic street food festival Night Market Philadelphia returns to this city’s streets and sidewalks on Thursday, October 1.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015
    Epic street food festival Night Market Philadelphia returns to this city’s streets and sidewalks on Thursday, October 1, for the very last event of its 2015 season, transforming Fishtown’s main drag into an outdoor eating-and-entertainment mecca.

    View More
#visitphilly
Go To Top