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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
The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.
Weekend celebration dedicated to delicious peaches and fantastic savings
August 8 – 9View More
August is National Peach Month, so Peddler’s Village is celebrating with a weekend festival devoted to the sweet, juicy fruit.
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.
Popular street food festival returns to West Philly
August 6View More
Night Market, Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival with food trucks, live music, beer and art, hits Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia on Thursday, August 6.
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing
August 16View More
Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 5-6View 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.
Free, off-beat outdoor movie screenings in Northern Liberties
Friday nights through August 14View More
Every Friday night, The Awesome Fest will return with free outdoor movie screenings for all to enjoy.
A universe of stellar performers entertains under summertime skies
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
Pop-up park on the Parkway
Through August 23View More
The Oval, a popular pop-up open-air public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, returns for two weekends in October. After a fantastic summer of family-friendly fun, food trucks, live music and an incredible beer garden, The Oval is returning with an autumn-centric celebration.
Lively festivals that celebrate the city’s diversity all summer long
August 2View More
The PECO Multicultural Series is a popular series of diverse and free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer.
Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you
August 6View More
A popular series of outdoor street festivals, Night Market Philadelphia is a seasonal celebration of food, music and community held in the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.
Celebrate Wawa Welcome America! with 4.5 tons of hoagies
July 2View More
One of the tastier events taking place during the Wawa Welcome America! festival, the 23rd annual Wawa Hoagie Day features 4.5 tons of hoagies and plenty of happy, hungry visitors.
Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media
Every Wednesday beginning May 6View More
Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.
A spring celebration of the culture, craft and cuisine of Japan
April 6-12View 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.
April 25View More
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.
Mural Arts Program presents groundbreaking outdoor exhibition in Philadelphia
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary by turning the city into a canvas during a blockbuster outdoor exhibition featuring more than a dozen incredible artists from around the globe.View More