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  • 9th Street Italian Market Festival

    Enjoy a weekend of authentic Italian American culture in South Philadelphia

    Dining outside at the Italian Market

    It all starts with the great sights, sounds and aromas of America’s oldest continuously operating open-air market: South Philadelphia’s famous Italian Market. And the most important thing for you to bring with you is your appetite.

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  • Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

    May 9– 10: The largest collegiate regatta in the United States

    Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill

    The two-day race is held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.

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  • Army – Navy Game

    Land of the free, home of the game

    Army / Navy Game

    The Army-Navy game makes its return to Philadelphia in 2013 West Point and Annapolis square off for the 114th time.

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  • Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more

    Longwood Gardens' treehouse in the fall.

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

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  • Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

    The buck stops here

    Crowds pack the streets during the Baltimore Avenue  for cheap eats and entertainment.

    The Dollar Stroll is an annual summer series that sees more than 30 West Philly businesses setting up shop on the sidewalk and offering their wares for just $1. The cheap thrills are accompanied by live music and street performances.

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  • Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament

    World’s top anglers cast their lines on the Delaware River

    The world's top anglers will set their lines on the Delaware River for the Bassmaster Elite Professional Tournament.

    The top 100 bass anglers in the world will cast their lines in Philadelphia during the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament.

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  • Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival
    at Peddler’s Village

    A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County

    Enjoy a family-friendly weekend of blueberries and bluegrass music at Peddler's Village.

    July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.

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  • Brandywine Harvest Festival

    Celebrate the 2011 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

    Chaddsford Winery

    As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into that mysterious thing we call wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.

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  • Clark Park Music and Arts Festival

    A free community celebration in West Philadelphia

    Celebrate music and the arts in Clark Park.

    A West Philadelphia tradition for more than 40 years, the Clark Park Music and Arts Festival is a free, day-long community celebration.

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  • Clover Market

    Ardmore’s upscale alfresco 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.

    The Clover Market, held three weekends in the spring and two weekends in the fall, attracts shoppers from all over to its beautifully displayed tents of vintage goods and artisan wares.

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  • Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square Summer Concert Series

    A lively summer concert series in Rittenhouse Square

    Concerts in the Park

    A lively summer concert series in Rittenhouse Square.

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  • Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

    The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States

    Devon Horse Show

    The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States

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  • 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.

    Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.

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  • East Passyunk Car Show
    & Street Festival

    South Philly, start your engines

    The East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festivalbrings together revelers, food, music and classic American muscle cars.

    A true shoutout to South Philly’s sock-hoppin’ heritage, this annual fam-friendly summer event brings together revelers, food, music and some of the hottest classic American cars you’ve ever seen.

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  • Festival of Fountains
    at Longwood Gardens

    May 24 – September 1: Thousands of sparkling fountains dance before your eyes

    Longwood’s signature Main Fountain Garden

    Longwood Gardens demonstrates its role as a cultural center for the performing arts during its annual Festival of Fountains. Throughout the spring and summer, the Gardens come alive with music, special performances and fantastic fountain displays.

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  • Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate summer with plenty of “Oohs” and “Aahs”

    Festively decorated fountains at Longwood Gardens.

    The entire family will enjoy Longwood Gardens’ light and sound spectacular, a summer tradition at the internationally celebrated gardens.

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  • Fishtown Shadfest

    Just keep swimming

    Held each spring in Penn Treaty Park, this family friendly gathering is designed to celebrate Fishtown’s seafaring heritage.

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  • Fox Chase Farm

    One of the last working farms in a major American city

    Hereford and Angus cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs, goats and horses all make themselves right at home on this 112-acre working farm, which offers various tours and family events throughout the year.

    Visitors can participate in sheep shearing, hayrides, plant sales and an Apple Festival. If you want to learn more, you can sign up for programs in wood working, vegetable printing, ice cream churning, dried flower pressing and maple sugaring.

    Fox Chase Farm is run by a partnership between Fairmount Park and the School District of Philadelphia.

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  • Historic Yellow Springs

    An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting

    An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting

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  • July 4th Celebration of Freedom and Independence Day Parade

    Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace with Vice President Joe Biden

    The Philadelphia Independence Day Parade features dozens of floats, marching bands, antique cars and more than 5,000 marchers who begin at Independence Hall and wind through Philadelphia’s most historic streets. The parade is just one of a number of festivities in Historic Philadelphia on July 4th.

    The Wawa Welcome America! Independence Day Parade is bigger and better than ever in 2014 with more than 5,000 participants from a dozen states.

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  • July 4th Fireworks in Philadelphia 2014

    Multiple fireworks displays take place over a week-long July 4th celebration in Philadelphia

    Celebrate 2014's Independence Day with spectacular fireworks throughout Philadelphia.

    Celebrate 2014’s Independence Day with spectacular fireworks throughout Philadelphia.

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  • Kennett Run

    May 17: A spring run through Chester County

    Kennett Run

    Serious runners, biathletes and weekend warriors will find the right kind of challenge at this family-friendly event, held each year in the charming and historic borough of Kennett Square.

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  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

    At the races

    The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is the featured event at the Trenton Ave. Arts Fest.

    Since 2007, Fishtown’s to-the-north neighbor Kensington has held this one-of-a-kind competition, which sees teams building amazing, elaborate sculptures that also happen to be downhill-raceable vehicles.

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  • Kutztown Folk Festival

    A week-long celebration of crafts, food, music and folk life

    The petting zoo at the Kutztown Folk Festival.

    Bring your family to enjoy the finest in traditional crafts, food, music and folk life. Good, old-fashioned fun and non-stop entertainment happens every day, all week at the Kutztown Festival.

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  • Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

    The 8th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village

    Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

    Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 8th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

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  • Lemon Hill

    Founding father Robert Morris’ hilltop estate

    Lemon Hill is one of Fairmount Park’s most enduring attractions, an open-to-the-public Federal-style architectural beauty built in 1800.

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  • Liberty Block Party
    Wawa Welcome America!

    An all-day shindig to kick off the city’s 4th of July celebrations

    The block party goes down at the Shops at Liberty Place, located between the Liberty One and Liberty Two buildings.

    The Shops at Liberty Place and Wawa Welcome America are teaming up to kick off 4th of July festivities right by hosting the Liberty Block Party on Saturday, June 28 from noon to 10 p.m.

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  • Made In America Music Festival

    Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns

    The crowd at Made In America.

    The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.

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  • Manayunk Arts Festival

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

    Thousands gather at the Manayunk Arts Festival on historic Main Street.

    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.

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  • 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.

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