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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.
14th annual arts festival will include 60 artists and a beer tent
September 20View More
Local artists, musicians, and vendors will pack the streets of Jenkintown for an afternoon of fun during the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts.
Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace
July 4View More
Independence Day in Philadelphia kicks-off with a series of inspirational events in Historic Philadelphia including Celebration of Freedom and the Independence Day Parade featuring more than 6,000 participants from around the country.
Where to watch fireworks during July 4th celebration in Philadelphia
July 4View More
When it comes to celebrating America’s birthday, nobody rocks it like America’s birthplace: Philadelphia. And 2015—the country’s 239th birthday—will be no exception.
A spring run through Chester County
May 16View More
Serious runners, biathletes and weekend warriors will find the right kind of challenge at the Kennett Run, a family-friendly event held each year in the charming and historic borough of Kennett Square.
All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”
September 12 – 13View 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.
Off-beat design competition and community arts festival
May 16View More
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival is the new name for one of the city’s quirkiest spring events. Formerly two events, the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kensington Kinetic Derby, is a day-long celebration of the creative spirit and community pride.
A week-long celebration of crafts, food, music and folk life
June 27 – July 5View More
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.
The 9th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village
July 18View More
Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 8th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.
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.View More
Philadelphia’s annual walk of Gay Pride
June 14View More
Held every year in June during Nation Gay Pride Month, the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival brings more than 25,000 participators to Philadelphia for a march down Broad Street and a party at Penn’s Landing.
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.
One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region celebrates 25 years
June 20-21View 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.
Biannual dining celebration on Main Street Manayunk
Festival: April 12; Restaurant Week: April 12-24View More
Manayunk celebrates its diverse dining scene during the bi-annual Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival & Restaurant Week.
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
Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street
Saturday, October 4View More
Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events.
A romantic Victorian landscape garden
Stroll through the classical English landscape structures and sculpture gardens at Morris Arboretum, a 92-acre Victorian arboretum. Watch for birds as you enjoy the elegant beauty of the 19th-century grounds, complete with a formal rose garden, majestic old trees and unusual plants from North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. And the arboretum’s soaring permanent exhibit let’s you get a bird’s eye view of the forest on a 450-foot-long canopy walk more than 50 feet above ground level.View More
Sip, savor and stroll along Germantown Avenue
September 17View More
Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare, an evening of food and fun along Germantown Avenue.
Philadelphia’s favorite street festival closes out its year in Center City
Thursday, October 2View More
The last Night Market of the season is set in Chinatown. Expect the great food selection that Night Markets have been known for, as well as lion dancing and kung fu.
Philly’s favorite street food festival returns for 2015
May 14View More
For the first Night Market of the year, join tens of thousands of attendees and dozens of vendors dishing excellent edibles to gather on South Street West to take in local restaurants and food trucks, regional musicians and dynamic artists.
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.
Popular street food festival arrives in Philly’s historic district
Night Market, Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival with food trucks, live music, beer and art, hits Old City on May 15.View More
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.
One of the largest and most longstanding African-American street festivals in the nation
June 14View 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.
Beer, brats and a block party
Brauhaus Schmitz is going all out for Oktoberfest with a week of German-inspired events all leading up to an incredible block party on South Street on Saturday, September 20.View More
Multiple beer tents, traditional eats, live music and more
Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall hosts one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue.View More
First annual free street festival in Philadelphia’s historic district
Sunday, October 12View More
Two streets in Old City will transform from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares into alfresco eating-and-entertainment meccas for Old City Fest, which takes place on Sunday, October 12.
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
Free, outdoor performance screening on Indepedence Mall by Opera Philadelphia
October 3View More
Now in it’s fourth year, Opera on the Mall is a free, big-screen HD broadcast performance from Opera Philadelphia in front of Independence Hall.
Lively festivals that celebrate the city’s diversity all summer long
July 11-12View More
The PECO Multicultural Series is a popular series of diverse and free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer.