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Just keep swimming
Held each spring in Penn Treaty Park, this family friendly gathering is designed to celebrate Fishtown’s seafaring heritage.View More
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.View More
Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin
November and December 2016View More
Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer will fill historic Franklin Square all season long for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show.
October 1, 2016View More
Go West! Craft Fest is an annual gathering of many of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople that allows shoppers to discover new creators of clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.
A magical celebration of wizards and Quidditch
October 21-22, 2016View More
There will be wizardry and wonder in the air this October as Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival.
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 29-30, 2016View More
Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the longest running head races in the country.
An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting
An early American spa and hospital in a rural settingView More
Sunset bike race through streets of downtown West Chester
August 20, 2016View 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 Race Series.
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
Monday, July 4, 2016View 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.
Everything you need to know about the 10 p.m. fireworks show during July 4th celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016View More
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Philadelphia with a spectacular fireworks celebration at 10 p.m. on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”
September 10-11, 2016View 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.
Eccentric design competition and community arts festival featuring human-powered floats
Saturday, May 21, 2016View More
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival is one of the city’s quirkiest spring events, presenting a day-long celebration of the creative spirit and community pride with a parade of human-powered, handmade floats.
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 10th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village
Saturday, July 16, 2016View More
Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 10th 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
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 3-4, 2016View More
The Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, is set to return in 2016.
One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region
June 25-26, 2016View 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
StrEAT Food Festival: April 10, 2016; Restaurant Week: April 11-22, 2016View 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
October 1, 2016View 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 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 2016View 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 food festival coming to a neighborhood near you
Thursday, September 1, 2016View 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
Sunday, June 12, 2016View 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
September 17, 2016View More
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 17.
Multiple beer tents, traditional eats, live music and more
Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall teams up with neighbor Fette Sau to host one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue.View More
A free street festival in Philadelphia’s historic district
October 2016View 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
October 2015View More
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.
Free, outdoor performance screening on Indepedence Mall by Opera Philadelphia
October 1, 2016View More
Now in it’s sixth year, Opera on the Mall is a free, big-screen HD broadcast performance from Opera Philadelphia in front of Independence Hall.