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  • Midtown Village Fall Festival

    Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street

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

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

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  • Morris Arboretum

    A romantic Victorian landscape garden

    Morris Arboretum

    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.

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  • Mt. Airy Street Fare

    Sip, savor and stroll along Germantown Avenue

    Sip, savor and stroll down Germantown Ave. during Mt. Airy Street Fare.

    Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare, an evening of food and fun along Germantown Avenue.

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  • Night Market Old City

    Popular street food festival arrives in Philly’s historic district

    Night Market is Philadelphia's favorite street food festival.

    Night Market, Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival with food trucks, live music, beer and art, hits Old City on May 15.

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  • Night Market Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you

    Sample great food from local eateries at Night Market.

    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.

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  • Penn Treaty Park

    Historic spot of peace along the Delaware River

    Penn Treaty Park in Northern Liberties.

    According to legend, Pennsylvania founder William Penn signed his treaty of peace with the local Lenape tribe under an elm tree just off the Delaware River in 1683.

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  • Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association

    One of the world’s elite racing teams

    One of the world’s elite racing teams

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  • Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival

    A colorful celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition

    Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River for an unusually colorful and dramatic regatta, the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival, Philadelphia’s annual celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition.

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  • Philadelphia Folk Festival

    An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm

    Groovin' at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

    An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm

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  • Philadelphia Orchestra
    Free Neighborhood Concert Series

    Free performances from the world-renowned ensemble

    Concerts at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

    An annual “thank you” from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the people of Philadelphia.

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  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Prove the theory science is fun!

    Philadelphia Science Festival runs April 15 - 28, 2011

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

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  • Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival

    An evening of craft beer, food and fun at the zoo

    Sample more than 40 local beers at the Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival.

    Once-a-year, the Philadelphia Zoo opens its gates after-hours for an adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live music and delicious food.

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  • PHS Pop Up Garden

    A temporary outdoor escape, at 15th and South Streets, with food, beer and more

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's annual Pop Up Garden returns for its fourth year, transforming a forgotten outdoor area into a gorgeous, landscaped community space.

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Garden returns for its fourth year, transforming a forgotten outdoor area into a gorgeous, landscaped community space.

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  • Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

    Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival

    Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.

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  • RiverCity Festival

    Annual riverside celebration of the Fishtown neighborhood

    Celebrate the Fishtown neighborhood during the RiverCity Festival at Penn Treaty Park.

    Celebrate fall in the Fishtown neighborhood during the annual RiverCity Fall Festival at scenic Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • 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.

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  • Rotorfest at the American Helicopter Museum

    A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole family

    A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole family

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  • San Mateo Carnavalero

    An annual Mexican fiesta commemorating the Battle of Puebla

    A springtime tradition honoring victory at the Battle of Puebla, Carnaval de Puebla features a raucous, joyful parade of vibrant costumed dancers, who march from Deep South Philly’s Mexican neighborhoods and convene for a large outdoor party on Washington Avenue.

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  • Skate at the Piazza

    Lace up your skates for outdoor holiday fun in Northern Liberties

    Celebrate the holiday season during the Skate at the Piazza.

    The Piazza at Schmidt’s is celebrating the holiday season with Skate at The Piazza, a brand-new outdoor ice skating rink in Northern Liberties.

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  • South Street Headhouse Spring Festival

    Massive outdoor street party to celebrate the season

    Celebrate spring with the South Street Headhouse Spring Festival and Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest.

    Get out and celebrate the season during the second annual South Street Headhouse Spring Festival

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  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

    March 29 – May 19: Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring

    Spring at Longwood Gardens.

    Explore hundreds of acres abloom with the beauty of spring at Longwood Gardens.

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  • Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Strawberries as far as the eye can see

    The Strawberry Festival at Peddler's Village

    Celebrate spring at Peddler’s Village’s celebrated Strawberry Festival, where festive foods, children’s activities, pie-eating contests and a lively lineup of family entertainment are just some of the weekend’s exciting attractions.

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  • 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

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  • The Awesome Fest

    8 weeks of free outdoor movie screenings in parks across the city

    The Awesome Fest returns for the summer with free movie nights at multiple locations all across Philadelphia.

    The Awesome Fest returns for the summer with free movie nights at multiple locations all across Philadelphia.

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  • The Oval

    July 16-August 17: Shape of fun on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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

    Returning to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for its second season, The Oval once again will transform an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at 24th Street and the Parkway into an eight-acre public space devoted to summertime fun.

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  • The Piazza at Schmidts

    A European-style open space surrounded by shops, restaurants and galleries

    Above the Piazza at Schmidts

    A European-style open space surrounded by shops, restaurants and galleries

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  • The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia

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

    Japanese Tea House

    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.

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  • Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

    An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world

    Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

    One of the longest running head races in the country

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  • Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

    One-of-a-kind shopping, human-powered vehicle floats and family-friendly programming

    Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

    A beloved celebration of Fishtown and Kensington’s many artisans, this festival also works food, drink and live music into the outdoor mix.

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  • Triangle Dog Park

    How a co-op dog park takes shape

    A real treat for local dog owners, this community-run dog park is fenced in behind a double-gated entrance, meaning pets can run off-leash.

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