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Bike rentals are available at this Downington bike shop
LoweRider Bikes and Boards rents hybrid and comfort bikes, as well as snow boards.View More
Enjoy a weekend of authentic Italian American culture in South Philadelphia
May 16-17View More
South Philadelphia’s Italian Market celebrates 100 years in 2015, and its annual 9th Street Italian Market Festival looks to be bigger and better than ever
The only U.S. stop for this traveling exhibition highlighting science, storytelling and art
May 30 – June 6View More
Take a sensory journey into the future at The Oval this spring during the never-before-seen traveling exhibition Future Sensations by Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.
An immersive garden-wide after-dark installation
Opens July 1View More
The chance to see stunning sights at Longwood Gardens will continue after dark in the summer and fall of 2015 with the launch of the immersive after-dark-only installation Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience.
The largest collegiate regatta in the United States
May 8-9View More
The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is a two-day race held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.
27 acres of amazing art in Montgomery County
When there isn’t a festival, concert or film series at the 27-acre Abington Art Center, visitors can claim a quiet bench under the Katasura trees to contemplate the 24 environmentally themed semi-permanent and temporary sculptures by artists such as Ursula von Rydingsvard, Knox Cummin, Christopher Manzione, Alison Stigora and Jay Walker.View More
The history of rotorcraft flight from the ground up
The 20,000-square-foot hangar full of 70 years’ worth of vintage helicopters is a rotorwing historian’s dream; here, vintage and modern aircraft demonstrate the copter’s roles in war and rescue missions, agriculture and police surveillance. You’ll see the only V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey in the world that’s on public display, and have the chance to climb into some of the helicopters to fiddle with the dials, switches and pedals.View More
Weekend celebration of the orchard harvest in Bucks County
November 1 – 2View More
Apple pies, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters, caramel apples – find these treats and more during the annual Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village.
20 vendors offering fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and ready-to-eat meals
The Ardmore Farmers Market, located at the Suburban Square shopping center, features some 20 vendors selling everything from fresh produce, meats and seafood to baked goods and ready-to-eat meals.View More
Land of the free, home of the game
The Army-Navy game makes its return to Philadelphia in 2015. Cadets from West Point and and Midshipmen from Annapolis will square off at Lincoln Financial Field for the 116th matchup between the historic rivals.View More
Experience the creation of art along the Schuylkill River
Artists from around the country will showcase their creative process along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Banks during Art in the Open.View More
Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more
Open through November 23View More
Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors, and the Chrysanthemum Festival, when more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums take over Longwood’s four-acre conservatory.
A wee bit of England transplanted to Germantown
The entrance to Awbury transports visitors from city streets into a country retreat that’s the largest remaining oasis of open space in Germantown. Trails weave through 55 acres landscaped in the English romantic style, with open meadows, ponds, woods and rolling hills.View More
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
June 25View More
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.
A different kind of ball park
This lovingly maintained Bella Vista corner park is well-known for hosting competitive bocce ball tournaments, public concerts and sales.View More
America’s birthplace of gardening
John Bartram purchased the 102-acre farm along the west bank of the lower Schuylkill River, three miles southwest of colonial Philadelphia, in 1728, and turned it into America’s first garden. Today, visitors can join a morning bird walk, catch a breeze along the River Trail, stroll through the upper kitchen garden and the fragrant flower gardens or visit the riverside meadow, brimming with grasses and wildflowers.View More
Philadelphia’s most artistic mile
Often compared to the Champs Elysées in Paris, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches from Logan Circle to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and boasts many cultural institutions along its broad boulevard.View More
A shop for serious cyclists and weekend cruisers
One of the area’s best bike shops, Revolutions carries all the bipedal gadgetry you need, and is great with unexpected on-the-spot repairs.View More
New and refurbished cycles for sale
Located in a brick building that once served as a stable for police horses, Bicycle Stable handles a full line of bicycle services, from tune-ups to complete rebuilds.View More
If bikes needed therapy, the staff here would be serviceable shrinks. After more than 20 years in the neighborhood, the store and repair shop has built a great reputation among cycling enthusiasts and casual peddlers.View More
Pedal your way around the city’s top attractions
Big Red Pedal Tours provides guided tours of Philadelphia by day and night. Grab a seat on Big Red Pedal Tour’s unique Pedicycles to explore Historic Philadelphia or pedal your way through the city’s bar scene with an evening pub crawl.View More
A one-stop shop for all your bicycling needs
A one-stop shop for all your bicycling needsView More
A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural lands
A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural landsView More
18 varietals and blends made in a refurbished 200-year-old barn
Started by two couples who turned a hobby into a career by refurbishing a 200-year-old bank barn, Black Walnut Winery uses grapes from neighboring vineyards to produce 18 varietals and blends. A variety of events, including live music, take place throughout the year at the winery and its off-site tasting room in downtown Phoenixville.View More
A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street
May 3View More
The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.
Philadelphia’s first outdoor roller rink opens this summer at Penn’s Landing
Now openView More
For the first time, the area that housed the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will transform into Summerfest, a warm-weather edition with a roller rink, a boathouse-styled Lodge, a play area for kids, food and drink options and summer events.
Seasonal park on the Delaware River Waterfront
Open through March 1View More
The Delaware River Waterfront is getting into the winter spirit with the opening of the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Building off the success of the summer’s Spruce Street Harbor Park, the revamped seasonal attraction features ice skating, food and drink, shopping and family-fun on the waterfront.
A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County
July 11 – 12View More
July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.
19th-century boat houses line the Schuylkill River just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Much of the park’s rowing activity centers around Boathouse Row which is near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and sandwiched between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River. Along Boathouse Row, you’ll find twelve structures.View More
A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants
Bring your binoculars with you to Bowman’s, a hilltop preserve where more than 1,000 species of native perennial woodland wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns draw an array of birds. Take the seasonal bloom guide as you follow the trails that link woodland, meadow and dry upland habitats — the grounds beautifully showcase the wondrous diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania in a 100-acre natural landscape.View More