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  • Julian Abele Park

    An awesome new neighborhood park at 22nd and Carpenter Streets

    This public green space has been revamped to make it even friendlier to local residents looking to relax in a clean, green 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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  • Juneteenth Festival

    An annual all-day festival celebrating the end of slavery

    Germantown is an apt place to celebrate the end of slavery.

    Celebrate the end of slavery with free exhibitions, performances, vendors, discussions, family-friendly events and activities in Germantown.

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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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  • Lake Nockamixon Whitewater Release

    Whitewater rafting right here in the Delaware Valley

    Whitewater rafting, with Class 3 and 4 rapids, right here in the Delaware Valley

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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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  • Liberties Walk

    Breathe in the fresh air and browse the shops

    People strolling down the four blocks of this mixed-use space see kids riding bikes, owners walking their dogs and friends enjoying the outdoors.

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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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  • Liberty Lands

    Central park

    Northern Liberties’ largest and most popular public green space, Liberty Lands boasts a myriad of trees, a community garden, a kids’ play space and local artwork spread across two acres of repurposed urban land.

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  • Linvilla Orchards

    A 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education

    Grab a bushel of fresh apples at Linvilla Orchards in Delaware County.

    A 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education

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  • Lloyd Hall

    Philadelphia’s only public boathouse

    Situated on the banks of the Schuylkill River just north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lloyd Hall is the only public athletic facility on Boathouse Row and the best point of departure for your outing into Fairmount Park.

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  • Longwood Gardens

    One of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens

    Spring at Longwood Gardens.

    When you’re at Longwood Gardens, it’s easy to imagine that you’re at a giant, royal garden in Europe. Stroll along the many paths through acres of exquisitely maintained grounds featuring 11,000 different types of plants.

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  • Lorimer Park

    A 230-acre haven for wildlife amid suburban Abington Township

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  • LOVE Your Park Week

    Making Philadelphia’s great public spaces even better

     LOVE Your Park Week is a weeklong festival complete with volunteer opportunities, clean up days and other events.

    Philadelphia’s third annual “LOVE Your Park Week” allows residents to pitch in and help clean up some of Philadelphia’s 10,000-acre park system — and then enjoy the spaces with festivals, family-friendly days and more.

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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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  • Mainstream Outfitters

    Full or half-day guided fishing trips

    Get the most out of your fishing trip with a little help from experienced guides. Whether it’s trout or bass, salt or freshwater, Mainstream Outfitters can help you find your fish with one of their guided fishing trips.

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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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  • Manton Street Park and Community Garden

    Room to grow

    Another example of a wisely designed pocket park for Pennsport, Manton Street also offers a chill space for residents of the Dickinson Narrows sub-neighborhood. A 10-plot community garden encourages plenty of activity during planting season.

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  • Marathon Farm

    Urban farm to table

    The local Marathon Grill chain launched this Brewerytown urban farming initiative to feed locally grown produce into its restaurants and provide agricultural education opportunities to the community.

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  • Mario Lanza Park

    A great community space named for the star singer

    Named for the beloved tenor and movie star born and raised just a few blocks away, the well-maintained Mario Lanza Park plays regular host to community gatherings and also features a separate area or dogs.

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  • Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

    A 200-acre forested nature preserve on the banks of the Delaware River

    Antonio and Mary Guererro established the Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary and Wilderness Trust in 1969.

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  • Marsh Creek State Park

    A 1,700-acre park in the rolling hills of northern Chester County

    Marsh Creek State Park

    A 1700-acre park in the rolling hills of northern Chester County

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  • Mason Dixon Trail

    A 193-mile link from the Brandywine Trail to the Appalachian Trail

    Follow the trail along the line that famously separated the northern states from the southern states in the 19th Century.

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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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  • Mill at Anselma

    Operating grist mill with three centuries of rich agricultural and industrial history

    Get a genuine taste of the past at this operating grist mill.

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