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  • Pennypack Preserve

    More than 700 acres of natural meadows and woodlands

    More than 700 acres of natural meadows and woodlands

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  • Perkiomen Trail

    A 20-mile multi-use path from Valley Forge Park to Green Lane

    Walk, run or bike through the 20-mile Perkiomen Trail.

    Trace the route of the old Perkiomen Railroad from Valley Forge Park to Green Lane on a 20-mile trail that starts from its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail, through the lush valley of the Perkiomen Creek to Green Lane Park, the county’s largest park.

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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 Folk Festival

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

    he hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

    The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

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  • Philadelphia Honey Festival

    Honey happy hour, food trucks, mead-making and more

    Take a peek inside a working beehive at the Philadelphia Honey Festival.

    Presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, the Philadelphia Honey Festival is bigger than ever this year with three days of bee-related activities at three locations across the city.

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  • Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon in Fairmount Park

    10th anniversary of the weekend long triathlon festival

    The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon is a big deal in the multi-sport world, becoming a top-rated, sell-out event.

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  • Philadelphia International Airport

    The Gateway to Philadelphia and The Countryside®

    Philadelphia International Airport is located just seven miles from downtown Philadelphia with easy access via taxi, train, limousine and shuttle services.

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  • Philadelphia International 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.

    Saturday, October 4
    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 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 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon

    13.1-mile race followed by a free concert

    The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in September, bringing together fitness and music.

    The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in September, bringing together fitness and music as runners head down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and along the Schuylkill River before taking in a free concert at Eakins Oval.

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  • Philadelphia Runner

    Run a few miles in their shoes

    Started by two hometown runners, this shop carries shoes, apparel and accessories to maximize running and walking performance. Center City and suburban locations extend the running mindset.

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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 Women’s Triathlon

    Not just a race — it’s a celebration of incredible women doing incredible things

    This USATF-certified race is designed by women for women and emphasizes health, wellness, camaraderie and competition.

    The course follows the eight-mile loop that starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and continues up Kelly Drive, over the Falls River Bridge and down the western side of the river on Martin Luther King Drive (formerly West River Drive).

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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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  • Philly 4th of July Jam and
    Grand Fireworks Finale

    The exciting end to Philadelphia’s celebration of America’s birthday.

    July 4th in Philadelphia

    The Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts the “Largest Free Outdoor Concert” in the country on July 4th with great food, fun and entertainment all day long.

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  • Philly @ The Movies:
    Rocky at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Free screening of iconic film at its famous location

    An annual summer tradition, grab a seat on the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a free screening of the iconic Philadelphia-film Rocky during Philly @ The Movies.

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  • Philly POPS! On Independence 2014

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular July 4th traditions moves to the Kimmel Center this year

    The Philly POPS! at Independence Hall.

    Join Larry Blank and the Philly POPS! at the Kimmel Center for a patriotic celebration in honor of America’s birthday.

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  • Photography Tours of Philadelphia

    Capture the perfect image during a three-hour walking tour of the city

    Learn how to get the perfect photo of the city on Photography Tours of Philadelphia.

    Learn how to get the perfect photo of the city with Photography Tours of Philadelphia.

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  • PHS Fall Festival

    Celebrate the autumn harvest with a day of family fun at the Navy Yard

    Celebrate autumn during the PHS Fall Festival at the Navy Yard.

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society welcomes the fall season during the annual PHS Fall Festival at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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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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  • Picnic

    Everyday is a good day for a picnic

    Specializing in gourmet prepared foods, this carryout cafe also offers both indoor and outdoor seating for onsite indulging in decadent desserts, hearty sandwiches and more. Most ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally.

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  • Playing Angels

    1950 by Carl Milles

    From the Art Museum it’s just 1.5 miles to Carl Milles’s wonderful Playing Angels on Kelly Drive.

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  • Prometheus Strangling the Vulture

    1943, cast 1953 by Jacques Lipchitz

    In Lipchitz’s artistic version of the classic tale, he created an optimistic prediction of human victory over evil.

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  • Quaker City Masters Regatta

    A full day of rowing, food and fun on the banks of the Schuylkill River

    Test yourself against a deep field of hundreds of other master’s rowers at this annual rowing extravaganza, held on the famous Schuylkill River racecourse in Philadelphia.

    Enter (or watch) as many races are you care to, but be prepared for a challenging 1,000-meter course, which starts at St. Joseph University’s Boathouse and finishes by the storied Fairmount Park Grandstands.

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  • Ralph Stover State Park

    Rock climbing and whitewater hotspot in this park along Tohickon Creek

    Rock climbing and whitewater hotspot in this park along Tohickon Creek

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  • Reading Terminal Market
    Harvest Festival

    Head to an urban farm, complete with fall treats and a real tractor

    Reading Terminal Market is one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and on October 18, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival.

    October 18
    Reading Terminal Market is undoubtedly one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and on October 18, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival.

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  • Revolutionary Germantown Festival

    A special day to discover America’s history along Germantown Avenue

    Reenactors at the Revolutionary Germantown Festival.

    Saturday, October 4
    You are never far from history when in Germantown, one of Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhoods. That’s never more true than during the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, a day-long festival that celebrates the rich history of Germantown and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.

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  • Ride The Ducks

    Philadelphia’s only amphibious sightseeing tour

    Ride the Ducks

    Take a ride on Philadelphia’s only amphibious sightseeing tour.

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  • Ridley Creek State Park

    More than 2,600 acres of gently rolling woodlands and meadows

    Dip a fishing line in trout-stocked Ridley Creek.

    Just 16 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Ridley Creek State Park offers myriad options: guided trail rides on horseback, fly fishing in Ridley Creek (which is always well-stocked with trout) or wandering through the park’s 2,600 acres of woodlands and meadows. When it snows, try cross-country skiing or tobogganing.

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  • Ringing Rocks Park

    Want weird geology? Try a seven-acre field of boulders that ring like bells

    Ringing Rocks Park

    Want weird geology? Try a seven-acre of field of boulders that ring like bells

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