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  • Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

    World-famous bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall

    Cyclists take on the Manayunk Wall

    June 7
    Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

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  • Philadelphia International
    Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

    A month-long celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity

    The PIFA time machine at the Kimmel Center.

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2013 for its second city-wide celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity.

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  • Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Sports Museum

    Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes

    Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes

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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Third-largest art museum in the country and a must-see attraction

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Like Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art make it the third-largest art museum in the country, and an absolute must-see on the city’s cultural circuit.

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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Craft Show

    Sculptures, mixed-media pieces, paintings, textiles and more on view and for sale

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show welcomes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the U.S. to display and sell their best work for four days in November at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    November 6 – 9
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show welcomes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the U.S. to display and sell their best work for four days in November at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

    A behind-the-scenes view of art in the making

    A look inside the studio of artist during POST.

    October 3-4; 17-18, 2015
    Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Philadelphia Open Studio Tours allows everyone a chance to take a sneak peek inside the city’s most creative spaces. For two weekends in October, artists around the city open their studios to curious visitors, inviting them to talk, check out how they work and purchase artwork.

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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.

    July 2
    An annual “thank you” from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the people of Philadelphia.

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  • Philadelphia Phillies

    Philly’s hometown team keeps it exciting season after season

    Philadelphia Phillies

    Be there for all the action as one of the most exciting teams in baseball thrills their fans night-in and night-out in their fantastic South Philadelphia ballpark. Catch all the home runs, all the diving catches and all the fan giveaways — not to mention the always spirited Philly Phanatic — when you head to Citizens Bank Park!

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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.

    October 31
    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 School of Circus Arts

    Stay fit and have fun while learning contemporary circus arts

    Learn to fly at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

    If you’ve ever wanted to swing from a flying trapeze or learn the art of unicycling, step into the ring with the knowledgeable instructors at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

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  • Philadelphia Science Carnival on the Parkway

    A blowout block party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    May 2
    The free, family-friendly Science Festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway features more than 175 exhibitors and features interactive experiments and activities, live entertainment, food, games and much more.

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  • Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

    Hammer time

    A true community workshop, PSG provides artisans with access to high-end equipment for metal-, wood- and casting-based projects.

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  • Philadelphia Sketch Club

    Fostering creativity and visual arts since 1860

    America's oldest club for artists, the Philadelphia Sketch Club offers workshops in drawing, painting and printmaking.

    The oldest continuing artist organization in the country, the Philadelphia Sketch Club has served as a meeting place for the creators and supporters of art since 1860.

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  • Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Presenting premieres of major works by contemporary playwrights

    Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

    Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) courts “open-minded theatergoers” who are interested in new American dramas by modern playwrights.

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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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  • Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

    Artist Isaiah Zagar’s masterpiece on South Street

    Isaiah Zagar's Magic Garden.

    Covering an indoor and outdoor space equivalent to half a city block, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens glisten with creativity, urban renaissance and a hint of madness.

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  • PhilaMOCA

    Arts after death

    The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art is a gallery space and performance venue located in a former showroom for mausoleums and tombstones.

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  • Philbert

    1995 by Eric Berg (with painted tiles by Victoria Davila)

    Philbert at the Reading Terminal Market.

    Meeting at the pig may sound less dignified than meeting at the eagle, but Philbert, a 3-foot bronze piggy bank, has become a popular spot to wait for a friend. Philbert lives in the bustling Reading Terminal Market, where he invites shoppers to feed him coins for charity.

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  • Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College

    Eclectic art exhibits, with a campus-wide sculpture collection

    Eclectic art exhibits, with a campus-wide sculpture collection

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

    Free screening of iconic film at its famous location

    July 1
    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 By Segway Tour

    Glide around the city’s popular attractions

    Glide past popular city attractions during the Philly by Segway tour.

    Explore popular city attractions and neighborhoods with a Philadelphia by Segway tour. Choose from one- and two-hour rides and glide past attractions in Historic Philadelphia, Center City, South Philadelphia Italian Market, the Museum District and more.

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  • Philly Cheesesteak Tour

    Sightseeing tour highlighting the city’s signature sandwich

    Philly Cheesesteak Tour

    A delicious and informative sightseeing experience, the Philly Cheesesteak Tour takes guests on a two-hour bus ride through Center City and South Philadelphia to sample five different versions of the iconic sandwich, including a vegan version.

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  • Philly Photo Day

    Grab a camera and take a picture in the city

    Snap your best picture of the city during Philly Photo Day.

    October 9
    Now in its sixth year, Philly Photo Day calls on all residents to capture and share their pictures depicting a day in the life of the city.

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  • Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular

    More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season

    Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with the gorgeous sounds of the Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular.

    December 6 – 20
    Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, Holiday POPS! is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.

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  • Philly POPS! On Independence 2015

    FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall

    The Philly POPS! at Independence Hall.

    July 3
    The Philly Pops! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence, a FREE patriotic concert at Independence Hall.

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  • PHLASH Downtown Loop

    See Philadelphia in a PHLASH

    See Philadelphia's most popular attractions aboard the PHLASH bus.

    The PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions.

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  • Pho Ta

    One of the few Asian restaurants in the area that serves liquor, Pho Ta does its namesake soup well, but the huge menu’s got something for everybody (including vegetarians).

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  • Photo West Gallery

    Picture perfect

    Photo West’s unconventional setting allows photographers of all disciplines to exhibit their work in an intimate, nearly salon-like setting.

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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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