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Third-largest art museum in the country and a must-see attraction
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.View More
Sculptures, mixed-media pieces, paintings, textiles and more on view and for sale
November 6 – 9View More
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.
A behind-the-scenes view of art in the making
October 3-4; 17-18View More
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.
Free performances from the world-renowned ensemble
July 2View More
An annual “thank you” from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the people of Philadelphia.
Philly’s hometown team keeps it exciting season after season
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!View More
13.1-mile race followed by a free concert
October 31View More
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.
Stay fit and have fun while learning contemporary 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.View More
A blowout block party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
May 2View More
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.
A true community workshop, PSG provides artisans with access to high-end equipment for metal-, wood- and casting-based projects.View More
Fostering creativity and visual arts since 1860
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.View More
Presenting premieres of major works by contemporary playwrights
Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) courts “open-minded theatergoers” who are interested in new American dramas by modern playwrights.View More
An evening of craft beer, food and fun at the zoo
Once-a-year, the Philadelphia Zoo opens its gates after-hours for an adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live music and delicious food.View More
Artist Isaiah Zagar’s masterpiece on South Street
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.View More
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.View More
1995 by Eric Berg (with painted tiles by Victoria Davila)
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.View More
Eclectic art exhibits, with a campus-wide sculpture collection
Eclectic art exhibits, with a campus-wide sculpture collectionView More
Free screening of iconic film at its famous location
July 1View More
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.
Glide around the city’s popular attractions
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.View More
Grab a camera and take a picture in the city
October 10, 2014View More
Now in its fifth year, Philly Photo Day calls on all residents to capture and share their pictures depicting a day in the life of the city.
More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season
December 6 – 20View More
Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, Holiday POPS! is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.
FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall
July 3View More
The Philly Pops! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence, a FREE patriotic concert at Independence Hall.
See Philadelphia in a PHLASH
The PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions.View More
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).View More
Photo West’s unconventional setting allows photographers of all disciplines to exhibit their work in an intimate, nearly salon-like setting.View More
Capture the perfect image during a three-hour walking tour of the city
Learn how to get the perfect photo of the city with Photography Tours of Philadelphia.View More
Celebrate the autumn harvest with a day of family fun at the Navy Yard
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society welcomes the fall season during the annual PHS Fall Festival at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.View More
A public fishing pier, picnic spot and nature oasis to open in mid-2015
Built as a place for passive recreation, Pier 68 will be an angler’s delight with a dedicated space for casting lines and built in fish-cleaning stations. Native trees and plants will provide shade in the picnic grove and a cutout in the pier surface will allow visitors to watch the tide rise and fall.View More
A Ferris Wheel, performers, food and more on the Avenue of the Arts
The culminating event of the 31-day “Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2013 PIFA Street Fair is a day-long celebration in the center of Philadelphia.View More
Exuberant dance, clown, theater ensemble
From shadow puppets to clowns to trans-art productions where the cast mimes not just the narrative but the props as well, their ensemble-driven shows have won fans around the world.View More
The world’s first pizza museum
Widely known as the world’s first pizza museum, this Fishtown destination features plenty of pizza-themed memorabilia and serves up tasty brick-oven piesView More