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Excellent professional theater offering classical and contemporary plays
Located in an idyllic suburban setting, People’s Light & Theatre Company boasts two “black box” theaters, one large and one small, as well as a lovely restaurant in a old farmhouse.View More
An authentic, working 18th-century Pennsylvania German farm
Get a glimpse of life on an 18th-century working farm, where the crops and the livestock are much the same as they would have been when the early Pennsylvania Germans first established this homestead. Learn how the farmers shear wool from sheep, visit with craftspeople producing the finished product and see open-hearth cooking in the summer kitchen.View More
Pattern is movement
With a mission to celebrate African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco galvanizes a rich cross-section of Philadelphia’s performing-arts community.View More
Philadelphia’s home team takes the court.View More
Philly honors Asian American films and filmmakers
November 12 – 22View More
The eighth annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) will celebrate Asian American films and filmmakers via screenings of documentaries and feature films, panels, discussions, parties and much more.
Fans memorialize their well-loved, long-departed team
The Philadelphia A’s, the city’s American League team and the 1929 World Series champions, left town for Kansas City in 1954. In 1996, faithful fans formed the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society and found this storefront in downtown Hatboro, a half-hour north of Center City Philadelphia, to house their memorabilia.View More
It’s bumper to bumper at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
January 30 – February 7, 2016View More
Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show.
Promoting unity among African-American sexual minorities
April 28 – May 1, 2016View More
Philadelphia brings together people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientation during the Annual Philadelphia Black Gay Pride celebration, a growing tradition that continues to influence and educate the community.
Celebration of the joy of reading
Now in its eighth year, the annual Philadelphia Book Festival hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia is a city-wide celebration of the written word.View More
Guided by voices
Performing since the ‘60s, the Philadelphia Boys Choir joins youths from a diversity of socio-economic backgrounds to come together over a shared passion for song.View More
Episcopal Cathedral recalls 4th-century Christian basilica
The Church of the Savior, originally built in 1855, was redesigned by Charles Burnes, Jr., in 1889 and rebuilt in 1906 after a fire destroyed most of the original structure. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it was named the first Cathedral of the Pennsylvania diocese in 1992. The 2002 renovation removed the pews to create space consistent with the earliest Christian buildings in design and purpose: a space for worship, community, protection and inspiration.View More
Great artists; up close and affordable
Internationally acclaimed pianists, singers, jazz trios, string quartets and innovative projects make up the Chamber Music Society’s incredible 60-concert season.View More
Day-long celebration of city’s signature sandwich at Lincoln Financial Field
Fall 2016View More
Philadelphia is finally hosting its first festival devoted entirely to the cheesesteak in October 2015. Held outside Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cheesesteak Festival will celebrate the city’s signature sandwich.
The first festival of its kind in the Northeast U.S. comes to Philadelphia
April 22 – June 12, 2016View More
Franklin Square is aglow this spring with more than 25 illuminated lanterns for the first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the Northeast United States.
Philadelphia’s celebration of global filmmaking
An 11-day festival showcasing more than 200 of the best works in independent and foreign cinema in theaters throughout Philadelphia.View More
Save on Philadelphia’s most popular attractions
Save 45% on the combined admission to four of Philadelphia’s must-see attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS, including The Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Zoo, One Liberty Observation Deck and more.View More
Fly, Eagles, Fly
The team for which Philadelphia bleeds greenView More
The Orange and The Black
Established in 1967, the Flyers have consistently competed as one of the premier hockey teams in the NHL.View More
An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm
August 14 – 16View More
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.
Listening is an artform
Founded more than 25 years ago, the PFP works to sustain the widely varied cultural identities of its West Philly neighbors, a mission that comes to life in the form of concerts, workshops, exhibitions and education.View More
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.View More
A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza in University City
Philadelphia International Children’s Festival brings professional theater from across the globe, created specifically for children, to the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.View More
World-famous bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall
Sunday, June 5, 2016View More
Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.
A celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity
April 8-23, 2016View More
A large-scale fire-and-sand performance, a circus built on a foundation of yarn, a traveling symphony performed in water fountains and a sprawling street fair can only mean one thing: the return of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Art.
Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes
Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletesView More
One of the most historic races in the country
November 18-20, 2016View More
One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon is held every November, crossing the heart of Philadelphia and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks — including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.
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 12-15, 2015View 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.
More than 100 bronze plaques pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area
Take a walk down Broad Street and view over 100 bronze plaques that pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area.View More
A behind-the-scenes view of art in the making
October 3-4; 17-18, 2015View 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.