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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.
Free performances from the world-renowned ensemble followed by a fireworks show
Friday, July 1, 2016View More
Take in a free performance by the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra at Penn’s Landing followed by a spectacular fireworks display on the Delaware River waterfront.
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
See Philadelphia in a PHLASH
The PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions.View More
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 at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Saturday, April 30, 2016View More
The FREE Science Carnival at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing features a ton of family-friendly activities, hands-on experiments, live performances, educator opportunities and explosive visuals from more than 150 partnering exhibitors.
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
Saturday, July 16, 2016View More
Once-a-year, the Philadelphia Zoo opens its gates after-hours for an adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live music and delicious food.
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
Wednesday, June 29, 2016View 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
Sightseeing tour highlighting the city’s signature sandwich
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.View More
Grab a camera and take a picture in the city
Friday, October 9, 2015View More
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.
More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season
Through December 22, 2015 (select dates)View More
Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, the Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.
FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall
Sunday, July 3, 2016View More
The Philly Pops! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence, a FREE patriotic concert at Independence Hall.
Toasts and wine-learning events at venues all around town
April 3-10, 2016View More
Philly Wine Week returns for its third year of wine-centric events, parties and specials at over 50 participating venues throughout Philadelphia from April 3 through 10.
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