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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
December 2-18, 2016 (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
March 19-26, 2017View More
Philly Wine Week returns for its fourth year of wine-centric events, parties and specials at over 50 participating venues throughout Philadelphia during an eight-day span of libations.
Day-long celebration of the city’s signature eats at Citizen Bank Park
October 15, 2016View More
Held at Citizens Bank Park, home to the Philadelphia Phillies, Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest 2016 will celebrate the city’s signature foods.
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
Two temporary outdoor escapes with food, beer and more
Through September 30, 2016View More
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Gardens are back, transforming two outdoor areas into a gorgeous, landscaped community spaces.
The 18th-century mansion of the “Father of American Surgery”
Dr. Philip Syng Physick was one of the most accomplished physicians of his time, and a tour of his 18th-century mansion in Society Hill includes some of the medical and surgical tools he invented.View More
A public fishing pier, picnic spot and nature oasis in Pennsport
Now openView More
Built as a place for passive recreation, Pier 68 is an angler’s delight with a dedicated space for casting lines and built in fish-cleaning stations. Native trees and plants provide shade in the picnic grove and a cutout in the pier surface allows visitors to watch the tide rise and fall.
Live entertainment, performers, food and more in the middle of Broad Street
April 23, 2016View More
As the culminating event of the 15-day Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2016 PIFA Street Fair brings a day-long celebration to the heart of Philadelphia.
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
Stephen Starr’s Headhouse Square restaurant focuses on gourmet pies
Combining Philadelphia’s love of pizza and Stephen Starr restaurants, the restaurateur has opened Pizzeria Stella, a gourmet-minded, neighborhood pizza shop.View More
1950 by Carl Milles
From the Art Museum it’s just 1.5 miles to Carl Milles’s wonderful Playing Angels on Kelly Drive.View More
100 years of theater in Philadelphia
For more than a century, Plays & Players has been devoted to bringing quality theater experiences to Philadelphia audiences.View More
Where kids ages 1 – 7 are boss
The city’s award-winning children’s museum is fun-filled, totally hands-on and so delightful that adults are entertained, too. Each nook and cranny has a different theme — from the fantastic to the practical.View More
Presenting the customs and spirit of Poland
Presenting the customs and spirit of PolandView More
A unique celebration of our nation’s history, government and the road to the White House
In celebration of the Democratic National Convention that will be hosted in Philadelphia in July of 2016, the Pennsylvania Convention Center presents PoliticalFest, a unique celebration of our nation’s history, government and the road to the White House.View More
Local artists take you behind-the-scenes of their work
Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? The 11th annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) allows everyone a chance to see for themselves. 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 buy artwork if they’re interested.View More
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A luxurious mid-Georgian 18th-century mansion
The home of Samuel Powel, Philadelphia’s first mayor, is the epitome of 18th-century elegance. On any given evening during its heyday, the guest list frequently included Washington, Adams, Franklin, the Marquis de Lafayette and other luminaries.View More
A national center to collect and reflect on Presbyterianism
The Presbyterian Historical Society was founded in 1852 to “preserve and service materials relating to the history of the Presbyterian Church.” Today, it serves as the national archives and historical research center of the church. The society’s Lombard Street headquarters, opened in 1967, is located in the same neighborhood where Philadelphia’s Presbyterian congregation gathered in the 1690s.View More