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Annual celebration of tasty traditions
August 6 – 8View More
Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the historic Reading Terminal Market.
Head to an urban farm, complete with fall treats and a real tractor
Saturday, October 17View More
Reading Terminal Market is undoubtedly one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and on October 17, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival.
Pour your own beverage
In addition to showcasing rock music seven nights a week through live performances, DJs and a regular songwriter showcase, the new Rebel quickly built a reputation as a bar where the patrons do half the work.View More
A special day to discover America’s history along Germantown Avenue
Saturday, October 3, 2015View More
Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates the rich history of the Germantown neighborhood and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.
Louis I. Kahn (1957-1961)
Considered to be one of the most significant examples of modern American architectureView More
More than 2,600 acres of gently rolling woodlands and meadows
Just 16 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Ridley Creek State Park offers myriad options: guided trail rides on horseback, fly fishing in Ridley Creek (which is always well-stocked with trout) or wandering through the park’s 2,600 acres of woodlands and meadows. When it snows, try cross-country skiing or tobogganing.View More
Want weird geology? Try a seven-acre field of boulders that ring like bells
Want weird geology? Try a seven-acre of field of boulders that ring like bellsView More
Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival
May 21, 2016View More
One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.
Philadelphia’s most popular town square
Rittenhouse Square is as popular with residents as it is with visitors. In the picturesque, tree-lined streets surrounding the park, you will find charming townhomes, luxurious spas, amazing eateries, jewelry stores and the highest of high-end fashion boutiques.View More
“Circle the Square” with fine art
June 3-5, 2016View More
Now in its 89th year, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show has the long-running distinction of being the nation’s oldest outdoor original artwork show.
13.1- and 3.1-mile races followed by free concerts
September 17-18, 2016View More
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K 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.
A 1920s-era architectural marvel and home to the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
This synagogue, built in 1927, is an outstanding example of the Byzantine style. The building, which places home to the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, is free and open to the public.View More
The largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France
The greatest hits of the famed 19th-century sculptor are all here – bronze casts of Eternal Springtime, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais, and, of course, The Thinker. Bold, energetic and emotionally intense, these works are set in a temple-like building down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which administers the collection.View More
A unique social club and event space in Northern Liberties
One of the most unique spaces in the city, Ruba Club Studios is a 100-year-old social club and bi-level event space in the Northern Liberties housing a vintage Cabaret bar, dance floor and stage on the lower level and a theatrical stage upstairs.View More
Vintage record and guitar shop near historic Antique Row
Vintage record and guitar shop in historic Antique RowView More
Fashion and modern design highlight the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s first major expansion
Enthusiasts of fashion and modern design will relish a visit to the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, the first major expansion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.View More
Stuff yourself at Sabrina’s second location
The Italian Market darling for brunch boasts an outpost in the Fairmount neighborhood, where hungry diners fill up on oversized portions of comfort food during brunch, lunch and dinner. Hint: The brunch line is worth the wait.View More
One of the largest unfragmented woodlands in Chester County
A 500-acre nature preserve ideal for walking and hiking, Sadsbury Woods is also an important habitat for interior nesting birds and small mammals.View More
Rare books, vaulted ceilings and arched windows inspire research
The Ryan Memorial Library and its Rare Book Collection date back to 1832 when the seminary was founded. In 1911, the library moved to its current location, which is named for Archbishop Patrick J. Ryan, second archbishop of Philadelphia. It is considered a wonderful resource for the study of systematic theology, canon law and church history, particularly the history of the Catholic Church in the United States.View More
Oldest continuously used Methodist church building in America
This brick church (14 feet from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge) and its Historical Center present a picture of Colonial life and the beginnings of American Methodism.View More
Active parish rich with the history of early Philadelphia lifeActive parish rich with the history of early Philadelphia life. View More
Scare up some fun during this Bucks County tradition
September 19-20, 2015View More
You’ll have a scary good time at the Annual Scarecrow Festival and Competition in Peddler’s Village, a fall family tradition in Bucks County.
Riverfront path providing easy access to the Schuylkill Banks
Now openView More
The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a breathtaking, 2,000-foot-long pathway that extends the Schuylkill River Trail from Locust to South Street. The scenic path allows pedestrians, runners and bicyclists to literally walk over river to some of the best skyline views around.
Explore the natural world
Six miles of hiking trails traverse the 340 acres of woods, streams, ponds, and fields of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, the one of the first environmental education facility established within the limits of a major metropolitan area in the country.View More
A 120-year-old building repurposed to highlight Phoenixville’s Iron and Steel legacy
The Schuylkill River Heritage Center, which sits on the site of the former Phoenix Iron and Steel Company, is a unique, interpretive way to experience the pictures and pieces of the past to give a better understanding of Phoenixville’s Iron and Steel legacy and its place in the Schuylkill River’s history.View More
A 26.5-mile, multi-use path from Philadelphia to Phoenixville
This 26.5-mile recreational path runs along the Schuylkill River from Center City Philadelphia to Phoenixville in Chester County.View More
A garden of ideas to inspire home gardeners
A garden of ideas, with more than 4,000 kinds of ornamental trees and plants on the Swarthmore College campus.View More
A free movie series at Penn’s Landing in July and August
Thursdays in July and August 2016View More
Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn’s Landing. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a great summer treat!
A who’s who of Revolutionary War-era portraiture
This place packs a large punch in a relatively small space. Most important, it played a pivotal role in American history.View More
Art exhibition highlighting endangered species with unconventional materials
Through October 31, 2015View More
The Philadelphia Zoo is getting a few rare additions in 2015. A dozen artists from around the world are creating ingenious and larger-than-life sculptures of endangered animals using recycled, reusued and repurposed materials for Second Nature: Junk Rethunk.