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  • Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament

    World’s top anglers cast their lines on the Delaware River

    The world's top anglers will set their lines on the Delaware River for the Bassmaster Elite Professional Tournament.

    The top 100 bass anglers in the world will cast their lines in Philadelphia during the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament.

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  • Bastille Day Festival
    at Eastern State Penitentiary

    Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution

    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Grab a pitchfork and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or a royalist, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French at Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary.

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  • Battleship New Jersey

    Admiral “Bull” Halsey’s flagship and the nation’s most decorated battleship

    Fireworks off of the Battleship New Jersey

    At 887 feet of armor-plated steel, the 45,000-ton Battleship New Jersey dominates not only the New Jersey waterfront, but also American naval history.

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  • Beck Park

    Sit and stay

    This small, charming green space is characterized by the marble polar bear sculptures constructed by a local volunteer.

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  • Benjamin Franklin Museum

    Revitalized museum dedicated to the life and legacy of America’s favorite Renaissance man

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    Dedicated to the life, times and legacy of Philadelphia’s famous founding father, the Benjamin Franklin Museum is now open following a major two-year revitalization.

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  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Philadelphia’s most artistic mile

    Often compared to the Champs Elysées in Paris, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches from Logan Circle to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and boasts many cultural institutions along its broad boulevard.

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  • Big Red Pedal Tours of Philadelphia

    Pedal your way around the city’s top attractions

    Bike your way around the city with Big Red Pedal Tours.

    Big Red Pedal Tours provides guided tours of Philadelphia by day and night. Grab a seat on Big Red Pedal Tour’s unique Pedicycles to explore Historic Philadelphia or pedal your way through the city’s bar scene with an evening pub crawl.

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  • Billy

    1914 by Albert Laessle

    The Billy Goat in Rittenhouse Square.

    A favorite of children as well as many adults, Billy, the small bronze goat, has graced the square since 1919. Sculptor Albert Laessle was born and trained in Philadelphia, and his bronze Penguins resides at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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  • Black Vulture Gallery

    Custom tattoo studio and gallery

    Pulling double duty as a gallery and a tattoo parlor, Black Vulture’s four staffed artists are game for ink requests ranging from the traditional to the out-there.

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  • BlackStar Film Festival

    Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema

    The BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.

    Now in its third year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.

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  • Blobfest

    Celebrate the 50’s horror/sci-fi classic where it was filmed

    Every July, cult film fans flock to the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville for Blobfest, a three-day horror extravaganza.

    Every July, cult film fans flock to the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville for Blobfest, a three-day horror extravaganza.

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  • Bloktoberfest

    An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall

    Celebrate autumn during Bloktoberfest on South Street

    Saturday, October 11
    Taking over a stretch of western South Street every autumn, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.

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  • Bloomsday at the Rosenbach

    A daylong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

    The Bloomsday festivities underway outside the Rosenbach Museum.

    This year marks the 106th anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, with the Rosenbach Museum’s day-long celebration of Bloomsday.

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  • Blue Cross Broad Street Run

    A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street

    The Broad Street Run

    May 3
    The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.

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  • Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival
    at Peddler’s Village

    A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County

    Enjoy a family-friendly weekend of blueberries and bluegrass music at Peddler's Village.

    July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.

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  • Bolt of Lightning … A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin

    1984 by Isamu Noguchi

    Ben Franklin is memorialized in Isamu Noguchi’s Bolt of Lightning, a giant steel sculpture representing Franklin’s famous kite-flying experiment.

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  • Bottle Bar East

    A new craft beer haven

    With an eight-tap bar, dartboard, foosball table and local art installations, this new craft beer haven entices both Fishtowners and visitors.

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  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

    A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants

     Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

    Bring your binoculars with you to Bowman’s, a hilltop preserve where more than 1,000 species of native perennial woodland wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns draw an array of birds. Take the seasonal bloom guide as you follow the trails that link woodland, meadow and dry upland habitats — the grounds beautifully showcase the wondrous diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania in a 100-acre natural landscape.

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  • Brandywine Battlefield Park

    The peacefully preserved remains of one of Washington’s few defeats

    George Washington's headquarters at Brandywine Battlefield

    Most preserved battlefield sites memorialize winning fights, but the Revolutionary Army actually lost ground at Brandywine. Still, the rolling hills of Brandywine Battlefield Park serve as a memorable addition to any Revolutionary War tour of the Philadelphia area. George Washington used the Benjamin Ring House for his headquarters before the battle, and though the house burned in the 1930s, it is now preserved to be what it looked like in 1777.

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  • Brandywine River Museum of Art

    Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting

    Experience artwork from the Wyeth family at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

    It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum of Art run by the Brandywine Conservancy on a nature preserve. As you stroll its galleries, remember that the very settings which inspired much of the art on view — rolling hills, snowy drifts, and, always, the river — surround you. For many, this landscape, at once rough and gentle, has become synonymous with Andrew Wyeth, whose work is exhibited here in abundance.

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  • Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival

    Celebrate the 2014 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

    Paradocx Vineyard is one of six wineries and vineyards taking part in this year's Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival.

    October 4 to 5
    As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.

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  • Breadboard

    The intersection of art and technology

    Breadboard is a facility designed to push the boundaries of hands-on creative innovation in a state-of-the-art workshop environment.

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  • Brewerytown Spring Festival

    Art, food, music and more right on Girard Ave.

    This year, the Brewerytown Spring Festival takes over three blocks of Girard Ave.

    The annual Brewerytown Spring Festival transforms the 2600 to 2800 blocks of West Girard Avenue into a colorful and tasty street festival celebrating art, food and music.

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  • Brickbat Books

    Literary retreat on Fabric Row

    Rare first-edition poetry tomes and brand-new graphic novels populate the wooden shelves of this Fabric Row shop. With creaky floors and a quiet atmosphere, it’s a great spot to discover a fondness for Edward Gorey or to rediscover that once-obsessed-over children’s book.

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  • Bristol Riverside Theatre

    Award-winning entertainment just off the Delaware River

    The 300-seat theater has brought some of the biggest names in theater to Bucks County.

    Since 1986, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bucks County’s premier professional regional theater, has provided award-winning entertainment, including dramas, comedies, musicals and world premieres.

    Housed in a renovated movie house, the 300-seat theater has brought some of the biggest names in theater to Bucks County, including Gregory Peck, Micki Grant and Adrian Pasdar.

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  • Bryn Athyn

    Cathedral for the General Church of New Jerusalem (New Church)

    The Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

    The Church of New Jerusalem (New Church) was formed in England in the late 1700’s, to worship using the Old and New Testaments and Writings which interpret the Bible as parable (written by Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg). In the late 1800’s, a Philadelphia New Church congregation moved out of the city to Bryn Athyn. Principal patron John Pitcairn financed the construction of the Cathedral, which was dedicated in 1919.

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  • Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

    A place for serious purpose and peaceful reflection

    Philadelphia railroad barons put a line through and renamed dusty, rural Humphreyville, Bryn Mawr. The college was founded in 1885, and an image was reversed. Observers noted how “striking Gothic architecture and rolling landscape foster a sense both of serious purpose and of peaceful reflection.” Bryn Mawr’s collections are comprised of literature, women’s studies, the college, history, travel and exploration, art of the book, and art.

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  • Bside Lounge

    DJs, belly dancing, hookahs and more

    A night at the Bside Lounge might consist of a lot of things: guest DJs spinning Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno music, belly dancers accompanied by live percussionists, or hookah nights.

    A night at the Bside Lounge, shared with Barra Italian Restaurant in Old City, might consist of a lot of things: guest DJs spinning Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno music, belly dancers accompanied by live percussionists, or a hookah shared with friends.

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  • Bucks County Audubon Society

    The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark

    The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark

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  • Bug Fest at the
    Academy of Natural Sciences

    Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects

    Discover the world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

    Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University.

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