Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, or PIFA, is a citywide celebration of international arts in Philadelphia curated by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
The festival returns this year with a spectacular line-up of collaborative and innovative artistic acts.
For more than a week, Philadelphia stages and places will host dozens of dance, theater and visual arts performances, amounting to one huge international celebration of the phenomenal arts and arts community in Philly.
Tons of PIFA events are free and open to the public.
A labyrinth of fire at Penn’s Landing. A towering moving sculpture at the Kimmel Center. A forest of cardboard trees. A free concert in a fountain. A huge street fair on Broad Street — these are just a few of the major arts moments that PIFA has featured over the years.
To close out the festival, the PIFA Street Fair features a massive and free day-long party.
The fair closes down six blocks of Broad Street to vehicular traffic and opens it up to performances, food, drinks, carnival rides and more.
Although tons of PIFA events are free and open to the public, some shows do require tickets. PIFA sells single event tickets as well as festival passes, which range from a three-show package all the way up to an all-access festival pass.
For more information and a calendar of events, please click the button below.
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