Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Chinese Lantern Festival, Newbold Blues Festival, LGBT Pride Parade and Festival And More!

City of Philadelphia

 'Live Blues, Food, Beer, Festivals and More!' The weekend kicks off with Bloomsday at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Parks On Tap, Pride LGBT Kick-Off Party, Spruce Street Harbor Park, RiverRink Summerfest, Chinese Lantern Festival, the continuation of American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition and more. During the weekend enjoy the Betsy Ross House Flag Festival, the Newbold Blues Festival, Historic Germantown's Juneteenth Festival, Beer Camp on Tour at Penn's … [Read more...]

Movie Nights Presented by Schuylkill Banks

2012 Movie Nights by Schuylkill Banks

'Movies Under the Stars in Philadelphia' Philadelphia summer nights under the stars with friends, family, loved ones and yes, free movie nights sponsored by Schuylkill River Development Corporation and CSX. Thanks to Schuylkill Banks, you will be able to enjoy ten different movies this summer at two different locations. Some of these movies are our favorites and are classics. Starting  Thursday, June 2nd, the movies will take place every Thursday until August 11th, except for on July … [Read more...]

Old City Eats Kick-Off Party!

Old City Eats Block Party

'Eating Like There Is No Tomorrow With Friends' The Old City Eats Block Party on Thursday, June 15 from 5 pm to 8 pm kicks-off Old City Eats, where restaurants and bars will offer at least one half-priced appetizer, at least one $4 beer featuring Penn Beer and one $5 cocktail featuring Faber Liquors every Thursday all summer long until August 31. The block party will feature 15 Old City Eats participants as well as The Franklin Fountain and Mama’s Meatballs. Visitors can dance to live … [Read more...]

The Philadelphia Restaurant Festival

Philadelphia Restaurant Festival

'A Food Lovers Dream!' The Philadelphia Restaurant Festival, in its 2nd year, is a food and drink lovers dream! Guests can enjoy hand-crafted masterpieces of culinary expertise from 30 top local restaurants and chefs while sipping notable wines, craft beers, craft cocktails and spirits selections - while listening to live entertainment. Each general admission ticket includes the following: Food samples from dozens of Philadelphia-area restaurants Complimentary beer, wine, and … [Read more...]

Flag Day Events in Philadelphia

Flag Day June 14th

'Honoring the Symbol of Our Country!' Flag Day is a special day that takes place on June 14, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Second Continental Congress originated in Philadelphia and had it's original meeting place at Independence Hall. Flag Day is not an official holiday, but in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philly Beer Week, Parks On Tap, Bacon and Beer Classic, Art Museum Area Restaurant Week, Odunde Festival and More!

Washington Monument at Eakins Oval

 'Enjoying Art, Music, Food, Beer & More In Philly' The weekend kicks off with Philly Beer Week, All-City Jazz Festival, Parks On Tap, Spruce Street Harbor Park, opening of RiverRink Summerfest, Chinese Lantern Festival, the continuation of American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition and more. During the weekend enjoy the Philly Beer Week, 7th Annual Organ Day, the Bacon and Beer Classic, Spruce Street Harbor Park, RiverRink Summerfest, Mirror Maze Exhibition, the … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival In Franklin Square

Dragon - Photos by Jeff Fusco for Historic Philadelphia

‘A Celebration of Light & Culture’  If you missed it last year, be visually inspired as visitors will get to experience the Chinese Lantern Festival again at Franklin Square in Historic Philadelphia May 9 to June 18. The Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. The square will come alive and glow with 29 new larger-than-life illuminated displays such as a huge 200-foot Chinese dragon, pandas, sea creatures, … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philly Beer Week, First Friday, Irish American Festival, Roots Picnic and More!

Philadelphia Skyline ~ Photo by Christopher Nowaczyk

 'Kicking June Off With A Bang!' The weekend kicks off with Philly Beer Week, First Friday, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Parks On Tap, Spruce Street Harbor Park, opening of RiverRink Summerfest, Chinese Lantern Festival, the continuation of American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition and more. During the weekend enjoy the Philly Beer Week, the Roots Picnic, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Spruce Street Harbor Park, RiverRink Summerfest, Mirror Maze Exhibition, the … [Read more...]

Manayunk Arts Festival ~ A 2-Day Celebration Of The Arts

Manayunk Arts Festival

'One of the Largest Outdoor Arts Festivals in the Region' It's back, better than ever, the Manayunk Arts Festival! The 28th annual arts festival is the largest outdoor juried arts festival that attracts over 200,000 visitors for a weekend of arts, crafts and entertainment. This year nearly 300 artists will showcase their work along historic Main Street in Manayunk during the two-day celebration on June 24 and 25. Manayunk Arts Festival Atmosphere & Experience Artists from all over … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Memorial Day Weekend Activities, Historical Activities For Kids, Franklin Institute Mirror Maze Exhibit, Fireworks, HOG Relay, Opening Tap and More!

Memorial Day Weekend In Philadelphia

'Remembering Those Men & Women Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Our Freedom' Are you ready for a long weekend of fun and relaxation? Many people seem to be making plans to go outside the city. Why, when there is so much to do within this awesome City of Philadelphia. Many Philadelphia’s museums and attractions will honor the men and women of military, both past and present, will host Memorial Day events throughout the weekend and on Memorial Day itself. Let’s not forget those men and … [Read more...]