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 11. 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 Wine Week, Starkbierfest At Brauhaus Schmitz, The Kindness Meetup And More!

Cherry Blossoms Philly Skyline

'Spring Has Arrived In Philly!' So spring has gotten off to a late start, but at least there is one 70° day in the forecast for the weekend! The weekend kicks off with Starkbierfest at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus Presents Philly Made, The King and I Musical, Think Local, Give Local Garces Foundation Benefit, 4th Friday in South Street Headhouse District, more of Philly Wine Week, the continuation of the Israel Film Festival and the continuation of Jurassic World: The … [Read more...]

The 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

Philadelphia Flower Show - Holland: Flowering The World

'The World's Largest Indoor Flower Show' The Philadelphia International Flower Show welcomes you to "Holland: Flowering The World," where guests will be able to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture, from vivid flower fields to innovative eco-design. No other country is as well known for its floral industry as the Netherlands, which fills the world with color. This awesome event will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from March 11 to 19. So bring your … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ The Resource Exchange Fundraiser, Museum Exhibits, 40th Street Summer Series, Spruce Street Harbor Park and More!

Market Street Bridge

'Pre-Fun Prior To The Official Start Of Summer’ The weekend kicks off with 3 Ring Circus Fundraiser for The Resource Exchange, and the continuation of the exhibits at Penn Museum, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Franklin Institute. During the weekend enjoy Ireland vs Belgium match at the Plough and the Stars, Spruce Street Harbor Park & Roller Rink, End of Day Declaration Readings, Philadelphia Historical Activities for Kids & Adults, The Franklin Flea, FREE … [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, End Of Chinese Lantern Festival, Philly Pride Parade And Festival and More!

Ben Franklin Bridge By Christopher Nowaczyk

‘Family Fun Activities In The City’ The weekend kicks off with more Philly Beer Week events, the continuation of the Chinese Lantern Festival and the continuation of the exhibits at Penn Museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Franklin Institute. During the weekend enjoy Spruce Street Harbor Park & Roller Rink, End of Day Declaration Readings, Philadelphia Historical Activities for Kids & Adults, Copa America Soccer Tournament, FREE … [Read more...]

Chinese Lantern Festival At Franklin Square April 22 – June 12

Chinese Lantern Festival

'A Celebration of Light & Culture'  Be visually inspired as visitors will get to experience the Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square in Historic Philadelphia April 22 to June 12. The Festival, appearing for the first time in the Northeast United States, is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. In conjunction with Franklin Square's 10-year anniversary, the square will come alive and glow with more than 25 … [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 27th 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 25 and 26. Manayunk Arts Festival Atmosphere & Experience Artists from all over … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philly Beer Week, Hammer Of Glory Relay, Opening Tap, First Friday, Fete Day, Philly Bike Race and More!

Broad Street Philadelphia

'First Weekend In June in Philly!' The weekend kicks off with the Hammer of Glory Relay, Opening Tap, Philly Beer Week, First Friday, the continuation of the Chinese Lantern Festival and the continuation of the exhibits at Penn Museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Franklin Institute. During the weekend enjoy Spruce Street Harbor Park & Roller Rink, Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley, End of Day Declaration Readings, Philadelphia Historical Activities for … [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...]