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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival - June 2019

6/1/2019 (Permalink)

Community Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival - June 2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square returns to Philadelphia’s Historic District in 2019 with all-new, handcrafted lanterns that illuminate when the sun sets. It’s truly a sight to see.

From May 1 through June 30, 2019, the park glows with newly made lanterns handcrafted by artisans from China using traditional Chinese methods.

Lantern designs in previous years have included sea creatures, lions, pandas and mythological creatures.

Spruce Street Harbor Park Fest - May 10 through September 29, 2019

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Community Spruce Street Harbor Park Fest - May 10 through September 29, 2019 Spruce Street Harbor Park Fest

Lauded as one of the best urban beaches in AmericaSpruce Street Harbor Park has served as a Delaware River Waterfront oasis since the summer of 2014.

The beloved seasonal park offers visitors the chance to lounge on colorful hammocks, enjoy Philly-inspired eats on floating barges, cool off with craft brews in the beer garden and play games – bocce, shuffleboard and more – along a waterfront boardwalk.

Presented by Univest Corporation, the seasonal waterfront park is free and open to the public in the spring through fall.

Spruce Street Harbor Park opens for the 2019 season on Friday, May 10 and closes on Sunday, September 29.

Eagles Autism Challenge - Eagles Autism Challenge May 18, 2019

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Community Eagles Autism Challenge - Eagles Autism Challenge May 18, 2019 Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge May 18, 2019

Join Philadelphia Eagles players, alumni, coaches, executives, cheerleaders and SWOOP for the Eagles Autism Challenge on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  This event will feature a one-day bike ride and family-friendly 5K run/walk as well as a Friday Night Kick-Off Party at Lincoln Financial Field.  100% of participant-raised funds will go toward autism research and programs at our founding beneficiary institutions along with other area institutions advancing autism research.https://www.eaglesautismchallenge.org/event/

RITTENHOUSE ROW SPRING FESTIVAL - MAY 18, 2019

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Community RITTENHOUSE ROW SPRING FESTIVAL - MAY 18, 2019 RITTENHOUSE ROW SPRING FESTIVAL - MAY 18, 2019

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.

The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival takes over Walnut Street (from Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square) on Saturday, May 18, to showcase the neighborhood’s fantastic food, fashion, arts and entertainment.

Dozens of restaurants set up shop along the sidewalks of Walnut Street to serve up samples of spring fare. Beyond the eats, there’s also lots of live music.

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Community The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

South Philadelphia’s Italian Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating outdoor market. What better way to celebrate its more than 100 years in existence than with a blockbuster street festival?

This year, the already-bustling heart of South Philly welcomes more than 70,000 visitors to the area for its annual South 9th Street Italian Market Festival.

As one of the city’s most popular block parties, the entire neighborhood directs its attention towards the festival for the weekend of May 18-19. Tons of vendors and local businesses set up booths along South Ninth Street, a portion of which closes off to traffic.

Find the area between Fitzwater and Wharton streets free of cars and instead filled with tons of entertainment and food!

Philadelphia Auto Show 2019

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

The Philadelphia Auto Show brings the best and newest in automotive design to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, giving visitors the opportunity to sit in their dream cars, get tips from industry experts and test drive select models from Toyota, Mazda and more.

When:February 2-10, Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia Cost:$14, adults; $11, active military (at box office only); $7, children ages 7-12; free, children under 6, $7 for senior citizens (at box office only; weekdays only)

Founders Philly Freeze-Out in Manayunk

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

The Founders Philly Freeze-Out in Manayunk draws residents and visitors who want to enjoy samples of Founders Brewing Company beer, Captain Morgan spiced cider, fire pits, live ice-carving demonstrations and a chowder-tasting crawl at 10 restaurants and bars throughout the neighborhood. More activities — indoor and outdoor — go down elsewhere in Manayunk.

When:Saturday, January 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Where:Various locations including Main and Cotton streets Cost:Most activities are free; must be 21 or older to enter the beer garden and participate in the Chowder Crawl: $10 online; $15 on the day of at the booth on Main and Cotton streets

www.manayunk.com

Winterfest Live! at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

More than 75 breweries converge on XFINITY Live! for its annual Winterfest Live!, a craft-beer celebration on Saturday. Featured beers include winter favorites in a number of varieties, including porters, stouts, lagers and more. Cider and gluten-free beer options are also available, and music, games and giveaways round out the afternoon-long event.

Winterfest Live! at XFINITY Live! PhiladelphiaWhen:Saturday, January 12, 2-6 p.m. Where:XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Avenue Cost:$45, general admission, $60, VIP admission; $35, groups of 8 or more

The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Animal lovers of all ages flock to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for the family-oriented Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo. The three-day-long event features educational seminars, rescue groups, pet adoptions, entertaining exhibits and more. On Friday night, children ages 12 and under get free admission for Family Night.

The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo at the Greater Philadelphia Expo CenterWhen:January 11-13 Where:Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks Cost:$11, adults; $5, children; $20, adult weekend pass; $8, child weekend pass

www.phillyexpocenter.com