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Philadelphia & The Countryside Calendar Of Events

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Festivals, Exhibitions And Events In The Greater Philadelphia Region December 2018 Through November 2019

The Calendar of Events is organized as follows:

December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019

DECEMBER 2018

Through December 1, 2018
REJOICE. The diverse cast of songbirds comprising the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates all of the December holidays during this choral extravaganza at the Prince Theater. (215) 731-9230, pgmc.org

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CRAFTNOW PHILADELPHIA. The more-than-monthlong event returns for its fourth year featuring eight events that showcase the work of the many talented and hardworking craftsman in and around Philadelphia. This year’s theme, “Making a Difference,” highlights how craft can be a vehicle for change and dialogue. craftnowphila.org

Through December 24, 2018
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN PHILADELPHIA. The German-style market returns to a newly restored JFK Plaza, also known as LOVE Park, for the 11th year, with 80 wooden booths of local and international merchants selling Käthe Wohlfahrt ornaments, Hernhut Stars, wintry apparel and all manner of edible and drinkable treats, while entertainment keeps things festive. (215) 268-7606, philachristmas.com

Through December 27, 2018 (select dates)
TIPPLER’S TOUR: YULETIDE CHEERS & BEERS. Historic Philadelphia Inc. puts a holiday in on its Tippler’s Tour, when the pub crawl, set in the winter of 1777 and led by a costumed reenactor, takes guests to four festive bars throughout Old City. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org

Through December 31, 2018
FRANKLIN SQUARE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL FEATURING ELECTRICAL SPECTACLE: A HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW.
Electric company PECO aptly presents the illumination of Franklin Square, while the square itself offers comfort food, local beers, and hot beverages at Ben’s Sweets & Treats. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org

Through December 31, 2018
GARDEN RAILWAY. The Morris Arboretum presents G-scale model trains running along a quarter-mile track that features 12 rail lines, seven loops and tunnels, two cable cars and nine bridges. Closed December 24 and 25. (215) 247-5777, morrisarboretum.org

Through December 31, 2019
HAMILTON: THE CONSTITUTIONAL CLASHES THAT SHAPED A NATION.
Created by and on display at the National Constitution Center, the exhibit explores Alexander Hamilton’s fraught relationships with James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Aaron Burr through rare documents and artifacts. (215) 409-6600, constitutioncenter.org

Through December 31, 2018
A LONGWOOD GARDENS CHRISTMAS.
Thousands of poinsettias, towering Christmas trees and fragrant flowers transform the indoor gardens, where concerts take place daily; outside, 500,000 lights glitter in the trees, and fountains dance to seasonal music. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Through December 31, 2018
CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW.
The Grand Court of the historic Wanamaker department store (now Macy’s) offers a free show of dancing lights, set to the famed Wanamaker Organ; performances every two hours during store hours. (215) 241-9000, wanamakerorgan.com

Through December 31, 2019
HAMILTON: THE CONSTITUTIONAL CLASHES THAT SHAPED A NATION.
Created by and on display at the National Constitution Center, the exhibit explores Alexander Hamilton’s fraught relationships with James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Aaron Burr through rare documents and artifacts. (215) 409-6600, constitutioncenter.org

December 1-2, 2018
COFFEE AND TEA FESTIVAL. The buzz returns every year when the annual coffee and tea celebration comes to town. The event, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, offers more than 50 exhibitors, plus experts, tastings, gift bags and much more. coffeeandteafestival.com

December 2, 2018
WINTER WONDERLAND. The South Street Headhouse District celebrates the arrival of winter with its annual festival, which promises performances, crafts, food and drinks and holiday decor. (215) 413-3713, southstreet.com

December 7-31, 2018 (select dates)
THE NUTCRACKER. Pennsylvania Ballet’s 54th anniversary season features its annual performance of George Balanchine’s holiday classic at the Academy of Music. (215) 893-1999, paballet.org

December 8, 2018
ARMY-NAVY GAME.
The Army Black Knights take on the Navy Midshipmen in this epic collegiate rivalry, now in its 119th year and returning to Lincoln Financial Field. phillylovesarmynavy.com

December 8, 2018
THE MET PHILADELPHIA. North Broad Street’s long-shuttered Metropolitan Opera House reopens after extensive renovations as The Met Philadelphia. During its first month, the venue welcomes highly anticipated performers ranging from musicians to dancers to comedians. themetphilly.com

December 22, 2018-March 31, 2019
ZANELE MUHOLI & THE WOMEN’S MOBILE MUSEUM. Acclaimed photographer Muholi and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center worked with ten women in a yearlong paid apprenticeship to create this Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts photographic exhibition that addresses questions such as “Whose portraits are shown in museums?” and “Who is art for?” (215) 972-7600, pafa.org

December 25, 2018
BEING ______ AT CHRISTMAS. The National Museum of American Jewish History hosts a variety of activities for folks who don’t celebrate Christmas (and those who do) during this annual event. In addition to the exhibitions within the galleries, guests can enjoy crafts, live music, storytelling, movies and face painting. (215) 923-3811, nmajh.org

December 25, 2018
WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE RIVER.
General Washington once again leads a surprise attack on the British during this annual re-enactment—complete with army uniforms, a historic trek, demos, games and activities—atWashington Crossing Historic Park. (215) 493-4076, washingtoncrossingpark.org

December 31, 2018
COUNTDOWN TO NOON. The kid-centric Please Touch Museum® throws a popular party for the early-to-bed set, complete with live music and two ball drops: one at noon, another at 1 p.m. (215) 581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org

December 31, 2018
SUGARHOUSE CASINO’S NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS ON THE DELAWARE RIVER WATERFRONT.
Two pyrotechnic extravaganzas over the Delaware River ring in the New Year at 6 p.m. and midnight. (215) 629-3200, delawareriverwaterfront.com

JANUARY 2019

Through January 1, 2019
CRAZY PHILADELPHIA EDDIE.
 The Independence Seaport Museumlong-time tattooist Eddie Funk, who fought to make a name for himself, protect the freedoms of tattoo artists and share his legacy with the world, with an exhibit that features rare flash personal mementos and other authentic memorabilia seldom put on public display. (215) 413-8655, phillyseaport.org

Through January 1, 2019
THE COMCAST HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR.
The Comcast Center lobby’s super high-res LED display combines the Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker, a magical sleigh ride over the city—with a bird’s-eye view of the new Comcast Technology Center—and a sing-along in 15 minutes of fun. comcastcorporation.com

Through January 6, 2019
30 YEARS: ART AT THE MICHENER, 1988-2018. The James A. Michener Art Museum celebrates its 30th birthday with a special exhibition that includes never-before-seen objects from the museum’s vault, a selection of works curated by local students and a chance to learn just how the museum amassed its collection of more than 3,500 works. (215)340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

Through January 6, 2019
CHRISTMAS IN PEDDLER’S VILLAGE.
With more than 60 specialty shops—perfect for holiday shopping—and six restaurants, Peddler’s Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations help ring in the season. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

Through January 6, 2019
THOMAS AND FRIENDS: EXPLORE THE RAILS. The Please Touch Museum’s exhibit space transforms into the Island of Sodor, where the mighty and timeless Thomas the Tank Engine and his steamy and diesel pals teach kids about rail travel while sharpening children’s STEM skills. (215) 581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org

Through January 14, 2019
BERTHE MORISOT, WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST.
The Barnes Foundation exhibition presents Morisot’s first U.S. retrospective since 1987 and highlights the bold defiance, keen talent and modern presentation of the only woman artist named alongside impressionists Degas, Monet and Renoir. (215) 278-7000, barnesfoundation.org

Through January 21, 2019
THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG. The National Museum of American Jewish History displays the celebrated machine maker’s inventions, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons and more in the first comprehensive Goldberg retrospective since 1970. (215) 923-3811, nmajh.org

Through January 21, 2019
COTTON: THE SOFT, DANGEROUS BEAUTY OF THE PAST. Philadelphia artist Dowell shares large-scale photographs, sculpture and an installation—all reflections of his pilgrimage to the rural South, his exploration of cotton’s far-reaching and often tragic history with African-Americans at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. (215) 574-0380, aampmuseum.org

Through January 21, 2019
XTREME BUGS. Twenty giant animatronic insects, including a monarch butterfly and Madagascar hissing cockroach, put a magnifying glass on bugs’ behaviors, motions and sounds in this interactive Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University exhibition. (215) 299-1000, ansp.org

Through January 27, 2019
THE PENNSYLVANIA LANDSCAPE IN IMPRESSIONISM AND CONTEMPORARY ART. Woodmere Art Museum presents work by Pennsylvania Impressionists that demonstrates how these artists’ legacy of exploration with light resonates in the work by contemporary Philadelphia artists. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org

January 1, 2019
MUMMERS PARADE.
Thousands of festooned strutters kick off the New Year by marching along Broad Street in this festive daylong event. One of the Mummers divisions, the Fancy Brigades, puts on two elaborate, Broadway-style performances for ticket holders at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. phillymummers.com

January 8-20, 2019
BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICALThe Broadway hit bio-musical employs a feminist icon’s greatest hits to tell the struggle-to-success story of the young American singer-songwriter at the Academy of Music. (215) 893-1999, kimmelcenter.org

January 12-November 17, 2019
PAT STEIR SILENT SECRET WATERFALLS: THE BARNES SERIES. In the first installation of paintings on view in the Annenberg Court, the Barnes Foundation presents 11 seven-foot-tall oil paintings by American artist Pat Steir. (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.org

January 13-25, 2019
CENTER CITY RESTAURANT WEEK. Select restaurants in the Center City District will offer signature three-course dinners for $35 per person, and three-course lunches for $20 per guest. centercityphila.org

January 19-March 24, 2019
ORCHID EXTRAVAGANZA. Longwood Gardens creates an absolutely transcendent experience for orchid lovers, perching and planting the rarest and most beautiful of flora from conservatories to outdoors. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Winter 2019 (TBD)
THE PLAYHOUSE DECK RESTAURANT & BAR. A 126-seat gastropub opens on the deck of Bucks County Playhouse, overlooking the Delaware River. Next door in late spring, the old Playhouse Inn reopens with 15 rooms and a new restaurant and special events space from chef Jose Garces. Connecting it all: a riverfront boardwalk from the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge. (215) 862-2121 bcptheater.org

The lure of gleaming engines and glistening chrome brings autophiles out of winter hibernation for the annual Philadelphia Auto Show.   — Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

FEBRUARY 2019

Through February 17, 2019
LESLIE PONTZ: INTEGRATION. Pontz continues her method of using traditional crocheting technique with unexpected materials to create organic, 3D forms in an interactive installation that addresses community, conflict and growth and invites viewers to rearrange portions of her work at the Michener Art Museum. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

Through February 17, 2019
SUZANNE BOCANEGRA: POORLY WATCHED GIRLS. Fabric Workshop and Museum presents a multidisciplinary art exhibit by visual artist Bocanegra that combines installation, video and performance to explore the ways popular entertainment has theatricalized women’s moments of emotional, spiritual and romantic trouble. (215) 561-8888, fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Through February 17, 2019
WINSLOW HOMER AND THE CAMERA: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF PAINTING. ThisBrandywine River Museum of Art exhibit explores the impact photography had on Homer’s artistic practice and his approach to image making with approximately 50 photographs created or collected by Homer and approximately 50 paintings, prints, watercolors and drawings made by Homer throughout his career.  (610) 388-2700, brandywine.org

Through February 19, 2019
THE ROTHMAN ICE RINK AND WINTERGARDEN.
The Rothman Ice Skating Rink, the Rothman Cabin and Wintergarden conclude their seasonal run in Dilworth Park in late February. (215) 440-5500, centercityphila.org

Through February 23, 2019.

Frank Hyder: The Janis Project. Begun in 2015 and continuing through early 2019 at the Michener Art Museum, The Janice Project includes more than a dozen large-scale, double-faced inflatable sculptures of heads that reference Moai of Easter Island, the Olmec heads and the ancient Roman god of new endeavors, along with street art and inflatable toys. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

 

February 1-March 31, 2019
CECILIA VICUNA: ABOUT TO HAPPEN. The Institute of Contemporary Art presents the first major solo exhibition of work by this Chilean-born poet, artist, filmmaker and human rights activist boldly tackles social and political issues. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org

February 1-August 11, 2019
INTRODUCING TONY CONRAD: A RETROSPECTIVE. The Institute of Contemporary Art presents the first large-scale survey of an avant-garde artist whose 1960s groundbreaking work in film and Minimalist music challenged barriers between mediums. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org

February 1-March 31, 2019
COLORED PEOPLE TIME: MUNDANE FUTURES. A three-part exhibit, open through December 22, 2019 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, examines the everyday ways the legacy of slavery and colonialism continues to leave marks on American culture. The first, Mundane Futures, features work by contemporary artists Martine Syms, Kevin Jerome Everson, Aria Dean and Dave McKenzie. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org

February 2, 2019
AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR.
One of the oldest and largest single-day events for African American children’s books in the country, the 27th annual African American Children’s Book Fair at the Community College of Philadelphia features nationally known bestselling authors and illustrators, representatives from the multicultural literary community, enriching children’s books and activities that promote the power and joy of reading. theafricanamericanchildrensbookproject.org

February 2-10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA AUTO SHOW.
The automotive industry’s latest creations are on a 700,000-square-foot display at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the showplace for more than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars. phillyautoshow.com

February 2-September 2, 2019
AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR. The Please Touch Museum’s vibrant exhibition celebrates the diversity of modern and historic Muslim communities across Philadelphia and the world through art, technology and interactive programming. (215) 581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org

February 3, 2019
RE-OPENING OF THE GALLERIES OF CHINESE ART. In tandem with architect Frank Gehry’s overall plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is the renovation and reinstallation of the Chinese art collection, spanning 4,000 years and more than 7,000 pieces. These include 500 paintings dating from the 12th to the 20thcentury, plus costumes, textiles, furniture, jades, lacquer wares, cloisonné and contemporary works. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

February 7-17, 2019
PHILLY THEATRE WEEK. The sequel to 2018’s ten-day regional theatrical festival promises 100 events, including panels, concerts, meet-ups and loads of live theater. (267) 761-9950, theatrephiladelphia.org

February 8-March 3, 2019
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. The best-selling all-American book becomes a big-deal musical, as performed by the Philadelphia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre. (215) 985-0420, philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

February 9-May 5, 2019
THE ART OF SEATING: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN DESIGN. Chairs designed by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi and Frank Gehry tell the story of American aesthetics from the early 19thcentury to the present at the Michener Art Museum. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

February 9-May 5, 2019
LONG LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID LEBE. The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents David Lebe’s first retrospective, featuring powerful work from his 1994 documentation of his and his partner’s daily struggles with AIDS, images from late-1960s anti-war marches and The Great March on Washington in 1987 for lesbian and gay rights. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

February 10, 2019
TOGETHER. The ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir, the country’s oldest existing feminist choir joins forces with the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus for a donation-based community concert at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion.(215) 731-9230, annacrusis.org

 February 16-May 12, 2019
FREEDOM’S JOURNAL: THE ART OF. JERRY PINKNEY. Woodmere Art Museum exhibits works by the Germantown-born illustrator (and Caldecott winner) that reflects Pinkney’s focus on issues surrounding African-Americans and includes his powerful illustrations. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org

February 16-June 9, 2019
MYTHIC CREATURES: DRAGONS, UNICORNS AND MERMAIDS. Guests can touch fossils, explore winged mythological creatures, build their own dragon and come face to face with a sea monster at this Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University exhibition. (215) 299-1000, ansp.org

February 23, 2019 (end date TBA)
ANCIENT EGYPT: FROM DISCOVERY TO. DISPLAY.  This special Penn Museum exhibition introduces visitors to the history of ancient Egypt and includes elements of visible artifact storage and active conservation of museum objects. (215) 898-4000, penn.museum

February 24-May 12, 2019
FROM TODAY, PAINTING IS. DEAD: EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN FRANCE AND BRITAIN. Exploring the fertile period in the early history of photography when the medium’s pioneers adapted and transformed this rich and complex medium, the Barnes Foundation’s second survey of photography presents nearly 250 early photographs—most of which have never before been exhibited—created by British and French photographers between the 1840s and 1880s. (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.org

February 25-March 8, 2019
EAST PASSYUNK RESTAURANT WEEK. Three-course prix fixe lunches and dinners are available (tax, alcohol and gratuity not included) at more than 24 different restaurants in the South Philly neighborhood. eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com

February 2019 (TBD)
FITLER CLUB. Opening in winter 2019, the private lifestyle club where members can work, dine and exercise will also offer flexible meeting space, restaurants and bars, a spa, lap pool and a bowling alley. A 14-room boutique hotel will live in this 75,000-square-foot space on the banks of the Schuylkill River. fitlerclub.com

MARCH 2019

March 2019
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH.
March marks Women’s History Month, a time when attractions and venues across the city welcome guests for special events, tours and presentations oriented around the month-long celebration.

Through March 3, 2019
BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK WINTERFEST.
Penn’s Landing’s wintertime rink and Winterfest wonderland, complete with a lodge, arcade and confectionery cabin, end their seasonal run. (215) 629-3200, riverrink.com

Through March 3, 2019
FABULOUS FASHION: FROM DIOR’S NEW LOOK TO NOW. The Philadelphia Museum of Art debuts a comprehensive exhibition of haute couture from its impressive costume collection. Guests can browse pieces by influential designers like Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga and more. philamuseum.org

Through March 3, 2019
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. The best-selling all-American book becomes a big-deal musical, as performed by the Philadelphia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre. (215) 985-0420, philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

Through March 3, 2019
VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND. Viking treasures—600 artifacts in all—travel from the National Museum of Denmark to North America for the first time, landing at The Franklin Institute. (215) 448-1200, fi.edu

Through March 8, 2019
EAST PASSYUNK RESTAURANT WEEK. Three-course prix fixe lunches and dinners are available (tax, alcohol and gratuity not included) at more than 24 different restaurants in the South Philly neighborhood. eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com

Through March 17, 2019
HAMILTON WAS HERE: RISING UP IN REVOLUTIONARY PHILADELPHIA. The Museum of the American Revolution invites children to play the role of Alexander Hamilton in an interactive playscape that includes games, crafts and a selfie station with George Washington. (877) 740-1776, amrevmuseum.org

Through March 24, 2019
ORCHID EXTRAVAGANZA. Longwood Gardens creates an absolutely transcendent experience for orchid lovers, perching and planting the rarest and most beautiful of flora from conservatories to outdoors. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Through March 31, 2019
COLORED PEOPLE TIME: MUNDANE FUTURES. A three-part exhibit, open through December 22, 2019 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, examines the everyday ways the legacy of slavery and colonialism continues to leave marks on American culture. The first, Mundane Futures, features work by contemporary artists Martine Syms, Kevin Jerome Everson, Aria Dean and Dave McKenzie. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org

Through March 31, 2019
CECILIA VICUNA: ABOUT TO HAPPEN.  The Institute of Contemporary Art presents the first major solo exhibition of work by this Chilean-born poet, artist, filmmaker and human rights activist boldly tackles social and political issues. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org

Through March 31, 2019
ZANELE MUHOLI & THE WOMEN’S MOBILE MUSEUM. Acclaimed photographer Muholi and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center worked with ten women in a yearlong paid apprenticeship to create this Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts photographic exhibition that addresses questions such as “Whose portraits are shown in museums?” and “Who is art for?” (215) 972-7600, pafa.org

 March 1-2, 2019
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER. Alvin Ailey’s legacy lives on through his groundbreaking choreography, including, at the Academy of Music, a performance that includes his signature work, Revelations, a vibrant and pointed examination of the African-American cultural experience. (215) 893-1999, kimmelcenter.org

March 2, 2019
PHILLY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL. Called “one of the top 10 beer festivals in America” by Forbes Traveler, the festival features national and international breweries, food trucks and a VIP session with rare brews at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. (631) 940-7290, phillycraftbeerfest.com

March 2-June 9, 2019
NAKASHIMA LOOKS: STUDIO FURNITURE FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION. Artist Mira Nakashima, daughter of acclaimed woodworker George Nakashima, guest curates an exhibit that showcases some of the stunning work in the collection by both father and daughter. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

March 2-10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW.
The annual gardening celebration at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the oldest and largest indoor show of its kind, with top-of-the-line horticulture and landscape design, entertainment and more than 100 vendors. (215) 988-8800, theflowershow.com

March 5-10, 2019
RENT. Jonathan Larson’s Tony-winning ’90s rock musical, a New York City tale that’s loosely based on Puccini’s La Bohème, comes to the Merriam Theater. (215) 893-1999, kimmelcenter.org

March 7-17, 2918
GISELLE. Pennsylvania Ballet presents Giselle, one of ballet’s oldest and most continually-performed works, at the Academy of Music. (215) 551-7000, paballet.org

March 9-May 27, 2019
AMERICAN BEAUTY: SELECTIONS FROM THE RICHARD M. SCAIFE BEQUEST. The Brandywine River Museum of Art and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art present 50, 19th– and 20th-century American paintings by Martin Johnson Heade, John Frederick Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, George Inness, William Merritt Chase and Guy Pene du Bois. (610) 388-2700, brandywine.org

March 10, 2019
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE.
Marching bands, decorated floats, music and dance groups, youth groups and Irish associations march down Broad Street to City Hall and from City Hall to Market Street to Penn’s Landing.philadelphiastpatsparade.com

March 14-16, 2019
LASHED BUT NOT LEASHED. Philadelphia drag chanteuse Martha Graham Cracker world premieres a scripted work of original songs that follow the diva on a journey of self-discovery; the performance in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ SEI Innovation Studio is BYOB. (215) 893-1999, kimmelcenter.org

March 16-April 7, 2019
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL.
The Israeli Film Festival, Philadelphia’s annual showcase of the best in Israeli film, returns with a powerful lineup of documentaries, dramas, films and more. (484) 904-5421,  iffphila.com

March 18-June 28, 2019
INVISIBLE CITY: PHILADELPHIA AND THE VERNACULAR AVANT-GARDE. Appearing at four venues—Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of Arts’ Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, the Philadelphia Art Alliance and Gershman Hall—this exhibition explores Philadelphia from 1956 to 1976, when the city was a hotbed of Pop Art, architectural and urban-planning innovation, and post-war art school expansion. (215) 972-7600, pafa.org

March 25-31, 2019
QFLIX PHILADELPHIA.
This annual festival celebrates all genres of film that pertain to or were created by members of the LGBTQ communities, with venues TBA. qflixphilly.com

March 29-August 4, 2019
SONYA CLARK (exhibit name TBA). Virginia-based textile and performance artist presents work at the Fabric Workshop and Museum that weaves together her interests in symbols, history, race and identity. (215) 561-8888, fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

March 30-April 28, 2019
SPRING BLOOMS.
Visitors take in the sights and smells of spring’s arrival at Longwood Gardens with 240,000 tulips, azaleas, dogwoods and more. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Spring 2019 (TBD)
RECONSTRUCTION ERA EXHIBIT. Through personal stories, documents and artifacts, a new, permanent exhibit at the National Constitution Center is the first in the country devoted to exploring the constitutional legacy of the Reconstruction Amendments—the 13th, 14th and 15th—which ended slavery and promised equality to all Americans in the years after the Civil War. (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org

APRIL 2019

Through April 7, 2019
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL. The Israeli Film Festival, Philadelphia’s annual showcase of the best in Israeli film, returns with a powerful lineup of documentaries, dramas, films and more. (484) 904-5421, iffphila.com

Through April 14, 2019
DIETER RAMS: PRINCIPLED DESIGN AT THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates the profound impact of Dieter Rams, an inventive industrial designer, with a special exhibition featuring a range of furniture, camera, radio, clocks and more that all embody his philosophies. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

Through April 14, 2019
JUST IN: RECENT ACQUISITIONS IN SCULPTURE AND RELIEF. This Woodmere Art Museum exhibit highlights a selection of the permanent collection’s newest work, created in variety of materials by artists such as Natalie Charkow Hollander, Dennis Leon, Henry Mitchell, Bruce Pollock, Italo Scanga, Chris Smith, Rudy Staffel and Tohiko Takaezu and others. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org

Through April 28, 2019
SPRING BLOOMS.
Visitors take in the sights and smells of spring’s arrival at Longwood Gardens with 240,000 tulips, azaleas, dogwoods and more. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

April 1-7, 2019
PHILLY WINE WEEK. The annual eight-day festival returns for another year of wine-centric events, tastings, pairings and specials at bars and restaurants throughout Philadelphia. phillywineweek.org

April 5-7, 2019
PHILADELPHIA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL. Earth Day weekend inaugurates a cutting-edge roster of smart eco-first films from around the world. (215) 247-3105, philaenvirofilmfest.org

April 6-September 30, 2019
CREATURES OF HABITAT – A GAZILLION PIECE ANIMAL ADVENTURE. Life-size LEGO® brick animals arrive at the Philadelphia Zoo to tell the story of endangered wildlife and how human behavior impacts and endangers habitats (215) 243-1100, philadelphiazoo.org

April 6-14, 2019
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL.
The springtime tradition at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park features a week of citywide cultural celebrations, film screenings, kimono dressing, demonstrations of nihon buyo, traditional dance and martial arts, culminating in Sakura Sunday. (267) 237-3550, japanphilly.org 

April 13-October 27, 2019
OUR TOWN: A RETROSPECTIVE OF EDITH NEFF. The Woodmere Art Museum presents the first large-scale exhibition of work in more than two decades of Neff, a beloved Philadelphia artist and leading realist painter who died at age 52 in 1995. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org

April 16-August 18, 2019
THE IMPRESSIONIST’S EYE. The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers a rare opportunity to view sculpture, works on paper and other less usual creations by impressionist masters such as Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt and Vincent van Gogh. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

April 16-August 18, 2019
YOSHITOSHI: SPIRIT AND SPECTACLE. Honoring Japanese master printmaker Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), this exhibit showcases highlights from more than 1,200 prints. Yoshitoshi’s work reflects cultural traditions and the upheavals of the modern world that followed Japan’s opening to the West after 200 years of isolation. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

April 16-August 18, 2019
THE IMPRESSIONIST’S EYE. The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers a rare opportunity to view sculpture, works on paper and other less usual creations by impressionist masters such as Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt and Vincent van Gogh. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org 

April 20-21, 2019
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE SHOWCASE. The annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center includes private exhibits that have never been shown in museums, living legend history makers, documentary films, historical reenactments, panel discussions, lectures, workshops, visual artists and crafters, poetry readings, theatrical performances and historical musical concerts. blackhistoryshowcase.org

April 21, 2019
88TH ANNUAL EASTER PROMENADE. That song about Easter bonnets still applies along South Street, where best-dressed Easter celebrants continue the city’s decades-old tradition of competing for prizes and fun. (215) 413-3713, southstreet.com

April 25-27, 2019
PENN RELAYS.
High school, college and professional track stars compete at Franklin Field during the Penn Relays, the oldest collegiate meet in the nation. (215) 898-6151, thepennrelays.com

April 26-August 11, 2019
COLORED PEOPLE TIME: QUOTIDIAN PASTS. This is the second part in the three-part Institute of Contemporary Art exhibit, Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, and Banal Presents (open through December 22, 2019), examining the everyday ways the legacy of slavery and colonialism continues to leave marks on American culture. Quotidian Pasts examines the complexities of collecting and displaying African objects, with artifacts from the Penn Museum display alongside new work by Matthew Angelo Harrison. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org

April 26-28, 2019
PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES & ART SHOW.
One of the most prestigious antique shows in the country, this event features fine and decorative arts, jewelry and furniture at The Navy Yard, with exhibitors showcasing Colonial to contemporary examples of form meeting function. philadelphiaantiquesandartshow.com

April 26-27, 2019
PHILADELPHIA BLACK PRIDE.
This pioneering multi-day gathering of people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientations traditionally coincides with the Penn Relays. phillyblackpride.org

April 26-May 4, 2019
PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL.
With hands-on events for kids, sophisticated activities for adults and a carnival, this citywide event demonstrates the role science plays in everyday life. (215) 448-1128, philasciencefestival.org

April 2019 (TBD)
MANAYUNK RESTAURANT WEEK.
Some of Manayunk’s finest eateries highlight three-course meals, which will be offered at $15, $25 and $35 price ranges. (215) 482-9565, manayunk.com

April 2019 (TBD)
MARVEL: UNIVERSE OF SUPERHEROES. Marvel’s most iconic comics, costumes, and props on display in Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at The Franklin Institute. (215) 448-1200, fi.edu

MAY 2019

Through May 4, 2019
PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL.
With hands-on events for kids, sophisticated activities for adults and a carnival, this citywide event demonstrates the role science plays in everyday life. (215) 448-1128, philasciencefestival.org

Through May 5, 2019
THE ART OF SEATING: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN DESIGN. Chairs designed by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi and Frank Gehry tell the story of American aesthetics from the early 19thcentury to the present at the Michener Art Museum. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

Through May 5, 2019
LONG LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID LEBE. The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents David Lebe’s first retrospective, featuring powerful work from his 1994 documentation of his and his partner’s daily struggles with AIDS, images from late-1960s anti-war marches and The Great March on Washington in 1987 for lesbian and gay rights. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

Through May 12, 2019
JOURNAL: THE ART OF JERRY PINKNEY. Woodmere Art Museumexhibits works by the Germantown-born illustrator (and Caldecott winner) that reflects Pinkney’s focus on issues surrounding African-Americans and includes his powerful illustrations. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org

Through May 12, 2019
FROM TODAY, PAINTING IS. DEAD: EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN FRANCE AND BRITAIN. Exploring the fertile period in the early history of photography when the medium’s pioneers adapted and transformed this rich and complex medium, the Barnes Foundation’s second survey of photography presents nearly 250 early photographs—most of which have never before been exhibited—created by British and French photographers between the 1840s and 1880s. (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.org

Through May 27, 2019
AMERICAN BEAUTY: SELECTIONS FROM THE RICHARD M. SCAIFE BEQUEST. The Brandywine River Museum of Art and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art present 50, 19th– and 20th-century American paintings by Martin Johnson Heade, John Frederick Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, George Inness, William Merritt Chase and Guy Pene du Bois. (610) 388-2700, brandywine.org

Through May 2019
BONES, BOOKS & BELL JARS. Photographer and physician Andrea Baldeck went behind the scenes to explore the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia collection, then selected items and combined them for her still life photographs. (215) 560-8564, muttermuseum.org

May 1-31, 2019
CELEBRATION OF BLACK ARTS. One of the oldest African-American literary events in the nation comes to Philadelphia each year, bringing conferences with performing and literary artists, including acclaimed journalists, writers, singers and more from across the United States. (215) 232-4485, artsanctuary.org

May 4, 2019 
SOUTH STREET SPRING FESTIVAL. Thousands of revelers take part in alfresco family fun, from Headhouse Square and along South Street in an annual event that includes a giant Maypole, a few dozen concerts, eating contests, a Kids’ Zone, nearly 200 vendors and Maifest, Brauhaus Schmitz’s German beer and dancing extravaganza. southstreet.com; brauhausschmitz.com

May 2-4, 2019
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL. This widely acclaimed series of performances for children returns to the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, with food, music, dance and theatrical performances indoors and out. (215) 898-3900, annenbergcenter.org

May 3-11, 2019
PHILLY TECH WEEK. Business leaders and other self-proclaimed tech geeks—and the technically challenged—participate in more than 100 events, including a variety of programs, interactive activities and workshops that celebrate and highlight emerging trends, advances and innovating uses of technology. phillytechweek.com

May 5, 2019 
BROAD STREET RUN. The 39th annual run, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, spans 10 miles, from Olney to South Philadelphia.(215) 683-3594, broadstreetrun.com

May 9-September 29, 2019
FESTIVAL OF FOUNTAINS AT LONGWOOD GARDENS. Longwood Gardens’ fountain turns on for a third season, bringing with it an impressive showcase of over 1,000 jets. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

May 10-11, 2019
ABERDEEN DAD VAIL REGATTA. The world’s largest collegiate regatta takes place on the Schuylkill River and attracts more than 3,000 competitors from 125 colleges across the country and Canada. (215) 542 -1443, dadvail.org

May 10-June 2, 2019
ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the country’s oldest and largest art museum and school, previews the works of graduate and undergraduate art students during this 118th annual exhibition. (215) 972-7600, pafa.org

MAY 11-18, 2019
NEW HOPE CELEBRATES’ ANNUAL PRIDE FEST. The festival begins with an Equality Flag ceremony and continues with a weeklong celebration that culminates with Saturday’s Pride Parade and Fair, which crosses the bridge fromLambertville, New Jersey to New Hope, site of outdoor performances and events. newhopecelebrates.com

May 18, 2019
KENSINGTON KINETIC SCULPTURE DERBY AND ARTS FESTIVAL.
People stroll the streets of Kensington and Fishtown to find an eclectic mix of local artists, musicians and food; the derby portion of the day celebrates human-powered transit as fanciful mobile sculptures parade along a three-mile urban obstacle course.kensingtonkineticarts.org

May 18, 2019 
RITTENHOUSE ROW SPRING FESTIVAL. Shopping and dining venues in the Rittenhouse neighborhood come together for a public street fest and a day of music, outdoor shopping, fashion events, international entertainment and food from some of the city’s most renowned restaurants. rittenhouserow.org

May 18-19, 2019 
9TH STREET ITALIAN MARKET FESTIVAL. This annual festival features live entertainment, games (including a greased pole-climbing contest) and food, plus the 9th Street Italian Market’s dazzling array of homemade sausages, delicious cannoli, imported meats and cheeses, cappuccino, beef and poultry, specialty cookware and fresh pasta. (215) 545-4543, italianmarketfestival.com

May 18-19, 2019
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. Strawberries of all sorts, live entertainment and pie-eating contests are just a few of the festivities at this free annual event at Peddler’s Village. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

May 23-June 2, 2019
DEVON HORSE SHOW AND COUNTRY FAIR. At 122 years young, Devon is the country’s oldest and largest event of its kind, featuring equestrian disciplines, exhibitions and an old-fashioned country fair at the Devon Show Grounds. (610) 964-0550, devonhorseshow.net

May 25-27, 2019
BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM OF ART ANTIQUES SHOW. Outstanding furniture, glass, metalware, ceramics, folk art, quilts and other fine antiques from across the nation go on display at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. (610) 388-2700, brandywine.org

May 25-September 2, 2019
GARDEN RAILWAY. Every day from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, Morris Arboretum runs its G-scale model along a quarter-mile track with 12 rail lines, seven loops and tunnels, two cable cars and nine bridges. (After Columbus Day, the Garden Railway operates on weekends only.) (215) 247-5777, morrisarboretum.org

May 30-June 2, 2019
LATINO FILM FESTIVAL. For one weekend, film fans view works by established and emerging Latino and Latin American filmmakers, a lineup that includes feature films, shorts, animations and documentaries, in English or Spanish with subtitles, along with workshops and discussions. phlaff.org

May 31-June 9, 2019
PHILLY BEER WEEK. The 11th annual celebration of the city’s vibrant beer culture features events ranging from tastings of locally crafted brews in cozy neighborhood taprooms to educational offerings such as guided tastings, lectures and prix-fixe beer-pairing dinners. phillylovesbeer.org

May 2019 (TBD)
INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER. Greater Philadelphia’s official visitor center completes its $15 million Visitor Experience Improvement Project. Renovations and upgrades include a 42-foot, digital “Philly Welcome Wall;” two new dedicated desks for National Park Service Rangers and visitor services representatives; a public, wrap-around terrace on the second floor (already complete); and an expanded gift shop (also already complete). (800) 537-7676, PHLVisitorcenter.com

JUNE 2019

Through June 2, 2019
ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the country’s oldest and largest art museum and school, previews the works of graduate and undergraduate art students during this 118th annual exhibition. (215) 972-7600, pafa.org

THROUGH June 2, 2019
DEVON HORSE SHOW AND COUNTRY FAIR.
At 122 years young, Devon is the country’s oldest and largest event of its kind, featuring equestrian disciplines, exhibitions and an old-fashioned country fair at the Devon Show Grounds. (610) 964-0550, devonhorseshow.net

Through June 2, 2019
LATINO FILM FESTIVAL. For one weekend, film fans view works by established and emerging Latino and Latin American filmmakers, a lineup that includes feature films, shorts, animations and documentaries, in English or Spanish with subtitles, along with workshops and discussions. phlaff.org

Through June 9, 2019
MYTHIC CREATURES: DRAGONS, UNICORNS AND MERMAIDS. Guests can touch fossils, explore winged mythological creatures, build their own dragon and come face to face with a sea monster at this Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University exhibition. (215) 299-1000, ansp.org

Through June 9, 2019
NAKASHIMA LOOKS: STUDIO FURNITURE FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION. Artist Mira Nakashima, daughter of acclaimed woodworker George Nakashima, guest curates an exhibit that showcases some of the stunning work in the collection by both father and daughter. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

Through June 9, 2019
PHILLY BEER WEEK. The 11th annual celebration of the city’s vibrant beer culture features events ranging from tastings of locally crafted brews in cozy neighborhood taprooms to educational offerings such as guided tastings, lectures and prix-fixe beer-pairing dinners. phillylovesbeer.org

Through June 28, 2019
INVISIBLE CITY: PHILADELPHIA AND THE VERNACULAR AVANTE-GARDE. Appearing at four venues—Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of Arts’ Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, the Philadelphia Art Alliance and Gershman Hall—this exhibition explores Philadelphia from 1956 to 1976, when the city was a hotbed of Pop Art, architectural and urban-planning innovation, and post-war art school expansion. pafa.org

June 1-September 8, 2019
THE COLOR OF THE MOON: LUNAR PAINTING IN AMERICAN ART. The Michener Art Museum presents more than 50 works of art by the likes of Norman Rockwell and Thomas Cole that depict the moon and reveal its prominence in American landscape painting. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

June 2, 2019
ROOTS PICNIC.
Philly’s The Roots bring together artists from various genres for an epic daylong concert at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. (215) 928-8801, delawareriverevents.com

June 8-September 2, 2019
SOULS GROWN DEEP. Work by luminaries Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, Ronald Lockett, Hawkins Bolden and Bessie Harvey are part of this Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibit of 24 acquisitions from Atlanta’s Souls Grown Deep Foundation. Collage and Assemblage from the Collection, select examples from the Museum’s collection of early to mid 20th-century Modernist and contemporary art, complements the exhibit. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

June 9, 2019
ODUNDE FESTIVAL. The largest African-American street festival on the East Coast comes to West South Street during this annual event that features cultural, historical and family-friendly events. (215) 732-8510, odundefestival.org

June 9, 2019
PRIDEDAY LGBT PARADE AND FESTIVAL. Rainbow flags fly high during a day filled with live music, food, drinks and an annual parade that marches from 13th and Locust streets to Penn’s Landing. (215) 875-9288, phillygaypride.org

June 15, 2019
JUNETEENTH. Historic Germantown honors the ratification of the 13thAmendment with a parade along the Avenue, and a day of historical reenactments, tours, children’s activities and food and drink at the Johnson House Historic Site. (215) 844-1683, freedomsbackyard.com

June 16, 2019
BLOOMSDAY. James Joyce fans spend the day outside the historic Rosenbach Museum & Library to hear some of Philadelphia’s most interesting personalities read Ulysses during this open-air festival. (215) 732-1600, rosenbach.org

June 16, 2018
PHILADELPHIA JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL. Historic Germantown honors the ratification of the 13th Amendment with a parade along the Avenue, and a day of historical reenactments, tours, children’s activities and food and drink at the Johnson House Historic Site. (215) 844-1683, freedomsbackyard.com

June 22, 2019
PHILADELPHIA JUNETEENTH MUSICFEST & PARADE. Philadelphia marks African-Americans’ emancipation from slavery with two days of reenactments, entertainment, an African children’s village, a cultural marketplace and a Center City parade. juneteenthphilly.org

June 22-23, 2019
MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL.
Featuring artists from around the country, along with crafts, food and music, this two-day festival runs along Main Street in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighborhood. (215) 482-9565, manayunk.com

June 22-September 15, 2019
N.C. WYETH: NEW PERSPECTIVES. The Brandywine River Museum of Art brings deserved new attention to an artist ill-defined in recent decades as merely the father of famed painter Andrew Wyeth by exhibiting 70 of N.C. Wyeth’s landscapes, portraits, seascapes and murals. (610) 388-2700, brandywine.org/museum

June 29-December 29, 2019
FROM THE SCHUYLKILL TO THE HUDSON: LANDSCAPES OF THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents the first major museum exhibit to look at Philadelphia’s role in the development of American landscape painting. (215) 972-7600, pafa.org

June 30-July 4, 2019
WAWA WELCOME AMERICA. Celebrating the nation’s birthday for the 27th year in a row, Wawa Welcome America is a multi-day party with free events for all ages throughout the city—including concerts, a parade and fireworks. welcomeamerica.com

June 30-September 15, 2019
I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS I AM LIKE: THE ART OF BILL VIOLA. TheBarnes Foundation brings together a selection of major works reflecting on the history of painting by renowned video artist Bill Viola, including screen-based works and large scale installations. (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.org

June–September 2019 (TBD)
PECO MULTICULTURAL SERIES. Penn’s Landing celebrates the diverse cultures that make Philadelphia distinctive through free events, including the Hispanic Fiesta, Islamic Heritage Festival, Philadelphia Irish Festival and Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival, among others. (215) 222-2FUN, delawareriverevents.com

June 2019 (TBD)
FOUR SEASONS PHILADELPHIA.
The luxury hotel—neighbor of the Comcast Technology Center—includes 219-rooms, a sky lobby, spa, fitness facility and infinity pool on the 57th floor; restaurants by award-winning chefs Jean-George Vongerichten and Greg Vernick; and more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space, including two fifth-floor two ballrooms. (800) 819-5053, fourseasons.com/philadelphia

June 2019 (TBD)
FRANKLIN SQUARE FOUNTAIN SHOW. The 180-year-old fountain and centerpiece of one of Center City’s original public squares gets a dramatic $2 million update. Day and night, the free choreographed shows feature dancing water, lights and music from Philadelphia artists. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org

JULY 2019

Through July 4, 2019
WAWA WELCOME AMERICA. Celebrating the nation’s birthday for the 27th year in a row, Wawa Welcome America is a multi-day party with free events for all ages throughout the city—including concerts, a parade and fireworks. welcomeamerica.com

July 12-14, 2019
BLOBFEST.
The 20th anniversary of a three-day extravaganza in Phoenixville centers around the horror/sci-fi flick The Blob and includes screenings, themed competitions, a street fair and the recreation of the pivotal scene where hundreds of scared townspeople flee the Colonial Theatre. (610) 917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com

July 18-28, 2019
UNIVERSITY CITY DINING DAYS. University City residents and visitors can enjoy multi-course meals for $15 to $35 (depending on the restaurant) in some of the neighborhood’s popular dining spots. universitycity.org

July 20-21, 2019
BLUEGRASS AND BLUEBERRIES FESTIVAL. Live country and bluegrass music and berries combine for a weekend-long midsummer celebration at the summer festival at Peddler’s Village in lovely Bucks County. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

July 26-28, 2018
XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. WXPN, the public radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, brings together musical legends and new performers—lineup to be announced—along the Camden Waterfront. (215) 898-6677, xpnfest.org

July 28, 2019
EAST PASSYUNK CAR SHOW AND STREET FESTIVAL. The annual showing of look-but-don’t-touch vintage classics, hot rods and more line South Philly’s East Passyunk Avenue, as do food trucks and craft vendors. visiteastpassyunk.com

July 2019 (TBD)
NUEVOFEST. A free, outdoor, alt-Latin music festival, a production of WXPN’s Latin Roots Live series, showcases artists who represent the sounds of Latin America, (location to be announced). wxpn.org

AUGUST 2019

Through August 4, 2019
SONYA CLARK (exhibit name TBA). Virginia-based textile and performance artist presents work at the Fabric Workshop and Museum that weaves together her interests in symbols, history, race and identity. (215) 561-8888, fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Through August 11, 2019
COLORED PEOPLE TIME: QUOTIDIAN PASTS. This is the second part in the three-part Institute of Contemporary Art exhibit, Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, and Banal Presents (open through December 22, 2019), examining the everyday ways the legacy of slavery and colonialism continues to leave marks on American culture. Quotidian Pasts examines the complexities of collecting and displaying African objects, with artifacts from the Penn Museum display alongside new work by Matthew Angelo Harrison. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org 

Through August 11, 2019
INTRODUCING TONY CONRAD: A RETROSPECTIVE. The Institute of Contemporary Art presents the first large-scale survey of an avant-garde artist whose 1960s groundbreaking work in film and Minimalist music challenged barriers between mediums. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org

Through August 18, 2019
THE IMPRESSIONIST’S EYE. The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers a rare opportunity to view sculpture, works on paper and other less usual creations by impressionist masters such as Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt and Vincent van Gogh. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org 

 Through August 18, 2019
YOSHITOSHI: SPIRIT AND SPECTACLE.  Honoring Japanese master printmaker Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), this exhibit showcases highlights from more than 1,200 prints. Yoshitoshi’s work reflects cultural traditions and the upheavals of the modern world that followed Japan’s opening to the West after 200 years of isolation. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org 

August 1-4, 2019
BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL. Hailed by Ebony magazine as “the Black Sundance,” this International House-based event showcases artistically excellent independent films about the global Black experience and films by people of color. blackstarfest.org

August 4, 2019
2nd STREET FESTIVAL.
Northern Liberties, the neighborhood that helped launch Philly’s craft beer craze, closes down North 2nd Street for a family-friendly festival of beer gardens, food, workshops, art, street performances and two stages for live music. 2ndstfestival.org

August 10-11, 2019
PEACH FESTIVAL AND SIDEWALK SALE. If it’s in season, it’s celebrated at Peddler’s Village, and August means peach pie, peach ice cream, peach preserves—and a summer sale to boot. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

August 15-18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL. Philadelphia’s answer to Woodstock attracts musicians, storytellers and craftspeople for a weekend of song and merriment at Old Pool Farm in Schwenksville. (800) 556-FOLK (3655), folkfest.org

August 17-September 14, 2019
HIDDEN LIVES, ILLUMINATED. Twenty commissioned, animated short films by artists living or working in prisons look inside the daily life of America’s correctional system. Each film is projected onto Eastern State Penitentiary’s 30-foot facade and is accompanied by a customized soundtrack. (215) 236-3300, easternstate.org

August 27-November 17, 2019
HAMILTON. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash comes to the Forrest Theatre and the city of its namesake’s greatest achievement (founding of the national bank) and his romantic downfall (the Reynolds affair). (215) 893-1999, kimmelcenter.org

Through August 2019 (date TBD)
CENTER CITY SIPS. Wednesday night in the summer means happy hour deals at multiple bars in the Center City neighborhood. Bars participating in Center City Sips serve up discounted cocktails, wine, beer and half-priced appetizers. centercityphila.org/explore-center-city/ccdsips

August 2019 (TBD)
COUNTRY SPIRIT USA. The Brandywine Valley’s multi-day country music festival features country music stars and includes attractions, scrumptious food and an array of drinks. countryspiritusa.com

SEPTEMBER 2019

Through September 2, 2019
AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR. Through historic artifacts, artwork and interactive technology and programming, the Please Touch Museum exhibit offers a platform for children and families to learn about modern and historic global Muslim communities. (215) 581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org

Through September 2, 2019
GARDEN RAILWAY. Every day from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, Morris Arboretum runs its G-scale model along a quarter-mile track with 12 rail lines, seven loops and tunnels, two cable cars and nine bridges. (After Columbus Day, the Garden Railway operates on weekends only.) (215) 247-5777, morrisarboretum.org

Through September 2, 2019
SOULS GROWN DEEP. Work by luminaries Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, Ronald Lockett, Hawkins Bolden and Bessie Harvey are part of this Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibit of 24 acquisitions from Atlanta’s Souls Grown Deep Foundation. Collage and Assemblage from the Collection, select examples from the Museum’s collection of early to mid 20th-century Modernist and contemporary art, complements the exhibit. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

Through September 8, 2019
THE COLOR OF THE MOON: LUNAR PAINTING IN AMERICAN ART. TheMichener Art Museum presents more than 50 works of art by the likes of Norman Rockwell and Thomas Cole that depict the moon and reveal its prominence in American landscape painting. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

Through September 14, 2019
HIDDEN LIVES, ILLUMINATED. Twenty commissioned, animated short films by artists living or working in prisons look inside the daily life of America’s correctional system. Each film is projected onto Eastern State Penitentiary’s 30-foot facade and is accompanied by a customized soundtrack. (215) 236-3300, easternstate.org

Through September 15, 2019
I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS I AM LIKE: THE ART OF BILL VIOLA. TheBarnes Foundation brings together a selection of major works reflecting on the history of painting by renowned video artist Bill Viola, including screen-based works and large scale installations. (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.org

Through September 15, 2019
N.C. WYETH: NEW PERSPECTIVES. The Brandywine River Museum of Art brings deserved new attention to an artist ill-defined in recent decades as merely the father of famed painter Andrew Wyeth by exhibiting 70 of N.C. Wyeth’s landscapes, portraits, seascapes and murals. (610) 388-2700, brandywine.org/museum

Through September 29, 2019
FESTIVAL OF FOUNTAINS AT LONGWOOD GARDENS. Longwood Gardens’ fountain turns on for a third season, bringing with it an impressive showcase of over 1,000 jets. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Through September 30, 2019
CREATURES OF HABITAT – A GAZILLION PIECE ANIMAL ADVENTURE. Life-size LEGO® brick animals arrive at the Philadelphia Zoo to tell the story of endangered wildlife and how human behavior impacts and endangers habitats (215) 243-1100, philadelphiazoo.org

September 5-21, 2019
FRINGE FESTIVAL.
 For two weeks of artistic pleasure, avant-garde performance meets street theater throughout the city. (215) 413-9006, fringearts.com

September 7-8, 2019
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL. Kennett Square’s 34rd annual Mushroom Festival puts the fun in fungi during a weekend of music, food, contests, exhibits and activities in the “Mushroom Capital of the World.” (610) 925-3373, mushroomfestival.org

September 13-December 22, 2019
COLORED PEOPLE TIME: BANAL PRESENTS. This is the final part of the three-part Institute of Contemporary Art exhibit, Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, and Banal Presents, Banal Presents, examining the everyday ways the legacy of slavery and colonialism continues to leave marks on American culture. Banal Presents features new and recent work by Sable Elyse Smith, Cameron Rowland and Carolyn Lazard. (215) 898-7108, icaphila.org 

September 13, 2019-January 19, 2020
JACOLBY SATTERWHITE (exhibit name TBA). A multidisciplinary artist embraces the role of provocateur with performance, music and animation at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. As a queer African-American man, Satterwhite addresses issues that affect his personal experience and explores issues of nostalgia, family, and music. (215) 561-8888, fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

September 14-15, 2019
SCARECROW FESTIVAL. Throughout Peddler’s Village, over 100 larger-than-life scarecrow creations go on display during this annual event. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

September 15-October 15, 2019
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH. Philadelphia honors this national event with the Feria del Barrio in El Centro de Oro, a Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing, and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, among other civic occasions. phila.gov

September 29, 2019
DOWNINGTOWN FALL FEST.
The Chester County Victory Brewing Company presents a day of live music, a variety of food and craft vendors and the Victory Beer Garden, all along blocked-off Green Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. (610) 269-1523, downingtownfallfest.com

Through September 2019 (closing date TBA)
O.T.W. — ON THE WATER: THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER. Work by contemporary artists James Lancel McElhinney, Patrick Connors, Tom Judd, Deirdre Murphy, Stacy Levy, Jacob Rivkin and Joseph Sweeney address the Schuylkill as a nexus of American art, science, literature and commerce at the Independence Seaport Museum. (215) 413-8655, phillyseaport.org

Through September 2019 (TBD)
PARKS ON TAP.
This popular warm-weather brings barbecue and beer to iconic outdoor spaces, a different Philadelphia park each Wednesday through Sunday. (215) 568-1616, parksontap.com

Through September 2019 (TBD)
SPRUCE STREET HARBOR PARK. Enthusiasts of riverside chilling get a last crack at the hammocks, patio games, boardwalk pizza, floating gardens, draft beer, cocktails and cool breezes at this popular Penn’s Landing pop-up. (215) 922-2386, sprucestreetharborpark.com

September 2019 (TBD)
CENTER CITY RESTAURANT WEEK. Select restaurants in the Center City District will offer signature three-course dinners for $35 per person and three-course lunches for $20 per guest. centercityphila.org

September 2019 (TBD)
FASHION DISTRICT PHILADELPHIA. Three city blocks—8th to 11th streets from Market to Filbert streets—transform the old Gallery mall into a retail, dining and entertainment destination. fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com

September (TBD)
IN MOTION, IN PLACE: TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY IN FAIRMOUNT PARK.
For the first time in Philadelphia and outdoors, Trish Brown Dance Company presents three free, public performances: Foray Forêt at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, Raft Piece at Concourse Lake in West Fairmount Park and Roof Piece along the rooftops that surround Logan Circle. myphillypark.org

September 2019 (TBD)
PHILLY NAKED BIKE RIDE. Now in its tenth year, this two-wheeled, 10-mile, clothes-free, car-free, citywide ride expects to attract thousands of participants—and more than a few onlookers. philadelphianakedbikeride.wordpress.com

September 2019 (TBD)
PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL PARADE. This year marks the 57th anniversary of this music- and pomp-filled Puerto Rican procession of 1,500 marchers. The parade draws thousands to show island pride on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. elconcilio.net

September 2019 (TBD)
POD PHILLY. The modern, 11-story, 252-room building just two blocks north of Rittenhouse Square will offer a restaurant and coffee bar by Greg Root and Nick Kennedy of Defined Hospitality and a rooftop with a greenhouse-style bar and a retractable roof. thepodhotel.com

September-November 2019 (TBD)
TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS. Thrill-seekers celebrate the Halloween season by testing their nerves at Eastern State Penitentiary’s annual haunt, one of the country’s most popular, inside an abandoned prison. (215) 236-3300, easternstate.org

OCTOBER 2019

Through October 15, 2019
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
Philadelphia honors this national event with the Feria del Barrio in El Centro de Oro, a Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing, and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, among other civic occasions. phila.gov

Through October 27, 2019
OUR TOWN: A RETROSPECTIVE OF EDITH NEFF. The Woodmere Art Museum presents the first large-scale exhibition of work in more than two decades of Neff, a beloved Philadelphia artist and leading realist painter who died at age 52 in 1995. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org

Through October 31, 2019
LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH. Throughout the month, attractions and groups across the city celebrate the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer icons with festivals (Outfest) and other special events. lgbthistorymonth.com

Through October 31, 2019
MURAL ARTS MONTH. All month long, Mural Arts Philadelphia honors their approximately 4,000 works of public art with trolley tours of neighborhood gardens, mosaics and a lineup of free and pay-what-you-wish events. muralarts.org

October 3-November 4, 2019
AUTUMN’S COLORS. Thousands of chrysanthemums—shaped into clouds, balls, spirals, columns, pagodas, a fountain and the astounding Thousand Bloom Mum—along with the more beautiful harvest-time plantings and colors are in Longwood Gardens’ annual celebration of fall. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

October 4-6, 2019
PHILADELPHIA FURNITURE SHOW. Home furnishings ranging from innovative contemporary designs to adaptations of classical styles are on view at this nationally acclaimed event at the 23rd Street Armory. (215) 387-8590, philadelphiafurnitureshow.com

October 5, 2019
MIDTOWN VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL. The Gayborhood parties to an ultra-fun level with music, food, sidewalk sales and other festivities. (215) 733-0191, midtownvillagephilly.org

October 5, 2019
BRU FALL FESTIVAL (at Midtown Village Fall Festival). Midtown Village’s BRU Craft & Wurst and U-Bahn present a full day of brats, pulled pork, pretzels, beer and music on the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. (215) 800-1079, bruphilly.com

October 5, 2019
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL. More than 140 teams race fiberglass dragon boats, complete with heads and tails, on a 500-meter course on the Schuylkill River, in an annual fall event that draws thousands of participants and spectators. (610) 642-2333, philadragonboatfestival.com

October 12-13 & 19-20, 2019
PHILADLEPHIA OPEN STUDIO TOURS (POST). For the 20th year, art connoisseurs and neophytes visit local artists of all mediums in their studios in neighborhoods throughout the city. (215) 546-7775, philaopenstudios.org

October 13, 2019
HARVESTFEST. The annual Southwest community event at Bartram’s Gardenfeatures hayrides, cider press, face painting, cooking and canning workshops and more fun fall-related activities. (215) 729-5281, bartramsgarden.org

October 13, 2019
OLD CITY FEST. Artists, crafters, designers, techies, entertainers and restaurateurs celebrate the creative spirit of the Historic District neighborhood along several blocks of activities, exhibits and programs that appeal to families as well as the over-21 crowd. (215) 592-7929, oldcitydistrict.org

October 13, 2019
OUTFEST. The world’s largest coming out day features 10 blocks of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music, shopping and a high-heel race, with the main stage at 13thand Locust streets. (215) 875-9288, phillygaypride.org

October 17, 2019 (closing date TBA)
SPIT SPREADS DEATH: THE INFLUENZA PANDEMIC OF 1918-19 IN PHILADELPHIA. Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia opens its most ambitious exhibition to date in a multi-disciplinary recounting of a global pandemic that took thousands upon thousands of local lives in two years—only 100 years ago. (215) 560-8564, muttermuseum.org

October 26, 2019
SOUTH STREET PUMPKINFEST. Headhouse Plaza’s fall festival is a day of shopping, live music, seasonal bites and brews, straw bale maze, circus performances, horse and wagon hayrides, face painting and, along South Street or trick-or-treating for children 12 and under. (215) 413-3713, southstreet.com

October 26-27, 2019
HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL REGATTA. In one of the nation’s largest and most festive rowing events, athletes of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to Olympic-level racers, meet and compete on the Schuylkill River. (215) 280-0483, hosr.org

October 27, 2019-January 12, 2020
30 AMERICANS. The Barnes Foundation showcases painting, sculpture and photography by important and influential African-American artists of the past three decades. (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.org

October 2019 (TBD)
23rd STREET ARMORY OKTOBERFEST. The 23rd Street Armorytransforms into a bierhall for this second annual Oktoberfest shindig, starring traditional fare—including homemade Bavarian pretzels—and German Hofbräuhaus beer. (267) 909-8814, brauhausschmitz.com

October 2019 (TBD)
BLOKTOBERFEST. Several local organizations partner with nearby businesses to produce an outdoor celebration of neighborhoods, October, beer, food and music that stretches across the afternoon—and along four blocks of South Street in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. bloktoberfestphilly.com

October 2019 (TBD)
PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL. This annual festival showcases the best in independent and foreign cinema—shorts, features, animated and guest-accompanied films—in theaters and venues around Philadelphia. (267) 239-2941, filmadelphia.org

October 2019 (TBD)
REVOLUTIONARY GERMANTOWN FESTIVAL.
Inspired by true 18th-century events, the Revolutionary Germantown Festival comes to life with costumed characters, live music, food and drink and the main event, a reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within Philadelphia’s borders. revolutionarygermantown.org

October 2019 (TBD)
ROXTOBERFEST.
Food trucks, local beer, vendors and carnival games line Ridge Avenue for this well-loved Roxborough neighborhood tradition. (215) 508-2358, roxboroughpa.com

October 2019 (TBD)
W PHILADELPHIA AND ELEMENT PHILADELPHIA. A 52-story, dual-hotel complex delivers a combined 755 rooms: 295 refined rooms and suites, a rooftop pool deck, gym, spa and 460 stylish rooms and suites at the Element. (888) 236-2427, hotel-development.marriott.com

NOVEMBER 2019

Through November 4, 2019
AUTUMN’S COLORS. Thousands of chrysanthemums—shaped into clouds, balls, spirals, columns, pagodas, a fountain and the astounding Thousand Bloom Mum—along with the more beautiful harvest-time plantings and colors are in Longwood Gardens’ annual celebration of fall. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Through November 17, 2019
HAMILTON.
 Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash play at the Forrest Theatre, in the city of its namesake’s greatest achievement (founding of the national bank) and his romantic downfall (the Reynolds affair). (215) 893-1999, kimmelcenter.org

Through November 17, 2019
PAT STEIR SILENT SECRET WATERFALLS: THE BARNES SERIES. In the first installation of paintings on view in the Annenberg Court, the Barnes Foundation presents 11 seven-foot-tall oil paintings by American artist Pat Steir. (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.org

Through November 2019 (TBD)
TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS.
Thrill-seekers celebrate the Halloween season by testing their nerves at Eastern State Penitentiary’s annual haunt, one of the country’s most popular, inside an abandoned prison. (215) 236-3300, easternstate.org

November 2-3, 2019
APPLE FESTIVAL. At Peddler’s Village, visitors indulge in old-fashioned country apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritters, caramel-dipped apples and pie-eating contests. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

November 16, 2019
MEXICO & CENTRAL AMERICAN GALLERY AND AFRICA GALLERIES REOPEN. The first major phase of Penn Museum’s building transformation culminates with the opening of the newly restored, complete with new interpretive displays, a transformed Main Entrance Hall and the renovated 618-seat Harrison Auditorium, offering unique new perspectives on the fascinating and diverse collections held by the storied, 130-year old museum. (215) 898-4000, penn.museum

November 16-17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA MARATHON. One of the country’s premier—and most scenic—running events courses through historic downtown, past the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Boathouse Row; the weekend includes an 8K race, half-marathon, a Kids Fun Run and the Health & Fitness Expo. (215) 683-2122, philadelphiamarathon.com

November 28, 2019
THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. America’s first Thanksgiving Day parade wows crowds with Disney characters, fancy floats, giant balloons, marching bands and other festive entertainment along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 6abc.com

November 28-December 24, 2019
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN PHILADELPHIA. The German-style market returns to JFK Plaza, better known as LOVE Park. For the 12th year, more than 80 wooden booths of local and international merchants sell Käthe Wohlfahrt ornaments, Hernhut Stars, wintry apparel and all manner of edible and drinkable treats, while entertainment keeps things festive. (215) 268-7606, philachristmas.com

November 28, 2019-January 1, 2020
THE COMCAST HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR. The Comcast Center lobby’s super high-res LED display combines the Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker, a magical sleigh ride over the city and a sing-along in 15 minutes of fun. comcastcorporation.com

November 28, 2019-January 12, 2020
LONGWOOD GARDENS CHRISTMAS. Thousands of poinsettias, towering Christmas trees and fragrant flowers transform the indoor gardens, where concerts take place daily; outside, 500,000 lights glitter in the trees, and fountains dance to seasonal music. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

November 29-December 31, 2019 (closed December 24 and 25)
GARDEN RAILWAY. Over the winter holidays, from the Friday after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, Morris Arboretum presents G-scale model trains running along a quarter-mile track that features 12 rail lines, seven loops and tunnels, two cable cars and nine bridges. (215) 247-5777, morrisarboretum.org

November 29-December 31, 2019
MACY’S CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW. The Grand Court of the historic Wanamaker department store (now Macy’s) offers a free show of dancing lights, set to the famed Wanamaker Organ; performances every two hours during store hours. (215) 241-9000, wanamakerorgan.com

November 2019 (TBD)
FIRST PERSON ARTS FESTIVAL. Venues throughout the city host the only event in the world dedicated exclusively to art based on personal experiences, a multidisciplinary festival featuring storytelling shows, memoir readings, film screenings, performances, experiential tours and workshops. (267) 402-2055, firstpersonarts.org

November 2019 (TBD)
GERSHMAN PHILADELPHIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL. The festival presents film and film-related programs that appeal to diverse communities and encourage understanding across racial, economic and religious divides. (215) 545-4400, pjff.org

November 2019 (TBD)
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW. Museum-quality handmade jewelry, textiles, and mixed media are on display and for sale during this annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (215) 684-7930, pmacraftshow.org

November 2019 (TBD)
RITTENHOUSE SQUARE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Over 5,000 holiday lights and a massive live Christmas tree turn Rittenhouse Square into one of Center City’s most festive public spaces for the holidays. (717) 431-8706, friendsofrittenhouse.org

November 2019-January 2020 (TBD)
CHRISTMAS IN PEDDLER’S VILLAGE. With more than 60 specialty shops—perfect for holiday shopping—and six restaurants, Peddler’s Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations help ring in the season. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

November-December 2019 (TBD)
FRANKLIN SQUARE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL FEATURING ELECTRICAL SPECTACLE: A HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW. Electric company PECO aptly presents the illumination of Franklin Square, while the square itself offers comfort food, local beers, and hot beverages at Ben’s Sweets & Treats. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org

November 2019-February 2020 (TBD)
THE ROTHMAN ICE RINK AND WINTERGARDEN. The Rothman Ice Skating Rink, the Rothman Cabin and Wintergarden return to Dilworth Park for the winter holiday season. (215) 440-5500, centercityphila.org

November-March 2019 (TBD)
BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK WINTERFEST.
Penn’s Landing’s wintertime rink and Winterfest wonderland, complete with a lodge, arcade and confectionery cabin, end their seasonal run. (215) 629-3200, riverrink.com

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