Philadelphia Local Events

Throughout the year, there are a number of events happening in the city -- from art festivals to sport races. During your stay in Philadelphia, you might want to check out some of the local Philadelphia events we have listed below, or ask your local guide what's happening while you're in town.

Whether you are sightseeing in Philadelphia for a day, a weekend, or longer, you are bound to find an interesting local event in Philadelphia.

Events in Philidelphia vary by season.  In the summer, enjoy outdoor festivals and regattas.  In the winter, the entertainment scene moves more indoors. 

Feel free to contact us for information, advice, and useful tips about what's happening in Philadelphia and when. 

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Philadelphia Mummers Parade

Place: South Broad Street to City Hall - [01/01/2015]

Unique costumes, music, and pageantry along with great crowds along Broad Street.


Penn Relays

Place: University City - [28/04/2015 - 30/04/2015]

Records are shattered, instant classics are run and the action is non-stop.

Dad Vail Regatta

Place: Schuylkill River - [13/05/2015 - 14/05/2015]

The largest collegiate regatta in the nation.

9th Street Italian Market Festival

Place: South Philadelphia - [14/05/2015 - 15/05/2015]

Great Food, Great People, Great Fun for the Entire Family!

TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling championship

Place: Manayunk to the Art Museum - [05/06/2015]

A Philadelphia bike race through the Art Museum, the Parkway and the Schuylkill River

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe

Place: Philadelphia - [02/09/2015 - 17/09/2015]

Theatre, dance, music and street performing throughout the City.

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Place: Philadelphia - [18/11/2015 - 20/11/2015]

An annual tradition that includes a kids run, half marathon and full marathon.


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