Philadelphia Living - Events - Periodic - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia has many annual or one-day special events, ongoing summer concert series, and recurring trade shows
  • Antiques Show: Philadelphia Antiques Show; benefit for the University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Auto Show: Philadelphia International Auto Show
  • Broad St Run: The Blue Cross Broad Street Run; 16 km foot race; conducted by the Philadelphia Department of Recreation; benefits the American Cancer Society
  • Campus Philly: Campus Philly Kick-Off™; events to welcome college students to the Philadelphia for the new academic year; presented by the City of Philadelphia
  • Cherry Blossom: Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Cooks: Philly Cooks!; a chef competition
  • Craft Show: Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; annual benefit for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Dad Vail: Collegiate regatta; on Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River
  • Distance Run: Half-marathon footrace; Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run
  • Dog Shows: Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Shows
  • Dragon Boat: Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival; boat race on the Schuylkill River
  • Film: Philadelphia Film Festival; Philadelphia Film Society
  • Flower Show: Philadelphia Flower Show; show proceeds support The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, including its acclaimed urban greening program, Philadelphia Green
  • Folk Fest: Philadelphia Folk Festival; traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts, camping and children's activities
  • Franklin: Events commemorating the 300-year anniversary of Ben Franklin’s birth; Benjamin Franklin (1706-2006), signed the Declaration of Independence, published Poor Richard's Almanac, served as postmaster of Philadelphia, founded the first American fire insurance company, served as American ambassador to France, and invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, and bifocal glasses; is pictured on the US $100 bill
  • Furniture: Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show; exhibition and sale of artisan-designed and made furniture and home accessories for home and office
  • Marathon: Philadelphia Marathon; 42.1 km footrace; Philadelphia Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
  • Mummers: Southwest Airlines Mummers Parade; New Years Day parade of mummers (a mummer is a masked or elaborately-costumed person)
  • Open House: Private home and garden tour series; Friends of Independence National Historical Park
  • Penn Relays: Large track meet; at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania; street festival; USA vs. The World races
  • Red Ball: Dining and dancing supporting charities; gourmet cuisine from top restaurants, bar, and live entertainment
  • St Patrick's: St. Patrick's Day Parade; first held in 1771; St. Patrick's Day Observance Association
  • Stuben Day: German-American Steuben Parade; Steuben Day Observance Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity; celebrates Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who, during the time of the American Revolutionary War, offered his services to General George Washington
  • Shakespeare: Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival
  • Sippin/River: Sippin By the River; wines and beers, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, gourmet cuisine from area restaurants, and live entertainment; Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
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