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Philadelphia is a dynamic destination full of big city excitement and small town charm. Visitors love the walkable city with parks and outdoor cafes, cobblestone streets in the Historic District and Old City, modern skyscrapers and a thriving business and financial district, and charming, friendly neighborhoods. Just a short distance away is the Philadelphia countryside with rolling hills, historical sites, gardens, museums, and of course – more shopping. Learn more
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It's the weekend & the weather is glorious!! So if you're looking for something to do, there's a lot going on this weekend in Philly!
Philadelphia Events and Diversions | Philadelphia - DailyCandy
May 16-19: Meet the newest flea market in town, watch sculptures speed through the streets, and pick up a few gardening tips.
The well-known & loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colourful fabric of America's rich history.
June 9-14 Flag Festival is back at the historic Betsy Ross House! Celebrate Old Glory all week with patriotic events...
You don't want to miss tomorrow's Food Trust Night Market, 6pm to 10pm 22nd & Fairmount!
Are you wondering what The Night Market is?
Night Market Philadelphia is the city’s premier street food festival, a roving food event spotlighting Philly’s best ethnic, regional restaurants & food trucks.
Inspired by Asia’s lively outdoor markets, this event celebrates up-and-coming neighborhoods & showcases Philadelphia's diverse food, drinks, vibrant arts & culture scene.
The secret world of espionage!
Have you see the SPY exhibit at The Franklin Institute?
It's only here for a limited engagement...
Why not enjoy spring at it's best & take a drive to Longwood Gardens.
It's the perfect spot to celebrate Mother's Day!
Longwood Gardens - Home Page
Experience the world of Longwood Gardens . . . a place to see dazzling displays that elevate the art of horticulture . . . a place to enjoy performances that inspire . . . a place to watch majestic fountains spring to life . . . a place to relax and reconnect with nature. Discover our storied herita...
Tomorrow, Sunday May 12 is Mother's Day in the USA, so if you're here visiting why not take your Mum to brunch?
She will be happy to celebrate it twice!!
Everyone loves an outdoor market? And if it's by the river at Penn's landing over a glorious weekend, that's even better!
Art Star Craft Bazaar this Saturday & Sunday, Penn's Landing
May 11th & 12th, 11am - 6pm
The Great Plaza at Penns Landing
Columbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia PA 19106
Do you like bacon? Well, read on then...
The Weekend Playbook
This weekend kicks off seven straight days of bacon feasting, as well as the chance to sip 600 wines. Oh, and also eat even more bacon.
Have you seen "Coming Together" by Koresh Dance?
I went on Friday & it was brilliant! Don't miss this, now playing at The Suzanne Roberts Theater on Broad Street until May 8!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the best block party in town!
El Vez, Stephen Starr's restaurant on 13th Street in Midtown Village.
It's a gorgeous sunny Saturday, perfect day for a Spring Festival on South Street!
From noon to 8pm on South Street between 2nd & 8th. More than 30 restaurants, serving food & drink from around the world, featuring Brauhaus Schmitz’s German Maifest, the debut of Hot Diggity’s hot dog cart as well as Lorenzo’s pizza grand re-opening.
Live music, shopping & art too!
South Street Spring Festival Will Rock from 2nd to 8th Street
South Street will be closed between 2nd and 8th Street tomorrow, May 4th from noon to 8 p.m. More than thirty restaurants and bars will be serving up food and drink from around the world. The event...
JOHNNY WALKER & Philly!!
WHAT: Whisky is for gentlemen who choose their own path in life, but absolutely no guy would ever choose a path that led to a dreary auditorium where some know-it-all drones on about whisky. So RSVP for the House of Walker, an exclusive event and self-guided tour through Johnnie Walker’s ornate Old…
It's almost Cinco de Mayo!
Zagat brings you the best Mexican spots in town from high-end to casual.
This Saturday is the first-ever South Street Spring Festival & it's going to be a SUNNY day!
Noon to 8pm between 2nd Street & 8th Street, join South Street for music, food, shopping & art.
Spring Festival Written by SouthStreetHeadHouse on February 1, 2013. Posted in EventsOn Saturday, May 4th from 12:00pm – 8:00pm, the South Street Headhouse District will hold its new signature street event, the South Street Headhouse Spring Festival. The Spring Festival will be a free, all-ages cele...
Do you have plans for Cinco de Mayo?
How to Crush Cinco de Mayo in Philly
While useless trivia like "Mexican Independence Day is actually September 16th and has absolutely nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo" will just have people thinking you're lame and boring, invaluable knowledge like where to find the best guac, margaritas, tequila, and waitresses will have them so impr...
Don't miss Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Street Festival today on Broad Street 11am-7pm!
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
What if you had a time machine...in 2013 you will. Come experience the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. March 28, 2013 – April 27, 2013
Northern Liberties Sidewalk Sale this weekend at some of my favourite boutiques!!
One big jumble sale...
Arcadia Boutique: NoLibs Spring Sidewalk Sale THIS WEEKEND!
Is this odd? Let me know your thoughts!
Dinner should be an event. Better yet, it should be an unsanctioned Winter Olympics event, which is now possible, thanks to the guys behind all your favorite booze houses (Public-, City Tap-, Field-), who've turned the former Tweed space into Pennsylvania 6, where they're serving up succulent marrow...
SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens May 4 The Franklin Institute!
The Franklin Institute - SPY: The Secret World of Espionage - May 4 - Oct 6, 2013
In SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, learn the importance of intelligence gathering and discover how real men and women can change the world every day—one secret at a time. Featuring over 200 historical artifacts and the stories they have to tell—including a collapsible motorbike, a two-man submer...
Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole.
Go on a whirlwind voyage through space and time in this futuristic re-imagining of a Greek myth, featuring an original score by Philip Glass, script adapted by physicist Brian Greene and Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang & a film created and directed by Al + Al. Icarus is great for all ages and will be performed by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
The Kimmel Center, Wed Apr 24!
Dining Out For Life is this Thursday, April 25th.
Here's a complete list of restaurants!
Participating Restaurants | Philadelphia & Delaware Valley | Dine Out, Fight AIDS
These local businesses have signed up to support Dining Out for Life. Remember to support these amazing restaurants on April 25th, 2013. They truly make a difference in your community!New this year:
The ultimate spring outdoor dining guide brought to you by ZAGAT!
Did you know that East Passyunk Avenue has been named one of the 10 Best Food Streets in America?
Now, can you pronounce the name of this street? It took me some time before I mastered it...
East Passyunk Avenue Praised by Food & Wine, Responds with a Party
East Passyunk Avenue has been named one of the "10 Best Foodie Streets in America" in the May 2013 issue of Food & Wine Magazine. The story praises East Passyunk's thriving scene with special m...
April showers bring cherry blossom flowers!
Join the festivities today for The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, kick off is 11am. It's stopped raining & even though it's a little cooler, the sun is shining. A perfect Saturday to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
This spring, on April 14 and 21, the Morris Arboretum will once again host its annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, in partnership with the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia.
Please join BUS STOP Boutique tonight 6-9pm to celebrate their 6th anniversary & to help raise funds for the "Friends of 4th Street Fund" for victims of the Jack B Fabrics fire on historic Fabric Row!
Tons of brilliant raffle prizes, donated by local businesses!
Bus Stop Boutique | PW Style
Just a few weeks ago, I made my way down Fourth St. for its Fourth Friday festivities and remarked to my friend how lively the neighborhood has grown over the past year.
Who doesn't love brunch?
Here are the best brunch spots in Philly brought to you by Food Network's CityEats!
Have you eaten at El Vez yet?
Well, what are you waiting for, it may be one of the most fun restaurants in town, great any time of day!!
Where We're Eating: El Vez May Be the Most Fun Restaurant in Town
Because I was tired of hearing overeducated food types in Philadelphia talk a ton of smack about Stephen Starr’s always-packed Mexican joint El Vez, I decided to put the restaurant to the test with...
It's the weekend & our friends at Daily Candy have compiled a nice roundup of the weekend for us!
Philadelphia Events and Diversions | Philadelphia - DailyCandy
April 4-7: Watch a fashion show, vote for your favorite food writer's dish, and get snipped at American Mortals' new South Philly digs.
Who is the most fashionable person in Philly?
Philly Is Becoming a Fashion Town
Philadelphia fashion has long been linked to the dreaded sweatpant, but a new, ultra-stylish city is emerging. Here, the best dressed power players, designers and bloggers that the city has to offer—and why we might just kiss our sweatpants stigma goodbye. Click for more!
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