About Philadelphia Festivals

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA, USA)

Philadelphia features an extensive year-round calendar of festivals, which are held all around the city. During the summer vacation season, look out for the Manayunk Arts Fest, which reliably draws many thousands of visitors to the Delaware Valley area and almost 300 American artists, being first held in 1990.

Popular festivals in Philadelphia include the following events.

Annual Philadelphia Festivals

  • January: Mummer's Parade, held each year on New Year's Day, with around 15,000 participants, parade through the streets of the city, with many wearing colorful and extravagant costumes
  • February: South Street Mardi Gras, taking place on the first Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, featuring an enormous and particularly lively street party
  • March: Philadelphia Flower Show, a notable horticultural event which dates back more than 100 years and is known for its orchid displays
  • March: St. Patrick's Day Parade, held each year on March 17th, with large numbers of decorated floats and processions around the city center
  • May: Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, held towards the end of the month in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, with live music, dancing and a range of outdoor entertainment
  • June: Manayunk Arts Festival, the biggest arts and crafts fair in the Delaware Valley area
  • September: Popnoise Festival, taking place during the middle of the month around the spacious campus of the University of Pennsylvania
  • September: Philadelphia Fringe Festival, attracting more than 1,000 artists each year
  • October: OutFest, a major gay pride event, known for its colorful processions and lively parties

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Address: 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA), 19107, USA
Tel: +1 215 418 4700
Website: www.paconvention.com/

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