November 12, 2018The Experience Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the 25th annual Caribbean Festival at Penn´s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes. With entertainment as the focal point of the event, you´ll be surrounded by the authentic island sounds of reggae, soca/calypso, hip-hop and gospel. There will also be creative dances, ethnic poetry and educational activities. Fragrant aromas will fill the Great Plaza as the vendors prepare a variety of tempting island cuisine for visitors to enjoy. At the Caribbean marketplace, visitors can browse displays of island fashions, souvenirs and arts and crafts. In addition, the Caribbean Culture booth will complement this year´s event with featured topics about Caribbean history, fashion and religion. For the youngest attendees, the Festival offers a Caribbean Children´s Village to teach children about the African-Caribbean culture awareness. Additional Information Admission is free for all PECO Multicultural Series events. PECO presents a series of free Multicultural festivals throughout the summer season at the Great Plaza at Penn´s Landing.
November 12, 2018, 11:00 am-3:00 pmThis Fourth of July, celebrate America independence with incredible fireworks in Philadelphia during the annual Wawa Welcome America! festival! THE MAIN EVENT Concert & Fireworks Display 8:30 – 11:00 p.m., July 4, 2010 CONCERT BEGINS AT 8:30 – FIREWORKS BEGIN AROUND 10:30 FIREWORKS LOCATION: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway Where to Watch the Fireworks on the 4th: There are several great places to watch the fireworks. - Lemon Hill – Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Boathouse Row – Kelly Drive – Martin Luther King Drive – Schuylkill River Park Time: The fireworks display is estimated to begin around 10:30 p.m Where to Watch the Concert: The best place from which to watch the concert is on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Giant screens and speakers will broadcast the concert all along the Parkway. Viewing Tips: Arrive early. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic. If you get to the Parkway early, you will be able to grab a great location for viewing the concert and the fireworks. Concert Details & Performers Concert begins at 8:30 p.m., July 4, 2010 The Goo Goo Dolls will headline this year´s concert, which features performances by Philly favorites: The Roots, R&B singer Chrisette Michelle and Washington D.C.´s Chuck Brown. July 4th Parade in Historic Philadelphia, 11:00 a.m., July 4, 2010 This year, Philadelphia´s main parade fittingly takes place in Historic Philadelphia. Do not miss it! Party on the Parkway Festival, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m., July 4, 2010 Bring your appetite and your red, white and blue apparel as an exciting, family-friendly festival stretches along Benjamin Franklin Parkway from The Franklin to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Insider Tip Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic while you watch the parade. Then stay for the concert and fireworks. If you arrive early, you´ll be able to grab a great location for viewing all three.
November 17, 2018, 10:30 am-12:30 pmCelebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at the 21st annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the historic Reading Terminal Market. The three-day festival will take place in the Market´s center court seating area and will feature handmade crafts including quilts, woodcrafts, paintings, hand braided rugs, wooden toys and cedar chests. Traditional foods including chicken pot pie, donuts, ice cream, pies and canned fruits and vegetables will be available to taste and purchase. On Saturday, August 13, the festival moves outdoors to create a country fair in the city. The 1100 block of Arch Street will be closed to traffic and a petting zoo with sheep, goats, chickens, donkeys, calves, horses and pigs will fill the street. Amish buggy rides and horse drawn wagon rides around the Market, as well as country and bluegrass bands, round out the entertainment for this great, family-friendly event.
December 7, 2018, 10:00 am-12:00 pmThe Experience For one weekend each May, 9th Street - in the heart of South Philadelphia - closes down traffic and a huge, multi-block festival takes over the neighborhood. It all starts with the great sights, sounds and aromas of America´s oldest continuously operating open-air market: South Philadelphia´s famous Italian Market. And the most important thing for you to bring with you is your appetite. In addition to the blocks of curb vendors and specialty butcher, cheese, gift and cookware shops that line the market, there will also be street-side merchants selling specially prepared foods just for the Festival. Expect to see stands offering a display of fresh sausage and peppers, antipasto salads, roast pork sandwiches, cheeses, cured meats, an infinite array of pastries, famous mango roses and so much more. Many nearby restaurants will extend their table service to the sidewalk so you can dine alfresco and enjoy the festival atmosphere. A stunning smorgasbord of flavors will be on full display during the Festival, as vendors line the street, musicians roam the crowds and top chefs show off some of their best techniques at live cooking demonstrations. For a full schedule and lineup of musicians, performances and demonstrations, be sure to visit the Festival´s official website. Insider Tip Belying its name, the Italian Market is not just Italian anymore. In fact, it´s a veritable melting pot of international cultures and cuisines. You can choose from several excellent Asian restaurants serving delicious Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and piping hot bowls of pho. Or savor amazingly flavorful tacos, spicy tamales and several other authentic Mexican favorites from La Lupe and Taqueria La Veracruzanas. And that´s just the beginning. There is so much great eating in and around the Italian Market that you´ll want to return again and again.
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