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September 12, 2014

Weekend Picks: Center City Restaurant Week, Fringe Festival, Alfresco Craft Market At Independence Mall, Doylestown Arts Festival, Second Saturday In Germantown, Clover Market And More

It’s gorgeous today, and we can’t wait until 5 p.m. when we can start taking advantage of the perfect weather. Late-summer weekends are truly an ideal time to get out and enjoy all of the outdoor (and indoor!) offerings in the city. This weekend promises everything from Center City Restaurant Week and the Fringe Festival […]

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September 8, 2014

Craft Phila Brings More Than 75 Talented Artisans To Display And Sell Wares In View Of The Liberty Bell, September 13-14

On Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14, some of the country’s best independent artists will join the legions of tourists and residents who visit Independence Mall every weekend. During Craft Phila: Liberty Bell, 76 local, regional and national artisans will showcase their handcrafted decorative, wearable and functional goods. Shoppers will have the opportunity to […]

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September 3, 2014

Score Free Tickets To Opera On The Mall, Opera Philadelphia’s Broadcast At Independence National Historical Park, Saturday, September 27; Registration Opens Today, September 3

On Saturday, September 27, Opera Philadelphia will launch its 2014 season with Opera on the Mall, a free HD broadcast of the comedic opera The Barber of Seville on the iconic grounds of Independence Mall. The event, which is now in its fourth year, is a popular alfresco evening and fills up year after year. […]

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August 25, 2014

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia Hosts Free Dog Washes And Canine-Inspired Happy Hour Specials In Honor Of National Dog Day, Tuesday, August 26

Looking for a way to celebrate your favorite cute, cuddly canine? You’re in luck! Tuesday, August 26 marks National Dog Day, and Hotel Monaco Philadelphia is rolling out the red carpet for the city’s four-legged friends. From 5 to 8 p.m., the Monaco will host a pop-up puppy boutique where dogs can come, sit and […]

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August 8, 2014

Reminder: The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Hits The New Independence Beer Garden Today, August 8, From 4-7 P.M.

The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series continues today at Independence Beer Garden on Independence Mall in Old City. The roving happy hour series runs all summer long, popping up at one of Philadelphia’s awesome beer gardens every Friday all the way through Friday, August 29 with happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., including specials […]

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July 18, 2014

Now Open: Independence Beer Garden Debuts On Independence Mall With Summer Eats, All-American Craft Beers And Plenty Of Alfresco Good Times

As the birthplace of America, Philadelphia has a long history of embracing residents and visitors with a strong independent streak. It’s appropriate, then, that a freewheeling concept like a beer garden encircling an office building should be such a bona fide hit in this town. That’s right, folks. The 20,000 square-foot outdoor area of 100 […]

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July 3, 2014

Long Weekend Picks, July 4th Edition: Fireworks On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway And At Penn’s Landing, Fourth Of July Jam, Independence Day Parade, Super Scooper Ice Cream Fest, Free First Sunday At The Barnes And More

Happy July 4th, Philadelphia! As the holiday weekend approaches, fireworks, parades, free concerts and more fill every corner of the city — and the countryside, too. Two major fireworks shows illuminate the sky over the course of the next few days. First, Wawa Welcome America closes out with its epic fireworks display on July 4th […]

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July 1, 2014

Opening Alert: The Brand-New Independence Beer Garden To Kickoff Service On Independence Mall This Month

The brand new Independence Beer Garden is now open on Independence Mall and it looks awesome. (Photo by Albert Lee) Update: Per a July 9 announcement, Independence Beer Garden now plans to open Tuesday, July 15. A beer garden right across from Independence Mall? Yes, please. On Tuesday, July 15, the 20,000 square-foot outdoor area […]

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July 1, 2014

July 4th In Philadelphia: The Philly Pops Play A Free Patriotic Concert To Celebrate Independence Day, Thursday, July 3

***UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the free Philly Pops concert has been moved indoors to the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will go on at 8 p.m. The show remains free and open to the public. In typical July 4th fashion, our city’s pop orchestra, the Philly […]

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June 30, 2014

July 4th In Philadelphia: Wawa Welcome America’s Hoagie Day Returns With 4.5 Tons Of Free Hoagies At Independence Mall, Wednesday, July 2

Free hoagie alert! Wawa Welcome America’s Hoagie Day returns this Wednesday, July 2 with tons, literally 4.5 tons, of free hoagies for all to enjoy. On Wednesday, July 2, beginning at noon, spend your lunch break on Independence Mall with all of the freshly-made hoagies you can imagine. Wawa Hoagie Day also serves as a […]

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