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December 13, 2012

Old City Winter Wonderland Lands At TRUST December 14-16 And 21-23: Music, Gift Wrapping Stations, Food And Drink, Santa And More, Kicking Off With An “Unsilent Night” Parade

The TRUST Building at 3rd and Arch Streets is being transformed into holiday central in Old City, with fun-for-the-whole-family events scheduled over the next two weekends in December. The Old City Winter Wonderland is the place to be this holiday season in Philadelphia. Take pictures with Santa, decorate gingerbread houses and ornaments, enjoy live music, […]

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November 20, 2012

Reminder: The 2012 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade Set For Thursday, November 22; Check Out A Photo Preview

The 93rd Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to kick off the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, November 22. It’s going to be another can’t-miss visual spectacle bursting with festive floats, giant balloons, lively dancers, costumed characters, celebrities and marching bands. Check out our comprehensive guide to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day […]

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November 8, 2012

The 2012 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade Set For Thursday, November 22 With Balloons, Floats, Bands, Special Guests And More

The 93rd Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade will undoubtedly be another epic visual spectacle as it returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Thanksgiving Day 2012, Thursday, November 22. Giant balloons, festive floats, lively dancers, costumed characters, celebrities and marching bands (18 of them!) will parade through the city as the streets are lined with […]

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October 23, 2012

Manayunk Celebrates Halloween With A 5K Run, Pretzel Park Fall Festival, Live Music, Pumpkin Painting And More, Saturday, October 27

Looking for the perfect fall festival to get into the spirit of the season before the haunted holiday? Manayunk has a whole day of free events planned on Saturday, October 27, so you can get your fix of fall just in time for Halloween. The day will begin at 9 a.m. as runners race in […]

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October 10, 2012

Halloween In Philadelphia 2012: Frightening Festivals, Terrifying Tours, Horrifying Haunted Houses And More

There’s no better place than Philadelphia if you’re in search of some of the most eccentric and authentic Halloween celebrations on offer anywhere. One of the oldest cities in the country doesn’t hold back on frightening encounters — this is considered one of the most haunted regions of North America. But whether you’re looking for […]

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September 26, 2012

The 2012 Puerto Rican Day Parade Hits The Benjamin Franklin Parkway This Sunday, September 30

The 2012 Puerto Rican Day Parade, marking the conclusion of the 2012 Puerto Rican Festival and the 50th Anniversary of Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio), hits the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this Sunday, September 30. As part of the Puerto Rican Festival held every September, the parade celebrates the vibrant Puerto Rican culture […]

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June 7, 2012

2012 LGBT PrideDay Parade And Festival Hits Philadelphia June 10

The 23rd annual Pride Day LGBT Parade and Festival takes place during International Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and features live music, DJs, food, drinks and a festive parade that runs from the gayborhood to Penn’s Landing. It all goes down this Sunday, June 10, and the theme is “Pride Links Us Together.” The Parade […]

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April 4, 2012

The 81st Annual Easter Promenade And Parade Hits South Street This Sunday, April 8

In town for Easter Sunday this weekend? You’ll want to head down to the South Street/Headhouse Square neighborhood to enjoy the 81st Annual Easter Promenade & Parade. The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. on on Passyunk and South Streets, where you can pick up your complimentary Bunny Ears, a map of the Parade route and […]

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March 8, 2012

The 242nd Annual Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns This Sunday, March 11 With Performers, Marching Bands, Floats And More

Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be back this Sunday, March 11, as thousands of festively green-bedecked spectators line the Ben Franklin Parkway to enjoy the city’s largest parade. The event features 20,000 participants representing more than 150 groups including marching bands, dance groups, youth groups, Irish associations and impressively decorated floats. The first documented […]

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January 20, 2012

A Quick Rundown Of The Chinese New Year Festivities Taking Place In Chinatown Starting This Weekend

The Chinese New Year celebrations get underway this weekend in Chinatown, with the New Year’s Eve midnight celebration happening this Sunday night, January 22. Here’s what else is happening: • Chinatown Flower Market: Saturday-Sunday, January 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 10th Street Plaza. This first-ever event is an homage to annual Lunar New Year flower markets […]

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