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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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December 27, 2011

Your Definitive Guide To Watching The 112th Annual Mummers Parade On New Year’s Day

Kick off the New Year in true Philly fashion by attending the 112th annual Mummers Parade presented by Sugarhouse Casino (new this year!) on January 1. We have a helpful guide to the Mummers, below. Background The Mummers’ tradition actually dates back to 400 B.C. with the Roman Festival of Saturnalias, where folks marched around [...]

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November 24, 2011

Photo Of The Day: Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t Miss the 92nd Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

It’s finally here: that one day of the year it’s socially acceptable, if not encouraged, to positively stuff yourself with stuffing. Enjoy your feast, be it at one of Philadelphia’s fine restaurants or in a warm home; enjoy the company; and enjoy the kick-off of a wonderful holiday season in Philadelphia. Be sure to take [...]

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November 21, 2011

Reminder: The 2011 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Unofficial Kick-Off Of The Holiday Season, Set For Thursday, November 24

The 2011 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade returns Thursday, November 24 for its 92nd year, kicking off the holiday season in Philadelphia. Our parade is the oldest in the entire country, and a tried and true Philadelphia tradition. If you’re in town for the holiday, this is a don’t-miss bright beginning to your day. This year’s [...]

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November 9, 2011

The 2011 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Country’s Oldest, Set For Thursday, November 24 With Balloons, Floats, Special Guests, A Winter Wonderland And More

Save the date: the 2011 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade returns Thursday, November 24 for its 92nd year. Our parade is the oldest in the entire country, and a tried and true Philadelphia tradition. The 1.4-mile 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day parade thrills with an entourage of popular characters from Sesame Street and Disney in floats [...]

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