March 2-4, 2018

Weekend Picks: Philadelphia Flower Show, First Friday, Winterfest, Terracotta Warriors And More…

Flowers, First Friday fun and more this weekend in the City of Brotherly Love...

The Philadelphia Flower Show is back!

The longest-running and largest horticulture showcase in the world explores the theme of “wonders of water” this year at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Attendees can look forward to a tropical rainforest entrance garden, special programming (including Flowers After Hours this Saturday night), 180 vendors in the Flower Show Marketplace and so much more.

This weekend is also the last chance to check out the popular Terracotta Warriors Of The First Emperor exhibit at The Franklin Institute as well as the ice skating, games and more at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest on the Delaware River waterfront.

And First Friday features exciting events at cultural institutions like the African American Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, March 2

Live Music, Comedy, Theater & Dance

Something Rotten! at the Academy of Music

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

This musical tells the story of two brothers in the 1590s who desperately want to create a hit play, but are overshadowed by Shakespeare...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

A bridge and flowers at the 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Admire beautiful flowers and plants from around the the world at the Philadelphia Flower Show, the longest-running and largest horticulture showcase in the world. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

Saturday, March 3

Top Pick

Philadelphia Flower Show

Feast your eyes on gorgeous flowers as one of the biggest floral events in the world returns to Philly with the theme Wonders of Water...

Top Pick

Philly Craft Beer Festival at the Navy Yard

Called “one of the top 10 beer festivals in America” by Forbes Traveler, the Philly Craft Beer Festival features national and international breweries, food trucks and more...

Top Pick

East Passyunk Restaurant Week

Three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners are available (tax, alcohol and gratuity not included) at 26 different restaurants during East Passyunk Restaurant Week...

Live Music, Comedy, Theater & Dance

Ongoing Exhibitions

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

A person taking a picture of a Terracotta Warrior at The Franklin Institute

This weekend marks your last chance to marvel at the 2,000-year-old clay statues featured in the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at The Franklin Institute. (Photo courtesy The Franklin Institute)

Sunday, March 4

Top Pick

Israeli Film Festival

Israeli film talents showcase their skills at this annual film celebration which kicks off this weekend...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

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