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May 21 2007

10 Must-Dos in Philly This Week and Next

Check Out Gophila.com For Events May 24-June 3, 2007

Visitors and residents looking for fun in Philadelphia each weekend need look no further than gophila.com. The region’s official tourism Web site will provide the lowdown on all of the weekend must-dos throughout the summer. For those looking to spend their weekend close to the action, the Philly Overnight® Hotel Package includes two-night accommodations, hotel parking, a Philly’s More Fun teddy bear and a value book with special offers to 60 area attractions, restaurants and shops. Here’s a look at what’s going on from May 24-June 3, 2007:

May 24-June 3, 2007:

  • Devon Horse Show and County Fair. Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse show in the United States, held annually at the Devon Show Grounds on Philadelphia’s Main Line. (610) 964-0550, www.thedevonhorseshow.org


May 25-27, 2007:

  • Black Heritage Festival & Soul Patrol Convention. This three-day event showcases black culture, heritage and music events at Clark Park and the Enterprise Center. Scheduled events include a film festival, cabaret, awards presentation, concert, town hall panels, kid’s activities and more. Attendees will jam to classic soul, neo-soul and jazz performed by more than 50 artists, including Chi-Lites, Mandrill, Melba Moore, Michael Henderson, Marlon Saunders/Jazzhole, Martha Redbone, Geri Allen and more. (609) 351-0154, www.soul-patrol.com

May 25-September 3, 2007:

  • Eyewitness: American Originals From the National Archives. Be one of the first to see this traveling exhibition on display at the National Constitution Center. Through letters, diaries, photographs, audio and film, visitors to the Eyewitness exhibition will gain new and unique insights into well-known occurrences from the Hindenburg explosion and Pope John Paul II’s first U.S. visit to the Kennedy assassination and Apollo 8. (215) 409-6600, www.constitutioncenter.org

May 26, 2007:

  • Run With the Dragons. The Schuylkill Dragons host their first annual Run with the Dragons on a 1.3-mile paved loop within Wilson Farm Park. www.schuylkilldragons.org

May 26-27, 2007:

  • Captain Morgan’s Jam on the River. Now in its 22nd year, this annual Penn’s Landing Memorial Day weekend tradition continues to showcase big-name acts in an ideal riverfront setting. This year’s lineup features a trio of behemoths in the jam band circuit, including Dark Star Orchestra, Sound Tribe Sector 9 and local boys-done-good the Disco Biscuits. Reggae legends The Wailers will also perform, along with Cypress Hill. (215) 336-2000, www.jamontheriver.com

May 26-28, 2007:

  • Brandywine River Blues Festival. Guests can enjoy wine tastings throughout the cellars, picnics on the grounds and great blues bands at the Chaddsford Winery. (610) 388-6221, www.chaddsford.com

May 27, 2007:

  • Memorial Day Observance at Laurel Hill. The traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1 will be recreated at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the site of the first Memorial Day observance in Philadelphia in 1868. (215) 228-8200, www.theundergroundmuseum.org

May 28, 2007:

  • The Philadelphia Phillies Game. Cap off Memorial Day with baseball and $1 hot dogs as the Phillies open a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. (215) 463-1000, www.phillies.com

June 1, 2007:

  • Peter Nero and the Philly Pops with Jennifer Holliday. Peter Nero and the Philly Pops return to The Mann Center for the Performing Arts with Jennifer Holliday, the original show-stopping “Effie White” from Broadway’s Dreamgirls. Fireworks end the spectacular opening night. (215) 893-1999, www.manncenter.com

June 2-3, 2007:

  • Peddler’s Village Fine Arts & Contemporary Crafts Show. At this annual celebration of the arts, more than 50 artists exhibit and sell a variety of work, including paintings, photography, wood creations, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, glasswork, fiber creations and ceramics. In addition, Peddler’s Village will swing with the sounds of live jazz throughout the weekend. (215) 794-4000, www.peddlersvillage.com

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) makes Philadelphia and The Countryside™ a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases business and promotes the region’s vitality. For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit www.gophila.com or call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Independence National Historical Park, at (800) 537-7676.

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