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Jul 6 2007

10 Must-Dos In Philly This Weekend And Next

Check Out Gophila.com For Events July 6-15, 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, parking, a Philly’s More Fun teddy bear and a coupon book with special offers at 60 area attractions, restaurants and shops. Here’s a look at what’s going on from July 6-15, 2007:

July 6, 2007

  • Bank of America Sounds of R&B Series: Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Roberson. Penn’s Landing hosts a month-long series featuring R&B’s hottest stars. DJ Statik of the Ill Vibe Collective mixes the pre-show music. (215) 922-2FUN, www.pennslandingcorp.com

July 6-8, 2007

  • Brandywine Valley Big Bang BBQ. Each of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail’s wineries hosts its own Independence Day weekend party, complete with wine tastings, chili cook-offs, picnic foods, roasted pigs and live music. www.bvwinetrail.com

July 7, 2007

  • Quest for Freedom Walking Tour. This tour, beginning at the President’s House Commemorative Site and ending at Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, explores the sites and tells the stories of how the nation declared freedom for some, but not for all, of its people. www.gophila.com/questforfreedom

July 7-8, 2007

  • PECO Multicultural Series Hispanic Fiesta. Penn’s Landing and PECO continue their culturally rich festivals; this one celebrates the art, music and food of the Hispanic culture. (215) 922-2FUN, www.pennslandingcorp.com

July 8, 2007

  • Philadelphia Women’s Triathlon/Duathlon. This second annual event in Fairmount Park is for women of all levels who want to explore health, wellness and fun in a social and competitive environment. (856) 468-0925, www.cgiracing.com
  • Philadelphia Canoe Club Open House. The Philadelphia Canoe Club (PCC) hosts a day of free demonstrations, canoe and kayak rides, used equipment sales, racing, music, food and entertainment at its clubhouse right on the Schuylkill River. (215) 487-9674, www.philacanoe.org

July 12, 2007

  • 13th Annual Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The world’s finest gay and lesbian filmmakers showcase their talents over 13 fun-filled days. Opening night features a special screening of A Four Letter Word, followed by a party at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. (267) 765-9700, www.phillyfests.com

July 12-13, 2007

  • Swan Lake. London’s renowned Royal Ballet returns to the Philadelphia after 31 years for their only East Coast appearance at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Set to one of Tchaikovsky’s most memorable scores, the production of Swan Lake is spectacular in its ensembles, virtuosic in its solos and touching in its sentiments. (215) 893-1999, www.manncenter.org

July 14, 2007

  • The Royal Stumble. Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant overflows with people during an all-inclusive afternoon party featuring 15 local brewers, food and live music. (215) 569-9525, www.noddinghead.com

July 15, 2007

  • American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon. Cyclists are able to choose their starting points in Philadelphia; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; or Hammonton, New Jersey for a 69-, 55- or 21-mile ride to Mays Landing, New Jersey. Participants also have the option of doing a century loop, completing a 100-mile ride in a single day. (215) 985-5401, www.acsbike.org

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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