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Jun 22 2007

10 Must-Dos In Philly This Weekend And Next

Check Out For Events June 22-July 1, 2007

Visitors and residents looking for fun in Philadelphia each weekend need look no further than 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 June 22-July 1, 2007:

June 22, 2007

  • The Little Mermaid. The Missoula Children’s Theatre and 50 local children perform a charming adaptation of The Little Mermaid at Longwood Gardens’ open-air theater. (610) 388-1000,

June 22-24, 2007

  • Philadelphia Insurance Expo (June 22-23) and Triathlon (June 23-24). The Olympic distance race, which features a prize purse of $13,500, takes competitors on a course through some of Philadelphia’s most historic and picturesque areas, including Fairmount Park and the Schuylkill River. The expo gives spectators and participants a chance to browse sponsor booths and mingle with other outdoor enthusiasts. (215) 517-4989,

June 23, 2007

  • Healthy Hoops 2007 Kickoff. Keystone Mercy Health Plan invites children with asthma, ages 3-15, and their parents or guardians to join Healthy Hoops 2007 Kickoff at The Liacouras Center for a day of learning and fun, including basketball clinics, giveaways and refreshments. (215) 863-6666,
  • Garden State Craft Brewers Beer Festival. Beer samples from 15 New Jersey breweries, live music on the deck and a self-guided tour of the historic Battleship New Jersey are highlights of this festival. Non-alcoholic refreshments will also be available for purchase. (856) 966-1652,

June 23-24, 2007

  • Irish Festival. Part of the PECO Multicultural Series that celebrates Philadelphia’s diverse ethnic heritage, the vibrant Irish Festival features food, music, art, dancing and entertainment. The celebration will be held at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. (215) 922-2FUN,

June 24, 2007

  • XPN Welcomes John Gorka. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the voice of ‘new folk,’” John Gorka performs with Carolyn Cott for the Concerts Under the Stars series at Upper Merion Township Building Park. (610) 265-1071,

June 29, 2007

  • Sunoco Welcome America! Kids Day. The week-long Sunoco Welcome America! celebration kicks off at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing with tons of activities, including inflatable games, live entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting and more. The day will focus on sports, fitness, nutrition and health for the young participants. (215) 683-2200,
  • Sunoco Welcome America! Friday Night Gospel Celebration. As part of Sunoco Welcome America!, J. Moss, one of contemporary gospel’s most prolific artists, will electrify audiences during this free performance at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Other performers include Byron Chambers and Evelyn Fordham Goodman. (215) 683-2200,

June 29-July 1, 2007

  • Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival. Everyone will scream for their favorite ice cream flavors while supporting a worthy cause at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. The $5 admission benefits the Joshua Kahan Fund, fighting to cure pediatric leukemia. (215) 922-2FUN,

June 30, 2007

  • Sunoco Welcome America! Waterfront Concert and Fireworks. The audience won’t be able to resist the soulful grooves of Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore, followed by the incredible Chaka Kahn at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. The night ends with a dazzling fireworks display that lights up the sky above the Delaware River. (215) 683-2200,

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 or call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Independence National Historical Park, at (800) 537-7676.

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