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Apr 8 2015

Festivals Keep Philly Neighborhoods Hopping All Year Long

Books, Beer, Arts, America, Music, Movies & More Inspire Festivities

Philadelphians can always find a reason to get festive. It could be a gathering of artists and artisans in Manayunk (Manayunk Arts Festival), a traditional Yoruba-style street fair on South Street (Odunde), a craft beer party on East Passyunk Avenue (Italian Festival and Craft Beer Day), a weekend celebrating all-things Harry Potter in Chestnut Hill (Harry Potter Festival) or a gathering of would-be scientists at multiple neighborhoods throughout the city (Philadelphia Science Festival). Philly’s neighborhoods make merry all year long with special events and activities that reflect their distinctive personalities. Here’s a look at some of the mark-the-calendar happenings for

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Feb 27 2014

Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package: Perfect For A Gay-friendly Spring Escape

Best Part? Your Car Stays Free

Warmer, drier weather is near, a perfect excuse for winter-weary travelers to take advantage of the newly renamed and always affordable Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package. The offer includes a two-night stay for any two consecutive nights of the week at 20 hotels, a welcome gift and free hotel parking (up to a $100 value at Center City hotels)—a hard-to-resist perk for those traveling from the Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey, New York, Washington, DC and other nearby destinations. The package will be offered by hotels—based upon availability—all year long. Booking information is available at visitphilly.com/overnight.

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Feb 14 2014

Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package: Perfect For A Spring Escape

Best Part? Your Car Stays Free

Warmer, drier weather is near, a perfect excuse for winter-weary travelers to take advantage of the newly renamed and always affordable Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package. The offer includes a two-night stay for any two consecutive nights of the week at 20 hotels, a welcome gift and free hotel parking (up to a $100 value at Center City hotels)—a hard-to-resist perk for those traveling from the Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey, New York, Washington, DC and other nearby destinations. The package will be offered by hotels—based upon availability—all year long. Booking information is available at visitphilly.com/overnight.

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Jan 16 2014

Quirky Events In Philadelphia

Gay Bingo, Bad Movies, Racing Grandpas & Other Zany Events Make Philly Fun All Year Long

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Philadelphia gained an international reputation for being a pretty quirky place, thanks to an underdog championship boxer movie character, dueling cheesesteak purveyors, the Mummers and, well, a cracked Bell. It seems the 21st century will continue to propagate that fun-loving mystique with strange and wonderful annual events held every month of the year. Here’s a look at the city’s quirky side:

January-February:

  • The perpetually sold-out SportsRadio 94 WIP’s Wing Bowl 21 pits amateur speed eaters against one another in a race to see who can gobble the most chicken wings
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Mar 6 2015

Philly Region Festivals Celebrate Art, Music, Mushrooms & More

In The Towns Of The Philadelphia Countryside, There’s Always Something To Celebrate In 2015

With just the turn of the ignition key and within less than an hour, visitors to Philadelphia can explore the region’s quaint towns and charming settings. And what better way to discover them than with the homegrown festivals and events that celebrate their distinct personalities. Some festivities are quirky—think tens of thousands of folks coming together to pay tribute to the mushroom. Others honor the culinary talents of their hometown chefs or the creative handiwork of local artisans. While still others harken back to the town’s proud role in American history. Whatever the topic or the time of year, local

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Mar 19 2014

Festivals Keep Philly Neighborhoods Hopping All Year Long

Books, Beer, Arts, America, Music, Movies & More Inspire Festivities

Philadelphians can always find a reason to get festive. It could be a gathering of artists and artisans in Manayunk, a traditional Yoruba-style street fair or zombies taking over South Street, a craft beer party on East Passyunk Avenue or a weekend celebrating all things Harry Potter in Chestnut Hill. Throughout the year, Philly’s neighborhoods make merry with special events and activities that reflect their distinctive personalities. Here’s a look at some of the mark-the-calendar happenings for 2014:

CENTER CITY

Benjamin Franklin Parkway:

  • For the fourth year running, the Philadelphia Science Festival unleashes nine days of exploratory exhibitions, lectures,
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Feb 21 2013

Philly Neighborhoods Host Festivals Galore All Year Long

Seasonal Celebrations Pay Homage To Books, Beer, Arts, America, Music, Movies & More

Philadelphians love their festivals. Whether it’s local artisans and craftspeople sharing their wares on Penn’s Landing, a celebration of the fall season in Midtown Village, a traditional Yoruba-style street fair on South Street or a craft beer party on East Passyunk Avenue, there’s always a reason to celebrate in neighborhoods in and around Center City. The following are some mark-the-calendar happenings for 2013:

CENTER CITY

Benjamin Franklin Parkway:

  • For the third year running, the Philadelphia Science Festival will unleash 10 days of exploratory exhibitions, lectures, debates and hands-on activities on campuses, museums and other venues around the city, culminating
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Nov 2 2011

Philly's More Fun When You...Race A Goat? Indeed.

Gay Bingo, Granny Races, Graveside Runs & More Make Philly Quirky All Year Long

As if making an international name for itself in the 19th and 20th centuries with an underdog championship boxer movie character, dueling cheesesteak purveyors, the Mummers and, well, a cracked bell didn’t make Philadelphia quirky enough, it seems the 21st century will continue to propagate that fun-loving mystique with strange and wonderful annual events held every month of the year. Here’s a look at the city’s quirky side:

January:

  • Setting the standard for quirky events, the Mummers Parade kicks off every New Year with more than 15,000 men, women and children spending thousands of dollars on
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Feb 25 2010

10 Gay And Lesbian Events And Festivals Not To Miss In Philly

Warm-weather Season Means Equality Forum, Mr. Gay Philadelphia, Festival Fever & Pride Events Galore

When the warm weather finds its way to Philadelphia, so do 10 gay-friendly events celebrating pride, beauty, sports, theater and more. Long-running festivals such as Equality Forum and Pride Day mingle on the calendar with newer additions like Mr. Gay Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival to appeal to diverse interests in the gay and lesbian community. Here’s a look at what’s fab in Philly from April through August 2010:

April:

  1. Only the hottest man wins during Mr. Gay Philadelphia when celebrity judges size up the competition at Voyeur Nightclub. April 17, 2010. 1221 Saint James
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Tagged: Events, LGBT, Spring, Summer
Feb 1 2010

20 Reasons To Plan A Spring Break In Philadelphia And The Countryside®

Spring Festivals, A New Major League Soccer Team, Ancient Rome & Lots Of Art Pack Philly’s Calendar This Spring

This spring, Philadelphia and The Countryside® continues its event-filled year with Pablo Picasso, Body Worlds 2, a Roman Empire exhibition and so much more, giving visitors plenty of reasons to spend a weekend or more in town. The Philadelphia Museum of Art examines an art master’s most dramatic years with Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris, while the inaugural Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious debuts as a one-of-a-kind print festival. Science and history buffs will be busy with Gunther von Hagens’ can’t-look-away Body Worlds 2 & The Brain at The Franklin Institute and the National Constitution Center’s Ancient Rome &

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Feb 11 2009

11 Not-To-Be-Missed Gay And Lesbian Events In Philly Put An Extra Spring In Travelers' Steps

Four Pride Events, Four Sporting Showdowns, Two Festivals and One Mr. Gay Philadelphia Competition Make For One Fabulous Spring/Summer

Philadelphia is heating up this spring with some of the East Coast’s hottest gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender (GLBT) events. Festivities swing into high gear with the first-ever Philadelphia GLBT Artists Festival, the 10th anniversary of Philadelphia Black Gay Pride and the second annual Liberty Stampede Rodeo. Throughout the spring and summer, other annual favorites such as Equality Forum, Mr. Gay Philadelphia, Pride Day and the New Hope Open round out the offerings, giving tourists plenty of reasons to visit. Here’s what to expect in gay-friendly Philly this spring and summer:

April:

  • Each year brings tough competition at
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Tagged: Events, LGBT, Spring, Summer
Feb 20 2008

Philadelphia Region Hosts A Stampede Of Gay-Friendly Events, May-July 2008

LGBT Sports, Theater, Film And Pride Events Planned For Gay And Lesbian Tourists

Visitors from the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community are in for a treat this spring and summer as Philadelphia makes way for a series of new and annual LGBT events. In May, the city hosts two major sporting events—the Liberty Stampede Rodeo and the Liberty Bell Classic—for the first time. And throughout the spring and summer, annual favorites such as Equality Forum and the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival give visitors plenty of reasons to visit. Making it a night or a weekend is easy with the Philadelphia Freedom Hotel Package at a gay-friendly hotel

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Tagged: Events, LGBT, Spring, Summer