Philadelphia Festivals & Shows

Philadelphia Festivals & ShowsThere is always something to celebrate in the City of Brotherly Love! Join in the annual festivals, shows and celebrations in the greater Philadelphia area throughout the year, and see for yourself just how revolutionary the Birthplace of America is when it comes to celebrating cultures and heritage and just plain partying.

Wawa Welcome America
Celebrate the birth of America in its Birthplace! Philadelphia hosts its elaborate annual Wawa Welcome America festival throughout the city in honor of the 4th of July. Join in the week-long birthday party leading up to grand final parade, concert and firework events on Independence Day itself.

Address: Philadelphia, PA - MAP
Phone: (215) 683-2200
Web: www.welcomeamerica.com

Philadelphia Film Festival
Sneak a peek into Philly’s diverse cultures. Philadelphia Film Festival unleashes a citywide film frenzy at four of the best artsy movie theaters in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love showcases dozens of international and independent films, ranging from cutting-edge genre to action-packed to insightful and thought provoking.

Address: Philadelphia, PA
Phone: (267) 239-2941
Web: filmadelphia.org

Philadelphia Folk Festival
Since 1962, the Philadelphia Folk Festival has provided the greater Philadelphia area with a four-day folk music event. Listen to contemporary and traditional artists from various genres like Folk Rock, World/Fusion, Celtic and Country. This festival is more than just music—enjoy arts and crafts competitions, food and beer tastings, a special kids area and much more.

Address: 7113 Emlen St., Philadelphia, PA 19119 - MAP
Phone: (215) 247-1300
Web: www.pfs.org

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
Listen to and watch some of the best, unfiltered performances at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe. These two events feature a collection of the world’s best contemporary performing artists showcasing works in theater, dance, music and everything in between. Short on cash? Take advantage of the free events and shows during these 16-day festivals.

Address: 140 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19110 - MAP
Phone: (215) 413-1318
Web: fringearts.com

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
Stop by the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden for the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival during the spring. Events and shows spread over two months in Fairmount Park as the 1,600 flowering cherry blossom trees bloom. Become part of the centuries-old Japanese art, cuisine, dance, fashion, flowers and music traditions.

Address: Horticultural Dr and Lansdowne Dr.,
Philadelphia, PA 19131 - MAP
Phone: (215) 878-5097
Web: www.jasgp.org

Philadelphia International Auto Show
Be sure to come by the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the annual Philadelphia International Auto Show. For over a century (since 1902), this auto show has brought the latest concepts and models of the car industry to Philly. See the newest designs from all over the globe alongside well-preserved antique automobiles.

Address: 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 - MAP
Phone: (610) 279-5229
Web: www.phillyautoshow.com