Blackstar Flim Festival

The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by black, brown and indigenous people from around the world.

Lunar New Year at the Rail Park

Get ready, Philadelphia—we’re welcoming in the Year of the Pig with a big celebration at the Rail Park! In collaboration with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, the Friends of the Rail Park invite you to enjoy an afternoon of food and cultural activities for all ages that celebrate the diversity of what our communities have to offer. Entrance is free. Food for purchase.

Playfest2018

PopUpPlay and DRWC present Playfest 2018 at Cherry Street Pier.  Bring your family to this free festival on November 4th from 12-3. At Playfest 2018 we’ll celebrate Phlly’s unique Play with upcycled games and activities from PopUpPlay and other Philadelphia organizations. You can build a fort, create a catapult, design a cardboard mini-golf course, and carve pumpkins.  Participate in upcycled activities and games from all of these partners: The Franklin Institute, The Insectarium and butterfly Pavilion, Smith Memorial Playground, The Free Library. Sticklets, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, iFacepaint. and PopUpPlay.

An Inside Look into Chestnut Hill’s Witches and Wizards Festival

On October 20, I spent the day at the Witches and Wizards Festival (formerly Harry Potter Festival) in Chestnut Hill. The Witches and Wizards Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the mystical and spooky, with a lot of elements from the Harry Potter series incorporated, by lining the streets with a ton of fun activities! Missed out on this year’s event? Check out Campus Philly’s inside look in our blog post, and be sure to add the Witches and Wizards Festival to your calendar next year, because this is one event you do not want to miss! Here are our recommendations for having the best time at the Witches and Wizards Festival: Continue reading “An Inside Look into Chestnut Hill’s Witches and Wizards Festival”

Phoenixville Pumpkinfest

Pumpkinfest is a fun, free, family-friendly festival in the heart of downtown Phoenixville. Featuring derby races, a carnival, crafts, live music, and much more! Crawl the town sampling pumpkin treats and products from local businesses, carve a mini-pumpkin, or compete in one of the contests for some great prizes. 

Fishtown RiverCity Festival

With great pride and anticipation, the Fishtown Neighbors Association is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual RiverCity Festival on Saturday October 13th, 2018 beginning at Noon until sunset at 6pm at historic Penn Treaty Park. Free and open to the public, the RiverCity Festival reinforces friendships in our community, promotes exciting local businesses, and showcases everything that makes Fishtown stand out as a neighborhood with tremendous history and vibrancy. Organized by the dedicated volunteers of the Fishtown Neighbors Association and featuring over 100 local arts and food vendors, RiverCity Festival attracts nearly 10,000 attendees to raise funds for neighborhood projects and revitalization. We also invite you and your employees to email, friend and tweet the RiverCity Festival, so all of our friends and family know that fun is to be had in Fishtown at the Penn Treaty Park.

Old City Fest

Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture.

Activities will include a festival stage with live music, runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go.

Midtown Village Fall Festival

Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events and attracts a whopping 50,000-plus attendees per year.

The festival takes place on 13th Street and across several surrounding blocks in Midtown Village and features live music and entertainment, food from area restaurants and offerings from a slew of vendors and craft-makers.

Revolutionary Germantown Festival

Germantown is home to the only revolutionary battle sight inside Philly.  Join the rest of the community in celebrating that heritage with live music, food, and drink, culminating in a live reenactment of the Battle of Germantown!

Puerto Rican Festival Parade

A celebration of Latino culture in the heart of the city’s streets. Traditional Latino music, poetry, and dance make this vibrant festival a must-see event. Held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Puerto Rican Parade typically has around 1,500 marchers; more than 5,000 attendees; and 96,000 tune-in to watch live on 6ABC.s