Past Events

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Philadelphia Fire Dept, Mural Arts Philadelphia and Wawa at 10:00 a.m. for the unveiling of a new mural design that celebrates the history of the Philadelphia Fire Department – one of the oldest professional fire departments in the nation. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Strike a pose with your friends and family at this Instagram-worthy exhibit! This unique pop-up experience is open all summer long but you can pop in during these exclusive opportunities for FREE. Be sure to tag your photos @PhotoPopPhilly

*Limited capacity

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Do you have high schoolers at home or know of high schoolers looking for something to do this summer? Did they miss the deadline to sign-up for WorkReady to get a paid internship?

Then this is an opportunity for them! Centennial Parkside CDC is offering a 6-week paid internship to participate in community development in East Parkside. The program begins Week of July 8.

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

Join the U.S. Army Field Band for a musical celebration of American independence in the city where it all began. Come early and experience the interactive activities with the Army prior to enjoying "Let Freedom Ring," a patriotic concert followed by a dazzling fireworks show over the Delaware River. Fireworks presented by Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Comcast NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico.

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy a kid-friendly afternoon filled with interactive activities and a free book giveaway at select Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations. Visit welcomeamerica.com for branch locations.

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Do you have high schoolers at home or know of high schoolers looking for something to do this summer? Did they miss the deadline to sign-up for WorkReady to get a paid internship?

Then this is an opportunity for them! Centennial Parkside CDC is offering a 6-week paid internship to participate in community development in East Parkside. The program begins Week of July 8.

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Calling all kids! Join us for a fun, educational day filled with interactive games and activities that celebrate healthy living, fitness, culture and the arts, along with a free book giveaway.

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Strike a pose with your friends and family at this Instagram-worthy exhibit! This unique pop-up experience is open all summer long but you can pop in during these exclusive opportunities for FREE. Be sure to tag your photos @PhotoPopPhilly

*Limited capacity

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

The premiere of a new series from AHighHeel Production, about a young man returning home from war, only to find his younger brother deeply involved in the war on the streets. Come out and meet the Cast and Crew!

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Experience a joyful, soul-stirring performance by a choir of over 100 talented, inspirational singers from across the city. This performance is in partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 5:30pm

Enjoy a Philly-centric night on the famous steps, complete with a Rocky and Creed look-alike contest and trivia prior to the free screening of the iconic Rocky at 7 PM. Rated PG.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

New timeslot added

Ooharae is a Shinto great purification ceremony which is conducted only twice yearly (the end of June and December) to ward off all distortions, sins, impurity, or spiritual exhaustion which has piled up on your spirit for the previous six months. This allows you to start the next six months with a clean and refreshed spirit, free of illness, misfortune, and spiritual exhaustion. 

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Nagoshi-no-Ooharae is a Shinto great purification ceremony which is conduced only twice yearly (the end of June and December) to ward off all distortions, sins, impurity, or spiritual exhaustion which has piled up on your spirit for the previous six months. This allows you to start the next six months with a clean and refreshed spirit, free of illness, misfortune, and spiritual exhaustion.

This is an event rarely seen outside of Japan, and we are honored to host Certified Shinto Priestess, Rev. Kuniko Kanawa, at Shofuso to conduct this ceremony.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome America turns Independence Mall and the surrounding area into a family-friendly block party on Sunday, June 30th. This will be the 5th annual Historic Philadelphia Block Party, and we plan to celebrate in a big way! Join us in the Historic District of Philadelphia on a day where thousands of attendees will come together to enjoy a festive event that commemorates our country’s freedom and the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection!

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Learn the art of the circus at these free outdoor workshops. Teachers and performers from the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts teach attendees basic aerial acrobatics, juggling, plate spinning, tight wire and more! The event will also feature short circus performances, including one from the schools' Youth Troupe. Free and fun for all ages and abilities!

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Tucked among the elegant 19th-century townhomes near Rittenhouse Square, The Rosenbach houses one of the world’s great collections of literature, manuscripts, and rare books. As part of the Wawa Welcome America celebration, visitors are invited to explore the rare book library and historic house along with the temporary exhibition Out of Many, One, a look into the diverse individual experiences that shape our country’s history. Families of all ages are also welcome to enjoy a marbled paper bookmaking activity.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Cool off with a fun-filled day with some of Philly's favorite ice cream makers, including tastings, live demonstrations, contests, entertainment and more!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

PAFA’s museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures and works on paper, as well as contemporary works.

Learn about their newest exhibit that shows Philadelphia’s role in the growth of American landscape painting and will be displayed starting June 28!

From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic

  

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:30am - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

How will you #BeTheRevolution? This Independence Day, the Museum of the American Revolution is asking visitors and passersby to declare how they are carrying forward the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a flag-shaped “Declarations Wall” on the Museum’s outdoor plaza from Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 7. Representatives from Philadelphia’s The Fabric Workshop also will be onsite to teach visitors historic techniques of flag making July 2-4.