Past Events

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

A world class region invests in the present with an eye toward the future. Over the past year, the Economy League and its World Class partners have convened cross-sector teams to develop strategy frameworks for our region in three key areas: Education and Talent Development, Business Growth, and Infrastructure.

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks will host the Seventh Annual Philly Phyzz Fest at the Physick House honoring Dr. Physick's achievements.

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Tour Philadelphia's Mural Mile where you will see a collection of 15 Center City murals providing you with an outstanding insight into the Mural Arts Program like never before!

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mural Arts Program's new Self-Guided Audio Tour walks visitors through Center City's Mural Mile.

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 8:00pm

The celebration continues after the 4th during Taste of Philadelphia. Sample food from area restaurants and food trucks, enjoy live entertainment and special events.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Join the Roots and special guests including John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Jill Scott more on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for nation’s largest free outdoor Fourth of July concert, followed by an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, light-up-the-sky fireworks display.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Music, dancing, cultural activities, arts and crafts and live entertainment make for an afternoon of family fun.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

What’s red, white and blue all over? The old-time Fourth of July parade featuring floats, marching bands, military groups and more winding through Historic Philadelphia.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Join Friends of Valley Forge for a great day of family fun, food and history. Pack a picnic or purchase hot dogs and hamburgers on-site. Bring your sun glasses and a blanket to enjoy music, games and other activities.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Begin your celebration by paying tribute to the history of our great nation at Independence Hall with a patriotic and inspiring morning full of celebration of music, speeches and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops return to celebrate America’s birthday in America’s birthplace with “POPS! on Independence,” a free concert at Independence Hall. As one of Philadelphia’s most popular Fourth of July traditions, seating is first come, first served.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 8:05pm - 10:05pm

On Tuesday, July 2 the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra presents a free neighborhood concert on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza, followed by a small landside fireworks salute as part of the Wawa Welcome America!.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 1:00pm

A free, interactive series, "Go 4th and Learn" offers educational fun for the whole family during Wawa Welcome America!. Get a hands-on lesson about the history of dairy from Wawa at Franklin Square, discover the history of the hoagie at the National Constitution Center and break a sweat at the Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 8:00pm

Wawa Welcome America! is the nation’s largest free 4th of July festival. The festival is is seven days of events from July 1 to July 7 in honor of America's birthday in its birthplace of Philadelphia.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, August 2, 2013 - 3:00pm

Students with a love of languages and foreign cultures will find the immersive environment at Penn ideal to their studies. Not only is STARTALK a great way to learn Chinese, but it is also an excellent opportunity for students to experience campus life at the University of Pennsylvania and to enhance college applications and resumes.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join International House Philadelphia for a special presentation of La Voce della Luna, the last film made by the iconic five time Academy Award winning Italian director Federico Fellini.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University after hours to watch some “awesomely awful” movies. The Academy's own experts will be onstage to comment on the many scientific absurdities—think Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sit under the stars on ICA’s terrace for a special evening of films about artists. Filmmaker James Scott joins IHP in person to present his films Love’s Presentation (1966) (with David Hockney), Richard Hamilton (1969), and The Great Ice Cream Robbery (1971) (with Claes Oldenburg).

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Live Nation presents the french electro punk and gypsy jazz band Caravan Palace who will be coming to Philadelphia's Theater of the Arts and will be joined by Philadelphia's own orchestra pop band Grandchildren. 

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 8:30pm - Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:30pm

Transport yourself across the Atlantic Ocean all the way to France at Bistrot La Minette’s French Films Under the Stars. Enjoy French films, French fare and French wine on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings in the restaurant’s courtyard.