Philadelphia Travel Guide



New Years Eve - Fireworks on the Delaware
New Years Day - Mummers Parade, Market Street, Convention Center & 2nd Streets
Climaxing months of drill in a ritual dating to pagan times, some 15,000 Mummers parade along Philadelphia streets, codified into four divisions: Comic Clubs, Fancy Clubs, String Bands, and Fancy Brigades.
Wings Lacrosse Season Starts
Chinese New Years - Celebrate in Philadelphia's own Chinatown
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later.
Dragon parades and Fircrackers go off every Sunday during the New Years Celebrations, starting around Noon
The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
Shooting off firecrackers on New Year's Eve is the Chinese way of sending out the old year and welcoming in the New Year. On the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, every door in the house, and even windows, have to be open to allow the old year to go out.


Philadelphia International Auto Show
South Street Mardi Gras for Fat Tuesday
African American History Month


St. Patrick's Day Parade
The Book and the Cook Festival
Manayunk in Bloom
Highlights the boutiques, galleries and restaurants along Main Street.
National Women's History Month


Spring Splash on South Street
Easter Sunday
Baseball Season Starts


Charge Women's Soccer Season Starts
Broad Street Run
Police and Fire Memorial Service
Dad Vail Regatta dad Vail Regatta Logo. College crew teams from all around the country compete on the Schuylkill River. The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. Hundreds of colleges with thousands of student athletes visit the city of Philadelphia during the second week of May every year.
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival
Race for the Cure
Jam on the River
Annual Canal Day. Canal Day is a long-standing neighborhood event which celebrates the 1823 opening of the Schuylkill Navigation System, of which the Manayunk Canal was a part. Attracting more than 10,000 people to Main Street, Canal Day is the first event that formally began promoting Manayunk.
National Asian-American Heritage Month


Manayunk Stroll
First Union U.S. Pro Cycling Championship. The First Union USPRO Championship is the longest running and richest single-day cycling race in the U.S. With a $130,000 purse, it is also one of the richest single-day events in the world for men. 140 of the world's best professional cyclists will compete on a 14.4-mile circuit on the fast and flat Benjamin Franklin Parkway and scenic Kelly Drive. During the race, cyclists will lap the grueling Manayunk Wall, with a 17 percent steep grade, 10 times. This race will determine the U.S. National Champion. This is a Tier I race on the 14-event Pro Cycling Tour.
First Union Liberty Classic First Union Pro Cycling
Women's Pro Cycling. International women cyclists will compete in the First Union Liberty Classic, the only World Cup Cycling race event for women in the U.S. and the world's richest single-day women's event. The winner will receive World Cup points. The race consists of 5 laps of a 14.4-mile circuit through Philadelphia with steep climbs up the Manayunk Wall. This is a Tier I race on the 14-event Pro Cycling Tour.
African American Cultural Festival
Manayunk Arts Festival. Philadelphia Magazine Manayunk Arts Festival is the largest outdoor arts and crafts show in the Delaware Valley. This juried show features over 250 artists from across the entire country. Last year, over 250,000 people flooded Main Street to see one-of-a-kind work displayed.


Sunoco Welcome America. 4th of July Celebration
Fireworks on the Delaware the Friday before the 4th of July
Fireworks at the Art Museum on the 4th.
Greek Picnic. African American college students come to Philadelphia for great food and picnic fun
Dragon Boat Races


Eagles Football Season Starts
National Women's Equality Day - August 26


Labor Day Events
Puerto Rican Week Festival Parade
National Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept 15 to Oct 15
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Annual Phashion Phest Philadelphia
Annual Sippin? by the River
Annual German - American Steuben Parade


Kixx Indoor Soccer Season Starts
Sixers NBA Basketball Season Starts
Flyers Hockey Season Starts
Phantoms Hockey Season Starts
Avenue of the Arts Festival, Broad Street
Philadelphia College Festival
Manayunk Annual Antiques & Collectibles Festival: Showcasing 250+ professional antiques and collectibles dealers from across the country representing all media. 200+ Classic Cars
Columbus Day Parade
National Disability Employment Awareness Month


Philadelphia Marathon
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Center City Holiday Festival
National Native-American Heritage Month


Christmas Events
Hanukkah Events
Kwanzaa Events


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