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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Philadelphia Spring Festivals Part 1

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With spring around the corner, plans are already underway for all of the fun and mostly free things to do in Philly. Below is part one of some of the upcoming festivals (because Philly has so many), that you can enjoy with friends, family or solo! This spring get out and see some Philly!

  • Philly wine week
April 3-10, 2016

PWW features over 50 participating venues in a collaborative effort to sip, learn and enjoy wine!. There’s a kickoff party at stratus rooftop lounge april 3rd form 5-8 Tickets go in sale March 1st on the website with event details to come. For more up to date information go to or follow PWW on social media: Twitter @Phlwineweek  and Instagram @phillywineweek

  • Macy’s Springtime Flower Show
March 20 - April 3, 2016   
MACY’S Center City
 1300 Market Street
(215) 241-9000

The spectacular Grand Court at Macy’s will be transformed into a Secret Garden complete with a whimsical landscape, vibrant flowers, lush greens and blooming trees.  Also, if you’re visiting from out of town, be sure to stop by the Macy’s visitor center on the main level to get Macy’s 10% Off Visitor Pass! Some restrictions apply
For more up to date information follow Macy’s at:

  • Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square
April 22-June 12 
Franklin Square, 200 6th Street 
Ticket Price TBD

The festival will run from April 22 through June 12. More than 25 lanterns will fill the historic park.
Franklin Square will also welcome themed vendors and performances throughout the festival. The park will glow with handcrafted giant flowers, a three-story pagoda and a 200-foot Chinese dragon, all brilliantly lit and constructed by lantern artisans from China. For more information visit:

  •  4th Annual South Street Headhouse Spring Festival,
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Time: 11am-8pm.

South Street Spring Festival is ready to rock with the Philadelphia’s best sounds, tastes, sips, shopping and sights on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. This giant, free, all-ages outdoor block party will close down South Street (between Front and 8th) and run along Headhouse Plaza (between South and Lombard

  • Philadelphia Zombie Crawl
Easter Sunday March 27th, 2016

The Philly Zombie Crawl spans South Street’s local area bars/nightspots to create a night of bar-hopping and undead madness. This year everyone will meetup at the original home for zombies all year long the Tattooed Mom (530 South Street) to launch the Philly Zombie Party! For more details visit
 Or follow them on twitter @phillyzombie

  • 2016 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
April 11 to 17, 2016.

Over the course of a week, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, a restaurant week—Dine Out Japan, as well as live musical and dance performances. For more information visit

  • Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
The weekends of April 9th & 16th, 2016

Two weekends of traditional Japanese cultural activities, all events are free with garden admission!

  • Spring StrEAT Food Festival
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Meet on Main Street for the StrEAT Food Festival, which kicks off the spring Manayunk Restaurant Week. Enjoy food-truck fare, sample restaurant offerings, shop sidewalk sales and live entertainment. Best of all admission is free! For a listing of participating vendors visit:

  • Philly Farm and Food Fest
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Try local food and drinks, watch cooking demonstrations and celebrate the local food scene at Philly Farm and Food Festival at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For more info or tickets (General Admission $15.00) visit:
  • Spring Fling at Peddler’s Village

 April 16th & 17th
Peddler’s Village welcomes spring with its annual spring fling weekend.  Enjoy live music ( , food, crafts and more. There will also be DIY home and garden ideas, landscape and garden displays and much much more. Admission is free! For more info visit:

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