The calendar on this page displays upcoming special events that have permits from the City.
Feb25EventReading Terminal Market 130th Anniversary7:30 pm to 11:30 pmReading Terminal Market, 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAEvent
Reading Terminal Market 130th AnniversaryFebruary 25, 20237:30 pm to 11:30 pm, 4 hoursReading Terminal Market, 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAmap
Party for the Market is an exclusive, highly anticipated, annual Gala – an after-hours transformation of Reading Terminal Market into a lively evening of entertainment, unlimited market bites & libations from our beloved Merchants, dancing, silent auction, fun and excitement. Cocktail attire suggested.
Attracting over 1,000 attendees each year, proceeds from this event benefit the mission of Reading Terminal Market to preserve financial viability and self-sufficiency for the Market.
This year’s theme, Time After Time, is a true celebration of the past and present of this historic Institution as we usher in our 130th year of serving the Philadelphia Community.
Mar4EventPHS Philadelphia Flower ShowAll DayPennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAEvent
PHS Philadelphia Flower ShowMarch 4, 2023All DayPennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAmapThis year's theme is: "The Garden Electric!" That spark of joy that comes while giving or receiving flowers — this is the moment captured by this year's PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
March 4 -- 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
March 5 - 9 -- 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
March 10 & 11 -- 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
March 12 -- 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
More details: https://phsonline.org/the-flower-show
Mar12EventSt. Patrick's Day Parade11:00 am to 2:00 pm16th and JFK to 6th and Market St.Event
St. Patrick's Day ParadeMarch 12, 202311:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours16th and JFK to 6th and Market St.map11:00 am Start @ 16th & JFK Blvd, Phila, PA 19103
Parade route goes around North Side of City Hall,
down Market St to 6th & Market St.
More details: http://www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com/
Apr15Event2023 Subaru Cherry Blossom FestivalAll DayFairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USAEvent
2023 Subaru Cherry Blossom FestivalApril 15, 2023All DayFairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USAmap
Apr27EventPenn RelaysAll DayFranklin Field, 235 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAEvent
Penn RelaysApril 27, 2023All DayFranklin Field, 235 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAmapEvery year, athletes from across the globe — including many current and future Olympians — travel to Philadelphia to compete in the Penn Relays, a historic track meet that has been held each spring since 1895 and is one of the city’s signature annual sporting events. Franklin Field, the oldest college stadium in the United States — and former home of the Philadelphia Eagles — is the home of the Penn Relays, and features the country’s first scoreboard. The Penn Relays provide competition for more collegiate athletes than any other track meet in the world. The three-day event has an accompanying festival featuring food, sports vendors, souvenirs and more.
More details: https://pennrelays.com/
Apr30Event2023 IBX Broad Street Run8:00 am to 2:00 pmBroad Street, Broad St, Philadelphia, PA, USAEvent
2023 IBX Broad Street RunApril 30, 20238:00 am to 2:00 pm, 6 hoursBroad Street, Broad St, Philadelphia, PA, USAmapNew date, same great race: the 2023 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run takes place April 30
Mark your calendars and start a training schedule, because the 2023 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run will take place on Sunday, April 30! The nation’s largest road race, traditionally held on the first Sunday of May, is moving back one week for this year only.
Here’s what you can expect from 2023 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run:
No race restrictions. No need for runners to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask at the start and finish lines this year! There is also no virtual race option this year.
Lottery system. Will you be one of the 40,000 runners selected to participate in the race? Register to enter the lottery system for your chance to cross the finish line. The lottery system will open on February 1, 2023, at 12:01 a.m.
Family fun. Bring your children and loved ones to the race! Kids events and post-race activities will return, and families are welcome at the finish line.
Spectators are welcome. Feel the love of Philadelphia as you run past Broad Street’s iconic landmarks. Cheer squads will line the race route and provide the encouragement you need to make it through.
Different finish line. This year’s race will end at the K Lot near Lincoln Financial Field.
Read more here: https://www.broadstreetrun.com/
Jun3EventIndependence Dragon Boat RegattaAll DaySchuylkill River, Pennsylvania, USAEvent
Independence Dragon Boat RegattaJune 3, 2023All DaySchuylkill River, Pennsylvania, USAmap
The only Dragon Boat race in the United States run by active members of Team USA - 2007 and 2011 World Champions!Races will take place on the Schuylkill River Race Course in Philadelphia, PA.The race course will run 500 Meters, starting from roughly 100 meters downstream from the StrawberryMansion Bridge to a marked finish line before St. Peters Island.
More details: https://www.grunsports.com/db/idbr/
Jun18EventJuneteenth Parade and Music Festival12:00 pm to 8:00 pmMalcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USAEvent
Juneteenth Parade and Music FestivalJune 18, 202312:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 8 hoursMalcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USAmapThe Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival, started by the Pennsylvania Juneteenth Initiative, is the largest annual celebration in the nation attended by thousands where we join together to have fun, embrace our history and continue the tradition of Kujichagulia (self-determination).
The Juneteenth Parade takes place in West Philly down 52nd Street and begins at 12 PM. The parade ends at Malcolm X Park where the Juneteenth Festival takes place.
More details: https://juneteenthphilly.org/#schedule
Nov18Event2023 Philadelphia Marathon WeekendAll DayBenjamin Franklin Parkway, Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, USA