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Special events calendar

The calendar on this page displays upcoming special events that have permits from the City.

Events

  • Feb
    25
    Reading Terminal Market 130th Anniversary
    7:30 pm to 11:30 pm
    Reading Terminal Market, 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Reading Terminal Market 130th Anniversary

    February 25, 2023
    7:30 pm to 11:30 pm, 4 hours
    Reading Terminal Market, 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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    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.

    More details: https://readingterminalmarket.org/event/party-for-the-market/

  • Mar
    4
    PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
    All Day
    Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

    March 4, 2023
    All Day
    Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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    This 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

    Hours
    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
  • Mar
    12
    St. Patrick's Day Parade
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    16th and JFK to 6th and Market St.

    St. Patrick's Day Parade

    March 12, 2023
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
    16th and JFK to 6th and Market St.
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    11:00 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/
  • Apr
    15
    2023 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
    All Day
    Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

    2023 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival

    April 15, 2023
    All Day
    Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
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  • Apr
    27
    Penn Relays
    All Day
    Franklin Field, 235 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Penn Relays

    April 27, 2023
    All Day
    Franklin Field, 235 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    Every 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/
  • Apr
    30
    2023 IBX Broad Street Run
    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Broad Street, Broad St, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    2023 IBX Broad Street Run

    April 30, 2023
    8:00 am to 2:00 pm, 6 hours
    Broad Street, Broad St, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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    New 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/
  • May
    20
    S. 9th Street Italian Festival
    All Day
    South 9th Street, S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    S. 9th Street Italian Festival

    May 20, 2023
    All Day
    South 9th Street, S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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    11 AM - 6 PM daily


    More details: https://www.italianmarketfestival.com/
  • Jun
    3
    Independence Dragon Boat Regatta
    All Day
    Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania, USA

    Independence Dragon Boat Regatta

    June 3, 2023
    All Day
    Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania, USA
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    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/
  • Jun
    18
    Juneteenth Parade and Music Festival
    12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Malcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    Juneteenth Parade and Music Festival

    June 18, 2023
    12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 8 hours
    Malcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA
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    The 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
  • Nov
    18
    2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
    All Day
    Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

    November 18, 2023
    All Day
    Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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