‘It’s like your own personal amusement park ride’—Just a Man and His Cyr Wheel

     A little over two years ago, Eric Heitzman saw a video that he thought looked "so incredibly cool." The video was of someone using a Cyr Wheel, an acrobatic apparatus invented for the circus that consists of a large aluminium or steel with a diameter approximately 4-6 inches taller than the performer. The [...]

Summer in the City: A Pictorial Recap of the Perfect Summer Day

The Cira Centre sparkles against an idyllic backdrop on July 11, 2016 No filters necessary! Yesterday was the kind of day that is kind to the camera. Perfect temperatures, bright blue skies and the kind of puffy white, pink, and blue clouds that are straight out of an oil painting. The following photos are scenes [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events July 15-17

Schuylkill River Arts Day    Saturday July 16th 10am-2pm - East Fairmount Park Live performances illuminate the river while audiences boat, play and picnic along the Schuylkill River. Start at 10am at Mander Playground and you will be entertained by Positive Movement, a drill team from Strawberry Mansion. Then walk as a group through beautiful Boxer’s Trail to Kelly [...]

Father’s Day Happenings: A Guide for Father’s Day Fun

Father's Day is Sunday, June 19. With plenty of great happenings in and around Philadelphia, it’s easier than ever to plan a fun and memorable Father’s Day for Dad. Check out Philly Happening’s list of Father’s Day ideas to treat that special father-figure in your life.   PECO Primate Jungle Days  Swing into PECO Primate [...]

Five Reasons Philly Improv Theater’s DÜOFEST is a Must-See!

The only improv comedy festival in the world devoted to comic duos starts today, Wednesday, June 1, at Philly Improv Theater. DÜOFEST features 32 acts from all over North America. It runs through Saturday, June 4 at Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom Street. Tickets to individual shows, or an all-access pass, are available at http://duofest.com/2016/. Philly Improv Theatre's Improv Producer, [...]

Philly Happening on the Town: Weekend Recap

Philly Happening was busy this weekend! We hit up some great eateries, attractions, and experienced all the beautiful sights and sounds of the city in weather that ranged from  sunshine to wind, to clouds and rain, and temperatures lingering in the 50s. It might not feel like May just yet, but there's still so much to do and [...]

5 Reasons to Check out Saturday’s South Street Headhouse Spring Festival and Maifest

Attendees of Saturday's annual South Street Spring Festival will get to do plenty of pole dancing--maypole dancing that is. The annual festival will close down eight blocks between Front and 8th Streets  to ring in the month of May with music and dancing around the city's largest maypole. If that's not enough to make you go, [...]

Celebrating Earth Day: An Appreciation of Nature in the City

On today's Earth Day, take a moment to behold all the beauty around you in Philadelphia. In the midst of man-made buildings, construction, and pavement, there are so many natural wonders and dazzling spectacles to appreciate. Philly Happening has taken photos around the year of various scenes of nature in the city at its finest. On this [...]

3 Must See Festivals Starting in Philly This Weekend

It is festival season in Philadelphia and the tail end of April brings a few that you can't miss!  The city will be a buzz as we celebrate Science, History, and Culture in three separate festivals. Philadelphia Science Festival The Philadelphia Science Festival starts on April 22nd.  This nine-day festival celebrates all things science through lectures, [...]

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Returns

PIFA Street Fair The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, known as PIFA, returns this month for it's third year.  PIFA is a 16-day celebration of the arts that starts April 8th and runs through the 23rd.  This year's theme is "We are What We Make" and explores the various ways we are [...]