How to Celebrate Halloween in Philadelphia

2019-10-07T13:10:19-04:00September 30th, 2019|

October is here, and it's officially the Halloween season! Whether you're looking to get scared, spend the day with the fam, or just enjoy some spooky themed food and drink, we've got you covered. There's something for every Halloween fan in Philly this month.   (Photo by Michelle Reese) Philadelphia Ghost [...]

Philadelphia Celebrates Oktoberfest This Fall

2019-10-07T23:10:35-04:00August 27th, 2019|

Prost! Fall is the season for Oktoberfest, and Philly is ready to celebrate with its own spin on the traditional German festival. Get ready for overflowing steins of beer, delicious bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels, folk music and tons of fun. 147th Cannstatter Volksfest (Photo via Facebook) Labor Day Volksfest (Oktoberfest) at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein [...]

Philly Happening 2019 Labor Day Guide

2019-08-20T15:09:09-04:00August 12th, 2019|

By Melissa Kaufman Labor Day was created by the Labor movement in the late 19th century and officially became a federal holiday in 1894. This year, it falls on Monday, September 2, 2019. The holiday honors the hard work, dedication and efforts put forth by American workers. Celebrate in the city of Philadelphia with a [...]

Philly Happening’s End-of-Summer Bucket List

2019-07-25T22:00:19-04:00July 25th, 2019|

With only a little over a month left of summer before school's back in session, you might feel the clock ticking to fit in all that the season has to offer. Here's our list of must-dos before fall is here: Go to a Festival This time of year is perfect for getting together with the [...]

Where to Celebrate Bastille Day 2019

2019-07-15T14:24:36-04:00July 11th, 2019|

(Photo via Aversa PR) Vive la France! On July 14, 1789, a mob stormed the Bastille prison and the French Revolution began. This Sunday, Philadelphia will celebrate the 230th anniversary of Bastille Day with outdoor wine gardens, family-friendly block parties, a burlesque show, and plenty of French food and drinks. Royal Boucherie When: [...]

Philly 4th of July Guide 2019

2019-06-26T16:41:14-04:00June 26th, 2019|

There are SO many ways to celebrate America’s 243rd birthday in Philly! From free museum admission, to outdoor festivals and (of course) fireworks – there’s something for everyone. Here are the highlights: Free Admission Days There are over 20 museums/attractions offering free activities starting on June 29. Here are the offers by day. Be sure [...]

Philly Memorial Day Guide 2019

2019-05-28T11:12:11-04:00May 20th, 2019|

Memorial Day is a holiday dedicated to honoring American soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for our country. In addition, Memorial Weekend has also become a sort of un-official start to Summer Fun. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the long weekend (and honor the true reason for the holiday) in Philly. [...]

2019 Philadelphia Easter Guide

2019-04-01T10:49:48-04:00April 1st, 2019|

Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner! Celebrate the holiday with a skate party with the Easter bunny, an Easter egg decorating workshop, or aboard a Philadelphia ship. Here is your comprehensive guide to all things Easter in the City of Brotherly Love! Family & Community Events Buttercream Egg Decorating Workshop Shane [...]

A Philadelphia Tradition: Irish Potatoes

2019-03-14T22:15:45-04:00March 14th, 2019|

By Michelle Reese The cheesesteak, the soft pretzel…and the Irish potato? Yes, Irish potato candies are a Philadelphia tradition going back over 100 years. There aren't any actual potatoes in the Philadelphia version of this confection. Instead, they get their name because they look like miniature potatoes. Typically the candies have a coconut butter cream [...]

5 Events to Celebrate Women’s History Month in Philadelphia

2019-03-11T16:51:43-04:00March 11th, 2019|

March is Women's History Month, and there is no shortage of events in Philly celebrating the impact women have made on society. Here are just a few things to check out before the month is over. Daybreaker PHL: The Future Is Feminine When: Friday, March 15 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Where: The Foundry, [...]