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, [...]

Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Philly

2019-02-02T22:49:07-04:00February 2nd, 2019|

  With so many incredible restaurants in Philly, a nice dinner out is always a classic way to spend Valentine's Day. But if you want to get a little more creative this year, here are a few ideas. We've also included some tips of where to go, featuring our 2018 Happening List finalists and winners. [...]

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events to Ring in 2019!

2019-08-21T10:45:45-04:00December 16th, 2018|

By Michelle Reese New Year's Eve is the party night of the year, but what about when bedtime is hours before the Big Ball Drop? Here's a list of family-friendly events on December 31, so you can celebrate with your little ones and get them in bed [...]