One of our favorite things about spring in Philadelphia is the return of festivals. Every weekend you can find a festival for you, whether its an arts festival, a food festival, a music festival, a neighborhood festival or something else.
Below find the top festivals that we are looking forward to this spring! Although this doesn't even scratch the surface of all the fun outdoor spring activities that Philly has to offer, there’s plenty here to help you get started with planning your spring. So what are you waiting for? Get out there!
Back by popular demand for a triumphant third season, the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. For seven weeks, Franklin Square will glow with more than 25 larger-than-life illuminated displays of giant flowers, a three-story pagoda, the newly rebuilt Chinese dragon and much more. Festival-goers will enjoy daily performances, culinary exploration, crafts by working artists. Plus, you’ll still be able to play Philly Mini Golf, ride the Parx Liberty Carousel, and enjoy center city’s premiere play place during the duration of the festival.
Break the stigma around disabilities with Disability Pride Week Philadelphia! For the week of June 11th, there will be several events across the city celebrating the diversity and pride of people who live with disabilities. Starting with a flag raising ceremony by Mayor Kenney and ending with a big parade, this is one week you won't want to miss! These events will be fully accessible, with interpreters at some events.
Join Penn's Landing and PECO this summer for their annual Multicultral Series! Lasting from now until September, the festival consists of cultural celebrations from all over the world. Celebrating Philly's diverse cultures for over 20 years, the Series consists of free ourdoor fun, including live performances, food and games. This Saturday, June 16th, will be the Islamic Heritage Festival and Parade; guests can enjoy a health and wellness fair, a full market bazaar and free giveaways.
Join the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Pennsylvania (CAHFPA) and the Caribbean Heritage Arts Preservation Society (CHAPS) for their Caribbean International Festival and Parade! Celebrate Caribbean history and presence in Philly with live perfomances, music, arts & crafts and much, much more. The parade will stretch from 59th Lancaster Avenue to 52nd and Media Street in West Philadelphia.
Dance the night away for a good cause with FringeArts! Join the FringeArts crew on Saturday, June 16th for the second annual FringeA-Thon, a 12-hour dance party extravaganza! Dance with the Philly Phanatic, join a dance battle, and enjoy live DJs and food trucks all night. All proceeds benefit FringeArts and local emerging artists.
Sponsored by WRTI and in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jazz Project, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will he hosting Jazz in the Park all summer long. Head to the Spruce Street Harbor Park every third Sunday for a relaxing afternoon of live jazz music from some of Philly's finest musicians.