Dad Vail Regatta 2022

Stop by the Schuylkill River Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, 2022, for the annual Dad Vail Regatta. It is the largest collegiate regatta in the US with over 100 teams coming from the US and Canada! 

To watch the racing, make your way down to the Schuylkill River Trail, to the grandstand located between the Columbia Bridge and Strawberry Mansion Bridge. From there you’ll be able to see the last few hundred meters of every race. Be sure to cheer on our local Philly schools including Drexel, Temple, and Jefferson.

Also swing by the vendors located up and down Boathouse Row to purchase food, gear and more. Enjoy this super fun multi-day free event while you take part in this Philadelphian tradition!

Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride

The 12th Annual Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride is back! All you need is a mask and a bike, so leave your shirt, pants and even underwear at home. Join the city of Philadelphia on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 5 pm, by participating in this one-of-a-kind event to promote body positivity, advocate for the safety of cyclists and protest dependence on fossil fuels. 

Body painting will be available until 4:30 pm so don’t forget to arrive early! The ride is free, no registration is needed, and will be 9.21 miles long, starting at FDR Park and ending at Eakins Oval. For more information visit PNB’s Facebook here!


Made in America

Celebrate the return of live music with The Made In America festival, back for it’s 10th anniversary! This two-day outdoor music experience will take place again on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Make your Labor Day plans now to see this amazing lineup on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5, 2021. This festival, created by Jay-Z, will close out the summer with live music, food, and drinks! There will be a ton of top performers, including headliners such as Justin Bieber and Lil Baby. You will not be disappointed! Get your tickets here today before it’s too late! 


Manayunk Arts Festival 2021

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Calling all art lovers! Take a trip to Manayunk to enjoy the 32nd Annual Manayunk Arts Festival Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 11 am – 7 pm and Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 11 am – 6 pm. Serving as the tri-state’s largest outdoor, juried arts festival, there is an endless amount of artwork to mosey through as you enjoy everything from handcrafted jewelry to wood and sculpture work.

Enjoy a day filled with food, drinks, music, crafts and art. No matter your art niche, the Manayunk Arts Festival has everything you could imagine! (Don’t forget to bring your mask!) Cost: Free.

PRIDE. By Come Alive 215 x Meet Philadelphia

Meet Philadelphia x Come Alive 215 is bringing Philly an event that has it all — fitness, drag, and brunch! Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 9:15 am head to The Lawn at Park Towne Place to sweat, dance, eat and enjoy drag show performances by Vinchelle, Iris Spectre and Poochie. Kim Harari and Shannon Brennan will lead a 45 minute workout that welcomes the participation of all fitness levels. Celebrate pride month at this event with Michael Solomonov. BYO yoga mat, water bottle, picnic blanket, and mask! Proceeds will be donated to William Way LGBTQ Center

VIP and general admission tickets can be purchased here! 



The Philadelphia Navy Yard’s Drive-In is Open!

Are you looking for something fun to do in Philly this weekend? Do you miss the movie theater experience? Check out the drive-in theater at the Philadelphia Navy Yard! This weekend A Quiet Place II and Cruella will both be making their debut. Catch either one of them after sundown May 27 through May 31, 2021. Get your tickets now! Be sure to have your confirmation email or printed ticket when you arrive!




Center City District Restaurant Week is Back!

Center City District Restaurant Week is back this year from May 17 to May 28, 2021. Things are a little different this year, with restaurants offering their Restaurant Week deals for indoor, outdoor, and even takeout dining. Participating restaurants are offering multi-course prix fixe menus for $20 at lunch and for $35 at dinner. You can try new restaurants or stick to your favorites all while helping local Center City businesses and their employees. Additionally, participating restaurants will be mixing up special cocktails using Maker’s Mark 46 Bourbon and Roku gin.

Some of the participating restaurants include Philly favorites such as Abe Fisher, D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano & Lounge, Little Nonna’s, Pumpkin BYOB, and Veda.

CCD asks that you keep yourselves and restaurant workers safe by practicing social distancing, wearing masks, washing your hands, and not going out to eat if you’re feeling under the weather.

Check out a full list of participating restaurants and more details about Restaurant Week here.

Hippity Hoppity Hayrides to Bunnyland

Hop over to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards and grab a seat on a hayride to the Easter Bunny’s house! Be sure to bring your camera to take lots of pictures of the Easter Bunny as he greets your hay wagon. Visitors will enjoy a story and a special treat! After the ride, remember to stop by the Garden Center for beautiful Easter plants, flowers and accessories or the Farm Market for fresh bakery items or a homemade chocolate treat! Linvilla Orchards’ Farm Market is open 9 am – 6 pm daily. Visit for more information.

The hayrides are running Saturday, March 20 & Sunday, March 21, Saturday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 1 through Saturday, April 3 from 11am to 4pm each day. Timed tickets are available online at for $10.

Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063.

For more information contact Linvilla Orchards by phone at 610-876-7116 or email at

Attention Brunch Lovers! Four Philadelphia Hotspots You’ll Want to Check Out

As warmer weather approaches and more and more city destinations open up, there’s never been a better time to check out some of Philadelphia’s hottest spots for an absolutely unforgettable brunch. Not sure where to start satisfying your brunch cravings? We’ve got delicious options all over the city for you to try!

If you’re in South Philly… check out Miles Table’s new location at the Bok building. This eclectic neighborhood eatery is serving up some truly mouthwatering brunch dishes, like chicken and waffles or tres leches French toast with fresh fruit, that you won’t want to miss out on.

If you’re in University CityWhite Dog Cafe has recently opened back up for dine-in, pickup and delivery. This campus favorite has always been the place to go for delectable, sustainably sourced food, and their brunch menu is no exception, whether you’re in the mood for a breakfast pot pie or caramel apple churro waffles.

If you’re in Fairmount… the Art Museum location of Sabrina’s Cafe is always a classic option. With three restaurants in Philly alone, this family owned hotspot has become popular for serving breakfast all day long. Some of their best signature dishes include stuffed challah French toast and huevos rancheros in a smoky chorizo sauce.

If you’re in Northern LibertiesEl Camino Real puts a Tex-Mex spin on their brunch that you’ve got to try for yourself. This vibrant spot fuses Texas barbecue and classic Mexican cuisine, and while they bring in a sizable crowd for lunch and dinner, they also have great brunch options like fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits or breakfast quesadillas.

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market Hosts Dozens of Local Vendors Year Round

There are multiple ways to support your community’s businesses and making sure they thrive, one of which is to shop at your local farmers’ market.  The Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market has managed to keep supporting its dozens of vendors, many of which offer fresh produce, baked goods and seafood year round. Here are just a handful of the vendors you can expect to see this Saturday.

Good Spoon Soupery is a Fishtown-based café with a rotating selection of hearty seasonal soups, sandwiches and salads. 

Shore Catch brings a variety of locally sourced seafood to the market, including freshly caught scallops, tuna and swordfish from the Jersey Shore.

Market Day Canelé is a Philadelphia vendor specializing in canelés, French custard-filled pastries flavored with rum and vanilla, but they also have some other equally delectable baked goods for sale.

Shellbark Hollow Farm offers fresh eggs as well as an array of goat milk-based products, sourced from its award-winning Chester County location.

Buck Wild Bison sources premium, grass-fed bison meat from its farm in Port Norris, NJ, available in ground form as well as burgers, steak or jerky.

Hands on the Earth Orchard from Lititz, PA, specializes in hand-picked apples and other fruit, but they also offer apple cider donuts, cider and caramels.

Finally, The Pasta Lab is a Philly-based vendor offering homemade pasta as well as fresh cheese, pancetta, and ingredients to make your own sauce.

You can check out these businesses, as well as lots of other great local vendors, at the Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market. They’re open every Tuesday and Saturday at Rittenhouse Square Park, located at the intersection of 18th and Walnut Street. Weather permitting, the outdoor market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (267)-586-5675 or click here for more information.