The nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, the Philadelphia Flower Show, is still on board to make a comeback next year. Recently, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced that the 2021 show – titled “HABITAT: Nature’s Masterpiece” – is set to be held from Saturday, June 5 through Sunday, June 13, 2021. Normally, the event is held in the winter.
In addition to the date change, organizers have made other changes regarding the 2021 Flower Show. For the first time in the show’s nearly 200-year-long history, it will be held entirely outdoors. While the event was previously housed in the Philadelphia Convention Center, next year’s attraction will take place at FDR Park in order to comply with COVID-safe event regulations.
15 acres of South Philly’s largest park will be reimagined as a stunning floral display. In preparation for the event, the world’s premier floral and landscape designers are creating an immersive experience centered around three specific “districts”, all related to the exhibition’s theme.
Tickets for the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show can be purchased on the PHS website in January. To limit attendance, attendees will be required to indicate a specific date and select an A.M. or P.M. time slot.
Pumpkin season is here! Even though it’s bound to be an unconventional Halloween this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the exciting – and safe! – events that Philadelphia has to offer. Unsure where to start? Here are some suggestions for you!
If you’re a fan of the supernatural, check out the official Ghost Tour of Philadelphia for a candlelight walking tour of some of the historic district’s most ghostly landmarks. With its rich history, Philadelphia is considered one of America’s most haunted cities – you’ll be sure to see it for yourself after touring the highlights of Old City, Society Hill, and Independence National Historical Park after dark.
Looking for a more family friendly activity? Spooky Mini Golf returns to Franklin Square for the whole month of October. The park’s Philly-themed golf course gets a seasonal makeover with lights, fog, cobwebs, and a variety of decorations to get visitors of all ages into the Halloween spirit.
The Franklin Institute is embracing spooky season by hosting its first-ever Franklin Fright Weekend from October 31st to November 1st. Guests are invited to tour the museum in costume, trick-or-treat through its many iconic exhibits, watch live Scare Shows, and encounter some surprises along the way.
Some movie theaters might still be on hold when it comes to reopening, but the Philadelphia Film Society has been catering to the city’s community of film lovers since August when they opened their drive-in theater at the Navy Yard. This Halloween night, the PFS will be screening four classic scary movies that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car – and as a special treat, they’ll be playing for free.
To round out this year’s lineup of exciting autumnal activities, the Philadelphia Zoo is hosting a socially distanced – but just as festive! – version of its annual Boo at the Zoo attraction. Guests are encouraged to explore the zoo in costume, with kids receiving a free bag of candy upon exiting.
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Do you love to drink while raising money for charity? If so, we have the perfect event for you! Register now for the 12 Bars of Charity Bar Crawl. Simply visit https://bit.ly/2rxn6FU to purchase your $40 ticket, and choose which charity gets your donation.
On the big day, pick up your 12 Bars of Charity shirt when you check in at Smokin’ Betty’s. Next, you’re ready to start crawling! You must have your event shirt on in order to use the bar crawl shuttle. Give back this holiday season by drinking your way through Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, Smokin Betty’s, Devil’s Alley, Strangelove’s Beer Bar and both Misconduct Tavern locations. Sign up now to have fun for a good cause!
Truck loads of food are coming to Linvilla Orchards for a Food Truck Frenzy! They are partnering with a number of food trucks to bring you this exciting event at Linvilla Orchards.
There will be a variety of delicious trucks. Dos Gringos, The Plum Pit, The Cow and the Curd, Gotta Lotta Gelata, Roasty Toasty, and Deerhead Hot Dogs are among the few on the food-tastic agenda. Along with delicious truck treats we’ll have live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting and the straw bale maze. You don’t want to miss this family-fun event!
No need to fear, there will be beer! Ship Bottom Brewery handcrafts every batch of beer and only uses the freshest ingredients. Not a beer person? Don’t whine about it, they will also be serving wine. You won’t want to miss this day filled with food & fun!
DATE & TIME: Saturday, November 16 & Sunday, November 17, 2019
LOCATION: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Rd, Media PA, 19063
FOX 29 “Good Day Philadelphia” co-host Mike Jerrick and Barry Gutin, co-owner of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and member of CORE’s Board of Directors, are hosting a Tasting Party at Vie Ballroom for Good Day Philadelphia viewers to sample items from local chefs/restaurants, many of whom have been featured in the regular Good Day Philadelphia segment, “Ya Gotta Try This™.”
The event is being produced by, and proceeds from the event will benefit, CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees). www.COREgives.org CORE grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances such as illness, injury or natural disaster. Watch a video HERE on how CORE helped local Philadelphia chef Eli Kulp.
Participating chefs include: Jean-Marie Lacroix, Guillermo Pernot, Eli Kulp, Nick Elmi, Jennifer Carrol, Townsend Wentz, Scott Schroeder
Date: Monday, October 21, 2019.
Time: GENERAL ADMISSION BEGINS AT 6:30PM. VIP ADMISSION BEGINS AT 5:30PM.
Tickets: Click HERE for tickets.
The leaves are beginning to change color which means that Pumpkinland is returning to Linvilla Orchards. This fall Linvilla will have an array of pumpkins to choose from ranging from the small and skinny to tall and plump. The pumpkin festival will have a number of Autumn activities including hayrides, pick-your-own apples, pumpkin ring toss, as well as a straw bale and corn mazes! The entertainment never ends as Linvilla will also feature live music, pony rides and face painting. Visit Linvilla anytime from September to November to experience all the energy and attractions that the annual Pumpkinland celebration has to offer! Please visit www.linvilla.com for more information, including their hours of operation as they change seasonally.
DATES & TIMES:
September 14, 2019 through September 26, 2019 (8 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
September 27, 2019 through October 30, 2019 (Sun-Thurs. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
October 31, 2019 through November 9, 2019 (Sun-Thurs. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
November 10, 2019 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Also happening at Linvilla during Pumpkinland:
Arts & Music Festival: September 21 & 22, 2019
Hayrides to the Witch’s House: September 27 – 29, October 4 – 30, 2019
Apple Festival & Pie Eating Contest: September 28, 2019
Jack-O-Lantern Exhibit: October 18-30, 2019
Annual Costume Parade: October 27, 2019
All You Can Carry Pumpkins: October 27, 2019
Happy Halloween!: October 31, 2019
Bryn + Dane’s, the healthy fast food restaurant with a mission to change the way the world eats, is finally opening in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The first 200 people to arrive will receive a FREE açaí bowl. All guests are invited to choose two toppings and one drizzle. This grand opening kicks off at 11 am but make sure to get in line early to get your free bowl. One lucky person will win free bowls for a whole year!
B+D goes beyond healthy fast food. Not only is Bryn + Dane’s opening in Washington Square, but they are also breaking ground in Entebbe, Uganda! From Philadelphia to Uganda, Bryn + Dane’s is dedicated to changing the way the world eats.
At Bryn + Dane’s you’ll receive freshly prepared nutritious food with options that will satisfy any craving without the guilt. It is served fast, either to take out or dine in and is an excellent place to enjoy the simple and organic atmosphere. Bryn + Dane’s is located at 834 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA and is open 6:30 am to 9 pm daily . For more information visit https://www.brynanddanes.com/ .
Always down for a dog? Well, you’re in luck — for just a buck. Stop by South Square Market at 2221 South Street in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 17, 2019 and purchase a dollar hot dog. Dietz and Watson will be on site selling their famous franks to celebrate the end of the summer and back to school season. All proceeds from the sale of the hot dogs will be donated to local Chester Arthur Elementary School, so you know your dollar (and your dog) will be in good hands.
Truck loads of food are coming to Linvilla Orchards for a Food Truck Frenzy on Saturday, July 20, 2019! There will be a variety of delicious food truck options. Roasty Toasty, Have A Ball, Cupcake Carnivale, Cow & the Curd, Stuffed Buns, Mom-Mom’s Kitchen, The Plum Pit, Barkley’s BBQ and Humming Bird Island Cuisine are among the few on the food-tastic agenda.
Along with delicious truck treats there will be live music, hayrides, face painting and pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. You don’t want to miss this family-fun event!
No need to fear, there will be beer here! Ship Bottom Brewery handcrafts every batch of beer and only uses the freshest ingredients. Not a beer person? Don’t whine about it, there will also be wine. This is going to be a day filled with food & fun!
DATE: Saturday, July 20, 2019 (rain date: Sunday, July 21, 2019)
TIME: 11 am – 5 pm
LOCATION: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Rd, Media PA, 19063
CONTACT: 610.876.7116, Linvilla Orchards
Join University City District from July 18 to 28, 2019 for University City Dining Days, an exploration of the neighborhood’s innovative and diverse dining options. From exceptional craft beer bars to celebrity chef restaurants to cozy BYOBs, University City’s international dining scene features dishes from India, Ethiopia, China, Vietnam, and beyond.
Enjoy over 30 of University City’s finest restaurants featuring three courses at three different price points ($15, $25 or $35). From Vietnam Café to Zavino University Pizza there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the lunch and dinner options here.