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!

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

Visit South Square Market for a Free Puzzle!

Did you know that you could pick up a free puzzle right from your local grocery store?

South Square Market, is taking this opportunity to give back in an act of appreciation for the way this amazing community has come together in the past year.

To get your South Square Market puzzle, simply click here to claim your code and stop by anytime to pick it up! While supplies last.

South Square Market is located at 2221 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 and is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Indoor Mini Golf At Linvilla Orchards

Fore! The Planet is a highly interactive and playful indoor miniature golf course designed by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. This exhibition helps to broaden children’s awareness about crucial environmental issues while enjoying hours of fun. Eighteen unique, educational holes have been designed to allow you to explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages as well as entire families, everybody will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning more about the world we inhabit– every step of the way. To limit the numbers of visitors and support social distancing, timed tickets will be required. Visit Linvilla Orchardswebsite to learn more.  

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Fore! The Planet at Linvilla Orchards is open until March 28, 2021 and is open everyday from 9am to 5pm. You can purchase tickets here. Tickets are $9 for ages 11 and over and $7 for ages 10 and under.

Celebrate Black History Month Across Philadelphia with Visit Philadelphia

February marks Black History Month and throughout the month and beyond, there are countless ways to celebrate and support Black history and culture across the Greater Philadelphia area.

Visit Philadelphia, the city’s tourism website, has compiled a series of guides highlighting Philadelphia area Black-owned independent businesses and restaurants, which are disproportionately at risk of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as exhibitions and events that elevate stories of the Black experience.

Whether ordering food from Black-owned delivery startups Bloc Delivery or Black and Mobile, taking in Mural Arts’ one hour Black History Virtual Mural Tour, or taking in Longwood Gardens’ Voices in the Landscape audio tour, there are countless ways to safely celebrate Black History Month.

Events are occuring virtually and in person throughout the month of February and beyond. For more information, visit Visit Philadelphia’s website.