Philadelphia Festivals

Festivals are always a fun way to spend a day or weekend while in Philadelphia. There are many different types of festivals thrown year-round in Philly and the surrounding areas. Music and arts festivals include the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe, Jam on the River, Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Popnoise Festival. There are plenty of other types of festivals in Philly. The International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival celebrates diversity in LGBT filmmaking. The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is co-sponsored by the Japan America Society of Great Philadelphia to promote a better understanding of Japanese history and culture. Car lovers always enjoy the Philadelphia International Auto Show, which features over 700 vehicles and draws over 200,000 enthusiasts. Be sure to check the calendar often so you don’t miss any of Philly’s exciting festivals.

Philadelphia Freedom Festival

The Philadelphia Freedom Festival happens the first week of July and includes fireworks, parades and concerts. Philadelphia showcases America’s spirit and diversity during this festival by way of music, dance, movies, book readings and ethnic foods.

Sunoco Welcome America!

The Sunoco Welcome America! festival subtitles itself “A Celebration of Freedom,” and rightly so. In Pennsylvania, America’s birthplace, the city of Philadelphia hosts a birthday celebration from late June through the first week of July, including Independence Day. Sunoco Welcome America! honors America’s many cultures by hosting international. More than four million people attend Sunoco Welcome America! annually.
-- Philadelphia festival reviews by Avital Binshtock