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    The weather outside might be frightful, but feeling stir-crazy is not delightful! Stretch out your legs, and get some fresh air with these local city activities. 

     

    What are your favorite events to attend when the weather is chilly? Share your wintery photos with us on Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

     

    If you are running a winter-friendly outdoor event, be sure to let us know through our submission page! It could get featured here!

    Philly From the Top

     

    Ever wonder what Philly looks like from 57 floors up? Well now's your chance! Since it's inception in November 2015, the One Liberty Observation Deck, located in the city's beloved Liberty Place building, has become a city top spot (literally!). Marvel over the birds-eye views of the city's famed skyline, and explore some of the interactive exhibits. The observation deck is closed, so it's open all year long, rain or shine. It's also still technically outdoors. We think.

    Museum Without Walls: Audio Tour

     

    Learn about the city's extensive public artwork through this free audio tour. Accessible for free via mobile app, cell phone or download, the city's sculptures are bought to life by the people who were there. Narrated by the "authentic voice" of a person who is connected to the art by knowledge or experience, Museum Without Walls will definitely paint the city in a new light. Completely free and self guided, there's no reason not to take a walk through the city's rich history.

    Schuykill River Trail

     

    Named the Best Urban Trail in USA Today's Reader's Choice contest, the Schkuykill River Trail has been consistently one of the city's premier attractions. Spanning almost 130 miles with a route stretching from Parkerford to Philadelphia, the River Trail is a must do for everyone in the city (at least once!). If walking, running, jogging, or any other mode of manual leg transit is your thing, then consider spending your winter afternoons here soaking in scenery with the city's beautiful Schuykill River as the backdrop.

    First Friday Philadelphia

     

    On the first Friday of each month, the streets of Old City flood with local residents soaking up the art scene. Started by the Old City Arts Association in 1991 to showcase the up and coming neighborhood, now, Old City's First Fridays are an exciting monthly tradition. Take a night out and explore all that the Old City art scene has to offer, as the galleries and shops open their doors and host a variety of events.

     

    More Winter Activities and Events in the Philadelphia Area:

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    VISUAL ARTS
    Open call for Summer 2021 "SUMMERHOUSE"
    HOTBED
    June 12th, 2021 - August 21st, 2021
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    CULINARY
    Mei Mei Olde City Happy Hour
    Mei Mei Philadelphia
    September 22nd, 2020 - March 22nd, 2022
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    OUTDOORS
    Stroll the Street Pop-up
    Manayunk Development Corporation
    May 6th, 2021 - September 30th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Happy Hours
    Delaware Art Museum
    May 27th, 2021 - September 16th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Twilight Talks
    Independence Historical Trust
    July 8th, 2021 - August 28th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tour
    Schuylkill River Development...
    June 10th, 2021 - July 8th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Night Tours: Summer Twilight
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    May 7th, 2021 - September 4th, 2021
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    MUSIC
    The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks Early Music Series
    Powel House
    July 22nd, 2021 - October 14th, 2021
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    OUTDOORS
    Revival Walks at Tacony Creek Park with Lela Aisha Jones & Company
    Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust...
    August 5th, 2021 - August 7th, 2021
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    OUTDOORS
    Schuylkill Banks Basic Kayak Tour
    Schuylkill River Development...
    June 5th, 2021 - September 26th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
    Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
    June 4th, 2021 - November 30th, 2021
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    THEATRE
    A Midsummer Night's Dream | Outdoor Student Theatre Production
    Delaware County Community College
    August 4th, 2021 - August 7th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Mosaic Mural Map
    Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    May 12th, 2020 - November 12th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    The Barn Shop & Art Gallery at Echo Hill Farm - no tickets - OPEN Fri- Sun
    100 Years of Spring
    December 4th, 2020 - December 31st, 2021
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    FREE
    First Friday West Philly
    Indie-Life Media
    August 6th, 2021
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    FILM
    Movie "The Trolls World Tour"
    Collegeville Economic Development...
    August 6th, 2021
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    MUSIC
    2021 Summer Wine & Music Series
    Crossing Vineyards and Winery
    June 18th, 2021 - September 10th, 2021
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    FILM
    Movies in the Sculpture Garden
    Delaware Art Museum
    July 2nd, 2021 - September 10th, 2021

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