One of our favorite things about spring in Philadelphia is the return of festivals. Every weekend you can find a festival for you, whether its an arts festival, a food festival, a music festival, a neighborhood festival or something else.
Below find the top festivals that we are looking forward to this spring! Although this doesn't even scratch the surface of all the fun outdoor spring activities that Philly has to offer, there’s plenty here to help you get started with planning your spring. So what are you waiting for? Get out there!
Back by popular demand for a triumphant third season, the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. For seven weeks, Franklin Square will glow with more than 25 larger-than-life illuminated displays of giant flowers, a three-story pagoda, the newly rebuilt Chinese dragon and much more. Festival-goers will enjoy daily performances, culinary exploration, crafts by working artists. Plus, you’ll still be able to play Philly Mini Golf, ride the Parx Liberty Carousel, and enjoy center city’s premiere play place during the duration of the festival.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Philadelphia's oldest comedy festival, Philly Sketchfest! Along with showcasing the city's hottest local talent, the festival brings in comedy acts from across the country. Kicking off May 30th with a film festival, Sketchfest goes on through Sunday, June 3rd with various shows throughout the city.
Celebrating the richness and diversity of Latinx film from across the diaspora, the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival returns for it's 7th year this June! Running from June 1st to June 3rd, the festival will showcase new screenings from across genres.
Holistic health enthusiasts rejoice, because Mt. Airy, USA is hosting their 2nd annual Holistic Health Fair on Saturday, June 2nd! For those looking for an alternative to Western medicine, or just want to learn more about holistic practices, come through!
Returning for it's second season, Pentridge Station's Pop-Up Beer Garden celebrates it's grand re-opening on Friday, June 1st. Located in West Philly, the beer garden is both family and dog friendly, so you can bring everyone in your squad! The park also boasts fun outdoor games like giant Jenga, and free entry and reasonable prices. The opening day festivities will include delicious Jamacian food options, and live music curated by local art collective Glbl Vllg.
Sponsored by WRTI and in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jazz Project, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will he hosting Jazz in the Park all summer long. Head to the Spruce Street Harbor Park every third Sunday for a relaxing afternoon of live jazz music from some of Philly's finest musicians.