Festivals

Here's when you can enjoy each flavor at City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival 2018

If you love delicious winter beverages, you know City Bakery hot chocolate what to get when you catch a craving for a warm chocolate drink. The City Bakery is about to kick-off its 26th annual hot chocolate festival beginning February 1. That’s right, for the entire month of February, you...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:15pm

Montréal En Lumière

Festival season may traditionally be thought of as summer, but next month things will really be heating up for fans of fine food, booze, music and more in the cultural capital of our neighbor to the north, Montréal. First-time visitors are sure to be transfixed by the city’s European feel (...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:06am

When is Diwali Day 2017 and what is Diwali?

Diwali, the first day of a five-day Hindu celebration, is a festival of lights. It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The dates vary, depending on the moon cycle. Diwali is observed on 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar. This is what you need to know about...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Enjoy 10 blocks of food, festivities and music at Atlantic Antic 2017

A beloved Brooklyn festival celebrating all things unique to the borough, Atlantic Antic, returns to the streets of four Brooklyn neighborhoods — Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn — on Sunday, September 24. The theme for the 43th Annual Atlantic Antic is...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:15pm

Brave the crowd and get cannoli at the Feast of San Gennaro

Plan on heading to the Feast of San Gennaro? San Gennaro NYC 2017 is the 21st presentation of the 11-day event by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), “a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants,...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:43pm

So, what exactly is steampunk?

Imagine a world where the Civil War was fought with armored airships and Queen Victoria managed her empire with a steam-powered computer. That may sound a bit out there, but it’s on par with the artistic imagery you’ll find at this weekend’s Watch City Steampunk Festival. The...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:47pm

The Firefly 2017 lineup has been announced

Firefly has grown over the past six years to become one of the most exciting music festivals on the east coast and will take place in Dover, DE from June 15-17. Combining camping with live music, the event attracts some of the biggest names in music, with this year's headliners including Muse,...

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:44am

Full lineup for Panorama 2017 includes Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Solange

NYC’s newest music festival Panorama has unveiled its lineup for Randall’s Island.Looks like this will be the summer of industrial rock, with Nine Inch Nails getting top billing after last week’s announcement that Tool would be playing Governors Ball, marking their first show in the city in a...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 10:48am

First Person Arts Festival, Birdman Live and more to do in Philly

FESTIVALSFirst Person Arts FestivalThrough November 19Various locations$0-$22 firstpersonarts.orgThis is the final weekend of the First Person Arts Festival, the event series celebrating storytelling in a variety of forms. In “White Like Me: A Honky Dory Puppet Show,” the stage is set for a cast of...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8:49pm

Election Hangover Party, Rothman Ice Rink opens and more to do in Philly

HOLIDAYFranklin Square Holiday FestivalNovember 10-December 314-8 p.m. daily, 4-9 p.m. Fridays and SaturdaysFranklin Square200 Sixth St.historicphiladelphia.orgThe kickoff of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show Thursday begins Franklin Square’s annual holiday festivities. Thousands of...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 3:30pm

PHOTOS: Sugar skulls, costumes and more at Day of the Dead festivals

Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican festival celebrating life and death where families honor friends and loved ones who have passed on.The colorful costumes, decorations and, of course sugar skulls, have helped appreciation of this traditional festival spread at home and around the globe, CNN...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 11:35pm

Love and laughter at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

Audiences love a romantic comedy. But a couple of documentaries screening during the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival illustrate the challenges found in humor and love. It’s not nearly as effortless as it appears to be on the silver screen."The Last Laugh"Ferne Pearlstein grew up in Wynnewood, a...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 2:44pm

Get 'Poe-tic' at the Edgar Allan Poe Arts Festival

This Halloween, Philadelphia gets a little more “Poe-tic” at the very first Edgar Allan Poe Arts Festival at the German Society of Pennsylvania on Friday, Oct. 28. Created in partnership with the Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site, this celebration hopes to bring festivalgoers back to the...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:51pm

Black Magic Bash, South Street PumpkinFest and more to do in Philly this weekend

HALLOWEEN SOIREESMISCHIEF at the MütterOctober 27, 6:30-11 p.m.Mütter Museum19 S. 22nd St.$40-$100muttermuseum.orgAs if the Mütter Museum isn’t already creepy enough, the house of medical oddities opens its doors for a Halloween fete that includes a flashlight tour of the museum’s rarely seen...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:20pm

Philadelphia Bacon and Beer Festival sizzles at the 23rd Street Armory

The city of Philadelphia is a festival breeding ground. There is almost always a festival coming up, whether it’s beer-, food- or neighborhood-related. The practical thing about that is the variety of festivals that happen in the city. This one is for the beer and bacon enthusiasts.The fourth...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:04am

Harry Potter Festival, Sia and more to do this weekend in Philly

FESTIVALSHarry Potter FestivalOctober 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Germantown Avenue from Rex Avenue to Mermaid LaneFreechestnuthillpa.comGrab a broomstick and brush up on your bibbity-bobbity-boos. The massive Harry Potter Festival swooshes back into Chestnut Hill with 10 full blocks of entertainment...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 8:07pm

Bloktoberfest returns to South Street

South Street’s Bloktoberfest is coming back to Philly for its eighth year on Oct. 15 from noon to 9 p.m. for a neighborhood fest in celebration of beer, music, food and Philly. Bloktoberfest is an all-ages, free to attend event.The festival is sticking to its traditions by hauling in heaps of...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:52pm

Tracy Morgan, 'Cinderella' and more to do this weekend

BLOCK PARTIES Mural Dedication: “South Philly Musicians Remix”October 15, 2-4:30 p.m.Broad and Tasker streetsFree muralarts.orgThe area’s impressive number of Bandstand era heartthrobs get honored in a brand new mural at Broad and Tasker streets that’s being dedicated Saturday. The artwork, painted...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 8:09pm

HONK! Fest blows through Davis Square (PHOTOS)

Not even unrelenting downpour could keep down the 11th annualHONK! Festival in Davis Square. The yearly nonprofitgathering of activist brass bands — this is, community-organized music groups with a social message — brought together 26 acts from around the world for a weekend of synchronized sounds...

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 9:43pm

Chow down at the Philly Cheesesteak and Food Festival​

The Philly Cheesesteak and Food Festival is an event completely devoted to the most popular Philly eats. On Saturday, Oct. 15th it returns to Citizens Bank Park for the second year in a row where attendees will be ready to feast.Flaunt your Philly pride while enjoying all the city's classical...

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 1:16am