Visiting the City of Brotherly Love in 2015? 5 Events You Shouldn’t Miss

If you’re travelling to Philadelphia in 2015, you’re in luck. There’s always something to do in the City of Brotherly Love, whether you want to peruse an art gallery, wander a museum, enjoy an exquisite meal, or go out on the town. But Philly is also home to a series of famous annual events that carry on throughout all four seasons; from a short business trip in March to a week-long stay in June, why not see if your trip coincides with these uniquely entertaining festivals and get a taste of the Philadelphia only the locals know?

  1. Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest (ends March 1)

    Rockefeller Center, eat your heart out. On weekends from November through until March, the Delaware River Waterfront is the place to be with a regulation size outdoor skating rink, rustic Lodge, fine dining, and exclusive shopping. Can’t bring your skates in your luggage? Not a problem; Winterfest offers on-site skate rentals.
    If you missed it this year, be sure to put it on your calendar next winter so you don’t miss out.
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  2. Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival (April 12)

    Head to the historic district of Manayunk this spring for the StrEAT Food Festival, where dozens of food trucks line Main Street and offer some of the city’s best casual dining options to thrill your inner “foodie”. The festival also boasts live music & great shopping so don’t miss out!
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  3. Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival (May 2)

    Celebrate spring! Every May, 50,000 people descend on Rittenhouse Square for the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. Activities spread over six blocks and include art, fashion, music, performances, free wine, and food from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants. The Rittenhouse festival is even known to have a few celebrities and TV personalities participate.
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  4. Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta (May 8-9)

    Held annually on the banks of the Schuylkill River, the Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the country. Thousands of people gather on the second Saturday in May to cheer on crew teams from over 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. This year marks the 76th year of the regatta’s life, and it’s certain to be another exciting competition. For the best view, get a seat at the Grand Stand right on the finish line.
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  5. Manayunk Arts Festival (June 20-21)

    If you’re culturally-attuned, you’ll want to visit the Manayunk Arts Festival. Held every June, the festival is the largest outdoor arts and crafts show in the Delaware Valley. Hundreds of artists travel from across the United States to attend and participate. Described as an “urban experience [with] small town charm”, the Manayunk community showcases Philadelphia at its finest.
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Regardless of what brings you to Philadelphia in 2015; thankfully, as one of America’s oldest and grandest cities, there’s a host of fabulous traditions, festivals, and attractions for every kind of visitor to enjoy.