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Events in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stripes and Stars Festival - Celebrate Flag Day at the birthplace of the Stars & Stripes! The Betsy Ross House hosts annual Flag Festival by featuring crafters, games, food and entertainment. Don't miss this great family event!

Fete Day Celebration at Elfreth's Alley - Visitors will be able to tour the Alley's private homes, which residents have meticulously adorned with patriotic decorations. Highlights include children's games, colonial music, foods that celebrate the Alley's diverse ethnic heritage, and colonial-style arts and crafts.

National Apple Harvest Festival - Celebrate the apple at this traditional fall festival! Scrumptious apple treats including apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple pie eating contests, apple fritters and more! Take home a bushel fresh from the orchard. Artisans show their wares and demonstrate their skills.

Bastille Day - One of Philadelphia’s most popular summertime events! This reenactment of the Storming of the Bastille, followed by a French-themed street party is a great idea for a family adventure. Come early and take a tour of Eastern State, or stay late and take a 25-minute evening tour following the event.

Festival of Fountains - This spectacular event takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday as the gardens burst with summer bloom and stunning waterlilies. Enjoy outdoor concerts, spectacular dining and summer fun!

Mushroom Festival - Mushroom lovers come to celebrate fungi with a two-day festival of food and family fun. But mouth-watering food is the just the beginning! Kids and adults alike will love the games, entertainment, mushroom farm tours and the Growers’ Exhibit, where the secrets of mushroom cuisine is revealed.

Welcome America! - 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. Welcome America honors America’s many cultures by hosting international. More than four million people attend Welcome America annually.

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.

Auto Show Philadelphia - Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations as it rolls into the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the 2010 Philadelphia International Auto Show. Concept cars, built by manufacturers to reflect the innovative designs and styles of future cars.

Philagrafika - Set as one of the largest arts events in the United States, Philagrafika showcases the work of more than 300 artists! Don't miss out on these great photos! You must attend this event!

Puerto Rican Festival - Running since 1964, Philadelphia's annual Puerto Rican Week Festival (Festival Puertorriqueño Fildelfia) includes Puerto Rican Day (the last Sunday of September), a grand parade (Desfile Puertorriqueño) and the Miss Puerto Rico-Philadelphia pageant. Try the great Puerto Rican food and listen to the great music as you enjoy this cultural event

Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village - Peddler’s Village’s celebrate Strawberry Festival each year, where festive foods, children’s activities, pie-eating contests and a lively lineup of family entertainment are just some of the weekend’s exciting attractions. Strawberries as far as the eye can see, friends and family, this is a must attend event!

Taste of Philly Food Tour - Learn the story behind cheesesteaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they're sold during this 75-minute walking tour.

Thanksgiving Day Parade - Beginning in 1920 as the nation's first Thanksgiving Day parade, Philadelphia’s event now lasts three hours and features marching bands, floats, choirs and more. Santa shows up at the end, launching the Philadelphia Holiday Festival. Get into the holiday season with this great event.