Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Barbecues, festivals & more local 4th of July events

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 2:06 PM
Other than the Wawa Welcome America events marking the big day (read: Independence Day Parade, Party on the Parkway, 4th of July Jam and fireworks), there are so many other ways to celebrate our country’s birthday. Nothing like a few carnival rides to make you feel free. A community fair taking... Read more

Gay To Do: 50th LGBT anniversary

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 12:20 PM
On July 4, 1965, a small group of activists gathered for the first organized LGBT civil-rights demonstrations in front of Independence Hall. This week, our city is celebrating the 50th anniversary of these peaceful protests with parties, panels, and exhibits. We have gathered the best official and... Read more

Where to see 4th of July parades and fireworks

Monday, June 29, 2015, 2:57 PM
Feelings of patriotism are only enhanced with Independence Day parades and fireworks shows. See when and where your town is holding them. PENNSYLVANIA Wednesday, July 1 Philadelphia: Get more bang for your buck — literally — after the Phillies’ game. Approximately 15 minutes after... Read more

Flavor up your week with these 5 food events: Crabs, hoagies, BBQ

Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:56 AM
From craft beer parties on rooftops to a three-day BBQ, this week is full of great food events. German bierhall Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South St.) celebrates six years of business on Monday, June 29 with a sneak peek of Whetstone, the Brauhaus team's latest restaurant. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests can... Read more

This week in Philly: June 29-July 5

Monday, June 29, 2015, 3:00 AM
A few ways to spend your week in (and out of) Philly. Monday, June 29 Master tailors Nino Corvato, Joe Centofanti, and Checchino Fonticoli are the subject of this documentary on the preservation and proliferation of Italian style and craftsmanship. Men of the Cloth gets its Philadelphia premiere... Read more

Weather woes be gone: Entertainment locked indoors

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:39 AM
When Mother Nature gives us a taste of wet, cold weather, planning outdoor activities on your day off isn't really an option. Instead of sitting on the couch and using the excuse “It’s gross out, I don’t feel like doing anything,” there are a handful of indoors fun spots to... Read more

Guide to public and private swimming pools in Philadelphia

Friday, June 26, 2015, 3:28 PM
Is the heat getting to you already? Well, I have great news, Philadelphia is jam-packed with pools. From private swim clubs to public pools in every neighborhood, jumping into a body of water shouldn’t be so hard. Grab your bathing suit and check these pools out. Private Pools Members only... Read more

Weekend event picks: Kutztown Folk Festival, New Castle County Ice Cream Festival & more

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:16 PM
The first full weekend of summer has plenty to offer from a taste of Paris and Italy to tall ships and video games. One of the summer’s landmark events sets sail on Thursday, June 25. The Tall Ships Philadelphia-Camden Festival, bringing 13 storied tall ships to both Penn’s Landing and... Read more

Fourth of July New Jersey Shore picks

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:58 PM
If you’re in dire need of a vacation, taking a Shore trip during our nation’s birthday is never a bad choice. Bathe in the sun and soak in these seashore events happening throughout Fourth of July weekend. For the Family Start your holiday weekend with a Mummers Day performance on Thursday... Read more

Wawa Welcome America returns for more patriotic goings-on

Monday, June 22, 2015, 3:05 PM
The birthplace of America deserves a warm-up to Independence Day as worthy as its history. Wawa Welcome America, an eight-day festival of free events beginning Saturday, June 27, leading up to the Fourth of July, offers a selection of entertainment that even Washington, Franklin and Jefferson would... Read more
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