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2013 Street Italian Market Festival

The 11th annual Italian Market Festival is being held in one of Philadelphia’s most established neighborhoods — the stretch of South 9th Street in South Philadelphia now known as the 9th Street Italian Market. This area just south of Center City has always been a multicultural and vibrant mix of people and businesses. In recent years the Italian Market area has started to attract an upscale population. New condos, restaurants and coffeehouses are filling the area. The festival originated in 1971 and was revived for 2003 with a flavor of the old and in keeping with the new face of 9th Street. Several corporate sponsors have already committed to underwrite this exciting event. This is a perfect location for a craft festival. Bring the entire family to experience the annual Procession of Saints and to enjoy the live entertainment, family events, crafts, food, food and more food!

Italian Market, 9th and Christian streets
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: free


Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

The annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival is coming back Saturday, May 18 for another year and is expecting an attendance of over 50,000 people! Visitors will be able to stroll along Walnut Street and enjoy tastings of spring fare (not to mention free wine tastings) from renowned restaurants in the area. There will also be live music and even a fashion show.

Walnut Street between Broad and 19th streets
Saturday, May 18, noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: free


Brewerytown Spring Festival

The annual Brewerytown Spring Festival will transform the 2700 and 2800 blocks of West Girard Avenue into a colorful and tasty street festival celebrating art, food and music. The event will include live music, specials from local businesses, 15 to 20 unique food trucks from the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association, children’s activities, and talented arts and crafts vendors.

2700-2800 W. Girard Ave.
Saturday, May 18, noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: free


What’s Out There Weekend Philadelphia

The Cultural Landscape Foundation invites you to explore and discover What’s Out There Weekend Philadelphia, featuring a series of free expert guided tours highlighting the city’s remarkable landscape legacy. During the weekend, members of the public can visit more than two dozen different sites around the city.

Various locations around the city
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19
Cost: free


Broadway hits the Kimmel Center


We are proud to present Broadway Philadelphia’s 2013-14 Season! This unforgettable lineup will have you dancing in the aisles and belting the classics! From the creators of “South Park” and winner of nine Tony Awards, “The Book of Mormon” anchors the season with a limited six-week engagement. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” Our blockbuster season also features the beautiful Irish melodies of “Once,” Queen’s epic hits in “We Will Rock You,” and the iconic rhythms in “Flashdance The Musical,” as well as Broadway legends “The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess,” “Evita,” and the premiere of an all-new production of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Remember, season ticket holders are guaranteed the best seats in the house and have access to single tickets BEFORE they go on sale to the public. Order your season tickets TODAY!


Various theaters


Cost: varies