Five Reasons Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!

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It’s Philly 5 Friday! We’re giving you FIVE reasons why Philadelphia is just that awesome!

With summer closely approaching, we must take full advantage of the beautiful weather outside. Lucky for us, Philadelphia offers a lot of great activities in the summer months. From beer festivals by the Delaware, to glorified happy hours, to night markets throughout the city, Philadelphia is a wonderful city to be living in now! Here are 5 awesome events to look forward to. A few of them are THIS weekend, so be sure to check them out.

9th Street Italian Market Festival

This weekend! May 18th & 19th

America’s oldest outdoor market will welcome the city of Philadelphia to its annual blockbuster event. Running on 9th Street from Fitzwater to Federal streets in Bella Vista and East Passyunk Avenue, the streets will be blocked off and filled with vendors serving up fresh produce, meats and seafood. Full list of vendors can be found here.  The block party runs from 11am-6pm and all ages are welcome. Aside from good eats, live music entertainment and various activities such as face painting, magic tricks, and special guest appearances will take place.

Night Market Philadelphia

Next one is June 20th!

Night Market Philadelphia is the city’s premier street food festival, a roving food event spotlighting Philly’s best ethnic and regional restaurants and food trucks. Inspired by Asia’s lively outdoor markets, our events celebrate up-and-coming neighborhoods and showcase Philadelphia’s diverse food and drinks and vibrant arts and culture scene. The first event took place last night, May 16th in the Art Museum neighborhood on Fairmout. The turnout was a massive success and tons of people enjoyed a great evening of live music, delicious food, and crisp beer. The next market takes place on June 20th from 6pm-10pm at West Oak Lane.

Yoga on the Steps

May 19th 8:30am- 12:30pm

Thousands of people join together annually for Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s outdoor yoga class and Healthy Living Expo. New and accomplished “yogis” can participate in Yoga on the Steps: Philadelphia to fundraise efforts that directly impact and empower all women affected by breast cancer. Taking place right on the Art Museum steps, this is a great event getting people together to focus on health and help raise awareness for a great cause.

Sippin’ by the River

September 21st 1:00pm-5:00pm

Sippin’ by the River is a beer and wine festival featuring over 200 products. This year, the event will take place at Sugarhouse Casino on the Delaware Waterfront. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Tickets go on sale soon!

Center City Sips

Starts June 5th!

Happy Hour in Philadelphia gets a little boost of fun in a few short weeks! Center City Sips is a yearly summer tradition where bars and restaurants offer $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers every Wednesday from 5-7pm through the entire summer. Unwind with coworkers and catch up with old friends and new and enjoy great prices!

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