South Philadelphia's vibrant pre-Cinco de Mayo procession El Carnaval de Puebla showcases folk traditions from the Mexican state, the home of many Philadelphians, through a colorful parade and street fair featuring dancers in ornate costumes and oversized masks representing historic figures and folk dramas.
Everyone's Italian at the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival, featuring live entertainment and activities, a bounty of international foods that includes homemade sausages, cannoli, imported meats and cheeses, fresh pastas and specialty cookware. Two must-see events: the Procession of Saints and the greased pole-climbing contest.
Wawa Welcome America! celebrates the nation's birthday for the 26th year in a row with a multi-day party of free events for all ages throughout the city, including outdoor concerts, museum days, a patriotic parade, block parties and fantastic fireworks.