The New Year's Day parade is a 119 year, unique Philadelphia tradition that is pure fun, enjoyment, and folk art, has withstood the test of time because of the strength of the diverse communities the mummers represent.Mummers Parade includes 10,000 colorfully costumed people of all ages strutting down one of the city's main streets. The troupes in the String Band division entertain crowds with live music and choreographed dances; the Fancy Brigades stage two elaborate indoor performances at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Every winter, the Pennsylvania Convention Center transforms into a car lover's dream. The Philadelphia Auto Show displays 700 pre-production, hot-production, classic and exotic vehicles from just about every maker.
Forbes Traveler called the Philly Craft Beer Festival“one of the top 10 beer festivals in America.” Held in tents at the Navy Yard, the event features 75 national and international breweries, food trucks and a VIP session that presents some very rare brews
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.