Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long with these fun, upcoming events! From the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival to Dining Under the Stars, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this May in the greater Philadelphia area!
Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
May 1st – June 30th
The super popular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Franklin Square! The impressive handcrafted lanterns will illuminate the square for the fourth year in a row and will feature 20 new lanterns along with live performances and the returning of the Dragon Beer Garden. Don’t miss out and catch this event before June 30th!
Dining Under the Stars
May 1st – September 25th
Get out of the city for a night and enjoy the warm weather at Dining Under the Stars. Head on over to State Street, Media every Wednesday night to enjoy a delicious meal outside! Many restaurants, bars, and shops will host outdoor dining, drinking and shopping for all visitors to enjoy!
South Street Spring Festival and Maifest
Head on out to South Street for the South Street Spring Festival for some family fun! Starting at 11AM to 8PM, there will be a giant Maypole, a few dozen concerts, eating contests, a kid’s zone, and nearly 200 vendors to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this great yearly festival!
Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair
May 10th – 12th
Browse through beautiful crafts created by artists from across the country at Rittenhouse Square for the Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair! This event happens two times a year closing down 18th street for everyone to shop through 140 vendors art/crafts! You’ll also be able to enjoy al fresco dining during this even as well!
Art Star Craft Bazaar
May 11th – 12th
Enjoy the warm weather of spring and take a trip to Penn’s Landing for the Art Star Craft Bazaar. With more than 120 arts and crafts vendors, visitors can browse through jewelry, photographs, clothing, prints, candles, and more during Mother’s Day weekend! If you’re looking for something to do with your mom, wife, or mother figure, this would be a great event to go to!
Big Apple Circus at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
May 16th – June 16th
Head on over to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center to see the Big Apple Circus make its debut in Montgomery County for a month-long run. There will be a range of performances for all to enjoy and the show also features rescue animals! Make sure to get your tickets now so you don’t miss out on this show!
The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival
May 18th – 19th
Featuring live entertainments, games, and delicious food, you don’t want to miss out on the annual two-day 9th Street Italian Market Festival! The market will also offer a dazzling array of homemade sausages, delicious cannolis, imported meats and cheeses, cappuccino, beef and poultry, and fresh pasta as always!
Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens
Leave the city for a night and head on over to Longwood Gardens for its Fireworks and Fountains show over Memorial Day weekend! The first show will feature music by artists with connections to Philadelphia, along with colorful fireworks and choreographed fountain movement. Don’t wait too long to get your tickets!
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