Old City hosts several outstanding events each year. Promotions by businesses and organizations, performing arts festivals, design extravaganzas, waterfront activities, retail promotions, Restaurant Week, film festivals, Tech and Science Weeks -- and our ever-popular First Fridays -- are only some of the treats in the lineup.

 

Old City Fest, the largest single event, was held for the first time on October 12, 2014, drawing nearly 15,000 people.

 

Scroll down to see all our special events!

September 7 - September 19
2016 Fringe Festival

Feed: Applied Mechanics

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September 8 - September 10
2016 Fringe Festival

CITIZEN: Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group

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September 9 - September 10
2016 Fringe Festival

In the Clearing: Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre

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September 9 - September 14
2016 Fringe Festival

Who Would Be King

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September 9 - September 15
2016 Fringe Festival

Alice: Aleksandra Berczynski & MBgruparealizacji

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September 9 - September 18
2016 Fringe Festival

One Day Old

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September 9 - September 22
2016 Fringe Festival

Shadow House: Philadelphia Opera Collective & PhilaLandmarks

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September 9 - September 23
2016 Fringe Festival

Antihero: Tribe of Fools

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September 9 - September 23
2016 Fringe Festival

Exile 2588: Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

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September 9 - September 24
2016 Fringe Festival

Artship Olympia: Philadelphia Sculptors

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September 10 - September 15
2016 Fringe Festival

They’ll Be Callin’ Us Witches

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September 10 - September 24
2016 Fringe Festival

Scarlet Letters: Ross & Diggs

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September 11 - September 16
2016 Fringe Festival

Let’s F**k Around With Hamlet

From the director of Till Birnam Wood . . . comes a new immersive experience. A death ritual, a race, audiences experience Shakespeare without words.
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September 11 - September 18
2016 Fringe Festival

Clothing: Stories From The Closet

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September 11 - September 21
2016 Fringe Festival

Hosts: Life, Death + the Absurd

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September 12 - September 13
2016 Fringe Festival

The Soundproof Room

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September 12 - September 13
2016 Fringe Festival

Human: LeeAnn Mallorie

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September 14 - September 17
2016 Fringe Festival

Surface Tension

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September 14 - September 18
2016 Fringe Festival

Pandæmonium: Nichole Canuso Dance Company

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September 15 - September 24
2016 Fringe Festival

Portal: Leah Stein Dance Company

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September 17 - September 18
2016 Fringe Festival

En Mer Avec Louise Bourgeois: A Thundering Notion

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September 19 - September 24
2016 Fringe Festival

4 Minute Booth: Gatto + Hirano

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September 19 - September 24
2016 Fringe Festival

Zealous Whig

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September 21 - September 24
2016 Fringe Festival

The Vs. Series

The audience enters a dimly lit black box theatre and sees an empty boxing ring in the center of the space. It’s reminiscent of a fight night spectacular, a good ol’ fashioned Rocky vs. Creed bout. When the spectators reach...
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September 24
2016 Fringe Festival

Le Cargo: Faustin Linyekula

Faustin Linyekula has spent over a decade telling stories of bodies marked by history and lives marked by violence. Stories of the Congo. Of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Of Zaire. Of the Belgian Congo. The country has been...
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October 6 - October 16
DesignPhiladelphia (Old City)

New Inside World: Light and Form

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October 6 - October 15
DesignPhiladelphia (Old City)

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2016

 The Windgate ITE International Residency (Windgate ITE) program is a collegial experience in which the Resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration and collaboration.   Celebrating the Center’s 21st year...
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October 7
DesignPhiladelphia (Old City)

PlayFull

In celebration of the concept that appreciation for art and design should start early Biello Martin Studio presents PlayFull - a child’s room installation featuring whimsical lighting and decorative sculpture by Michael Biello,...
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October 15 - October 16
DesignPhiladelphia (Old City)

Stephen Burks Man Made Collab

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January 1 - December 31
National Constitution Center

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

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April 2 - October 30
Race Street Pier

Free Yoga On The Waterfront

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May 18 - November 30
Christ Church Neighborhood House

Farmers Market at Christ Church

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June 16 - August 25
Various restaurants in Old City

Old City Eats

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July 1 - September 2
LA FAMIGLIA RESTAURANT

LA FAMIGLIA RISTORANTE - 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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