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!

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...
October 7
DesignPhiladelphia (Old City)


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,...
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

May 18 - November 30
Christ Church Neighborhood House

Farmers Market at Christ Church

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