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We know just the right festival for you to enjoy whether you love culture, food, art, or just exploring something new. Check out these great outdoor activities all taking place in Philadelphia this month.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival LPH

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

If you’re looking for a unique night out, visit the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. Surround yourself with seemingly endless lantern displays that are absolutely breathtaking at night. Visit the 200-foot long Chinese dragon, a staple of the festival. Be entertained by performances like plate-spinning, feet-juggling and water-spinning. Our concierge recommends bringing your appetite so you can enjoy some culturally inspired cuisine as well. Now through June 30th. $18 for adults, $12 for children. 0.8 miles from hotel.

9th Street Italian Market LPH

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The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

This festival is known as Philadelphia’s largest block party, and its main focus is on… drum roll, please… FOOD. Feast on homemade sausages, tasty pastas, cannoli, and much more. As you’re sampling various foods, watch players compete in the annual Half Ball Tournament and Grease Pole contest. If you’re bringing the kids, they’ll love the balloon art, face painting and magic show. May 19th & 20th. Free entry with pay-as-you-go food and drinks. 1.1 miles from hotel.

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Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Rittenhouse Row is home to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the city, and this festival highlights just that. For one day only, the entire Rittenhouse neighborhood will be transformed into a street fest featuring its cafes, art, fashion, and music. This is the only time of year you will see the bustling Walnut Street closed to vehicular traffic. Wear comfy shoes, there’s a lot to see! May 19th. Free entry. 0.5 miles from hotel.

Sail Philadelphia LPH

Sail Philadelphia

Twelve tall ships will be docked along the Delaware River Waterfront for Sail Philadelphia’s four-day fest. Head to Penn’s Landing, where you can view the ships from land, then hop on deck for self-guided tours through the various ships. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, purchase tickets for the Sail Away Cruise where you can enjoy either a 90-minute day sail or a 120-minute twilight sail on one of the tall ships. May 24-28. Prices vary. 1.8 miles from hotel.

Now get out there and enjoy!