Undeniably Spring is in full swing! The nice weather is starting to emerge and more people are looking to be outside enjoying it!. With so many things happening in the city, maybe you don’t know where to begin your exploration. Well we’ve got you covered on some activities and events you should totally add to your Spring bucket list to make this a season to remember.
1. Skating At The Rothman Orthopedics Roller Rink
Now in its third year, a roller rink is returning to Dilworth Plaza in downtown Philly.The Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink is officially opening Friday, April 21! The roller rink is open weekly from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. This is a family-friendly venue open to all ages. The cost for children 10 and younger is $8, and $10 for adults; the roller skate rental is $6. Beginning April 24, Matinee skaters can get $5 off admission Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There’s plenty of themed events, live DJs, and loads of fun during the outdoor skating season so add this to the top of your bucket list and skate away!
Where:1 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
2. Spring Bloom At Longwood Gardens
There’s no better way to stop and smell the flowers than by visiting Longwood Gardens for their annual Spring Bloom. Enjoy the pleasantly fragrant tulip fields or wisps of wisteria and more. Another key point, beginning April 22nd, the fountains in the botanical garden will spring to life adding the finishing touch to an already picturesque Spring experience.
Where: 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348
3. Candlelight Concert Tribute To Beyonce
Beyonce is bringing her Renaissance World Tour to Philly in July, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to celebrate the iconic musical star’s catalogue. Enjoy a candlelight concert tribute featuring some of Queen Bey’s classic hits specifically including “Single Ladies” and “Irreplaceable“. Tickets are selling fast for this Spring event. If you’re a fellow Yoncé fan, put this on the top of your Spring bucket list. So, get in formation and get your ticket here.
Where: 1901 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
4. Strawberry Festival At Peddler’s Village
All in all, no other fruit quite represents Spring more than the sweet Strawberry. For this reason, here’s your time to celebrate its goodness. The Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village takes place on Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival goers can enjoy strawberry-themed food, beverages, live music, food trucks, kids’ activities, and shop specials. Strawberry-themed food and drink specials are also served. This is a rain or shine event however, no matter the weather, it’s sure to be berry sweet!
Where: 100 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931
Premiering in May, Murder at the Moulin, is an interactive murder mystery show set in 19th century Paris. Be transported to the Bohemian Revolution in Paris with this interactive murder mystery theater show. Follow the story of Monsieur and Mademoiselle Ennui who are desperately trying to keep the Moulin Bleu in business. Their dear night club is facing competition from the Moulin Rouge down the street, and when they come up with a plan, the repercussions could be deadly.
All things considered, don’t miss out on this unique experience that combines theatrical elements, technology, and comedy. Basically, get your tickets for Murder at the Moulin: A Murder Mystery Show in Philadelphia!
Where: 601 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106
6. Step Into The World Of Your Favorite Sitcom At ‘The FRIENDS™ Experience’ In Philly
Firstly, this experience will certainly transport you into the world of FRIENDS™, as you’ll get to step in the shoes of the characters you love so dearly. Secondly, whether you’re lounging on Chandler and Joey’s recliner or sipping on an imaginary coffee at Central Perk, prepare to be filled with FRIENDS™ frenzy! Get your tickets here.
Where: The Pavilion at King of Prussia, 640 W Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA
7. The Blue Cross Broad Street Run
The Broad Street Run is the embodiment of Philly culture and Spring weather. Philly’s longest street is transformed into a runner’s trail as spectators watch and cheer. Presently now in its 4 decade, this 10-mile race begins in the Logan neighborhood in North Philly all the way down to The Navy Yard in South Philly. Additionally, it’s one of the those Philly traditions you must put on your bucket list. The training run begins April 15 with the official race taking place Sunday April 30, 2023.
Where: Broad Street
Experience the gripping street art of Banksy like you’ve never seen before. Immerse yourself in the art, the message, and man behind the portraits! Due to popular demand, the “Banksy Was Here” exhibit has been extended, so purchase your tickets before it’s too late.
Where: Fashion District, 901 Market Street Suite 1150
9. HBCU Festival At The Mann Center
The first annual HBCU festival is happening at The Mann Center Saturday May 20, 2023 at 11am. This event will feature a day of free events celebrating the spirit and culture of our nation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities. Enjoy not only marching bands, special guest speakers, but also food trucks, family activities, music classes, panel discussions, a drumline battle. Indeed there will be a HBCU college fair for prospective students. This is a family-friendly ticketed event sure to be informative and fun. Unquestionably, this is sure to be the first annual festival among many more in the future.
Where: 5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
10. Taylor Swift At The Lincoln Financial Field
I mean, it’s Taylor Swift, no long paragraph needed! The concert is taking place May 12-14, 2023 at The Lincoln Financial field and is sure to be a concert to remember. Taylor describes it as “a journey through all of my musical eras of my career.” Moreover, the Taylor Swift Eras Tour marks the iconic musician’s first tour in nearly five years.
Where: One Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148