After a long winter, Philly is back and blooming again this April. There’s plenty of things to do this month, from art exhibitions and escape rooms to gardens and disco brunches. Check out our 19 favorite activities this month, and get out there and enjoy the weather!
1. Get groovy at the Roller Disco Brunch Party
Calling all roller skaters, disco lovers, and brunch fiends! A totally rad, ‘80s-themed roller disco party is coming to Philly soon, and you’re invited. This indoor roller disco pop-up party comes with cocktails, a live DJ, and plenty of entertainment. With cocktails and skate rentals available for purchase, you’ll have a blast dancing along to your favorite 80s hits. Hop on the waitlist now to reserve your spot!
2. Experience food in a new (lack of) light at Dining In The Dark
Studies show that 80 percent of people eat with their eyes. But when you take the sense of sight away, the theory goes that your other senses are even stronger. Interested in testing this theory? Then grab your tickets fast for the ultimate tasting experience in Philadelphia this winter: Dining in The Dark, a blindfolded dinner experience unlike anything you (haven’t) seen before. With dietary options including vegan, seafood, or meat, this mysterious dining experience is sure to surprise you and your taste buds! Tickets are going quickly for April – get yours here.
3-8. Enjoy the soothing sounds of classical music by candlelight
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a whole new light with these sensational concerts located in gorgeous locations. Hosted at venues like the BOK Building, One North Broad Masonic Temple, and the City Winery, each space will be illuminated with flameless candles, creating an unforgettable ambiance. Highlights of the concert series this month include:
- Classic Rock on Strings at the Masonic Temple
- Favorite Anime Themes at the Masonic Temple
- A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- Legends of R&B
- From Bach to the Beatles
- Beethoven’s Best Works
8. Explore a hidden indoor bazaar in an immersive, Aladdin-inspired experience
Tucked away inside a hidden corner of the city lies the Genie’s Secret Bazaar – an indoor marketplace full of fortune tellers, artists, alchemists, and mesmerizing performers. Inspired by the classic story “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp,” this magical bazaar features secret doors, hidden puzzles, and exciting games to explore and enjoy. With food vendors and artisan merchants at every corner, you’ll experience this classic tale like never before. Opening this June, you can get your tickets to the Genie’s Bazaar now!
9. Walk inside a masterpiece at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
The Tower Theatre is currently hosting a totally unique entertainment show—a 4D experience that surrounds you with artistic masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh on all sides. As opposed to gazing at just one painting from afar in a museum, you’ll be able to walk inside Van Gogh’s greatest works at this exhibit. The vibrant colors and masterly brushstrokes swirl around you as you experience these post-impressionist works at a surreal scale. Get your tickets here!
10. Get ready to experience Dinos Alive
Kick it prehistoric style! Dinos Alive promises to be an absolute delight for dino enthusiasts both young and old. In this immersive experience, you’ll be able to meet life-sized, moving dinosaurs up-close and learn everything about how they lived while on earth. Hop on the waitlist here!
11. Solve a murder mystery at an abandoned mansion
An immersive murder mystery is making its way to Philadelphia, and it’s your task to solve it! A wealthy old widow was found dead in her home, and you’ve been assigned to be a part of the investigation team to solve her murder. Don’t miss the opportunity to solve the case – sign up for the waitlist here.
12. Have some action-packed fun at King of Prussia
Take a break from the endless hours of shopping at King of Prussia and have some fun! This January, you can play an epic escape game with three storylines to choose from, or experience what it’s like to skydive indoors. If you’re looking for an unforgettable and unique adventure, you’ve come to the right place.
13. Explore downtown Philadelphia with an interactive adventure game
This interactive game lets you play detective as you follow the trail of a missing person through Independence Mall. Meander through quaint Old City streets while using clues and solving puzzles to learn the history and origins of Philly’s most celebrated sites as you attempt to crack the case.
14. Learn how to make Portuguese custard tarts
Make the most of a rainy April weekend and learn a thing or two! You can learn how to make Pastel de Natas in the comfort of your own home while pastry chef & bakery owner João shares easy-to-follow steps and pro tricks to make your puff pastry using staple ingredients that you’re sure to have in your pantry already. Sign up here!
15. Take an R-rated ghost tour of Downtown Philly
This adult-only night tour covers all the raunchy topics that your normal walking tour of Philadelphia wouldn’t dare to mention. Developed by a local university professor well-versed in the dark side of Philadelphia, this tour covers vampires, sex, ghosts, and more, all while sightseeing the classic Philly historical spots like Alexander Hamilton’s home, The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and more.
16. Enjoy new movies on the big screen
We can’t wait to see the newest movie releases on a screen bigger than a laptop! This spring, there are plenty of anticipated films, like The Batman and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Get your tickets to the hottest films in Philly here with an exclusive discount.
17. See Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
No matter the weather, there’s always something marvelous going on at Longwood Gardens. From April 2 to May 1, Longwood is showcasing their Spring Blooms collection inside the Conservatory. Even if the flowers outside are slow to start blooming, you’re guaranteed to see some natural beauty here.
18. See the new Keith Haring exhibit at Michener Art Museum
Did you know Keith Haring was born in Reading and grew up in Kutztown, PA? While he made his name graffiti-ing the subway cars of New York City, over 100 of his works will be on display at the Michener Art Museum until July 31, 2022. You can find more info on the exhibit here.
19. Visit the new Harry Potter exhibit at the Franklin Institute
Potterheads of Philadelphia, you’re going to want to see this new magical exhibition at the Franklin Institute. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will give you an up-close and personal look at many of the props and costumes from the Harry Potter movies. Using immersive technology and innovative design, you’ll be spellbound by the fantastic environments you’ll explore in this exhibit.