April has just begun but spring is in full swing here in Philadelphia and we’re ready to head on out to explore our beautiful city! From cherry blossom watching to hidden secret spots and delicious restaurants, the city is abuzz with the promise of longer, sunnier days. So without further ado, here are 24 amazing things to do in Philadelphia this April.
Calm your mind and experience the melodies of music in a whole new light with these sensational concerts located in gorgeous venues. Throughout the month of April, the Candlelight Concert series will feature a wide variety of themed repertoires, from the Legends of R&B, to the one and only Adele, to Taylor Swift.
While we anticipate those April showers, the candlelight concerts are a great way to venture out of the house and enjoy a cozy evening featuring your favorite artists. This month’s concert series includes.
Where: Various locations
Philadelphia is home to a dazzling display of cherry blossom trees that make spring in the city all that much brighter and fun! With peak bloom this year predicted the last week of March, April is the perfect time to view Cherry Blossoms in full bloom. So if you want to put a little Spring on your step (or your social media feeds) make sure to check out these blooming spots around the city which are full to the brim with vibrant cherry blossom trees!
Studies show that 80 percent of people eat with their eyes. But when you take the sense of sight away, your other senses become even stronger. Interested in testing this theory? Then grab your tickets fast for the ultimate tasting experience in Philadelphia this Spring: Dining In The Dark, a blindfolded dinner experience unlike anything you (haven’t) seen before.
Tickets are going quickly for April –get yours here!
Where: The Twisted Tail, 509 S 2nd St.
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 1150purchase your tickets
7. Take in your favorite TV show IRL at the FRIENDS™ Experience: The One Near Philadelphia
This experience will completely transport you into the world of FRIENDS™, as you’ll get to step in the shoes of the characters you love so dearly. 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, PAGet your tickets here
8. Wine Walk Philly at XFINITY Live!
Wine lovers in Philly, this one is for you! XFINITY Live! is hosting the city’s first wine walk festival. The event takes place Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2:00pm and will require a ticket purchase.Unlimited wine tastings of over 48+ wines and live entertainment in every venue is included with your ticket. This is an all-aged event, children 12 and under are free and guests over 21+ will need a valid ID and a ticket to partake in the wine festivities. At this festival, it’s wine o’clock all day long!
Where: XFINITY Live!, 1100 Pattison Avenue
If you’ve been around West Fairmount Park you’ve probably noticed the giant arch commemorating Pennsylvania’s Civil War heroes across from Memorial Hall. This impressive Philly monument, known as the Smith Memorial Arch, is actually also home to one of the most discrete and inconspicuous spots in the whole of Philadelphia.
Where: Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Women’s History month may have ended with the end of March however, murals dedicated to women around the city are some of Philly’s most vibrant and beautiful works of art. Celebrate the strong women that have helped shaped the story of Philadelphia while also taking in the city’s dazzling public art by checking these 8 stunning murals around Philly!
Where: various locations
From April 3-7, 2023 support the Latino restaurant community by dining at one of the many establishments throughout Philadelphia and the five county area. Organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Dine Latino Restaurant week aims to boost the revenue of Latino-Owned restaurants by promoting the availability of dining options of any cuisine. For your support, participating restaurants will offer a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two dinner entrees to patrons.
Where: various locations
Philly is covered with gorgeous works of public art, but not many know about Manayunk’s “Water Under The Bridge.” Also known as the Fountain Street Steps, this set of stairs connecting the Schuylkill River trail to Manayuk’s main street will make you feel like you’re walking on water.
Where: 4800 Umbria St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Being one of the oldest cities in the country, there’s no shortage of historical gems to enjoy here in Philly. But none of them hit the sweet spot quite like Shane Confectionery. This Old City candy shop has been around since the late 1800s, satisfying the cravings of generations of Philadelphians with their delightful confections. Nowadays, Shane Confectionery is also one of the few producers of clear toy candy along with other delicious treats like homemade chocolate, honey, and many more!
Where: 110 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Foodies mark your calendars! April 23rd, 2023 over 5o food trucks and restaurants will line Manayunk’s Main Street with everything from savory BBQ to sweet streets. Strawberries is this year’s food highlight. There will also be live musical performances from six acts on two different stages as well as vendors from local merchants.
Where: Main Street Philadelphia, PA 19127
16. Penn Relays At Franklin Field
April 27-29, 2023 come cheer on college and high school professional runners at the nation’s oldest and largest collegiate track meet. Taking place at University of Penn’s historic Franklin field, this three day event features races in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
Where: 235 S. 33rd street Philadelphia, PA 19104
A four day event that showcases and highlights the perseverance, strength and influence of the LGBTQ+ people of color. Beginning April 28th, 2023, events will be taken place throughout the city to reflect upon the history and celebrate the progress of the community.
Where: various locations
18. The Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park
After an amazing 2022 season, the Phillies are back and ready for another dynamite season! The season opener takes places April 6th, 2023 at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies go head to head with the Cincinnati Reds. This is the first of 81 home games. April also includes promotional events you don’t want to miss including:
- The 2022 National League Championship Ring Ceremony vs. the Cincinnati Reds (April 9, 2023)
- Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Nights vs. the Miami Marlins (April 11, 2023) and Seattle Mariners (April 25, 2023)
- a Salute to Jackie Robinson vs. the Colorado Rockies (April 20, 2023)
- Phillie Phanatic Birthday Celebration vs. the Colorado Rockies (April 23, 2023)
Where: 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148