Spring is in full swing and Philly is coming alive once again! From action-packed shows to candlelight concerts and everything in between, here are the top events, activities, and things to do in Philly this month.
Calm your mind and experience music from your favorite artists in a whole new light. These sensational concerts are located in gorgeous locations such as the BOK Building, One North Broad Masonic Temple, the City Winery, and more! Each space will be illuminated with flameless candles, creating an unforgettable ambiance. Highlights of the concert series this month include:
- A Tribute to Beyoncé
- A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- Kings of Love featuring songs by Usher & Bruno Mars
- 100 Years of Warner Bros.
- A Tribute to Coldplay
Where: various locations
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 spring: 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 May – get yours here.
Where: The Twisted Tail, 509 S 2nd St.
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
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
Now in its third year, a roller rink is returning to Dilworth Plaza in downtown Philly.The Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink is open! 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
10. Do Portugal Circus
Open now until May 14, 2023, Do Portugal Circus is taking over the King of Prussia Mall. The international traveling circus has been setting up big tops in cities all over for the world for over 25 years. Circus-goers can expect to be amazed with magic, death-defying high wire acts, and astonishing acrobats. Most importantly, there’s no such thing as a circus without a clown. You can learn more about Do Portugal Circus by visiting their website. We aren’t clowning around- this a family fun event for all!
Where: 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Art, culture, and history are essential components of the human narrative. Exhibits take those components and propel them to forefront for visitors to soak in. From art exhibits, to social ones, and even a Disney exhibit, there are many interestingly amazing and thought-provoking exhibits you should check out right now in Philly before it’s too late! Read our list of exhibits here!
Where: various locations
You work too hard and you know it! Something inside of you is yearning for a day without any annoying emails, pesky phone calls or mountain of responsibility. If relaxation is calling you, then why not treat yourself to a self-care spa day. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best spas in Philly from unique experiences, to luxury ones, and affordable ones. Thank us later!
Where: various locations
13. Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
The summer fun kicks off May 12 until September 24,2023. Admission to Summerfest is free and everything else is pay-as-you-go. Indeed, there are activities for the entire family including boardwalk games, carnival rides, an arcade, mini golf and so much more! Who can forget Penn Landing is also home to the the city’s largest outdoor roller skating rink!
Get your nom nom on with the plentiful food and drink options including faves like the funnel cake at Skelly’s, the creative cocktails at The Lodge Bar or the Crabfries at Chickie’s & Pete’s.
You can learn more about Summerfest by visiting their website.
Where: 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd
14. Spruce Street Harbor Park
Reopening for the season May 12 -September 24, 2023, Spruce Street Harbor Park is a much anticipating summer staple. Relax in a hammock, enjoy the river breeze, play games, eat delicious food, sip some spirits, make memories with your family. It doesn’t get any better than this! You can learn more about hammock rentals an ore by visiting their website. We will meet your there!
Where: 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd
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.
where: various locations
We can’t wait to see the newest movie releases on a screen larger than our laptops! This spring, there are plenty of anticipated films, like The Super Mario Bros. and The Little Mermaid. Get your tickets to the hottest films in Philly here with an exclusive discount.
17. Night Tours: Summer Twilight at Eastern State Penitentiary
Sunsets in the city have never been so creepily exciting! Beginning May 25, 2023 until September, visitors can bravely explore the historic halls of the famous Eastern State Penitentiary. With monthly themes and hands-on activites, Summer Twilight is an engaging and informative experience.
After touring the cellblocks or participating in trivia or a poetry workshop, relax in the Fair Chance Beer Garden and grab a cold brew. You can learn more about this event and how to get tickets by visiting their website. And who knows, maybe you’ll get a feel for why Eastern State Penitentiary is known to be one of the most haunted abandoned prisons in the country.
Where: 2027 Fairmount Avenue