Things to do this weekend in Philly and surrounding area.
Villanova Championship Parade
First up this weekend is the National Championship Parade for the Villanova Men’s Basketball team who recently won the N.C.A.A. Men’s Basketball National Championship. The parade starts at 1 p.m. at 20th and Market streets and continues down Market to Dilworth Park where it ends with a rally with the team
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
APRIL 8-23, 2016
Throughout 16 days, Philadelphia stages and places will host more than 60 performances of dance, theater and visual arts, amounting to one huge international celebration of the arts and the arts community in Philly. Curated by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) reappears for its third edition in 2016. Don’t miss the large-scale fire-and-sand performance set to open the festival on April
CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING: ALL MONTH LONG
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: APRIL 11-17, 2016
Whether it’s enjoying the fragile pink blossoms of 1,000 cherry trees, listening to the thundering beat of a giant Taiko drum, creating origami masterpieces or honing your sushi-making skills, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is the place to celebrate Japanese culture and the outdoor beauty of the season. The first two weeks of April will be peak cherry-flowering season in Philadelphia this year, so come prepared to take in the pretty-in-pink beauty throughout the city with our guide to the best spots to view cherry blossoms.
Savoring Wines All Over Philly’
Move on over Philly Beer Week, here comes Philly Wine Week.
Philadelphia already having the first and largest Beer Week in the country, now welcomes the 3rd Annual Philly Wine Week in the City of Brotherly Love.
This eight-day event takes place from April 3 to 10 and the party kicks off the week at Stratus Roof Top Lounge starting at 5 pm on Sunday, April 3 (Sold Out). The theme is Opening Corks, which will feature premium sparkling and white wines, light bites and a meet and greet with guest wine experts.
Philly Wine Week is a way to promote the knowledge of wine in a city that is known for its beer. The new event was co-founded by Kate Moroney and Bill Eccleston (GM/wine directors at Vintage and Panorama). There will be wine tasting events every single day. For wine events, click here.
Here is raising a glass to you Philly Wine Week and to all wine lovers!
ATLANTIC CITY BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ
This year’s “Celebration of the Suds” will debut some exciting new elements to round out this constantly evolving event. Beer enthusiasts, music aficionados and avid runners alike will be brought together to indulge in all of the things they crave during the 2016 Festival!
New to the roster in 2016 is the 1st Annual Hops Trot taking place on Saturday, April 9th, at 10:00 AM and is open to anyone attending Session 2 only. This 5K Run will send racers around town to some of Atlantic City’s favorite watering holes. The Finish Line will be at the Convention Center just in time for Session 2 of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. Costumes are encouraged!