Presented by Global Philadelphia Association

Upcoming Global Philadelphia Events

For a full listing of global events in the Philadelphia region, visit the Global Philadelphia Events Page.

  • MAY 23rd | Fourth Annual Philadelphia World Heritage Day

    Time: 9:30AM - 11:30AM
    Location: Independence Hall

    Philadelphia World Heritage Day was instituted by Mayor Kenney in 2016. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each May. This annual event is an important part of bringing awareness of Philadelphia's World Heritage City to all city residents.

    Each year, the official city celebration is carried out in a different location and in a different way. In 2019, we will celebrate World Heritage Day at Independence Hall, in honor of the 40th anniversary of this national landmark's UNESCO designation. The program will include remarks by the National Park Service, Global Philadelphia Association, and Mayor Kenney.

    This is an annual city holiday, and we encourage everyone to celebrate and mark the occasion in their own way. Let us know how you plan to mark the day by emailing Melissa Stevens ( 

  • Jun 29th - Jul 4th | Wawa Welcome America Festival

    Location: Various locations throughout the Philadelphia region
    Cost: FREE!

    Wawa Welcome America is a multi-day festival with FREE multicultural and multigenerational events celebrating America’s birthday in America’s birthplace – Philadelphia. The citywide festival is jam packed with multiple fireworks displays, free concerts, free museum days, community events, free outdoor movie screenings, block parties and more! The July 4th Concert will feature Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor. 

    Global Philadelphia will have Heritage Storytelling family activities at the Kimmel Center’s Great American Party on the Plaza on July 2nd and at the PECO Go 4th & Learn with the Philadelphia Fire Department event on July 3rd. See the Wawa Welcome America website for more details.

  • Jul 15-16th | Urban Heritages: Philadelphia, the Middle East and North Africa Teacher Institute (SOLD OUT)

    Location: LBGT Center (3907 Spruce Street) & Penn Museum
    Cost: FREE

    NOTE: EVENT IS NOW FULL. There is an active waiting list. If you would like to be added, please write to

    How have people in Philadelphia, the Middle East, and North Africa shaped their urban communities over time? We explore this question in a two-day Global Summer Institute for social studies, humanities, arts and STEM educators of grades 6-12. Participants receive 14 hours of ACT 48 credits, online and print educational resources, and free breakfast and lunch.

    Teachers will tour the Penn Museum, experience object-based learning with real ancient artifacts, and collaborate with other educators in similar disciplines. By the conclusion of these workshops, participants are invited to submit a lesson plan for curricular implementation for a $100 stipend.

  • Sep 1st - Oct 15th | GlobalPhilly Expo 2019

    Location: Various locations throughout the Philadelphia region

    GlobalPhilly is greater Philadelphia's public exposition, designed to show the international activity of our residents and the global reach of Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

    During the 45 days of the exposition, we promote programs, workshops, tours, specialty events, and more on behalf of our members to highlight the contribution that their organizations make to our city’s global fabric.

    Now it’s in its fourth iteration, with over 100,000 people who attended in 2017, this is an excellent forum to enhance Philadelphia’s impact locally and around the world.

  • Sep 28th | Teacher Workshop: Philadelphia's Medical Heritage

    Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
    Other Details TBA

    Join the Historical Society and Global Philadelphia Association as we investigate both past and current public health matters that have affected and do affect Philadelphians in a global setting and learn from global public health experts. More details will be posted closer to the date.

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