APR 14th | Sakura Sunday (Cherry Blossom Festival)
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Visit Japan without leaving Philadelphia! Sakura Sunday is an all-day celebration of traditional and contemporary Japan with live music, dance, and martial arts performances, fashion shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, and much more.
May 4th | Science Carnival (Philadelphia Science Festival)
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The Philadelphia Science Festival will be held April 26 - May 4th. Organized and led by The Franklin Institute, in collaboration with 200 of the region’s premier science, cultural, and educational establishments, the Philadelphia Science Festival offers events for families and adults all across the Delaware Valley.
The Festival is capped off by the Science Carnival on May 4th. This FREE event is unlike any other—with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the entire family. Returning to the newly-renovated Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this finale event promises to be the ultimate daylong science extravaganza!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
JUN 24th | 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.