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Events Premiering in Philadelphia in August
Submitted by cliffside
Fri, 18 Jul 2014
The city of brotherly love is known for many different things like the rich history and mix of cultures that helped settle the area. There are so many things to see but if you are looking for more than the typical tourist attractions, you should check out some of the things that are going on in August around Philadelphia.
Mummies of the World Exhibition
The Franklin Institute is currently hosting a Mummies of the World Exhibition until October 23 where people can come and learn about ancient cultures and civilizations. The mummies and artifacts serve as a great form of education for all visitors and help to show the importance of anthropology and learning about the scientific advancements that have existed in our lives as those of the people who came before us.
Mummies of the World is unlike any exhibition that you have seen before. This is the largest collection of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled from all over the world, including South America, Europe, and Egypt. The exhibition is set up in a different way too with a more scientific approach to showing how science can teach us history in very enlightening ways. Don't miss your chance to see this one of a kind exhibition.
Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
If you have never experienced Baltimore Avenue, this is the time to go and explore this area. On August 4 between 5:30 and 8:30 that evening, guests are invited to come and stroll the Avenue between 42nd and 50th streets while listening to live music and other performances. Businesses along this route and others who come in for the event offer a wide variety of items for just a dollar, including things like beer and ice cream. This make an affordable night out that is unlike any other.
On August 5, the first Friday in August, the city's art galleries are open to the public for free. Most are open from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and welcome crowds who come to appreciate the art as well as those who come to bask in the festive atmosphere. The center of the action is in Old City, but there are additional galleries and events through other neighborhoods too.
The People's Festival
Pennsylvania in general is known for the German ancestry and culture that helped to form its creation. In Vernon Park, Germantown, on August 6 and 7, people get together to celebrate this rich history of the area. Come enjoy exhibits, crafts, music and other forms of entertainment that highlight this proud heritage. Of course, no visit is complete to the festival without stopping to get some delicious food too.
Pennsylvania Dutch Festival
Another opportunity to celebrate some of the well known heritage of the area is at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival August 12-14. Reading Terminal Market and Arch Street are full of opportunities to have a delicious meal while enjoying the day participating in cultural entertainment like bluegrass music and buggy rides. Adults and kids enjoy the petting zoo and other activities available. Many handmade goods are available for purchase as well, so bring your wallet.
The Dude Hates Cancer Bowling Tournament & Afterparty
On August 27, North Bowl hosts a charity event that is a lot of fun. The theme is Big Lebowski and benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The party goes from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm so come and bowl or watch throughout the day.
Bead Fest Philadelphia
If you are looking for a more creative outlet or general activity to attend, you should definitely attend Bead Fest. This event is held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and attracts people from all over the country who are interested in making jewelry. The giant celebration hosts a large number and variety of vendors and workshops to not only sell you new products, but also teaches you how to improve your skills. If you have any interest in this type of activity at all, it is worth checking out the premiere event.
Plan It Out
If you are planning a trip to Philadelphia anytime soon, you should really consider attending one or all of these events. There will always be time for site-seeing, but if you are looking to get more out of your vacation, look into the local events.
Cliff Anderson works for a premiere event marketing agency.
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