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November 2018

XTreme Bugs Closing Weekend

November 5, 2018 - January 21, 2019
The Academy Of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, , PA
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Get up close and personal with nearly 20 gigantic, vibrant bugs at the XTreme Bugs exhibit. Towering, animatronic replicas of a variety of creepy crawlers including a tri-colored bumblebee, a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach, bed bugs, and more are the center focus of this experience at The Academy of Natural Sciences. While being quite a unique thing to see, the exhibit also provides detailed insights into the behaviors and construction of these creatures that are normally too small for such…

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December 2018

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River

December 31
Delaware River Waterfront, 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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This year, SugarHouse Casino will once again host a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration in Philadelphia. The evening of New Year’s Eve will feature two free fireworks extravaganzas—one taking place over the Delaware River at 6pm, and the other at midnight. Located nearby the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, the show lends itself to being enjoyed with a beer, hot cocoa, or late-night ice skate. The event is walkable from Old City, South Street, Penn’s Landing, and our own Independent Hotel.…

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January 2019

New Year’s Day in Philadelphia

January 1, 2019
Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA United States + Google Map

New Year’s Day is home to a number of exciting parties and traditions throughout Philadelphia. At night, be sure to check out the New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River, as well as parties at places like Howl At The Moon, Recess Lounge, and Pyramid Club. On the day of New Year’s, be sure to check out the historic Mummer’s Parade, which is held on the first of January every year in Philadelphia, and is believed to be the…

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Mummers March and the Mardi Gras in Philadelphia

January 1, 2019
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One event on March 5, 2019 at 12:00am

Every year, there’s an exceptional Mardi Gras celebration right here in Philadelphia. While we’re not claiming to be New Orleans, it’s a stellar tribute and party for those who are in town at the time. The Mummers March is the local Mardi Gras-themed event that takes place every New Year’s in town, and that gets the festivities started early. In March, when Mardi Gras actually takes place, there are a number of fun celebrations and parties that take place across…

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February 2019

Philadelphia International Auto Show

February 2, 2019 - February 10, 2019

The Philadelphia International Auto Show is an annual event that takes place at the beginning of each year at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There will be new car models on display, as well as promotions, talks, and interactive experiences. On the Philadelphia Auto Show website, you can find a 150+ page Philadelphia Auto Show Program Book & Buyer’s Guide with information on cars that will be there from the likes of Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, and many other iconic manufacturers. Book…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opera

February 8, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Academy of Music, 240 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Come out and catch a new U.S. production premiere of the iconic Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream this February. The story is a classic swirl of love triangles, transformations, and slight-of-hand storytelling. In the mix, we have fairies, craftsmen, nobles, and some magical scenes recreated by the brilliant staging of director Robert Carsen. This production has toured the world for more than a quarter century, and now it will finally show on a U.S. stage. Book here to stay…

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella in Philadelphia

February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from two of the most accomplished theatres in the history of musical theater. The vibrant production comes to life with an exceptional orchestral performance, mind-blowing transformations on stage, and classic moments from the fairy tail. Step back into childhood with this brilliant, romantic take from the same minds who put on other iconic productions like The Sound of Music and South Pacific. Book here to stay with the Independent Hotel…

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March 2019

Philadelphia Flower Show

March 2, 2019 - March 10, 2019

This year will mark the 190th Philadelphia Flower Show. The show will feature a number of experience including an interactive exhibit called Butterflies Live! which will surely be a hit with the kids. There will also be floral workshops and demonstrations, craft experiences, and Flowers After Hours, where patrons can enjoy a little cocktail while perusing the interactive exhibits and works of floral art on display. Book here to stay with the Independent Hotel when visiting Philadelphia. For more information…

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