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Spring Around Town Things to do this Spring in Philadelphia

Things to do this Spring in Philadelphia | By DeAnn Cox | Posted April 12, 2023 | MileStone Academy

What to look forward to this March, April, May, and June…

Are you looking for things to do this spring? Are you ready to spring around town?

As the temperatures get a little warmer and the days get a little longer, the city offers extra big-time events, festivals, and celebrations in every corner of Greater Philadelphia all season long.

Spring Around Town

To help jumpstart your fun and sun, I compiled a list of places to see and things to do in the Greater Philadelphia area.


In Philly, spring starts with favorite cultural traditions like the South Street Festival, Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival, Kensington Arts Festival, and South 9th Street Italian Market Festival.


Satisfy your sports on beautiful green grass as the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Union return to championship form in front of raucous crowds at Citizens Bank Park in South Philly and Chester’s Subaru Park, respectively.


Dining deals increase during springtime culinary celebrations like King of Prussia Restaurant Week, Reading Terminal, and Dine Latino Restaurant Week.

Live Entertainment

This spring also sees its share of monumental music moments, like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift nearly sold out three shows at Lincoln Financial Field. 

Also, The Roots Picnic welcomes legendary performers to the Mann Center. 

Other cool venues with live music include Cherry Street Pier and Juneteenth.


There are major exhibitions at Philly Art Museum and attractions this spring  — including the can’t-miss magic of Disney:100 The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute

In addition, there are free museums such as the Philly Art Museum, which is free or discounted for students, young adults, and seniors. 

Every first Sunday, the Art Museum is free but accepts voluntary donations.

Site Seeing

Check out the top site-seeing places Philly has to offer on a budget:

  • Independence National Historical Park

  • The Liberty Bell

  • The President’s House

  • Carpenters’ Hall

  • Elfreth’s Alley

  • Fireman’s Hall

  • The United States Mint

  • Philadelphia’s Five Original “Squares”

  • The LOVE Statue & LOVE Park

  • Bartram’s Garden

  • Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spring Around Town Things to do this Spring in Philadelphia

Whether running like Rocky up those magnificent museum steps, visiting Independence Hall, eating a cheesesteak at Reading Terminal Market, or visiting the museums along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – these experiences make Philly so gloriously Philly.

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Works Cited: The Biggest Events, Festivals & Exhibitions in Philadelphia in Spring 2023. Visit Philadelphia. Posted 2023. Retrieved on April 12, 2023. 30+ Free and Budget Things to Do in Philadelphia. Discover Philadelphia. Posted September 8, 2022. Retrieved on April 12, 2023.