With the days growing longer and the weather getting warmer, Philadelphians are emerging in search of fun. From flower shows to pub-crawls, March promises eclectic events to welcome spring.
When: Friday, March 2, 2012
Where: Old City and other locations city-wide
Gallery’s around the city open their doors and often provide free booze and entertainment. Olde city has the highest concentration of galleries, but Chinatown, Fishtown and West Philly are popular destinations, especially for the younger DIY crowd.
When: Sunday, March 4 – Sunday, March 11, 2012
Philadelphia hosts the oldest and largest indoor flower show in the world. This year’s theme is Hawaii. The show will wow visitors with a tropical experience that is part digital technology and part natural beauty. Sugar House Casino will sponsor a “man cave,” where sports will be projected and table games played.
When: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Where: Parade runs up the Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum.
Philadelphia large Irish heritage makes this cities the parade one of the best, it is the countries 2nd oldest.
When: Monday, March 12, 2012
Where: World Café Live
Ten brave members from the audience tell five-minute funny/sad/cringe inducing personal stories to be judged by a panel and by the audience. Food and drinks are served throughout the performance. This month’s theme: Around the world.
When: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Where: The Laurel Hill Cemetery
Celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day at the beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery located in Fairmount Park above Kelly Drive. The Cemetery features extravagant mausoleums and sculpture and is a national historic landmark. The event will honor the heritage and accomplishments of the noteworthy Irish figures buried there. The tour is followed by a reception with an Irish food and beer sampling at the historic Laurel Hill Gatehouse.
Where: Bars around Philadelphia
When: Saturday March 10, 2012 11 am to 9pm
If you’re the mood for a St. Paddy’s inspired pub-crawl but have a taste for highbrow beer, the Craft Beer Express is your ticket. The crawl runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and stops at craft beer bars such as Johnny Brenda's, The Institute, Kraftwork, and the P.O.P.E. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited.
When: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Where: The Rosenbach Museum
This Rosenbach Museum hosts a family event to celebrate the work of Philadelphia native Maurice Sendak, creator of beloved children’s books like of Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. There will be interactive story telling and performance art.
When: Friday March 30, 2012
Enjoy beers from over eighty local and national breweries and live music from Punk Rock to Country.
XFINITY Live! Grand Opening
When: Friday, March 30, 2012
Where: XFINITY Live
XFINITY Live, located in the South Philadelphia Sports complex at the corner of 11th Street and Pattison Avenue open’s it’s door to the public. The state-of-the-art entertainment center features non–stop sporting events on giant screens, a steak house, a beer hall, a 300 foot turf field, a mechanical and much, much more.