Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for June 2017

Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for June

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 Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for June 2017

 Through June 11, 2017
CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL.
Popular display of 29 massive Zigong light sculptures—pagodas, flowers, a dragon and more—pop up in Franklin Square for nine weeks, bringing along a beer garden, Chinese foods, folk dancers and acrobats. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-squareJune–September, 2017 (various dates)
PECO MULTICULTURAL SERIES. Penn’s Landing
celebrates the diverse cultures that make Philadelphia a distinct city through free events that include the Hispanic Fiesta, Islamic Heritage Festival, Irish Festival and Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival, among others. (215) 222-2FUN, delawareriverevents.com

June 2-4, 2017
LATINO FILM FESTIVAL.
For one whole weekend, film fans view works by established and emerging Latino and Latin American filmmakers. The lineup includes feature films, shorts, animations and documentaries, in English or Spanish with subtitles, along with workshops and discussions. phlaff.org

June 2-11, 2017
PHILLY BEER WEEK.
The 10th annual celebration of the city’s vibrant beer culture features events ranging from tastings of locally crafted brews in cozy neighborhood taprooms to educational offerings such as guided tastings, lectures and prix-fixe beer-pairing dinners. phillybeerweek.org

June 3, 2017
INTERNATIONAL GREAT BEER EXPO.
The Marine Parade Grounds at the Philadelphia Navy Yard feature 75 international tents pouring 200 beers from 25 countries. (631) 940-7290, greatbeerexpo.com

June 3, 2017
ROOTS PICNIC.
Philly’s own Grammy®-winning hip-hop band The Roots bring together artists from various genres for an epic daylong concert at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. (215) 928-8801, delawareriverevents.com

June 10, 2017
CHESTNUT HILL PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL.
Artists with easels and paint pallets alight along Germantown Avenue in a public juried art competition that honors the neighborhoods 20 years as Phliadelphia’s Garden District. chestnuthillpa.com

June 11, 2017
ODUNDE FESTIVAL. The largest African-American street festival on the East Coast comes to South Street during this annual event that features cultural, historical and family-friendly events. (215) 732-8510, odundefestival.org

June 11, 2017
PRIDEDAY LGBT PARADE AND FESTIVAL.
Celebrate gay pride with live music, food, drinks and the annual parade that marches on from 13th and Locust streets to Penn’s Landing. (215) 875-9288, phillygaypride.org

June 16, 2017
BLOOMSDAY. James Joyce fans spend the day outside the Free Library of Philadelphia’s historic Rosenbach Museum & Library to hear some of Philadelphia’s most interesting personalities read Ulysses during this open-air festival. (215) 732-1600, rosenbach.org

June 23-July 15, 2017
THE NERD.
Two serious characters—Vietnam vets—appear in a wacky scenario onstage at the Bucks County Playhouse. (215) 862-2121, bcptheater.org

June 17-August 20, 2017
WINTER: EXCLUSIVELY AT PHILADELPHIA ZOO.
Chilly new experience at America’s oldest zoo includes a slope for snow tubing, a powder-covered play area called Snow Zone, and a tot lot called Polar Bear Pavilion. (215) 243-1100, philadelphiazoo.org

June 24, 2017
SUMMER ALE FESTIVAL.
Beer lovers sip craft beers from the Philly area and beyond, while enjoying live music, food truck fare and America’s first zoo’s assemblage of birds, great apes, big cats and more. (215) 243-1100, philadelphiazoo.org

June 24-25, 2017
MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL.
Featuring nearly 300 artists from around the country, along with crafts, food and music, this two-day festival runs along Main Street in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighborhood. (215) 482-9565, manayunk.com

June 24-September 17, 2017
ANDREW WYETH: IN RETROSPECT.
Visitors celebrate the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art by viewing more than 100 of the artist’s works on canvas and paper. (610) 388-2700, brandywine.org

June 29-July 4, 2017
WAWA WELCOME AMERICA.
Celebrating the nation’s birthday for the 25th year in a row, Wawa Welcome America is a multi-day party with free events for all ages throughout the city—including concerts, a parade and fireworks. welcomeamerica.com

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