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The 11 biggest events in Philadelphia this year

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New year, new dates to lock into the calendar. Here’s what to look forward to in Philadelphia in 2023.

Isaac Avilucea
Feb 2, 2023 - News

🎟️ It's an in-Bey-sion

Beyonce a the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival.

Beyoncé is back. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

The “BeyHive” is buzzing!

Driving the news: Superstar singer Beyoncé announced yesterday she’ll perform at the Linc on July 12 as part of her "Renaissance World Tour."

  • The tour also stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and East Rutherford, among other cities.

There are a few presale options – including one for BeyHive members (on sale Feb. 6) and one for Citi Card holders (on sale Feb. 7).

  • Let us pray that the ticket-buying process goes more smoothly for the BeyHive than it did for the Swifties.

Flashback: Beyoncé hasn’t performed in Philadelphia since appearing with husband Jay-Z in 2018 during her "On The Run II Tour.

What to do in Philly this weekend: February 3-5, 2023

Illustration of a latte with "weekend" written in the foam.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Whether you’re looking to chip in for birdie or curious to learn more about the city’s iconic Black leaders, there’s no shortage of events in Philly this weekend.

Mike D'Onofrio
Updated Jan 23, 2023 - News

Here's what we know about the 2023 Flower Show

A rendering of the 2023 Philadelphia Flower Show

A rendering of the promenade. Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Next year’s Philadelphia Flower Show will be held indoors for the first time since 2020 — and the theme is “The Garden Electric.”

Why it matters: We hardly need to say, do we? Before the pandemic, some 250,000 of us (and plenty of out-of-towners) would hit the nine-day exhibition every year.

  • Plus, the event brings about $60 million in tourism to the city, event organizers tell Axios.

Philadelphia weekend guide: Lunar New Year, tattoo convention and more

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.

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Playoffs? Playoffs? Obviously, Eagles fans are amped up for the Birds' home matchup. But there's plenty more to do this weekend, including celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year.

Ice Princess Weekend in Franklin Square: Snap selfies with Elsa and Anna from "Frozen," Isabela from "Encanto" and Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog" in front of beautifully carved ice sculptures Friday and Saturday, 5pm-7pm. A light show starts at 5pm and runs every half hour. Free admission.

8 things to do this MLK Day weekend in Philadelphia

Illustration of a switch with a briefcase icon, shifting from on to off.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is around the corner, and there are events and volunteer opportunities across the region to celebrate the civil rights leader.

Your Philadelphia social calendar for 2023

People dancing on the street during a previous Odunde Festival.

People dancing during a previous Odunde Festival. Photo courtesy of A. Ricketts/Visit Philadelphia

Philly's social calendar is chock-full of events for the new year. Here's what we're looking forward to in 2023:

🍽️ Jan. 15-28: Center City District Restaurant Week

Philadelphia weekend guide: Goats, Bowie Week and free museums

A light display of a massive pengin

The Luminature light display. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo

It's almost First Friday, so watch out for special programming and events at art galleries, shops, museums and bars throughout the city. Here are a few other ways to spend your Philly weekend:

Act fast! This is the final weekend to catch the Philadelphia Zoo's LumiNature holiday light display. The immersive spectacle will run on Friday and Saturday evening before wrapping up until next year.

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