City Announces Road Closures for Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2016 Published By: Office of the Mayor Contact: Ajeenah Amir, (215) 686-6210, Ajeenah.Amir@phila.gov PHILADELPHIA (November 17 – November 20, 2016) – City of Philadelphia officials would like to remind residents that streets will be closed in many parts of the city in connection with the 23rd annual Philadelphia Marathon on … Continue reading City Announces Road Closures for Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend

Parachutists and A-10 Flyover Kicks off 2nd Annual Vets Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         The 2nd Annual Veterans Parade opens with a spectacular parachute jump and a flight of A-10 aircraft leading off more than 150 groups and participants marching down Market Street to Sixth Street in Center City Philadelphia on Nov. 6. The parade starts at noon at 16th Street and JFK Boulevard and will continue around City … Continue reading Parachutists and A-10 Flyover Kicks off 2nd Annual Vets Parade

Philly Free Streets Announces Special Guests, Prizes and More!

For Immediate Release: September 20, 2016 Published By: Office of the Mayor Contact: Mike Dunn, (215) 686-6210, Mike.Dunn@phila.gov PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2016) —   Mayor Jim Kenney and radio personality Patty Jackson are among the special guests who will lead activities this Saturday, September 24, along the route of the first-ever Philly Free Streets: the City of … Continue reading Philly Free Streets Announces Special Guests, Prizes and More!

Philly Free Streets Road Closure and Traffic Information

What is Philly Free Streets? Recently, Mayor Kenney announced a new people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia called Philly Free Streets. Philly Free Streets temporarily closes a designated street route to cars, so that people can walk, bike, play, and exercise in the street. Philly Free Streets is led by the Managing Director's Office … Continue reading Philly Free Streets Road Closure and Traffic Information

Philadelphia extends Philly Free Streets route!

For Immediate Release: September 09, 2016 Published By: Office of the Mayor Contact: Mike Dunn, (215) 686-6210, mike.dunn@phila.gov PHILADELPHIA (September 9, 2016) — Thanks to an overwhelming response, the City is extending the official route of this month’s Philly Free Streets so that it now includes nearly 10 miles of free streets.  And we’re announcing three … Continue reading Philadelphia extends Philly Free Streets route!

2016 Democratic National Convention Travel Information

The City of Philadelphia is hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC). The DNC will be held at Wells Fargo Center, July 25-28. DNC-related events will occur throughout the city, including the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Below you will find information regarding road closures, travel updates and other event-related information. PLANNED CLOSURES Wells Fargo Center Area I-95 … Continue reading 2016 Democratic National Convention Travel Information

City and festival officials announce plans for the ongoing Wawa Welcome America! events and July 4th

Press Contacts: Randy Giancaterino, 215-683-2070/ c: 215-901-2770 Randy.giancaterino@phila.gov Lauren Cox, 215-683-2067/ c: 267-251-2472 Lauren.Cox@phila.gov PHILADELPHIA, (Wednesday, June 29, 2016) – Philadelphia is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet to residents and visitors at the ongoing Wawa Welcome America! festival, which ends with a spectacular concert and grand fireworks finale on July 4th. From an old-fashioned summer … Continue reading City and festival officials announce plans for the ongoing Wawa Welcome America! events and July 4th

2016 Philadelphia International Festival of Arts Street Fair Road Closures

After a three year hiatus, the 2016 PIFA Street Fair is returning to Center City on Saturday, April 23 for an amazing 6-block long FREE festival complete with art fixtures, performances, delicious food and more. Below you will find the street closures and no parking zones pertaining to the Street Fair to help you better plan … Continue reading 2016 Philadelphia International Festival of Arts Street Fair Road Closures