Welcome America 2019 Road Closures, Safety and Transportation Info

For immediate release: June 28, 2019 Published by: Office of the City Representative, Managing Director’s Office, Office of Special Events PHILADELPHIA — City officials released information about road closures, safety and public transportation detours associated with the Wawa Welcome America Festival today. The six-day 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival takes place Saturday, June 29 through Thursday, July 4 and … Continue reading Welcome America 2019 Road Closures, Safety and Transportation Info

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Road Closures, Detours and Other Information Announced for Biden Rally

For immediate release: May 16, 2019 Published by: Office of Special Events Contact: Lauren Cox lauren.cox@phila.gov (215) 686-6210  Road Closures, Transit Detours and Public Safety Information Announced for Biden Kick Off Rally PHILADELPHIA — On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Joe Biden presidential campaign will host a rally on Eakins Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). The event is open to the public, … Continue reading Road Closures, Detours and Other Information Announced for Biden Rally

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for 2019 Women’s March

Published by: Managing Director’s Office, Office of Special Events Contact: Sarah Reyes sarah.reyes@phila.gov (215) 686-6210   PHILADELPHIA – On Saturday, January 19, 2019, two rallies in support of the “Women’s March” movement will take place on portions of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Love Park (JFK Plaza), Eakins Oval, and the east apron of the Philadelphia Museum of … Continue reading Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for 2019 Women’s March

Road Closures for the 2018 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Cheerleaders dancing at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

For immediate release: November 20, 2018 Published by: Managing Director’s Office, Office of Special Events Contact: Sarah Reyes sarah.reyes@phila.gov (215) 686-6210 PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia released details for the 2018 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 8:00AM-12:00PM. PARADE ROUTE: – Start at 20th Street and JFK Blvd. – Eastbound … Continue reading Road Closures for the 2018 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

City Announces Road Closures for 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

First place female crosses the finish line in the annual Philadelphia Marathon.

For immediate release: November 13, 2018 Published by: Managing Director’s Office Contact: For press: Sarah Reyes sarah.reyes@phila.gov (215) 686-6210 | For Marathon: Nina Zucker nina@ninazucker.com (610) 457-4387 | For resident concerns: ose@phila.gov (215) 686-3488 PHILADELPHIA– The City of Philadelphia would like to remind residents that streets will be closed in many parts of the city relating to the 25th annual AACR Philadelphia Marathon on the weekend of November 16 – 18. … Continue reading City Announces Road Closures for 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Philadelphia Named IFEA World Festival & Event City for 5th Year

Philadelphia Receives IFEA World Festival and Event City Award

For immediate release: October 12, 2018 Published by: Managing Director’s Office, Office of Special Events Contact: Sarah Reyes sarah.reyes@phila.gov (215) 686-6210 PHILADELPHIA – For the fifth year in a row, the City of Philadelphia has been recognized by The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA), The Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival and Event Professionals Worldwide, … Continue reading Philadelphia Named IFEA World Festival & Event City for 5th Year

Streets Department Implements Change in Block Party Approval Process

Streets Department Implements Change in Block Party Approval Process Local Police District Pre-Approval Required PHILADELPHIA – In an effort to improve customer service for Philadelphia residents, the Streets Department has modified its process for obtaining a Street Event Permit through the Department’s Right of Way Unit. Effective August 1st, all Street Event Applications handled by the … Continue reading Streets Department Implements Change in Block Party Approval Process

2018 Blue Cross Broad Street Run Road Closures

A collaboration of Independence Blue Cross and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY Road Closures and Detours Announced For The 2018 Blue Cross Broad Street Run PHILADELPHIA / May 4, 2018 – The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, operator of the 2018 Blue Cross Broad Street Run, has announced the following road … Continue reading 2018 Blue Cross Broad Street Run Road Closures

Road Closures and Parking Information for Villanova University Men’s Basketball NCAA Championship Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Philadelphia will celebrate Villanova University’s 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 with a parade on Market Street starting at 11AM and a rally on Dilworth Park. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented in the … Continue reading Road Closures and Parking Information for Villanova University Men’s Basketball NCAA Championship Celebration

Road Closure and Parking Info for ‘March for Our Lives Philadelphia’

For immediate release: March 22, 2018 Published by: Managing Director’s Office, Office of the Mayor Contact: Ajeenah Amir ajeenah.amir@phila.gov (215) 686-6210  PHILADELPHIA – This Saturday, March 24, the “March for Our Lives Philadelphia” demonstration will take place on Market Street, Front Street and Columbus Blvd. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented near … Continue reading Road Closure and Parking Info for ‘March for Our Lives Philadelphia’