Events

Dad Vail Regatta

Dad Vail Regatta

The second weekend in May finds Philadelphia playing host to the largest collegiate rowing event in the United States, the Dad Vail Regatta. Named for Harry Emerson “Dad” Vail, a famous college coach of yesteryear, the event has run continuously since 1934, with a respite for WWII. It attracts over 100 teams from the United [...]


The Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show

It’s the biggest indoor agricultural event in the nation, but big doesn’t even begin to describe the Pennsylvania Farm Show.  Try massive, huge, or gargantuan and you’ll get closer to being accurate. The multi-day show takes place every year in early January and covers 24 acres in eleven buildings of the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center [...]


Tinicum Polo

Tinicum Polo

Looking for a really pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on Saturday afternoons in the summer? Give the Tinicum Park Polo Club a try! From mid-May through early October, polo ponies and their riders partake in the beauty of Tinicum Park and entertain spectators from all over the region.  The setting, which is [...]


The Mummers Parade

The Mummers Parade

Uniquely Philadelphian, the Mummers put on a spectacle that is not to be missed.  Every new Year’s Day upwards of 10,000 Mummers march from their haunts on Two Street (2nd Street to the rest of the world) and head up Broad Street to City Hall.  As if the sheer size of the throng weren’t enough, [...]


Tohickon Whitewater Release

Tohickon Whitewater Release

Twice a year, once in the early spring and again in late October or early November, the tranquil Tohickon Creek in Upper Bucks County is turned into a kayakers’ paradise. Water from Lake Nockamixon is released from the dam and creates Class 3 and 4 rapids that attract kayakers and canoeists from throughout the Northeast. [...]