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Cultural Calendar: March 2020, Philadelphia

Stories Jenny Willden
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Whether you dance the night away at a “fur ball,” catch one of many film festivals, or sip on spirits during Wine Week, March is the first taste of spring in the city, and a perfect time to shake off Old Man Winter and venture out. Feeling extra motivated? Join in on Philadelphia’s largest half marathon or a Phillies-themed 5K.

Photo Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Women’s History Month

Throughout March
Various locations, Philadelphia

visitphilly.com
For this city-wide celebration of historical and modern-day women, expect museum displays, pop-up events, film festivals, and tours.


PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Through Mar. 8
Philadelphia Convention Center, Center City

theflowershow.com


Orchid Extravaganza

Now through Mar. 22
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

longwoodgardens.org


Peco Free First Sunday

Mar. 1
Barnes Foundation Art Museum, Philadelphia

barnesfoundation.org


Philadelphia Orchestra: Porgy and Bess

Mar. 5–7
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Center City

philorch.org


POPS Rocks Phil Collins

Mar. 6–8
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Center City

phillypops.org


The 23rd Annual Fur Ball: The Great Catsby

Mar. 6
Bellevue Hotel, Center City

morrisanimalrefuge.org
The Roaring ’20s return for this night of Jazz Age dancing and debauchery to raise funds for the Morris Animal Refuge, America’s first animal refuge.


Paleopalooza

Mar. 7–8
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, University City

ansp.org


Philly Craft Beer Festival

Mar. 7
The Navy Yard, South Philadelphia

phillycraftbeerfest.com


Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia

Mar. 7–29
Various locations, Philadelphia

iffphila.com


King of Prussia Restaurant Week

Mar. 9–15
Various Restaurants, King of Prussia

visitkop.com


BeethovenNOW

Mar. 12–Apr. 5
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Center City

philorch.org


Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show

Mar. 14–15
Philadelphia Convention Center, Center City

travelshows.com


Philadelphia Union Home Opener vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Mar. 14
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester

philadelphiaunion.com


Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar. 15
Market Street, Center City

phillyparade.com
Philly goes green for the city’s largest parade with more than 20,000 participants. Expect floats, marching bands, dance groups, youth groups, Irish associations, and thousands of spectators lining the block.


Les Misérables

Mar. 17–29
Academy of Music, Center City

kimmelcenter.org


Adam Sandler 100% Fresher

Mar. 18
PPL Center, Allentown

pplcenter.com


Sugarloaf Craft Festival

Mar. 20–22
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks

sugarloafcrafts.com


The Women’s Film Festival

Mar. 20–29
Various locations, Philadelphia

thewomensfilmfestival.org


Founders Day

Mar. 21
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, University City

ansp.org


qFLIX Philadelphia Film Festival

Mar. 22–29
Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Center City

qflixphilly.com


Nowruz

Mar. 28
Penn Museum, University City

penn.museum
Nowruz, meaning “new day” in Persian, is an ancient event marking the Persian New Year celebrated by people in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Experience this tradition with live performances, gallery tours, workshops, and a Persian bazaar.


Phillies Charities 5K

Mar. 28
Citizens Bank Park, South Philadelphia

phillies.com


Philly Chocolate, Wine, and Whiskey Festival

Mar. 28
23rd Street Armory, Rittenhouse Square

chocolatewinewhiskey.com
Indulge in chocolate cupcakes, cookies, candy, and more at this fest featuring your favorite sweet treats paired with unlimited samples of whiskey and wine.


Red Ball

Mar. 28
Vie by Cescaphe, Philadelphia

redcross.org
Support the American Red Cross at its largest Philadelphia fundraiser of the year. Expect a black-tie, reception-style gala. Funds support the Red Cross.


The LOVE Run Philadelphia Half Marathon

Mar. 29
Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia

motivrunning.com


Philly Wine Week

Mar. 30–Apr. 6
Various locations, Philadelphia

phillywineweek.org
Pop a cork all week long at this wine-centric event with tastings, flights, pairings, and specials at restaurants and bars across the city.

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