Things to Do in Philly this April
There are so many great things about this time of year: the warmer weather, finally being able to venture outdoors without needing a heavy coat, witnessing the greenery around us return to full health, and enjoying the sights and sounds of Philly as the city comes out of its winter hibernation. If you live in the Greater Philadelphia area and are ready to get back out there and see what all the buzz is about, then you’ll be happy to know there are plenty of exciting upcoming events in the City of Brotherly Love. As we’re approaching spring, we thought it would be appropriate to discover all there is to do in the upcoming month or two. Let’s go!
- LEGOLAND Discovery Center– April 6th– Get in touch with your inner child and have a day filled with whole-family fun at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Activities there include LEGO-themed play areas, a 4-D cinema, and an interactive LEGO-themed ride! Inspire your creative side and explore all things LEGO with a day that is bound to make the whole family smile. Tickets are available now for individual or limited-time annual passes, and they also do special events like birthday parties!
- Museum of American Revolution Opening– April 19th– History nerds, unite! We are just weeks away from the long-awaited grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution. The new addition to Philadelphia’s Historic District will feature artifacts and exhibits from the period of war and triumph that shaped the country we know today. George Washington’s Headquarters Tent is among the many highlights that will be featured, so you don’t want to miss it. Advance tickets can now be purchased online.
- Jurassic World: The Exhibition– Ends April 23rd– The Franklin Institute’s Jurassic World exhibit is coming to a close this month. The exhibit has been live since November, so if you haven’t had the chance to make it there, you still have a few weeks! The exhibit features thousands of square feet of dinosaur galleries, interactive exhibits, and even animatronic creatures! Explore the fossils, history, and life-size beings that inspire people of all ages to imagine a world far before our time.
- Penn Relays– See top athletes of high school, college, and professional levels perform at the Penn Relays as they compete at the world’s oldest relay meet. The action-packed three-day event draws over one hundred thousand spectators each year to cheer on the fastest runners in the country. Games include the 4×100 meter relay, javelin, pole vault, sprints, and the 100 meter dash, and many athletes go on to compete in the Olympics! There’s also a festival on surrounding streets where food, crafts, and souvenirs are offered. To learn more, visit their website.
- Phillies Home Opener– Baseball fans are itching for the season to be put into full swing (no pun intended), and they’ll be flooding the gates at Citizens Bank Park as the much-loved Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals. Grab a bite to eat and celebrate the start of spring on April 7th to cheer on our boys and show some Philly pride! See the full schedule and purchase tickets here.
- Philly Tech Week– Wrapping up the month and kicking off May is Philly Tech Week, the event that brings more than 25,000 business leaders, techies, and all in between, to participate in a celebration of technology and innovation. Participants relish in over 100 tech-filled events, activities, and workshops, as well as a day-long conference and a cocktail party. The week-long event is a fun way for people to learn more about the future of digital media from Philly’s technology community, as well as a great networking opportunity.
- Philadelphia Black Pride– April 27th-May 1st– Philly celebrates diversity of heritage, race, sexual orientation, and more, during Philadelphia Black Pride. People are brought together by learning about and celebrating the diversity of the city, and the celebrations entertain and inspire with various events, parties, and award ceremonies. The event celebrates and honors the black and LGBTQ communities each year and has come to be a strong tradition of inclusivity and fun! Learn more about the event here.