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Exciting Events in 2023 to Attend Near Philadelphia, PA

Jellystone Park™ Quarryville is less than an hour and a half away from Philadelphia, PA - making it the perfect home base for your many family adventures! There are so many things to do in Philadelphia, PA that you'll never be bored during your camping trip! Keep reading for the top events of 2023 that you won't want to miss.

Crowd gathered around the Philadelphia baseball game.

Phillies Opening Day: April 6-9, 2023

Baseball is back! Kick off the 2023 MLB season in Philadelphia as the reigning National Leauge Champion Phillies take on the Cincinnati Reds at home. Home games are played daily on April 6, 7, & 9 and the game on the 9th includes the NL Champion ring ceremony. To buy tickets or learn more, click here.

People playing the drums at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival - a fun thing to do in Philadelphia with kids.

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival: April 15-16, 2023

Come celebrate spring as the cherry blossoms bloom! Shofuso Japanese House and Garden will once again host a two-day festival to honor the bloom. Activities will include musical performances, cultural activities, workshops, dancing, and more. The expanded festival this year features a beer garden, food court, marketplace, and Japanese cultural activity center. Click here to learn more. 

People enjoying a day out at the Philadelphia event - the Rittenhouse Row Spring Stroll.

Rittenhouse Row Spring Stroll: May 21, 2023

Go explore the Rittenhouse Row neighborhood in this free event in Philadelphia. Get exposure to the areas best shopping, dining, culture, and family fun! This event has everything for parents and kids to enjoy. This year will include Kids Corner with face painting, temporary tattos, crafts, and for the adults there will be cocktail samplings. Get the full list of activities here.

African dancers at the ODUNDE Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

ODUNDE Festival: June 4-11, 2023

The ODUNDE Festival is now in its 48th year and has grown to the largest African American street festival in America. The festival spans 15 city blocks and includes 2 stages for entertainment. Browse the authentic African marketplace which includes vendors from all around the world coming from African nations, the Carribbean, and Brazil. For more information, click here.

Morgan Wallen is coming to Philadelphia this summer.

Morgan Wallen Concert: June 17, 2023

One of the biggest names in country music, Morgan Wallen, is bringing his One Night At A Time World Tour to Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. For more information or to buy tickets visit here.

A top event in Philadelphia is the Manayunk Arts Festival.

Manayunk Arts Festival: June 24-25, 2023

The Manayunk Arts Festival curates art from the finest collectors, buyers, and designers from across the country. In its 34th year, it is the tri-state largest outdoor juried arts festival. If you have an appreciation for art, this is one you won't want to miss. Check out more details here.

Fireworks at the Wawa Welcome America Festival - a famous Philadelphia event!

Wawa Welcome America Festival: June 19 - July 4, 2023

This multi-week festival celebrates history, freedom, liberty, art, music, culture, education, and family fun. It has something for everyone to enjoy! The festival ends with the best fireworks Philadelphia has to offer on July 4th. The festival claims to be the largest 4th of July celebration in America and one of the largest free festivals in America. Bring the whole family! For updated events and information check out their website

Visit a unique event in Philadelphia, the Kennet Square Mushroom Festival.

Kennet Square Mushroom Festival: September 9-10, 2023

Kennet Square, Pennsylvania is know as the Mushroom Capital of the World! Who knew it was so close to Philadelphia?! From September 9-10, the town of Kennet Square celebrates with a weekend of mushroom themed food, music, exhibits, and activities. Plus, the festival donates a portion of the proceeds to local charities and non-profit organizations, giving back to the community. Go share your support and keep up to date on the festival here.

Crowd gathering a Philadelphia's event: XPoNential Music Festival.

XPoNential Music Festival: September 24-26, 2023

Every year, Wiggins Waterfront Park and the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion hosts this multi-day music festival. The University of Pennsylvania public radio station, WXPN, brings together artists, new and old, for a can't-miss music line up. For a full list of artists and more information, click here

A group of bicyclists riding at the Philly Bike Ride.

Philly Bike Ride: October 14, 2023

Cruise on your bike through the streets of Philadelphia car free. The route is approximately 20 miles long and the route takes you past the Philadelphia Art Musuem and back passing many popular monuments along the way. When the ride is over, you can enjoy live music, food, and other activities. Sign up the entire family as bicyclists of all ages and experiences are welcome!


No matter what time of year you plan your camping trip at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville, there's no doubt that there will be many things to do near Philadelphia, PA during your stay. We hope you make it to multiple events this year, and remember to post about your camping memories with the hashtag #jellystonepa. If you're ready to book your stay or browse availability, you can book online here.