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Hip Event: Philadelphia’s First Friday

November 13, 2013 by


If you’re visiting Philadelphia during the first Friday of the month, head on over to Old City for a unique view of this gorgeous city’s happening art scene.

Philly First Fridays began in 1991 by a group of art galleries wanting to bring the arts to the forefront of city events. Twenty two years later, this monthly event has exploded to be a ecclectic blend of people, music, food and art.

On the first Friday of every month, year round, rain or shine, the 40+ galleries in the historical Old City of Philadelphia open their doors (usually from 5pm-9pm) and invite the city in to view their displays, for free. Many will feature live music, some offer tasty h’orderves, and occassionally live art shows.

The main action is located between Front and Third street, and Market and Vine Street. To find out which galleries are having open house events, visit the Philly Fun Guide.

After perusing the splendid art Philadelphia has to offer, stop by one of Old City’s swanky restaurants for a late night nosh. Cafe Spice, Buddakan, Cuba Libre, the Continental, Moshulu, and Amada are among some of the more popular dining locales that you don’t want to miss.

Photo Source: Visit Philly

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  1. Julie C. says:

    What a great idea! Love to check out local art galleries when I’m travelling, and free is even better! Sounds very hipster.

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