Free Philly: Cheap Events in Philadelphia
Looking for something fun to do that won't break your wallet? Check out these events that cost absolutely nothing.
Trying to find something fun to do in Philadelphia that doesn't cost a single penny? Here you will find fun events ranging from music to brew tours. There's a little something for everyone.
Note-Due to the varying hours and many details of each location/events I have included links for most of the events in this list at the end of each section.
Wanamaker Grand Court Pipe Organ Recitals
It is the worlds largest pipe organ! Recitals are performes for free and last for approximately 45 minutes. You can even stay afterwards to meet the organist.
No reservations or tickets needed
Performance are ongoing until May 3rd 2017
Monday-Saturday at 12pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5:30pm
Wednesday and Friday 7pm
For detailed information on who is performing you can click right below this section.
Location: 1300 and Market St
Philadelphia PA 19107
For detailed information on who is performing you can click here.
Macy's Flower Show and Holiday Events
Need a little spring after the cold, dreary winter then head over to Macy's for their free Flower Show which is normally held March through April. No tickets are required and yes it most definitely is free!
Show is held during hours the store is open. Click below for up to date store hours.
They also deck the halls and get into the holiday spirit. Check out The Holiday Light Show, Dickens Village and the Macy's holiday window displays that you can look at and enjoy from the sidewalk.
Location: Macy's Center City, Wanamaker Building
1300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact: (215) 241-9000
Check for hours and directions.
Click for up to date information on store hours, directions and map.
On the first Sunday of the month The Barnes Foundation offers seminars, access to collection gallery, programming held that day and other free activities for the whole family.
First Sunday of the month is free from 10-6 Need tickets and they are first come first served.
Location: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA 19130
Contact: (215) 278-7000
The Curtis Institute of Music
Over 100 recitals are performed each year by the students at The Curtis Institute of Music.
All student recitals are free.
You can click below this section for dates and times.
Location: 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact: (215) 893-5261
Calendar of dates and times of recitals at The Curtis Institute of Music
Most events and activities are free such as Ranger program: the life and music of Francis Johnson. A slide show and performance. There's a link below this section for available events that are free. Also, most passes are free March through December. You just need to obtain "time" tickets in advance.
Location: Independence National Historical Park
143 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact: (215) 965-2305
Information about what is free and what isn't.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Admission is free for everyone and they do several different events and exhibits throughout the year such as the performance and exhibit of Rodney McMillian: The Black Show.
For more details on this particular event and more click the link at the end of this section.
Location: 118 S. 36th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: (215) 898-7108
University of Pennsylvania museum displaying contemporary art, including works by Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Chemical Heritage Museum
Free to get into museum and they hold free events such as Science on Tap along with ongoing exhibits.
First Friday's their hours are extended and their website states that they host special guest speakers and hands on activities.
For up to date hours and days they are open you can click below this section.
Location: 315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact: (215) 925-2222
The Museum at CHF is free and open to the public. Find the information you need to plan a visit, from dropping by for a First Friday event to scheduling a group tour.
John Heinz Wildlife Refuge
John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
All programs and events are free. They hold events such as bird walks and the Groundhog Day Family Festival.
The visitor center is open daily except major holidays from 830 to 4.
The programs and events usually start off at the visitor center.
Location: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153
Contact: (215) 365-3118
Yards offers free tours on the weekend's. Offered on a first come first served basis. Their website states that you must be 21 or older or accompanied by a parent however, they do not permit children on Saturday's due to the large crowds. Sunday's would be your best bet if you choose to bring your children.
Saturday's and Sunday's from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: 901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Contact: (215) 634-2600
There is so much to see and do in Philadelphia and this was just a small sample of events the "City of Brother Love" has to offer. And don't forget to check of the famous Love sculpture.
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