Things to Do in Philadelphia in April

Editor’s picks for shows, festivals, food-related events and more.

T.S. Eliot may have had it right when he wrote: “April is the cruelest month” but only because there’s too much darned fun to be had. In Philly, the month comes alive with headlining musical acts, flower-filled festivals, art in the streets and discounts in restaurants. Here are our best picks for April 2019.

“Million Dollar Quartet”

April 12

The hit Broadway musical recounts the epic 1956 jam session starring four of the biggest music icons of all time. Parx Casino, 888.LUV.PARX

“Dance Philly Style”

April 12-14

Philadanco’s latest production puts a local spin on one of the city’s most thought-provoking companies. Kimmel Center, 215.893.1999

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival

April 6-14

Events around town celebrate Japan’s gift of trees to the City of Brotherly Love, first planted in Fairmount Park in 1926. Various venues, 267.237.3550

Justin Timberlake

April 9

The singer swaps his pop/R&B roots for country/ folk with his “Man of the Woods” tour. Wells Fargo Center, 215.336.3600

Manayunk Restaurant Week

April 15-26

The picturesque suburb dishes up limited-time-only meals at a discount. Various restaurants, 215.482.9565

88th Easter Promenade

April 21

Locals dressed in their Sunday best sashay to Headhouse Square from Passyunk Avenue at South Street. 215.413.3713

Penn Relays

April 25-27

The longest-running track and field event in the history of the sport crosses a milestone at 125 years. University of Pennsylvania, 215.898.6151

Philadelphia Black Pride

April 26-29

The city’s African-American LGBTQ+ community celebrates diversity and raises awareness. Various venues

Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl

April 28

The arty zone turns into an outdoor gallery with performers and activities for all ages.

Anne Kim-Dannibale
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