10 Must-Dos in Philly This Weekend and Next Check Out Gophila.com For Events June 8-17, 2007



    PHILADELPHIA, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors and residents looking for
 fun in Philadelphia each weekend need look no further than gophila.com. The
 region's official tourism Web site will provide the lowdown on all of the
 weekend must-dos throughout the summer. For those looking to spend their
 weekend close to the action, the Philly Overnight(R) Hotel Package includes
 two-night accommodations, parking, a Philly's More Fun teddy bear and a
 coupon book with special offers at 60 area attractions, restaurants and
 shops. Here's a look at what's going on from June 8-17, 2007:
     Through June 17, 2007:
     1. DanceBOOM!
        The Wilma Theater's annual dance festival features two weeks of
        performances by local and national artists and companies.
        (215) 546-STAGE, http://www.wilmatheater.org
 
     June 8, 2007:
     2. Friday Night Gospel Celebration
        Traditional and contemporary gospel music come together during this
        weekly series that is sure to lift spirits as inspirational songs fill
        the warm night air at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. The event
        features a pre-show music mix by DJ Praze of RuggedCross3.com.
        (215) 922-2FUN, http://www.pennslandingcorp.com
 
     June 8-10, 2007:
     3. LGBT Pride Parade and Festival
        Philadelphia's pride weekend features an array of events for the gay,
        lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Events include a festival
        at Penn's Landing and a parade from 13th and Locust Streets to Penn's
        Landing. (215) 875-9288, http://www.gophila.com/gay
 
     June 9, 2007:
     4. White Dog Cafe Bike Tour
        White Dog Cafe and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program host an exciting
        morning of food, biking and art. The excursion takes participants on a
        road trip through University City and West Philadelphia to soak in some
        of the colorful murals that decorate thousands of city walls.
        (215) 386-9224, http://www.muralarts.org
 
     June 9-10, 2007:
     5. Bucks County Covered Bridges Festival
        Thousands of visitors will celebrate six of Bucks County's 11 historic
        covered bridges at Tinicum Park. Weekend festivities include walking
        and bus tours, arts and crafts vendors, musical performances, balloon
        rides, food vendors and more. (215) 822-0552,
        http://www.buckscountycoveredbridgesfestival.org
 
     June 10, 2007:
     6. Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling - Philadelphia International
        Championship
        While all legs of this 156-mile street race draw cheering crowds, it's
        the "Manayunk Wall" section that causes neighborhood residents to throw
        parties in honor of the spectacle. (610) 676-0390,
        http://www.procyclingtour.com
 
     7. June 14-17, 2007:
        2007 Bucks County Jazz Festival
        Now in its second year, this music festival features three days of
        performances at four different venues. This year's headliners are
        Cassandra Wilson, The Yellowjackets and Gene Terramani. (215) 345-7683,
        http://www.bucksjazzfest.com
 
     June 15, 2007:
     8. Jazz at the Mann Music Center
        The Mann Center for the Performing Arts jazzes things up with legendary
        trumpet master Wynton Marsalis and Ghanaian drum master Yacub Addy with
        his ensemble Odadaa. They group's composition combines lush rhythms,
        rich vocals and a wonderfully casual virtuosity. (215) 893-1999,
        http://www.manncenter.org
 
     June 15-17, 2007:
     9. Philadelphia Phillies Host the Detroit Tigers
        The Philadelphia Phillies host the Detroit Tigers for a weekend stand
        at Citizens Bank Park. No matter the game start time, fans should
        arrive early to take a stroll through Ashburn Alley, an outdoor
        entertainment area featuring the All-Star Walk, Citizens Bank Games of
        Baseball, Memory Lane, Rooftop Bleacher Seats, the Wall of Fame, the
        Alley Store and more. (215) 463-1000, http://www.phillies.com
 
     June 16, 2007:
     10. First Annual Please Touch Museum Car Show
        To coincide with Father's Day weekend, the Please Touch Museum invites
        visitors to view the collection of classic kids' vehicles on the
        gallery floor. (215) 963-0067, http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org
     The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) makes
 Philadelphia and The Countryside(TM) a premier destination through
 marketing and image building that increases business and promotes the
 region's vitality. For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit
 http://www.gophila.com or call the Independence Visitor Center, located in
 Independence National Historical Park, at (800) 537-7676.
 
 

SOURCE The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

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