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