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2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

The 2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Franklin Square May 1 – June 30.

Discover 30 all-new lantern displays illuminated by 20,000 LED lights, breathtaking performances, and interactive experiences.


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An Evening in Franklin Square

Thursday, May 16, 5:30 pm

Celebrate another year of the true Philadelphia treasure, Franklin Square!

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Franklin Square Fountain

Franklin Square’s historic fountain is about to make history again! A brand new fountain show with lights, music, and dancing water will come to the Square in summer 2019.

Pardon our appearance while we work to make more magic and memories in Franklin Square. The fence will be surrounding the fountain through the end of October and again from January – April 2019.

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Meet the lady of Stars and Stripes herself and enjoy historic house tours of The Betsy Ross House!

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Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month at The Betsy Ross House with special events happening throughout the month of March!

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Meet the Women of The Betsy Ross House!

Sunday, March 3, 11 am - 3 pm

*This is a one-time special event*

Don't miss your chance to meet Mary Crathorne, the chocolate maker; Hannah Lithgow, the original owner of The Betsy Ross House; Phillis the laundress, a freed slave making her way in the world; and of course, Betsy Ross at three different ages!

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