March 2011 Philadelphia Events – the Flower Show and More


(Please be patient, as this March 2011 Philadelphia Events Guide is still under construction. We're writing this in late January 2011, and not everyone has yet announced their events. But we're going to be constantly adding to this guide, as we learn of more events, so please check back often...)

The 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show Will Pack in the Crowds - Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 13 - Springtime in Paris

Of the plethora of March 2011 Philadelphia Events, far and away the most significant is the 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme is Springtime in Paris, and the French theme is likely to pack in even larger crowds, than the 250,000 spectators, who annually descend upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets.

Just click on the following link to learn more about it, and how you can obtain tickets - our 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show Guide.

If you're interested in how to take SEPTA and/or Amtrak to the Flower Show, consult our Travel Guide to the Philadelphia Flower Show.

The First Week of March 2011 Is Your Final Opportunity to Go Ice Skating at the Penn's Landing RiverRink, During the Winter 2011 Season

As winter turns in spring, the first week of March 2011 represents your last chance go ice skating at Penn's Landing RiverRink, until next winter. Skating sessions will continue from Tuesday, March 1, through Sunday, March 6.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - The Franklin Institute Hosts Its March Night Skies Presentation - "Big Telescopes and the Ground Telescope Revolution "- With Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the Franklin Institute will host its monthly Night Skies in the Observatory presentation - which always takes place on the second Thursday of each month.

This month, Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts offers his thoughts on a revolution in telescope technology. Admission is $5.00 / person, and free for members of the Franklin Institute.

Every Friday in March 2011, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Art After 5 - Live Entertainment Which Is Included With Your Paid Admission For That Day

During every Friday in March 2011, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts its "Art After 5" entertainment, from 5:00 PM to 8:45 PM. There is a different theme for each week's event. During March 2011, the weekly entertainment schedule offered to patrons is:

Friday, March 4 – Japanese Night
Friday, March 11 - Adam Cruz
Friday, March 18 - Yeahwon Shin featuring Cyro Baptista
Friday, March 25 - JD Walter

These events are free, with your paid admission for that day.


March 2011 Philadelphia Events – Ongoing Museum Exhibits

Last Chance to See Art of the American Soldier at the National Constitution Center, Before It Closes on Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 2011 represents your final opportunity to see Art of the American Soldier at the National Constitution Center, at 5th and Arch Streets in Old City Philadelphia.

This exhibit, which showcases the incredible creativity of artwork produced by soldiers in all of America’s wars, will be closing its doors for good – Thursday, March 31, 2011 is the final day. (It was briefly extended due to popular demand.) It will be open, every day in March 2011.

Secrets of the Silk Road Continues at the Penn Museum in University City

Secrets of the Silk Road, which opens in February 2011, will be at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – known for short as the Penn Museum. Located in the University City neighborhood, west of Center City, it is often overlooked. It will be running until June 5, 2011.

Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop - The Franklin Institute's Latest Temporary Blockbuster Exhibit - Will Be Open Throughout March 2011

The current blockbuster, temporary exhibit to take up residence atthe Franklin Institute, is Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop. However, it will be running only until May 22, 2011 - so don't wait till the last minute...



St. Patrick’s Day Themed Events - On And/Or Around Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011 – The St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Since 1771

Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been staged continuously each March, since 1771 – over five years prior to the Declaration of Independence. (It is the second-oldest in America; only New York, which began in 1766, has done it longer.)

This year, it falls on the preceding Sunday - March 13, 2011. It is free and open to the public. One interesting note – it also falls on the “spring forward” side of Daylight Savings Time, which goes into effect at midnight, Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Philadelphia’s Large Number of Irish Pubs – Take a Look at Our Comprehensive Guide

We’ve compiled a list of the best Philadelphia Irish Pubs – here’s a link to our guide on the subject - Philadelphia Irish Pubs Guide.







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