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Philadelphia events in May 2018

As we inch toward summer, Philadelphia events in May rev up with outdoor to-dos such as festivals, beer gardens and more
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Trenton Avenue Arts Festival is one of the quirkiest events in Philly.
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philly/J. Fusco

It’s not just the flowers and the trees—the calendar of Philadelphia events in May is abloom, too. As the weather warms up and the first days of summer draw near, we start to see an influx in outdoor must-dos, such as street festivals, markets, beer gardens and the best restaurants in Philadelphia begin to open their patios for fabulous al fresco dining. Philadelphia attractions also become busier as more tourists flood into the city to explore all our historic sites and Philadelphia museums. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you’ll find plenty to get excited about in our list of the best Philadelphia events in May below—which includes biggies like Philly Tech Week, the South Street Spring Festival and a parade of tall ships on the Delaware known as Sail Philadelphia. Find all that and more below.

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