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A Season of Art: Flower Show, LEGO Masterpieces, and More!

A Season of Art: The Philadelphia Flower Show, LEGO Masterpieces, and More!

It’s an exciting time for art and culture in Philadelphia! After the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in the grind of the winter season, so take a step back from the hustle of life and discover one of the many celebrations of history, culture, and art this February and March in Philly. 

The Philadelphia Flower Show

Embrace the spirit of spring at the world’s oldest and largest flower show happening March 2nd-10th, 2024, at the Philadelphia Convention Center! Now in its 195th year, the Philadelphia Flower Show is set to attract hundreds of thousands of people during its week-long celebration of horticulture. Discover stunning floral arrangements, spectate exciting competitions, and enjoy crafts and family-friendly activities. 

This year’s theme, United By Flowers”, seeks to honor community. Each year, the Philadelphia Flower Show draws together a diverse crowd of designers, gardeners, florists, plant lovers, and community members not only from the Philadelphia area but also from around the world. Guests, exhibitors, and artisans will engage in a beautiful exchange of culture and experiences, all in the name of flowers. 

Put together by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS), the show serves as their primary fundraiser to support their cause. All support for the Philadelphia Flower Show directly helps the PHS achieve its year-round mission to build a healthier Greater Philadelphia region.  

The Franklin Institute: The Art of Brick 

Opening February 17th, 2024, is an exhibit of the world’s largest collection of LEGO art! Elevate your trip to The Franklin Institute by grabbing a timed ticket for “The Art of Brick” exhibit featuring original LEGO sculptures as well as fantastic recreations of classic art masterpieces. Visiting The Franklin Institute is an integral part of the Philadelphia experience, so don’t miss out on this limited-time exhibit! 

Black History Month

Enjoy free admission at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on February 25th, 2024, to honor Black History Month. In this all-day celebration, engage in programs and activities featuring Black artists and local community organizations. Take a guided or self-guided tour of the entire museum and find fun, educational activities for kids. 

At the African American Museum in Philadelphia, celebrate all month long by visiting the “African Americans and the Arts” exhibit, and various other special programs throughout February. Founded in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia aims to unite a diverse community and make a meaningful impact through sharing Black experience.

March is Women’s History Month

Stop by the Penn Museum on March 9th, 2024, for CultureFest! This all-day festival is free with museum admission and spotlights women artists practicing a variety of art forms. Discover storytelling, music, and dance performances. Finish by harnessing your own creativity with various arts and crafts to bring home!

Frozen: The Musical

Don’t miss out on seeing the hit Broadway show Frozen: The Musical at the Academy of Music. On its tour around North America, the production will be in town from March 21st to April 7th, 2024! Experience the Broadway adaptation of the blockbuster movie, with incredible vocals, stunning costumes, and a live symphony. 

Thinking Ahead

Book your rooms TODAY for the upcoming graduations at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. All of us at Cornerstone are excited to celebrate your graduate’s outstanding achievements! Want your graduate to join you for a delicious breakfast? Arrange in advance, and your graduate can dine with you for free as our special “congrats!”

The University of Pennsylvania is hosting its 268th commencement ceremony for the class of 2024 on May 20th, 2024, at Franklin Field. We still have several rooms available from 5/17-5/21. 

Drexel University’s university-wide commencement will take place June 14th, 2024, at Citizens Bank Park. School-specific commencement ceremonies will occur from June 13th to 15th, 2024. We have only two rooms left for 6/15 & 6/16–hurry and book today!

Spring Events on the Horizon

With the spring season on the rise, keep in mind the following events to look forward to:

  • Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center (April 13th-14th, 2024)
  • Penn Relays at Franklin Field (April 25th-27th, 2024)
  • Summerfest at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink (Opening May 12th, 2024)

This February and March are packed with activities you won’t want to miss! Visit the historical city of Philadelphia today and join the celebration of culture, art, and community. Your winter city adventure awaits and begins right here at Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast.

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