FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Air Canada

2019 Events in Philadelphia

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 14, 2019

Philadelphia Flower Show © Seashell317 | Dreamstime.com

Trends / Top Trends

Philadelphia has a big year ahead. The City of Brotherly Love has plenty of annual events and festivals to entice guests in 2019. Mark these dates on your calendar for the best the city has to offer.


Philadelphia Auto Show: Feb. 2–10

The Pennsylvania Convention Center hosts every car lover’s dream each winter. Visitors will find more than 700 vehicles in multiple stages of production, including classic cars.


PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: March 2–10

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the Flower Show’s theme this year is Flower Power. It is the largest flower show in the world.


Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6–14

Each spring, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park hosts a celebration of beautiful blooming cherry blossoms. Expect to see film screenings, demonstrations and other activities.


Day-Long Events in May

Neighborhoods throughout the city host celebrations in May, including the South Street Spring Festival (May 4), Broad Street Run (May 6) and Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival (May 19).


Fringe Festival: Sept. 5–21

The two-week festival features unique performances by Philadelphia’s best talent.


Mural Arts Month: October

Philadelphia honors the more than 4,000 murals throughout the city in October. The month-long celebration includes free and pay-what-you-wish tours and events.


Christmas Village: Nov. 28–Dec. 24

Center City hosts a German-style Christmas market complete with vendors selling local goods and treats.


Insta Feed
North America
Nov 22, 2021

Xanterra’s Book Your Bucket List Sale

Park and resort management company Xanterra Travel Collection announced its Book Your Bucket List sale, offering travelers savings of up to 30 percent off national park experiences. Available Nov. 23–30, the sale grants travelers access to luxury resorts, tours and cruises at discounted rates.

Seek Wellbeing in Greece

The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.

Nov 19, 2021

Six Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals

With Black Friday right around the corner, it's time to start planning your steals and deals. Check out these six Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for resorts around the world.

Nov 18, 2021

Hotel Chicago West Loop Becomes City’s First All Street Mural Hotel

Hotel Chicago West Loop is Chicago’s first hotel to bring street art inside, and to every guestroom. The dual-purpose property doubles as an art gallery, and launched its “Annex Murals” exhibit in 2018 with 15 hand-painted rooms boasting the work of some of Chicago’s most celebrated urban artists, including Asend, JC Rivera and Eloo. Today, all 116 rooms at the hotel have been painted with street murals, becoming some of the most distinctive lodging spaces in the city.

A Taste of Greece

Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.

Nov 17, 2021

A Magical Christmas in Zürich

Zürich changes shape as the holiday approaches, becoming a winter wonderland full of busy markets, fondue chalets, candle dipping at Bürklipatz and light installations. For the first time ever, Zürich will also feature a pop-up hotel experience Nov. 26–Dec. 26.