By Mary-Margaret Ewens | March 31, 2017 | Culture
Between April showers and May flowers, this month can sometimes be tough. Below, we discuss our seven favorite ways to celebrate the start of spring.
April is synonymous with the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, the event will feature cultural demonstrations, tea ceremonies, live music, and thousands of beautiful cherry blossom trees. 200 S. Broad St., 267-348-0250
Winter is over, which means baseball season is back! Head down to Citizens Bank Park on to cheer on our home team during the highly anticipated home opener against the Washington Nationals. Added bonus: All attendees will receive a stylish Phillies beanie. 1 Citizens Bank Way, 215-463-1000
This one-day event will showcase the best in farm-to-table experiences, highlighting over 100 different vendors selling everything from cheese curds to organic coffee, to an array of health food speakers and a market of local goods. This is the one festival gourmands won't want to miss. 1101 Arch St., 215-418-4700
It's only fitting that America’s most historic city will now be home to the Museum of the American Revolution. Just steps away from Independence Hall, the museum will finally open on April 19, and will feature rare and priceless artifacts, including George Washington’s original headquarters tent and an interactive exhibit that takes visitors through the same journey soldiers took almost 250 years ago. 101 S. Third St., 215-253-6731
We remember our first visit to our venue like it was yesterday. Wanna know a secret? It was our first site visit, and last. We never looked at another #truth. When ya know, you know! Tomorrow, @thegoodfest early bird tickets go on sale!!! We have been working hard for this day! And now the REAL fun begins. be sure to purchase tickets (link will be in bio!) tomorrow, and we will see you in April!! XO, Jess + Kate . #nosleeplaunchweek #thegoodfest
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Looking for a healthy way to spend the day? The GOOD Festival is an all-day experience featuring inspiring speakers, fresh lunch and green juices, workout classes, and healthy food vendors to peruse. You’ll leave with fun tips and tricks to be your healthiest self yet—plus, you'll walk away with an incredible swag bag. 2424 York St.
For the first time in 50 years, the NFL draft is making its way back to the City of Brotherly Love. The 82nd Draft festivities will last three days, and will include interactive fan experiences, autographs from current and former players, photoshoots with the Lombardi Trophy, and a variety of live music and food venues. Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Noted as one of the most prolific 20th Century painters and illustrators of our time, Norman Rockwell—famous for his covers of the Saturday Evening Post—will have 42 of his illustrations depicting love and courtship on display this month at the Philadelphia History Museum. 15 S. Seventh St., 215-685- 4830
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