Philadelphia November Events Calendar

Special Events and Festivals in Philadelphia in November

First Friday
When: November 4, 2011
Where: Old City; other locations city-wide

Art galleries open their doors, some offering free appetizers, wine and entertainment

Race for Hope 404
When: November 6, 2011
Where: Begins at the Philadelphia Art Museum

This 5K run/walk raises money and awareness for the National Brain Tumor Society.

The 11th PhillyFIT Bash & Workout-a-thon
When: November 6, 2011
Where: Philadelphia Sports Club, Chalfont, PA

Health and fitness expo featuring activities for adults and children including make-overs, massages, rock walls, live entertainment and workout classes.

First Person Festival 404
When: November 10-20, 2011
Where: Throughout Old City

First Person Arts, the local non-profit dedicated to personal storytelling and memoir, offers 10 days of events including live storytelling, documentary screenings and more.

Veterans Day Celebration
When: November 11, 2011
Where: The National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is offering a number of interactive programs and activities in honor of Veteran's Day.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
When: November 10-13, 2011
Where: Philadelphia Convention Center

Now in its 35th year, this show features work from almost 200 craftspeople from across the United States.

Cape May Jazz Festival
When: November 11-12, 2011
Where: Cape May, NJ

Jazz musicians converge in Cape May for a weekend of music and other festivities.

Anniversary of the Siege & Bombardment of Fort Mifflin
When: November 12 & 13, 2011
Where: Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

This weekend-long event includes weapons demonstrations, children's scavenger hunt and reenactments.

Train Festival
When: November 12 & 13, 2011
Where: Camden Children's Garden

Come out for crafts, games and of course, trains.

View the Garden's permanent G-Scale display train and Arrow River train ride, as well as many trains from outside exhibitors.

National Dog Show 404
When: November 19 & 20, 2011
Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA

Dogs compete for the title of Best in Show.

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
When: November 18-20, 2011

Where: Race starts and finishes near the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This major local event features a marathon, half-marathon, 8K and kids' fun run and a full weekend schedule of events for athletes, friends and family to enjoy.

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade
When: November 24, 2011
Where: Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia's massive Thanksgiving parade features celebrities, floats, balloons, bands and more.

Thanksgiving at the Constitution Center
When: November 25-27, 2011
Where: National Constitution Center

Learn about the history of Thanksgiving during the Constitution Center's annual celebration.