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What To Do In Philly Over Spring Break

After back-to-back jam-packed weekends with THON and State Patty’s, Penn Staters are probably ready for a well-deserved week off.

Since many students are soon going back home to the Philadelphia area, here are some things to do in and around the City of Brotherly Love during spring break.


Philadelphia 76ers

While the Phillies are just getting underway in Spring Training, the 76ers’ season is in full swing. The Sixers are currently the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and are all but guaranteed to return to the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season. If you’re near Philadelphia for spring break and you’re looking for a sporting event to attend, the Sixers have a few matchups that may pique your interest. Tickets for both of the games below can be found here.

  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers – Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m.
  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards – Sunday, March 12, at 6 p.m.

Philadelphia Flyers

Yes, Philadelphia still has a hockey team. While it’s been yet another tough season for the Flyers, relatively cheap tickets are available.

  • Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings – Sunday, March 5, at 6 p.m.

Philadephia Union

The Philadelphia Union lost their championship on the same day as the Phillies last year, giving Philadelphia the unfortunate distinction of being the only city to lose two championships on the same day. All the same, the Union are back and ready to make another championship push, with one home game available for you to go to over spring break.

  • Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire FC – Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.

College Basketball

March is finally here, and March Madness is just around the corner. In the meantime, teams are wrapping up their regular seasons to prepare for their conference tournaments. If you enjoy basketball and the NBA doesn’t do it for you, here are two college hoops games that will be played in Philadelphia over spring break.

The Arts

Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra will host several shows during spring break. If you are a fan of classical music, head over to the Kimmel Center on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (March 3 to 5).

Sleeping Beauty

Head over to the Academy of Music at 240 S. Broad Street from March 2 to March 12 to see Philadelphia Ballet’s rendition of the famous “Sleeping Beauty.”

Events & Festivals

Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show will be back for the first time since 2020, taking place from March 4 to March 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Tickets are still available on the Pennsylvania Historical Society’s website.

Disney100: The Exhibition

Disney100: The Exhibition opened on February 18 at the Franklin Institute and offers visitors a chance to celebrate 100 years of Disney. The exhibition features more than 250 works of art, costumes, and screen-used props. There are 10 galleries celebrating Disney’s history and its iconic franchises, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “Star Wars.” Tickets are available now on the Franklin Institute website.

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Devon Craley

Devon is a junior studying sports journalism. He has the genuine misfortune of being a Philadelphia sports fan...IYKYK. Send your hot takes and preferably your freezing cold takes on Twitter to @devon3134. Devon is also your friendly, neighborhood State College movie nerd.

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