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Global Philly Is Back and Better Than Ever

For locals, the Greater Philadelphia area is known for its variety of international resources. The Global Philadelphia Association’s (GPA) goal is to help bring those resources together in the international spotlight. For the third time, the association is bringing back Global Philly. This year, the festival is bigger than ever! We are honored and excited to be working with GPA again on showcasing hundreds of diverse events in our city.

Beginning on Friday, September 15 and ending on November 1, Global Philly 2017 (GP17) is providing 45 days “packed with all things international.” This public exposition is full of international resources, programs and activities that will be held throughout the city and  surrounding counties. From attending a world music concert to exploring an ethnic festival, there are events suited for everyone. Other categories include business, education, sports, technology and everything in between that inspires an international impact in our city.



Here are a few highlights of the 150+ Global Philly 2017 events:

Around The Globe In Your City: A World Heritage Teacher Workshop

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Guided Hike and Meditation

Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Fairmount Park Horticultural Center, 100 N. Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator: Style Gala

Date: Monday, September 18
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Dilworth Plaza, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opera Philadelphia Presents: Opera on The Mall

Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Visit the event calendar for the complete listing.


GPA is known for their contribution in making Philadelphia the first World Heritage City in the United States of America. In 2012, Philadelphia decided to apply for an “Organization of World Heritage Cities.” After much preparation over two years, the city submitted its credentials. Based on the history, art, education, and freedom in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia officially obtained this prestigious title.


Follow Global Philly 2017 on Twitter using the hashtag “#GlobalPhilly17”. Share all of your questions, ideas, and pictures with us in the comments and on social media!