In need of an escape? Fear not. Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, inspired by the Kimmel Center, kicks off April 7 with city-wide arts festival celebrating the creativity, collaboration and innovation of artistic energy permeating in Paris, the City of Lights, circa 1910-1920.
Free Live Entertainment in the Kimmel Center Commonwealth Plaza Begins with WXPN Free at Noon concert on April 8. Visitors will experience round the clock free entertainment from April 8 to May 1 with the Kimmel Center’s Plaza transformed into a Parisian Streetscape including: the 81 ft. Eiffel Tower replica with 6,000 light bulbs providing a nightly FREE Eiffel Tower Light Show. The dazzling light and sound show includes mobile planes, trains and a blimp zooming overhead. In addition, the Plaza will have FREE Wi-Fi connection throughout the festival with a stylized Parisian food cartserving coffee, pastries, and hot chocolate in the morning and crepes during lunch. PIFA also brings FREE French wine tastings at PA Wine & Spirits shop located on premise, FREE French in 10 Minutes lessons, and FREE noon time, happy hour, and nightly performances. Plaza festivities kick into gear with a full service bar serving Parisian flared drink specials by Wolfgang Puck catering.