Cheesesteaks In Philly Can Cap Off Visit To Flower Show, St. Patrick’s Parade, Beer Festival

If you’re anything like us, you’re ready for this winter to come to its inevitable conclusion. We’ve already weathered some brutally-cold single-digit days; just thinking about April showers (and May flowers) offers just enough encouragement to push on. Fortunately, there are a few upcoming events here in Philly this March that will keep us entertained while we wait for t-shirt weather to return! From the annual flower show to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a craft beer festival, there are plenty of reasons to come visit and then grab cheesesteaks in Philly for lunch or dinner.

Power of Flower: The 2019 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show runs from March 2 through March 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s theme of “Flower Power” will “explore how flowers convey a wide range of emotions and messages in a universal language that transcends cultures and borders.” Granted, flowers might not be for everyone but the show floor spans 10 acres and the sheer variety of sights, sounds and smells is enough to keep guests of all ages entertained. Come check out the “the era of Flower Power and Pop Art” and see how horticulturalists have found ways to re-image the backyard garden.

Feeling Crafty: Now in its 13th year and previously named by USA Today as one of the “10 Best Beer Festivals in the U.S.,” the Philly Craft Beer Festival is set for March 2, 2019. This 21+ event is being held at the Navy Yard in South Philly, which also gives possible attendees a great reason to check out this often-overlooked corner of our city. The festival is also a perfect opportunity to grab cheesesteaks in Philly from Geno’s either before or after your beer-sampling session. Additional activities include hatchet-throwing, a photo booth, “backyard games,” and merchandise booths from local breweries!

Save the Date: If you’re looking for something to do exactly one week before the actual St. Patrick’s Day, then the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 10 should fit the bill. This year’s parade route will run from the staging area between 20th and 16th streets along JFK Boulevard and culminate along Dock Street at the Delaware River. The performance area will be set up along Market Street between 6th and 5th streets. While organizers of this year’s event (which has the theme “St. Patrick, unite us!”) are surely excited, the 2020 parade will mark the 250th year. Whether you plan on coming out next month or next year, be sure to put cheesesteaks in Philly from Geno’s on your itinerary for that day, too.