News & events

You’re on the City’s pilot website, beta.phila.gov.
The News & events section of beta.phila.gov is a work-in-progress.

We’re in the process of creating a new City website from the ground up because we realize phila.gov isn’t as easy to use as it should be.

Below you’ll find the City’s news listing. However, it’s not a complete list. In the future, we’d like to centralize the City of Philadelphia’s news, events, service notifications, and blog posts in one place. We’ll update this page as we release enhanced designs. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, we’re happy to consider your suggestions. What City news and events would you like to know more about, and why? Your insights might inform future design and content improvements to the site.

  • Use the site’s feedback links to alert us to content errors and design ideas.
  • Sign up to be a beta.phila.gov tester. We’ll contact you for specific feedback on the News & events section and other site features.












Office of the Mayor

The Donkeys Have Landed!

The “Donkeys Around Town” art exhibit of 57 fiberglass donkeys is now up for viewing, and these four-legged friends will stick around until late August. There's a smartphone scavenger hunt with awesome prizes, too!







Office of the Mayor

Road Closures for the Convention

The City anticipates about 50,000 visitors to the city during the Democratic National Convention. Just as with any major sporting event, the event will require minor street closures and other changes.




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