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Best of Philly® Soiree Comes to Dilworth Park in August

It’s time once again for an annual favorite in the Philadelphia area: the “The Best of Philly” Awards. This special feature provided by Philadelphia Magazine allows readers to vote on a wide variety of local products, services, stores, shops, community features and doctors, and the highly-anticipated 50 best restaurants.

Once the contenders are narrowed down to finalists, Philadelphia celebrates with a huge party in Dilworth Park, where visitors can sample food from Philly’s best restaurants, party to the sounds of live local entertainment and enjoy some of Philadelphia’s finest activities, all in celebration of local traditions and business establishments.


The Best of Philly® Soiree

The party kicks off by the beautiful Dilworth Park Fountain, which is an impressive 185/60 feet of invigorating water fun. A thin layer of water that covers the fountain area is a particular splash with the kids, while visitors of all ages revel in the refreshing water spouts that ‘dance’ 3 feet high throughout the fountain space.

A highlight of this treasured annual event is the announcement of the year’s Best of Philly winners. Here are some of the service categories being judged in the 2016 awards:

Restaurants and Bars

  • Best Place to Avoid Kids
    Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant
    Best Dinner Worth Bragging About
    Best Restaurant to Take Your New York Friends To
    Best After-Hours Spot
    Best Happy Hour, Booze
    Best Dining Experience

Shopping, Beauty, and Fitness

  • Best All-Purpose Workout Gear
    Best Lingerie You’ll Actually Wear
    Best Holistic Home Supplies
    Best Swimwear for the Country Club
    Best Designer Consignment Shop
    Best Shop for Brands You’ve Never Heard Of
    Best Suburban Running Trail

Fun and Games

  • Best Cheap Thing to Do in the City
    Best All-Weather Golfing
    Best Date With Your Dog
    Best Historic Attraction
    Best Museum Tour You Haven’t Taken
    Best Place to See a Show in Atlantic City
    Best Stage Talents to See This Season

Service and Help

  • Best Reasons to Never Ride in a Cab Again
    Best Dog Day Care and Kennel
    Best Kids’ Party Entertainment
    Best Watch Repair and Restoration
    Best Snow and Ice Removal
    Best Grown-Up Party Entertainment
    Best Cosmetic-Dental Center

Be Well Philly

  • Best Place to Learn How to Meditate
    Best Place to Escape and Recharge
    Best Gluten-Free Bakery
    Best Sports Bra Shop
    Best Spa Treatment
    Best Local Wellness Blog
    Best Healthy Corner Store

For a complete list of all judging categories, visit the Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly information page.

Here is some general information about the event:

Best of Philly – Best of Philly® Soiree 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Mercedes-Benz VIP Access

  • Access to the event at 5:00pm
    Exclusive early access to the Best of Philly Soirée beginning at 5pm
    Access to the Mercedes-Benz VIP lounge
    Private bar, seating and food
    Exclusive VIP experience
    Includes all benefits of the general admission ticket

General Admission

  • Access to the event at 6:30pm
    Exclusive enter-to-wins
    Mix and mingle with Best of Philly winners
    Delve into delicious dishes from award-winning Best of Philly restaurants
    Enjoy refreshing drinks and summer cocktails
    Live entertainment and dancing

Tickets are available here: www.phillymag.com/bestofphilly/#tickets


When you’re ready to sample all the best that Philly has to offer, remember that heavy traffic can put a damper on the festivities before you even arrive. To make your next Philly adventure a carefree and more pleasurable experience, consider hiring a professional Philadelphia transportation service to drive you and your companions to and from area events, so you can just kick back and enjoy the fun.

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Best of Philly® Soiree Comes to Dilworth Park in August

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