Each year on March 27th, Philadelphia comes alive with the vibrant celebration of PHILLY Flag Day, marking the anniversary of the Philadelphia Civic Flag — the first official city flag in America.

This day is a cornerstone of civic pride and an opportunity for all Philadelphians to come together to celebrate our Philly Flag of UNITY, our city's rich history, and our bright future as ONE PHILLY!

Celebrating Our City, Our Flag, and Our Community

Celebrations, Ceremonies, and More

PHILLY Flag Day is a ‘Philly-centric’ day filled with festivities, community gatherings, and educational activities designed to honor everything GOOD about our city while promoting the values of brotherly love and unity that our flag represents.

Events Include:

  • Philadephia Maneto Citizens March: Gather with fellow citizens in LOVE PARK to march to the event location in UNITY! Choose one of the four Philly Flag Banners, representing the flag’s symbols, to march behind and help us bring the Philadelphia Maneto Spirit to the Opening of the celebration.
  • PHILLY-Centric Performances: This city has so much remarkable talent! This is a real PHILADELPHIA DAY to experience that Philly Flag in unity.
  • Cultural Performances: Enjoy performances by the vast and varied talent in our PHILLY-ethnic communities.
  • Presentation of the Four Philadelphia Maneto Awards: one for PEACE / one for HOPE / one for JUSTICE / and one for PROSPERITY
  • Flag Raising Ceremonies: Witness the grandeur of the Philadelphia Civic Flag being hoisted across various historical sites and public buildings.
  • Community Parades: Join neighbors and friends in a festive parade featuring local bands, dance troupes, and community organizations.
  • Educational "GET FLAGGED" Workshops: Learn about the story / history of the Philadelphia Civic Flag and its significance in various workshops and presentations throughout the city.

Why It Matters

PHILLY Flag Day not only commemorates the history of our flag but also reinforces the ongoing relevance of its message — "Philadelphia Maneto" or "Let Brotherly Love Continue."

It’s a day to reflect on our collective identity and reaffirm our commitment to the ideals that define us as Philadelphians.

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Mark You Calendars

Mark your calendars and be a part of this special celebration. PHILLY Flag Day is more than just an event; it's a testament to the enduring spirit of Philadelphia.

We look forward to seeing you there and making this year’s celebration one to remember!

Every March 27th

Get Involved

PHILLY Flag Day is a community event made richer by your participation. Here’s how you can get involved:

Volunteer, Attend, & Spread the Word


Gather your family and friends and join us for a day of celebration and community bonding. All events are free and open to the public.


We need volunteers to help with event setup, operations, and cleanup. It’s a great way to meet fellow citizens and contribute to the success of the day.

Spread the Word

Help us promote PHILLY Flag Day on social media. Share your stories and photos with the hashtag #PHILLYFlagDay and inspire others to join.