Welcome to Hawai’i: Islands of Aloha in Philly

While we’re in the midst of a pretty mild winter, there are some cold days that make you yearn for the warm days of spring.

You won’t have to wait long, because the first weekend in March brings one of the largest celebrations of spring to Philadelphia: The Philadelphia International Flower Show. Since 1829, the Flower Show has been showcasing prized floral displays.

From March 4 – 11, you will be taken on a journey that you won’t need your passport for. Destination: Hawai’i: Islands of Aloha. The Pennsylvania Convention Center will be transformed so that “Visitors will be completely immersed in this authentically Hawaiian, once-in-a-lifetime presentation. They will feel like they are walking across the beaches, jungles and mountains of the Hawaiian Islands,” said show designer Sam Lemheney.

But don’t worry; if you’re not too much into the gardening aspect of the show, you will enjoy the performances and culinary aspects. Stop by to enjoy hula dances (I’ve always wanted to learn), music and fire dance performances.

Traveling can sometimes be exhausting, and that’s why you’ll be able to enjoy refreshments:

Garden Tea, where you’ll be able to enjoy petit sandwiches, pastries, fruit and assorted teas at 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. daily. Ticket: $28 per person.

Culinary Demos: Hosted by Chef Joseph Shilling three times a day. And it’s free.

– Hawaiian-themed VIP restaurant

PA Wine & Spirits Tastings and Store: Free tastings of the finest wine and liquor from around the world.

Over the next couple weeks, stay tuned for more update and a special giveaways for the show (yes, my first giveaway!)

Until then, enjoy this video to get you just as excited as I am!


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