As Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia, visitors gather for the awaited Festival of Families. This international celebration of family, community and faith features musical performances including Andrea Bocelli and The Philadelphia Orchestra as well as visual art performances. Pope Francis is scheduled to address the crowd after listening to six different families who are among the featured speakers.
This is a rain or shine event. Come prepared for the weather and be prepared to walk. It is important to note that unopened water bottles are permitted so plan accordingly. A full list of restricted items is on the website. The Papal event is free and open to the public but tickets are required.