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Our Annual Festival

Celebrating 20 Years: October 1 - 13, 2024

For twenty years our annual festival has been an explosion of activities showcasing the Philadelphia design community while demonstrating the impact of design to the public. In our 20th anniversary year, expect some surprises. October 1-13, 2024 (observing Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur)

Participate in the Festival

Host an Event

This year the Festival is celebrating 20 years! Join us by hosting an event or exhibition during the Festival, October 1-13, 2024. Sign Up Here.

Create an Installation

Create an installation to engage festival attendees at one of our festival hubs located at Cherry Street Pier and the Center for DesignPhiladelphia. Sign Up Here.


Join the community of contributors who have supported DesignPhiladelphia in the past and connect with thousands of people here in Philadelphia. Full sponsorship opportunities are available here.

Advertise Context Magazine

Put your brand in front of thousands of design industry professionals daily with print and digital opportunities. Find out more here.


With your lending hands, volunteers help distribute marketing materials, support event hosts during the festival, and collect demographic information from participants. We need your help, especially because it's our 20th anniversary. Please consider donating some time with us this October. Fill out this volunteer form and we will be in touch.

Commemorative Booklet

Celebrate our 20th Anniversary of the DesignPhiladelphia Festival by placing an advertisement in our commemorative 20th Anniversary Booklet. The Booklet will have reflections on 20 years of DesignPhiladelphia and 2024 Festival Highlights. Advertisements are due by July 19, 2024. Reserve your ad today!

Festival News



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