The 2017 Festival
The 13th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival will take place from October 5-14, 2017.
How to Participate
We are proud to collaborate with some of Philadelphia's brightest stars to produce the 2017 Festival. Join the community of Philadelphians who have supported DesignPhiladelphia in the past and connect with thousands of people here in Philadelphia.
Host an Event:
Every year we partner with over 100 designers, firms, organizations, and companies to produce the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. All throughout the Festival, event hosts open their spaces to the public for workshops, talks, receptions, and exhibitions. Click here to download the 2017 Event Partner Packet. Registration for the 2017 Festival will be open March 1-June 1. Register Now.
Host an Open House:
Open your doors to the community as part of our design crawl! Design crawls will take place from 4-7pm over 5 days of the festival and are divided by neighborhood. Click here to learn more. More neighborhoods will be added based on demand. Register now.
Sponsor + Advertise:
Join our loyal sponsors who have supported DesignPhiladelphia in the past and connect with thousands of people here in Philadelphia. We offer sponsorships that range from $1k-$50k. Click here to download the 2017 Sponsorship Packet, or click here to contact Rebecca Johnson for more info.
As the oldest design festival of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia highlights the work of thousands of local designers, architects, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by thoughtful design, collaborative business practices, and community engagement.
Over the course of ten days each October, places such as universities, cultural institutions, civic associations, city agencies, retailers, manufacturers, and startups across the city participate in over 100 engaging events including panel discussions, fashion shows, participatory workshops, studio tours, book signings, professional development classes, design exhibitions, and imaginative celebrations.
DesignPhiladelphia’s mission is to make Philadelphia a hub for design excellence, support economic opportunities for local designers, and demonstrate to the public the impact of design on our everyday lives.