Black history and culture are a vital part of Greater Philadelphia’s past, present and future.
In the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, celebrations of Black culture take place all year long. One easy way to honor Black history is by fueling the future, which is easy to do at the many Black-owned independent businesses that dot Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. You can pick up hair products at Marsh + Mane, a cool T-shirt at Grant Blvd or chic baby gear at Buddha Babe.
In addition to shopping, be sure to enjoy some of the many Black History Month happenings taking place at venues all over the region. Celebrate the life and legacy of the famed Underground Railroad conductor at the Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom sculpture on temporary view at City Hall; explore exhibitions that elevate stories of the Black experience; catch loads of musical and theatrical performances; chat with authors; and so much more.
Just be sure to keep health and safety top of mind when celebrating. Patrons are required to show proof of vaccination at any Philadelphia County restaurant, bar or venue that serves food or drink, while guidelines vary in the surrounding region. Advance tickets and reservations are also highly recommended, and events can be postponed or canceled at any time. Your best bet: Call ahead or check online to get the latest info. Find more here.
Read on for our guide on how to celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia for 2022.
Note: Events in this article are arranged in chronological order.