The multimillion-dollar Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts returns for another 10-day run on Friday, with dozens of live performances featuring artists from all over the world happening June 1-10.
As the centerpiece for the fourth edition of the world-class fair, which previously popped up in 2011, 2013 and 2016, organizers at the Kimmel Center snagged aerial sensations Transe Express. This group of talented French acrobats will premiere a show called “Crystal Palace.” Each night, they’ll dance and play instruments while dangling from a giant 30-foot chandelier above the Schuylkill Banks, while guests are invited to participate in a big dance party right below.
Sound like a blast? We can guarantee it’s a spectacle — because we experienced it firsthand, thanks to a special preview ride above the river with some gorgeous views: