Create change.
Make history together.

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We’re a city filled with spirit. We’re a city full of passion.

We’re Philadelphians, who are dreamers and doers and tackle every single day with a lot of heart and a whole lot of gusto. We’re committed to making positive change for all and dedicated to making a real impact. The year 2026 provides an opportunity to come together to honor our great city—where America first declared its independence almost 250 years ago—and set ambitious goals for change. To make history, together.

PHL250 recognizes our Founding Partner Sponsors

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Get Ready

The 250th Starts Now

Join a citywide movement that’s happening now to make Philadelphia the very best it can be. Today, we invite individuals and communities to unite behind the 250th milestone that’s ahead of us and work together to make Philadelphia a more equitable, just, sustainable and resilient city. 250th is an opportunity to set our collective future.


Your Voice, Your Impact


By the People, For all People

With you, we’re leading a grassroots initiative that’s by, of, and for all of us. So the road to 2026 is paved with Philadelphian’s actions, voices, places, and creativities.

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Our focus for the future:


By 2026 I want Philadelphia to have equal education and equal opportunity across the board.

Hassan Bennett Client Advocate
Defenders Association of Philadelphia
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photography Credit attribution:

Swann Memorial Fountain: Matt Stanley for Visit Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps: Prasad Panchakshari via Unsplash
Schuykill Banks: Stef.C Photography via Instagram