Philadelphia Host Committee announces PoliticalFest
Earlier today, the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention announced PoliticalFest, a festival combining multimedia and interactive displays focusing on American political history and government.
PoliticalFest is designed to engage delegates who will be in town to participate in the Convention and offer Philadelphia residents a special opportunity to feel more involved in the event.
“It is very important that Philadelphians benefit from the DNC being in town, and PoliticalFest is a great way to engage our community members and involve them in this summer's historic event,” Mayor Kenney said in a press release. “Philadelphia is home to many historic and cultural attractions, and I am pleased some of them will be showcased through PoliticalFest, enabling both Philadelphians and visitors to learn about American history and politics in a unique forum.”
First created in 2000 for the Republican National Convention, PoliticalFest is a slight spin off of FanFest, which allows sports fans interested in particular games to experience the sporting events without being there.
The different exhibits will take place at seven participating locations, each centered around a specific theme related to American politics, government, and history.
“We are excited to announce PoliticalFest and the unique opportunity residents and Convention visitors will have to better understand our democratic process through this multi-platform festival,” Former Governor Ed Rendell said in a statement. “PoliticalFest was such a success during the 2000 Republican National Convention, and we expect it to be even more fun, engaging and innovative this time around.”