Venue blocks have not been lifted and the locations for many convention-related events still have not been determined.
Philadelphia's big chance to show off -- the Republican National Convention -- starts in six weeks.
So why are so many frustrated event planners still asking, "Where's the party?"
Many of the area's biggest venues were contractually blocked by the RNC for convention-related celebrations and functions. At least 1,000 official convention-related events are expected to be held across the city and region.
But just where many of those parties will be held is still unknown. In the end, some venues that have turned away other business as part of their agreement with the RNC may also fail to receive any business from the convention.
The blocks were put into effect last year by the RNC's committee on Arrangements; they are supposed to be lifted July 1.
"Can you imagine putting everything together in less than a month?" said planner Barbara Chryst, president of …