Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation, Parkway 100 Celebration, Fringe Festival, Brauhaus Schmitz’s Oktoberfest, Restaurant Weeks and More!

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The weekend kicks off with the Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation, “We Are Connected” Festival, 2017 Fringe Festival, the Parkway 100 Celebration, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Center City Restaurant Week, Manayunk Restaurant Week, Parks On Tap, Spruce Street Harbor Park, RiverRink Summerfest and more.

During the weekend enjoy the Oktoberfest Street Festival at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly Aids Thrift Block Party, the Scarecrow Festival At Peddler’s Village, the Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation, Mural Arts Monument Lab, Block By Block MineCraft Party, 40th Street Summer Series, the Parkway 100 Celebration, OktoBEARfest, 2017 Fringe Festival, Spruce Street Harbor Park, RiverRink SummerfestOpera Philadelphia Festival. the Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain, the Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens, FREE tours of Yards Brewing Cofarmers’ markets, free yoga, and much more.

The weekend ends with the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Scarecrow Festival At Peddler’s Village, the Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation, Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 5k & 10 k, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Parks on Tap, Center City Restaurant Week, Manayunk Restaurant Week, free yoga, Headhouse Farmers’ Market and much more.

During the week enjoy  Manayunk Restaurant Week, the Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation, Opera Philadelphia Festival, Super Sessions On The Avenue in Mt. Airy, String Band Music Under the Stars, PHS Pop Up Beer Garden South Street, Pay What You Wish at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Parks On Tap, Old City Farmers Market and much more.

In upcoming weeks get ready for  the end of the 2017 Fringe Festival, continuation of Mural Arts Monument Lab, Free Movie In Clark Park, 4th Friday in Headhouse District, FEASTIVAL, First Friday, Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe, Old City Fest and much more.

What event or activity this weekend or during the week excites you the most? Please share with us in the comments below.

Tip: If you haven’t done so in recent months or years, visit the many wonderful museums in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Museums

Did you hear that Philadelphia was named best place to visit in the U.S. by Lonely Planet. Read more, click here.

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Things To Do In Philadelphia this Weekend & Week of ~ September 15 – 21 ~

FYI – There are many events & attractions listed below that have been open prior today which are listed as “Now”. Also, check back daily for updates!

Informational Posts For Things To Do Year Round or Seasonal

  • Our Guide to All Museums in Philadelphia ~ Visit many wonderful museums in Philly. ~ Philadelphia Museums ~
  • Season Preview & Expectations of The Philadelphia Eagles ~ 2017 – 2018 Season ~ It’s football time and who is not excited about the 2017 – 2018 Philadelphia Eagles! Disregarding the fans who predict that, “This is the year we win it all!” most Eagles fans are still bubbling over with excitement and playoff hopes. Let’s take a peak into how the Eagles should fair this season. ~ Season Preview & Expectations of The Philadelphia Eagles ~
  • Parks On Tap ~ September 15 – 17 ~ Pretzel Park ~ Located in the heart of Manayunk at the corner of Cresson. ~ Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~
  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~ September 15 – 17 ~  More than 100 selected artists from across the country will fill the area in and around Rittenhouse Square with art representing all types of subject matters and mediums. ~ Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~
  • Center City Restaurant Week ~ September 15 – 19 ~ Philadelphia Restaurant Week is here again. Come out and get discounted prices at your favorite participating restaurants, enjoying delicious foods both during lunch and dinner. ~ Center City Restaurant Week ~
  • 2017 Fringe Festival ~ September 15 – 24 ~ The Fringe Festival, now in its 21st year, spans from September 7 to 24, allowing you to enjoy 17 days of progressive performing and visual arts city-wide throughout Philadelphia neighborhoods! Check out our guide to top shows! ~ 2017 Fringe Festival ~
  • Opera Philadelphia Festival ~ September 15 – 25 ~ Known as the O17 Festival, Opera Philadelphia’s 2017-18 season begins on a high note with the debut of O17, a new opera festival. Seven operatic happenings staged over the course of twelve days in six venues across the city. This unprecedented civic experiment transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness. Expect glittering stars of opera in more than 25 commissioned works, site-specific works and world premieres.  ~ Opera Philadelphia Festival ~
  • Manayunk Restaurant Week ~ September 15 – 28 ~ Manayunk Restaurant Week offers various types of food selections such as Seafood, Steak, American, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, Indian, and more. Many local restaurants will be participating, allowing you to indulge in special three course meals offered at $15, $25, and $35 price ranges. (Does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol). Check it out! ~ Manayunk Restaurant Week ~
  • Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain ~ September 15 – 30 ~ Visitors will enjoy more than 1,700 jets and streams soaring as high as 175 feet in the air each night during the season. ~ Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Grand Opening with Fireworks Show ~
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park ~ September 15 – October 1 ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park will include a floating restaurant, boardwalk, hammocks, tons of colorful LED lights, new planted greenery, more Philadelphia restauranteurs, seating options, and a new family entertainment area! ~ Spruce Street Harbor Park ~
  • RiverRink Summerfest ~ September 15 – October 1 ~ Enjoy the Blue Cross RiverRink which has been transformed into an outdoor roller rink, a nine-hole mini-golf course, food, and new this year, an outdoor bowling alley. ~ RiverRink Summerfest ~
  • The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker at Morris Arboretum ~ September 15 – October 31  ~ From 1 pm to 3 pm at the Morris Arboretum, meet and observe metal artist Lyman Whitaker as he demonstrates how he creates and assembles his dynamic and beautiful sculptures! ~ The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker ~   
  • Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation ~ September 15 – October 8 ~ FREE – Imagine riding down Benjamin Franklin Parkway in a pedicab! Here is your chance, thanks to Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies, to enjoy new interactive artwork! ~ Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation ~
  • Oktoberfest Events In Philadelphia ~ September 15 – October 30 ~ Oktoberfest invades Philadelphia for 16 days of German beer, food, music, block parties and fun! Check out the German Oktoberfest events in your area. ~ Oktoberfest Events In Philadelphia ~ 
  • Parkway 100 Celebration ~ September 15, 2016 – November 16, 2018 ~ The Ben Franklin Parkway is turning 100 and Philadelphia is set to mark this milestone with a year of special events, promotions, and family-friendly experiences through November 18, 2018.  ~ Parkway 100 Celebration ~
  • Scarecrow Festival At Peddler’s Village ~ September 16 & 17 ~ Enjoy a weekend of fall family fun at Peddler’s Village 10 am to 6 pm both days! Learn how to make a scarecrow while enjoying live entertainment and pumpkin painting. Stroll through the village to check out scarecrows on display and enjoy live entertainment, food and more. ~ Scarecrow Festival At Peddler’s Village
  • Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 5k & 10 k ~ September 16 & 17 ~ Along the 13.1-mile, 6.2-mile and 3.1-mile courses, runners will be greeted with rockin’ live music from Philly bands. ~ Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 5k & 10 k ~
  • Mural Arts Monument Lab ~ September 16 – November 19 ~ Monument Lab is a public art and history project produced with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Monument Lab invites Philadelphians and visitors to join a citywide conversation about history, memory, and our collective future. Enjoy temporary installations by local and international artists accompanied by interactive pop-up laboratories for creative conversations. ~ Mural Arts Monument Lab ~

Date Specific Events & Activities ~ September 15 – 21 ~

  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~  Month of September ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for September 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~ September 15 ~  From 11 am to 7 pm. More than 100 selected artists from across the country will fill the area in and around Rittenhouse Square with art representing all types of subject matters and mediums. ~ Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~
  • Art After 5 ~ September 15 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Linda May Han Oh Born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, this jazz bassist’s rhythm-driven compositions explore all that can be said without words. Her New York–based quartet consists of Ben Wendel on tenor sax, Matthew Stevens on guitar, Fabian Almazan on piano, and Rudy Royston on drums. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~ 
  • Parks On Tap ~ September 15 – 17 ~ Pretzel Park ~ Located in the heart of Manayunk at the corner of Cresson. ~ Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~
  • 2017 Fringe Festival ~ September 15 – 24 ~ The Fringe Festival, now in its 21st year, spans from September 7 to 24, allowing you to enjoy 17 days of progressive performing and visual arts city-wide throughout Philadelphia neighborhoods! Check out our guide to top shows! ~ 2017 Fringe Festival ~
  • Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation ~ September 15 – October 8 ~ FREE - Imagine riding down Benjamin Franklin Parkway in a pedicab! Here is your chance, thanks to Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies, to enjoy new interactive artwork! ~ Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation ~
  • Oktoberfest Events In Philadelphia ~ September 15 – October 30 ~ Oktoberfest invades Philadelphia for 16 days of German beer, food, music, block parties and fun! Check out the German Oktoberfest events in your area. ~ Oktoberfest Events In Philadelphia ~
  • Parkway 100 Celebration ~ September 15, 2017 – November 16, 2018 ~ The Ben Franklin Parkway is turning 100 and Philadelphia is set to mark this milestone with a year of special events, promotions, and family-friendly experiences through November 18, 2018.    ~ Parkway 100 Celebration ~
  • Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ September 16 From 9 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 23rd and Pine Streets. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ 
  • Liberty Lands Market ~ September 16 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears and lotions. Hand made soaps, Ice Creams, sauces, organic teas and coffees and more. Part of the market, you will find animal rescues with adoptables & pet products. Liberty Lands Market ~
  • Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market ~ September 16 ~ From 9 am to 3 pm from 18th & Walnut Streets, enjoy fresh seasonal produce, fresh seafood, fresh bread and much more! ~ Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market ~  
  • Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~ September 16 until November 5 ~ FREE - From 9:30 am to 10:30 am every Saturday and Sunday at Race Street PierJust bring a yoga mat and be ready to stretch out. ~ Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~
  • Block By Block MineCraft Party ~ September 16 ~ From 9 am to 4 pm at the University of the Sciences, 600 S. 43rd St. Calling all Minecraft players! Come out to support Philadelphia public schools and raise funds for Public Citizens for Children and Youth! Gamers ages 17 and under should register to participate in one of three indoor Minecraft challenge sessions. Note that all skill levels are welcome and those hoping to play Minecraft should bring their own devices (tablets or laptops). Meanwhile, parents, friends and other guests can enjoy Minecraft-themed festivities both indoors and out. ~ Block By Block MineCraft Party ~
  • Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ September 16 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~
  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~ September 16 ~  From 11 am to 6 pm. More than 100 selected artists from across the country will fill the area in and around Rittenhouse Square with art representing all types of subject matters and mediums. ~ Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~
  • Philly Aids Thrift Block Party ~ September 16 ~ FREE – From noon to 6 pm at 5th and Bainbridge streets in Queen Village, enjoy a celebrity dunk tank, moon bounce, DJ Robert Drake, live music by West Philadelphia Orchestra, Beer & Wine provided by Whetstone Tavern, food trucks, craft Vendors, magicians and so much more! Philly Aids Thrift Block Party ~
  • N2N Festival ~ September 16 ~ The Neighborhood to Neighborhood festival is from noon to 8 pm at 50th & Baltimore. Enjoy a free, safe, and fun day for community members to enjoy the rich diversity and culture of Philadelphia through entertainment, food, games, activities, information, & resources.  ~ N2N Festival ~
  • Oktoberfest Street Festival ~ September 16 ~ Held at Brauhaus Schmitz, Enjoy 10 different kinds of German beers, excellent German food, live Oompah music, face painting, the Liter lift competition, Schnapski, German folk dancing, and much more. ~ Oktoberfest Street Festival ~
  • Philadelphia United Jazz Festival ~ September 16 ~ From 2 pm to 10 pm at South Street between 15th and 16th streets. Enjoy live music and learn more about Philadelphia’s deep jazz roots! Performances kick off on the festival’s main stage near Broad and South streets at 2 pm with sets by a stellar lineup of Philadelphia talent, including the Sam Reed Quintet, the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and the UCC Royal Brass Band, just to name a few. ~ Philadelphia United Jazz Festival ~
  • OktoBEARfest ~ September 16 ~ Held at the Philadelphia Zoo from 5 pm to 8 pm. Guests will indulge in unlimited samples of seasonal fall brews and ciders, local fare from the region’s hippest food trucks, live music, animals and a complimentary shuttle from 30th Street Station. ~ OktoBEARfest ~
  • 40th Street Summer Series ~ September 16 ~ FREE - Last one of the summer! Held at 40th & Walnut Streets from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. 40th Street Summer Series is a free outdoor music series in University City that is family-friendly. Not only will there be the eclectic sounds of jazz, funk, Balkan brass and much more, but many activities and entertainment for both kids and adults such as jugglers, face painting, balloon art, fire artists and more. Each concert is scheduled on a Saturday starting at 6 pm. ~ 40th Street Summer Series ~
  • Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 5k & 10 k ~ September 16 & 17 ~ Along the 13.1-mile, 6.2-mile and 3.1-mile courses, runners will be greeted with rockin’ live music from Philly bands. ~ Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 5k & 10 k ~
  • Yards Brewing Co Tours ~ September 16 & 17 FREE - Saturdays & Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm at Yards Brewery, enjoy a wonderful tour of the brewery! All tour-goers must be 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Bus tours, private tours and guided tastings are offered by appointment only. Please contact events@yardsbrewing.com for booking information. ~ Yards Brewing Co Tours ~
  • Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~ September 16 & 20 ~ Starts at 10 am every Wed & Sat – Learn the story behind cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the 115-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold during this 75-minute, food-writer-led walking tour. ~ Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~
  • Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~ September 17 until November 5 ~ FREE - From 9:30 am to 10:30 am every Saturday and Sunday at Race Street PierJust bring a yoga mat and be ready to stretch out. ~ Free Yoga at Race Street Pier ~
  • Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~ September 17 ~ Established in 2007, this market is located in the historic Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Featuring more than 40 vendors, Headhouse is one of The Food Trust’s largest farmers markets. Beyond the abundance of fresh produce, you can also find a great selection of locally prepared foods and artisanal goods such as soups, caneles, ice cream, coffee and wine. ~ Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~
  • Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 5k & 10 k ~ September 17 ~ Along the 13.1-mile, 6.2-mile and 3.1-mile courses, runners will be greeted with rockin’ live music from Philly bands. ~ Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 5k & 10 k ~
  • Scarecrow Festival At Peddler’s Village ~ September 17 ~ Enjoy a weekend of fall family fun at Peddler’s Village from 10 am to 6 pm! Learn how to make a scarecrow while enjoying live entertainment and pumpkin painting. Stroll through the village to check out scarecrows on display and enjoy live entertainment, food and more. ~ Scarecrow Festival At Peddler’s Village ~
  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~ September 17 ~  From 11 am to 5 pm. More than 100 selected artists from across the country will fill the area in and around Rittenhouse Square with art representing all types of subject matters and mediums. ~ Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show ~
  • Block By Block MineCraft Party ~ September 17 ~ From noon to 3:30 pm at the University of the Sciences, 600 S. 43rd St. Calling all Minecraft players! Come out to support Philadelphia public schools and raise funds for Public Citizens for Children and Youth! Gamers ages 17 and under should register to participate in one of three indoor Minecraft challenge sessions. Note that all skill levels are welcome and those hoping to play Minecraft should bring their own devices (tablets or laptops). Meanwhile, parents, friends and other guests can enjoy Minecraft-themed festivities both indoors and out. ~ Block By Block MineCraft Party ~
  • Brazilian Day PhiladelphiaSeptember 17 ~ From 1 pm to 7 pm at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Enjoy music, dance, food and much more at the waterfront in honor of the day Brazil won independence from Portugal in September 1822. Brazilian Day Philadelphia ~
  • Opera Philadelphia Festival ~ September 18 – 25 ~ Known as the O17 Festival, Opera Philadelphia’s 2017-18 season begins on a high note with the debut of O17, a new opera festival. Seven operatic happenings staged over the course of twelve days in six venues across the city. This unprecedented civic experiment transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness. Expect glittering stars of opera in more than 25 commissioned works, site-specific works and world premieres. ~ Opera Philadelphia Festival ~
  • Super Sessions On The Avenue ~ September 19 ~ On Tuesdays in September, the 7100 block of Germantown Avenue returns to the people. At Supper Sessions, hot meals, cold drinks, and table service come out onto the belgian blocks and trolley tracks of Germantown Avenue.  ~ Super Sessions On The Avenue ~
  • Live at Lunch at Dilworth Park ~ September 20 ~ FREE - Every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 pm at Dilworth Park, enjoy musical and performing arts live. Food & drinks pay-as-you-go. ~ Live at Lunch at Dilworth Park ~
  • Pay-What-You-Wish ~ September 20 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every Wednesday from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~ 
  • Parks On Tap ~ September 20 – 24 ~ Burholme Park ~ Get out there and explore many of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks while enjoy beer, food and good company! ~ Parks on Tap ~ 
  • Mural Arts Monument Lab ~ September 20 – November 19 ~ Monument Lab is a public art and history project produced with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Monument Lab invites Philadelphians and visitors to join a citywide conversation about history, memory, and our collective future. Enjoy temporary installations by local and international artists accompanied by interactive pop-up laboratories for creative conversations. ~ Mural Arts Monument Lab ~
  • String Band Music Under the Stars ~ September 21 ~ FREE Mummers Concert every Thursday evening through September 21 held outside at the Mummers Museum starting at 8 pm. Refreshments are served starting at 7:30 pm. Tonight is the Hardley Ables String Band! Come out for some fun and excitement and relive the Mummers! ~ String Band Music Under the Stars ~
  • 2017 Fringe Festival ~ September 21 – 24 ~ The Fringe Festival, now in its 21st year, spans from September 7 to 24, allowing you to enjoy 17 days of progressive performing and visual arts city-wide throughout Philadelphia neighborhoods! Check out our guide to top shows! ~ 2017 Fringe Festival ~
  • Opera Philadelphia Festival ~ September 21 – 25 ~ Known as the O17 Festival, Opera Philadelphia’s 2017-18 season begins on a high note with the debut of O17, a new opera festival. Seven operatic happenings staged over the course of twelve days in six venues across the city. This unprecedented civic experiment transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness. Expect glittering stars of opera in more than 25 commissioned works, site-specific works and world premieres. ~ Opera Philadelphia Festival ~
  • Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation ~ September 21 – October 8 ~ FREE - Imagine riding down Benjamin Franklin Parkway in a pedicab! Here is your chance, thanks to Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies, to enjoy new interactive artwork! ~ Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Interactive Installation ~
  • Dilworth Park ~ Now Open ~ Enjoy seating areas for relaxation, food & live music. ~ Dilworth Park ~
  • Franklin Square ~ Now Open for the 2017 season ~  The Franklin Square is a great place to bring the family or for a date. Located in the historical part of Philadelphia in Old City. This park offers a carousel, a miniature golf course, a storytelling bench, a playground, a picnic area and more. ~ Franklin Square ~
  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk  ~ Now Open ~ Enjoy this 2,000 foot new extension bridging the South Street Bridge & the Locust Street bike trail. ~ Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk  ~
  • “Your Brain” at Franklin Institute ~ Now Open ~ A permanent exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Travel through a two-story tall neural network climbing structure with dynamic lighting and sound effects that are triggered by your footsteps. Kids can act as a Doctor by scanning the brain with an MRI machine, explore your brain, challenge your brain & much more.   ~ “Your Brain” at Franklin Institute ~ 
  • Native American Voices Exhibit at Penn Museum ~ Now Open ~ Stop over at Penn Museum in University City and learn about contemporary issues in Native America. Uncover the rich history and identity of the Native American people through 200 plus objects on display & much more. Native American Voices Exhibit at Penn Museum ~
  • The Artifact Lab – Mummy Conversation at Penn Museum ~ Now until (no date set) ~ Here is your chance to get up close and personal. Watch conservators clean, examine, & preserve Egyptian Mummies at Penn MuseumBest of all, there are special times during the week to where you can ask them questions in person. ~ Conserving Mummies at Penn Museum ~

Philadelphia Beer Gardens

  • Independence Beer Garden ~     ~ Independence Beer Garden ~
  • PHS Pop Up Beer Garden South Street ~ Open 2017 Season ~ The PHS Pop Up Garden is back! Located on 1438 South Street, right next door to the Jamaican Jerk Hut, visitors will enjoy a secluded area with an outdoor bar, palm trees, colorful umbrellas and hammocks, as visitors they enjoy tropical cocktails, beer, wine, food, live music and games. Check it out. ~ Pop Up Beer Garden ~
  • Uptown Beer Garden ~ 1735 market St ~ Uptown Beer Garden ~

Visiting Philadelphia

Are you Visiting Philadelphia? Have you lived in or near the City of Philadelphia, but never ventured out too the many historical sites in Philly? Here is a quick guide for some must see attractions in the City of Brotherly Love.

  • The Independence Visitor’s Center – Your guide for all of your information relating to historical sites in Philadelphia and other things to do in Philadelphia. ~ Independence Visitor’s Center ~
  • Museum of the American Revolution - The Museum of the American Revolution tells the full story of the American Revolution and explores its ongoing legacy, showcasing a vast collection. There are over 3,000 artifacts that have been collected to include General George Washington’s marquee and much more. The museum anchors the eastern end of Independence National Historical Park. ~ Museum of the American Revolution ~
  • Philadelphia Zoo ~ With the warmer weather approaching, you can not miss America’s Oldest Zoo. 42 acres of awesomeness and over 1,000 animals. ~ Philadelphia Z00 ~
  • Liberty Bell – Symbol of American Independence – If you are visiting Philadelphia, this is one site that must be seen. ~ Liberty Bell ~
  • Elfreth’s Alley ~ Get to walk down a street with 300 years of history. Elfreth’s Alley is one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in America. ~ Elfreth’s Alley ~
  • Philadelphia City Hall ~ Like Architecture? Philadelphia History? They give tours of the Philadelphia City Hall. If you go up high enough, you get to see the whole city. ~ Philadelphia City Hall ~
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art – So many things that surround this museum. The “Rocky” Steps or the “Rocky” statue. A great view down Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Behind the museum, you can view Boat House Row and a few other things. ~ Philadelphia Museum of Art ~
  • Betsy Ross House – Did Betsy Ross actually make the American Flag? Learn about some of Philadelphia’s earliest history. ~ Betsy Ross House ~
  • Independence Hall – This is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and where the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed. ~ Independence Hall~
  • National Constitution Center – If anything, you must see the ‘We the People’ exhibit. There are other timely exhibits. ~ National Constitution Center ~
  • Philadelphia Parks – Such as Fairmount Park or even Franklin Square for the kids or relaxing.

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Upcoming Events & Attractions in Philadelphia ~ September 22 & beyond

  • Art After 5 ~ September 22 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Comba Melaza The Puerto Rican Day Parade is on the Parkway this weekend. Start the celebration early with a lively night of salsa music. Join us and our friends at Concilio as we welcome Combo Melaza to the Great Stair Hall. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~  
  • 4th Friday in Headhouse District September 22 ~ Starting at 5 pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic Fabric Row (and beyond). ~ 4th Friday in Headhouse District ~  
  • Free Movie In Clark Park ~ September 22 ~ FREE - Starting at 8 pm, watch the movie Hidden Figures at Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue !~ Free Movie In Clark Park ~
  • Super Sessions On The Avenue ~ September 19 ~ On Tuesdays in September, the 7100 block of Germantown Avenue returns to the people. At Supper Sessions, hot meals, cold drinks, and table service come out onto the belgian blocks and trolley tracks of Germantown Avenue.  ~ Super Sessions On The Avenue ~
  • Live at Lunch at Dilworth Park ~ September 27 ~ FREE - Every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 pm at Dilworth Park, enjoy musical and performing arts live. Food & drinks pay-as-you-go. ~ Live at Lunch at Dilworth Park ~
  • FEASTIVAL ~ September 28 ~  FEASTIVAL, held outside of FringeArts, will bring together 75 + of the city’s best restaurants and bars in Philadelphia while guests are entertained by live performances. This event helps support FringeArts! ~ FEASTIVAL ~
  • SoFi Hosts Cocktail Party for Millennials with Student Loan Debt ~ September 28 ~ From 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Front & Palmer, 1750 N. Front St. WHO: Anyone in the Philadelphia area with student loan debt.  Enjoy an evening filled with fine cocktails, great music, and premium giveaways. SoFi understands how hard people work to pay off those hefty student loan bills. Student debt is your ticket in the door. Just bring an email, screenshot, or paper statement with your loan balance—and a friend. SoFi will take care of the rest.
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~  Month of October ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for October 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • First Friday’s in Old CityOctober 6 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Your chance to visit Art Galleries throughout Old City after normal hours. You will be able to talk to the art directors and possibly some of Philadelphia’s local artists. This also takes place as First Saturdays with select Art Galleries extending out to Fishtown. ~ First Fridays ~ 
  • First Friday’s in Manayunk ~ October 6 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Come enjoy art in Manayunk. Before or afterwards, enjoy a meal at the many restaurants, or stop in one of Manayunk’s wonderful specialty shops. ~ First Friday’s in Manayunk ~
  • Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe ~ October 6 ~ FREE - Doors open at 7 pm & show at 8 pm - Enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine, cocktails, and music courtesy of Philly’s most exciting Cuban band, Conjunto! The night is FREE to attend w/ a variety of food and drink specials. A perfect date night or just a night out with friends & is open to those 21 and up. ~ Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe ~
  • First Sundays at Barnes Foundation ~ October 8 ~ FREE - On the first Sunday of every month, visitors to the Barnes Foundation will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm. Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. ~ First Sunday’s at Barnes Foundation ~
  • Pay As You Wish ~ October 8 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every 1st Sunday of the month from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~
  • Old City Fest ~ October 11 ~ From noon to 6 pm in Old City District,    ~ Old City Fest ~
  • Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe ~ November 3 ~ FREE - Doors open at 7 pm & show at 8 pm - Enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine, cocktails, and music courtesy of Philly’s most exciting Cuban band, Conjunto! The night is FREE to attend w/ a variety of food and drink specials. A perfect date night or just a night out with friends & is open to those 21 and up. ~ Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe ~ 
  • Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe ~ December 1 ~ FREE - Doors open at 7 pm & show at 8 pm - Enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine, cocktails, and music courtesy of Philly’s most exciting Cuban band, Conjunto! The night is FREE to attend w/ a variety of food and drink specials. A perfect date night or just a night out with friends & is open to those 21 and up. ~ Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe ~

As always, no matter if you are visiting Philadelphia or live in the City of Philadelphia, we hope our list of things to do in Philadelphia helps you out. If you have stumbled upon something else that we did not mention, please let us know in a comment or in an e-mail. If you are a business or organization that has an event coming up, please contact us. MyPhillyAlive If you happened to visit any of the things mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment here or on that article describing what you liked about that event or attraction. As always, we would greatly appreciate any feedback. Thanks, MyPhillyAlive

Philadelphia Weather for the weekend of September 15 – 17

Friday  |  Mostly Sunny  |  High 83°  |  Low 66°

Saturday  |  Mostly Sunny  |  High 83°  |  Low 66°

Sunday  |  Partly Cloudy  |  High 83°  |  Low 65°

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Jeff Belonger

Jeff Belonger has been in the mortgage industry for 19+ years and now wants to do something different. With his experience of blogging and social media, Jeff wants to share all of what Philadelphia has to offer, so he created MyPhillyAlive.com. At MyPhillyAlive, we want to share the excitement that the City of Philadelphia resonates. Sharing the passion within, from the people of Philadelphia. At MyPhillyAlive, we’ll be talking about Philadelphia restaurants, fun bars, the city night life, the history of Philadelphia, Philly attractions & events, the arts, sports, and much more. We want people to add their experiences regarding Philadelphia, even if they are from out of town, which can be done on our Facebook fan page as well. www.facebook.com/MyPhillyAlive At the end of the day, we want to be different from the many Philadelphia sites. We want our site to be easy to navigate, while at the same time, we want you to not only find the hot spots, the best things to do in Philadelphia; but those hidden gems within the city. Thanks...

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