Bummed out that summer has officially come to an end? Don’t be. There’s plenty to look forward to in the next couple of months. Now that the beach chairs and sunscreen are packed away, the streets will be full of festivals, pop-up events and Oktoberfests. See below for a quick list of must-attend events in Philadelphia this fall:
Sausage Fest: Saturday, September 30th
Head to South Philly this weekend to enjoy the autumn craft beer, sausage and music-themed festival taking place in the Newbold/Passyunk neighborhood.
Italian Market After Dark: Thursday, October 5th
The Food Trust’s Night Market brings food trucks (and crowds) aplenty to this South Philly culinary destination. Best of all, it’s free to attend you just need to pay as you go.
Midtown Village’s Annual Street Festival: Saturday, October 7th
This is a rain or shine event so plan accordingly. Head out for another year of great food, plenty of drinks and live music. You may want to pack a poncho and an umbrella just in case.
Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival: Friday-Saturday, October 20th-21st
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Check out Sorting Hat demonstrations, a Quidditch tournament and other Hogwarts-themed events. The festival will span 12 blocks in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood.
Rocky Run: Saturday, November 11th
Let’s face it, Rocky is one of the most famous people ever to come out of Philadelphia! Break out the gray sweats and line up with thousands of other Rocky fans for a 5K or 10-mile run. If you’re feeling brave, you can try your best at the 13.1 Italian Stallion Challenge.
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