Fall is one of the best times of year in Philadelphia. There’s a festival almost every weekend, Wissahickon is even more gorgeous as the leaves change, and the weather is near perfect.
While this is by no means a comprehensive list of the countless things to do this fall in Philly, these are a few of our favorites. What’s your favorite thing to do in Philly during the fall?
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary (Now – November 10)
If being terrified is something you’re into, you’re in luck! One of the countries most famous haunted houses, this former prison will be hosting its annual Terror Behind the Walls. In the 1940s when the prison was still operational, officers and inmates would report mysterious visions and eerie experiences, giving the prison a reputation of being haunted! Today, this haunted prison features six attractions, all included in the admission price!
Midtown Village Fall Festival (October 6)
Attracting over 50 thousand attendees every year, Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of the city’s biggest autumn events. The festival, located on 13th St. and Chestnut and the surrounding blocks, features live entertainment, craft vendors, and food and drink sampling from a bunch of the local restaurants! Plenty of activities for children make this a great family outing!
Old City Fest (October 7)
A celebration of art, fashion, and food, Old City Fest showcases the creative side of one of the country’s most historic neighborhoods. This festival features a stage with live music performances, runway fashion shows, and food and drink galore! With over 100 Old City vendors participating, live performances, and a family fun zone, there’s something for everyone!
Philadelphia OutFest (October 7)
The biggest National Coming Out Day (NCOD) event takes place right here in our city of Philadelphia. 2018 marks the 28th annual NCOD celebration and includes a block party, family zones, food and beverage vendors, entertainment and so much more. Pop down to Midtown between noon and 7pm and join in on the celebration!
RiverCity Festival (October 13)
Celebrate the changing of the seasons at the RiverCity Festival in Penn Treaty Park. Kick off the celebration with a 5k Fun Run Through the streets of Fishtown. The festivities continue in the park with live music and tons of vendors. While you’re enjoying the beer garden, the kids can enjoy the magic show, get their faces painted, or play in the moon bounce obstacle course. As an added bonus, you can visit your friends at JG Real Estate – we’ll have a tent set up with giveaways and virtual reality glasses so you can tour some of our listings!
Philadelphia Film Festival (October 18 – 28)
Hosted by the Philadelphia Film Society, the 11 day film festival features dozens of films discovered by the PFS at Cannes, Sundance, and many other prestigious film festivals across the globe. With over 100 films being presented and over 25,000 expected attendees, this is one of Philadelphia’s biggest cultural events of the year.
Philadelphia Marathon (November 16 – 18)
This November is the 25th anniversary Philadelphia Marathon Weekend! Register online to take part in the marathon, half marathon, or 8k. Thousands of runners from Philadelphia and beyond come out every year to run for a good cause. This years charity sponsor is the American Association for Cancer Research, and 88 cents of every dollar goes directly to support life-saving cancer research.
Thanksgiving Day Parade (November 22)
The country’s first Thanksgiving parade returns once again for its 99th anniversary! On Thanksgiving Day, JFK Boulevard and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be filled with fun floats and massive balloons, while crowds gather along the streets to cheer on the passing spectacles. Get there early to get a good viewing spot! It starts promptly at 8:30 am.
Army-Navy Game (December 8)
The famous Army-Navy game returns to the Linc for the 2nd year in the row. Come check out the Navy Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy take on the Army Black Knights of West Point. More than just a football game; fans, veterans, and service members will come out to celebrate those who’ve committed their lives to protecting this country.
Have a suggestion for what to do this fall in Philly? Let us know! And, as always if you’re looking to buy or sell, contact us!