Family Fun Events in the Philadelphia Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long with these fun, upcoming events! From the wonderful Fringe Festival to Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this September in the Philadelphia area!

Fringe Festival
September 6th – 23rd
The annual Fringe Festival brings wonderful contemporary performances and art events across the city of Philadelphia. This year’s festival promises dozens of exciting shows that you don’t want to miss!

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival
September 8th – 9th
Kennett Square is the home to the popular Mushroom Festival, featuring many mushroom-themed food, music, exhibits, and activities. This family fun event offers a variety of entertainment that everyone will enjoy. Get more information here. 

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
September 13th
From 5:30PM to 8:30PM, the highly popular Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is back in the fall this year. Many businesses will set up shop on Baltimore Avenue from 43rd to 52nd streets for a night full of food, dollar deals, and entertainment!

Scarecrow Festival at Peddler’s Village
September 15th – 16th
Head on over to Peddler’s Village for the two-day Scarecrow Festival, which is a weekend full of autumnal fun! From scarecrow-making workshops to pumpkin painting and live music, this seasonal festival is perfect for the family! For more information, click here.

Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th – October 15th
Enjoy special events, food-fueled happenings, and so much more during Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrate Latino pride all month long and make sure to make your way to Feria del Barrio, which is the largest celebration of Latino arts and culture!

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
September 21st – November 10th
Get ready to be scared, as Eastern State Penitentiary gets ready to open up their popular Halloween attraction, Terror Behind the Walls. Walk through the abandoned halls by nightfall when all the zombies, ghouls, and creatures come out to play, or if you’re not looking to be scared visit during the day for a regular tour of the prison!

Center City District Restaurant Week
September 23rd – October 5th
Make your way to Center City for the fall edition of Center City Restaurant Week. This is the perfect opportunity for you to check out some of the fine dining establishments that Philly has to offer at a discount of $35 for three-course dinners and $20 for three-course lunches! For more information, click here.

Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival
September 30th
Head on over to Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill for the much-loved Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, where traffic will be shut down to welcome more than 150 artists. Not only will there be plenty of art, but there will also be music, food, crafts, and more to enjoy!

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this September and make sure you enjoy the events that Philadelphia has to offer! Or, if you’re looking for a beautiful home in South Philadelphia/Packer Park, look no further than Siena Place! This beautiful townhome community is perfect for families! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!