With Fall right around the corner, there are plenty of seasonal events going on in the Philadelphia area. Whether it’s Oktoberfest or Hispanic month, Fashion Week or Music Fest, Philly is full of fun this time of year. We’ve found the top - and affordable - choices of what to do this weekend.
What: Hispanic Heritage Month
Philadelphia will honor and celebrate the Hispanic culture and heritage at a variety of events, including Mexican Independence Day and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, this month.
Where: Various locations.
When: Through Oct. 15
What: Festival 018
Opera Philadelphia hosts this 11-day festival with various operas and performances held throughout Philadelphia.
Where: Various locations
When: Through Sunday
Check out the city’s finest restaurants at fixed rate for three-course dinners or lunches.
Where: Participating restaurants in Philadelphia
When: Through Friday, Oct. 5
Cost: $35 for three-course dinners
This music event will feature Hollerboard’s most renowned alumni, including A-Trak, Spank Rock, Cosmo Baker, Nick Catchdubs and Low Budget among others.
Where: Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St., Philadelphia
When: From 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
What: Terror Behind the Walls
One of the country’s most popular Halloween attractions returns with more creepy zombies and ghosts that pop out as you explore the abandoned halls of this former penitentiary.
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia
When: Through Nov. 10 on select dates and times
What: Philly Fashion Week
Pop-up runways will showcase all the latest fashions, along with shopping events throughout the city.
Where: Various locations
When: Through Saturday.
What: Philly Music Fest
Celebrate Philly-only bands at this full weekend of shows at three locations. Performances include everything from jazz to rock.
Where: Johnny Brenda’s, World Cafe Live and Milkboy
When: Thursday through Sunday
Cost: Tickets start at $15
Best known for his role in Broadway’s Hamilton, Odom will join the Philly POPS to perform American classics.
Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St, Philadelphia
When: Friday through Sunday
This first-ever festival will feature live music, lawn games and plenty of beer.
Where: MudHen Brewing Company, 127 W. Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood, NJ
When: Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Cost: Starts at $15
Check out these roaring monster tracks on the sand. Monster trucks will compete on a custom beach race course for a chance to win the title of “King of the Beach.”
Where: Lincoln Avenue and Beach, Wildwood, NJ
When: Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Italian culture at this festival filled with food, crafts, games, live entertainment and more. There will be a grape stomping contest and spaghetti eating contest too!
Where: Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Burke and Montgomery avenues, Wildwood, NJ
When: Friday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m.
What: Ardmore Oktoberfest
Ardmore will be transformed into a Bavarian wonderland for Oktoberfest. Enjoy German fare and beer, live entertainment, dancing and more. Kids will love the cookie and pumpkin decorating, face painting and more.
Where: Cricket Avenue in downtown Ardmore
When: Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m.
This beer garden will be filled with German fare, live music and more.
Where: Updatown Beer Garden, 1735 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia
When: Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.
Live music, fresh seafood, crafts and entertainment will fill this bay-side festival.
Where: Marina Park, 347 42nd Place, Sea Isle City, NJ
When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate fall at this craft show.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stroll the boardwalk and check out these Chrysler cars on display.
Where: Wildwoods Boardwalk
When: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free to watch
Visit this farmer’s market for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more.
Where: Byrne Plaza, Oak and Pacific avenues, Wildwood, NJ
When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free parking
The community can stroll the streets and enjoy more than 150 artists displaying their wares. There will be food, music, crafts and more.
Where: Germantown and Rex avenues
When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate the Puerto Rican cultural at this annual event filled with poetry readings, live performances and music and lots of food.
Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When: Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
What: Ardmore Antique & Vintage Market
Shop for a wide variety of antiques, vintage and estate jewelry, clothing, furniture, glassware and more.
Where: Rittenhouse Place, 44 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore
When: Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No matter your skill level, come out and enjoy a race down the shore.
Where: Ocean City Music Pier
Cost: Free to watch