6 Best Things To Do In Philly This Fall

By Parker Diakite


The warm temperatures, longer days, cookouts with family and friends: summer was undeniably fun.  But Fall is officially upon us, which means festivals, food, and layered-fashion.  From art shows, music festivals, and (of course) drinks, here’s your guide to Philadelphia this autumn:


A Dream Deferred PHL

“Redlining Past, Present, and Future” is an immersive exhibit set to take place from September 21 through November 17. The experience includes an art installation, reflection booth, touch technology, and a short documentary that will highlight how race and policy influence the lives of Philadelphia’s residents. The installation also includes and on-site cafe, so after you feed your mind you can also fill your belly with yummy treats.  If you’re in Philly this fall, this one is a must-visit.


First Friday Philadelphia

First things first. This is perfect if you’re interested to see what’s happening in Philadelphia’s art scene. On the first Friday of each month, art galleries across Philly stay open late.  Visitors can shop, enjoy food, hear live music, and explore art exhibits throughout the city.


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Midtown Village Fall Festival

Held each year in October, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is a neighborhood block party that includes multiple stages of live entertainment, sidewalk sales, and of course, food!


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Philadelphia Film Festival

This is for you film lovers!  The Philadelphia Film Society is hosting its annual Philadelphia Film Festival starting on Oct. 18.  The eleven-day festival brings more than 25,000 talented filmmakers and onlookers each year to showcase the best independent and foreign cinema throughout Philly.


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Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

Because what is fall without pumpkins? From apple picking, cornfield mazes and hayrides, Pumpkinland hosted at Linvilla Orchards will give you all the autumn vibes you’re looking for this season.



A free event held on the intersection of 18th and South Streets. Bloktoberfest is appropriate for all ages and features music, craft beer, and food trucks.


To learn more about all the things Philadelphia has to offer this fall, head over to Visit Philly.

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