What better way to celebrate the coming of fall than an outdoor festival, complete with food, drinks, and live entertainment? Below, we gather the season's most exciting festivals.
Old City Fest.
October 11: Fishtown Rivercity Festival
Along with the city’s favorite food trucks, expect locally produced beer, face painting, balloon art, arts and crafts, and live musical performances. NOON-6 p.m. Penn Treaty Park
October 12: Old City Fest
Celebrate Old City in all of its glory and get to know local designers, restaurants, theater fanatics, and more. Participating vendors include The Clay Studio, Sassafras Bar, Arch Enemy Arts, and more. Arch Street between 2nd and 4th Sts. and 3rd St. between Race and Market Sts.
October 16-26: Philadelphia Film Festival
The 23rd edition of the popular event will open with Alejandro Gonzalez’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, and Naomi Watts. Multiple locations
October 17: PHeaSt
Hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, this foodie paradise brings together local produce growers and top of the line chefs to create fresh, delicious dishes. Plus, chat with participating chefs and growers and enjoy cocktails and craft beers. 7-10 p.m. 5201 South 13th St., 215-988-1698