Now this is what we call a fall weekend in Philadelphia: Friday through Sunday is packed with street festivals, Oktoberfest parties and opportunities to cheer on the Phils and the Union. Don't miss a minute. (Photo credits clockwise from top left: courtesy Phillies, E. Mencher for GPTMC, courtesy Union, G. Widman for GPTMC)
It’s fall festival heyday this weekend in Philadelphia, with several annual fall fests returning and a few new ones on the schedule.
Plus, the weather’s going to be great, so there’s no excuse not to get out and enjoy the city.
Speaking of great weather, we hope to see you tonight at our unofficial Open Air Viewing Party at “Art After 5” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! The East Portico will be open and it’s going to be great. Details here.
Check out the rest of our top picks for your best weekend, and make sure you follow us on Twitter for updates all weekend long.
Friday, September 21
Open Air 3-D light installation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
• Uwishunu Open Air Viewing Party + Art AFter 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
• Hotels With Great Views Of Open Air
• Where to get dinner and watch Open Air
• Viewing spots along the Parkway
Phillies return home tonight to take on Atlanta; playoff hopes still alive! (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre at the Barnes Foundation — Opening Day!
Standard Tap Sausage Fest (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!
Stadler-Kahn exhibit featuring Heidi Bleacher (Fri, Sat)
American Sardine Bar American Sardine Ale release party
Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design host network: Designing Green
Philadelphia Improv Theater’s Fibber showcase
Digging the City: Archaeological Discoveries from the Philadelphia Waterfront at the Independence Seaport Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!
More Photos About Buildings And Food at Gallery 339 (Fri, Sat) — Opening Day!
Bistrot La Minette Movie Under the Stars
allTURNative: Form + Spirit 2012 at The Center for Art in Wood (Fri, Sat)
Saturday, September 22
Frankford Hall Oktoberfest Block Party
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe — Closing Day!
BYOBs in Philadelphia:
–Center City East of Broad
–Center City West of Broad
Sly Fox Can Jam
Katie Baldwin: There are Two Stories Here at the Print Center (Fri, Sat)
Color Motion: Edna Andrade Prints at the Print Center (Fri, Sat)
Two Zero One Two at the Seraphin Gallery (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Roy Lichtenstein In His Studio at the Gershman Y (Fri, Sat)
The Market & Shops at Comcast Center September Arts Festival
12th Street Art & Music Festival
PHS Fall Garden Festival 2012
Hop Angel Brauhaus Pumpkin Festival (Sat, Sun)
Linvilla Orchards Apple Festival (Sat, Sun)
Chester’s Riverfront Ramble
Yardley Harvest Day Festival
40th Street Summer Series Concert
2012 Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show
Trail of the Lorax in Chestnut Hill
Spirit of Philadelphia Gospel Lunch Cruise
Sofitel Hotel’s Fête de la Gastronomie
Matyson BYOB Suckling Pig Sundays
Sunday, September 23
Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo
Narberth Fall Music & Arts Festival
Five Minute Follies Variety Extravaganza
Gluten-Free Food Festival
End of Summer Barbecue at Chifa
Philadelphia Qualities of Life at Philadelphia Art Alliance (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Swedish American Line at the American Swedish Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Dead Sea Scrolls at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Legends: Studio Jewelry by Emily Cobb at the Philadelphia Art Alliance (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Act II Playhouse presents 4 Lads From Liverpool (Fri, Sat, Sun)
“Run! The Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre” at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
“Maurice Sendak and Stephen Colbert: Interviews, Objects…and Poles!” (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Walnut Street Theatre’s Love Story: The Musical (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Light Installations by Bruce Munro at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)
To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington & Religious Freedom at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Roundup: Our Top Picks for the Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Philadelphia