Okay, Philadelphia, it’s the final full weekend of summer, and time to soak in the sunshine. The forecast promises practically perfect late-summer weather, too, complete with sunny skies and temps in the low-to-mid 70s.
Head outside to a bunch of festivals happening in the city and countryside.
The Delaware River Waterfront presents the last event in the PECO Multicultural Series of summer festivals — the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Sunday at Penn’s Landing. Also on the waterfront, Morgan’s Pier toasts to all things pumpkin with its Pumpkin Week celebration.
Plus, just over a week remains of the popular Fringe Festival which has brought hundreds of avant-garde performances to theaters and performance spaces across the city. Be sure to check it out before it’s over.
And this Sunday marks day one of the hotly anticipated Center City Restaurant Week… try to snag an outdoor table.
Our top picks for this weekend, below.
Friday, September 13
Top Pick: Our Guide to the Fringe Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Awesome Fest’s Outdoor Overnight Horror Film Festival (Fri, Sat)
Flyers Fan Fest and Training Camp (Fri, Sat)
Pumpkin Week at Morgan’s Pier (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Ballad of Joe Hill at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Devon Fall Classic and Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)
LEO at Arts Bank at The University of the Arts (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, September 14
Top Pick: Rally for The Rail Park Block Party
Top Pick: Shady Brook Farms PumpkinFest (Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Second Saturday in Port Richmond
Top Pick: First Day of Oktoberfest Week at Frankford Hall (Sat, Sun)
Life and Times: Episodes 1–5 at the Wilma Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)
More picks for the weekend, below.
McGillin’s Oktoberfest (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, September 15
Top Pick: Mexican Independence Day Festival
Top Pick: Center City Restaurant Week
Top Pick: Global Philly 2013
Top Pick: Brooklyn Flea Philly
Top Pick: Fall Opening of Clover Market
Top Pick: The Philadelphia United Jazz Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Way of Chopsticks at the Philadelphia Art Alliance (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Glow: Living Lights at the Academy of Natural Science (Fri, Sat, Sun)
In The Heights at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture on the Wall at The Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)
CandyCoated Wonderland at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Spy: The Secret World of Espionage at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Matt & by Philly Improv Theater at the Adrienne Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)