Weekend Picks: First Friday In Neighborhoods All Over Philadelphia, Awesome Festivals In The City And Countryside, Kick-Off Weekend For The Fringe Festival And More

All weekend long, downtown streets in and around Philadelphia come alive with First Friday happenings, food-centric events and late-summer festivals. (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)

Good news, Philadelphia, the September festivals have begun!

This weekend, the Fringe Festival, the WHYY Connections Festival, the Philadelphia Honey Festival, the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, Feria del Barrio, Greenfest Philly and more festivals pop-up in and around Philadelphia. So, there’s lots of live music, giveaways, food truck fare and performances on tap for this weekend — it’s going to be a good one.

Plus it’s First Friday which means drink discounts, art openings and escalated merriment in multiple neighborhoods.

For an added bonus, the weather report is promising perfect festival weather — sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s. Count us in.

Our top picks for this weekend, below.

Friday, September 6

 
Top Pick: First Friday in ManayunkKennett SquareOld CityNorthern Liberties, on Frankford AvenueMt. Airy and Chestnut Hill

Top Pick: 2013 Fringe Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Now Open — Pizzeria Vetri’s Grand Opening

Top Pick: First Friday Park After Dark at Race Street Pier

Top Pick: Kennett Square Mushroom Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

First Friday featuring Lauren Lark at The Barnes Foundation

First Friday Night Carnival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Free Performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in Clark Park (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Terrace Bar at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Glow: Living Lights at the Academy of Natural Science (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Dave P. & Sammy Slice at Morgan’s Pier

The Philadelphia Honey Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Battle of the Burger at the Piazza at Schmidt’s

Opening Reception of Required Reading: Interpretations of Literature at The Art Dept.

Phoenixville Blues Festival Pre-Party at Club 212

Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Appy Hour at the Corner Foodery

Drink Philly’s Three Year Anniversary at the Arden Theatre

Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture on the Wall at The Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play by The Pub Theater Company at Urban Saloon

Jennifer Bartlett: History Of The Universe At The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Serpentine at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Saturday, September 7

 
Top Pick: WHYY Connections Festival (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Doylestown Arts Festival (Sat, Sun) and the Bucks County Classic

Top Pick: Kennett Square Mushroom Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Our Best Bets for Brunch

Top Pick: Wanderlust Yoga Block Party

Go West! Craft Fest at The Woodlands

Coast Day at the Independence Seaport Museum

Show Us Your Shoes GayBINGO! at the Gershman Y

Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens

Fourth Annual Phoenixville Blues Festival

Third Annual South Philly Food Co-Op Garden Tour

Fairmount Vintage Flea Market

More picks for the weekend, below.

Through the Looking Lens and Drawing Room at the American Philosophical Society Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Boat Rentals at the Independence Seaport Museum

Watson Adventures Presents The Murder at the Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt

CandyCoated Wonderland at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Fitler Square Farmers’ Market

Dance at the Falls Bridge

Alo Brasil – Brazilian Independence Day at World Cafe Live

OCF Coffee House Point Breeze Block Party

Spoon River Anthology at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Grandparents Day at Adventure Aquarium

Clark Park Farmers’ Market

Sunday, September 8

 
Top Pick: Feria del Barrio

Top Pick: Kennett Square Mushroom Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Greenfest Philly

Top Pick: Brooklyn Flea Philly Record Fair

Oktoberfest at McGillin’s

Sundae at Morgan’s Pier

Our Guide to Brooklyn Flea

Phillies vs. Braves at Citizens Bank Park

PECO Family Jams at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Sylvania at Metropolitan Gallery 250 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market

In The Heights at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Second Sunday in Chestnut Hill

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun)

A Mystery? Presented by Dragon’s Eye Theater at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse (Sat, Sun)

PhilaSoup 2013-2014 Kickoff at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

The Waitstaff Happy Hour at L’Etage (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours

Marianne Moore, Modernist Poet at the Rosenbach Museum and Library

2013 Fringe: The Party at the Adrienne Theater

Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market

Eternal Glamnation: A GlamRock Cabaret at Underground Arts

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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