Your Weekend Plans in Philadelphia: Fall Festivals, Flea Markets and Music

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Artwork: Allie Carl/Axios

This is First Friday, stay tuned for special programs and events at the city’s art galleries, boutiques, museums and bars. Here are more ways to spend your weekend in Philadelphia:

  • Get into the spirit of fall at Harvest weekend, which takes over Dilworth Park outside City Hall from Friday to Sunday. Hay bales and corn stalks will set the stage for live music, free pumpkin carving, cider making, circus performers and more.
  • Enjoy some tunes at Fishtown Arts and Music Festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Front Street. The block party will feature local bands Snacktime and Out of Beardspace, as well as DJ Wassup Gina. The plus: catering and entertainment for children. Tickets: $20
  • Halloween is the theme of Darksome Arts and Crafts Market at Mount Moriah Cemetery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Over 100 vendors will sell spooky and quirky arts and crafts. Costumes encouraged!
  • Roxtoberfest is back from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. The fall-themed family festival on Ridge Avenue features craft beer, food trucks, music and over 70 vendors.
  • Browse and shop for antiques, vintage clothing, artwork and unique finds at Philadelphia Flea Market 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday inside Cherry Street Pier and outside Race Street Pier.
  • Old Town Festival takes over parts of N. 3rd and Arch streets from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. More than 100 vendors will be on hand selling food, drink, arts and crafts, as well as dueling pianos and a family entertainment area filled with activities for kids.
  • Sample some of Philadelphia’s finest cocktails at Bartenders eveningwhere Spanish and Latino bartenders will do their business at The Franklin Bar from 8:30 p.m. on Monday. Free participation, pay as you go.
  • Indigenous Peoples Day will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Penn Treaty Park, also known as Shackamaxon. This family event will feature dancers, music, vendors and activities.
  • Philadelphia Music Festival kicks off Monday and runs through October 15, covering music venues in and out of town, including Ardmore Music Hall and World Cafe Live. Performances include Mt. Joy, Screaming Females and Low Cut Connie. Tickets: Free-$39

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