Cozy Up At These Outdoor Fall Festivals in Philadelphia

Cozy Up At These Outdoor Fall Festivals in Philadelphia
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If you catch it at just the right moment, autumn in Philadelphia is breathtaking: the golden and auburn leaves, the soft sunlight hitting the cobblestone streets, the beautiful people wearing their flannel and beanies. The city takes advantage of these in-between moments with a bevy of outdoor fall festivals running the gamut from Oktoberfests to family-friendly gatherings.

South Street Oktoberfest

700 Block of South Street

Under a giant tent on South Street, this authentic Oktoberfest, now in its 10th year, features 10 German beers available on draught, German food, live Oom-pah music, and German dancers.


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This German Oktoberfest features over 250 fall, pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers for sampling, food trucks, and live music.

$20 - $45 / RSVP

Feria Del Barrio

N. 5th St. Between Huntingdon and Somerset Streets

Celebrate Latino culture in the El Centro de Oro neighborhood with a huge block party in North Philly. There will be dancing, food, and much more.


Manayunk Harvest Fest in Pretzel Park

Pretzel Park

Head out to Manayunk for an afternoon of local food vendors, shopping, seasonal activities, and live music all in the name of the fall season.


Oktoberfest Philly 2018

23rd Street Armory

This massive building will be transformed into a Munich beer festival tent with festival tables and benches imported from Germany, and, of course, beer, pretzels, and other German fare.

$25 - $85 / RSVP


Ridge Avenue between Lyceum Avenue and Leverington Avenue

German food tent, carnival games, a pie-eating contest, live music, and tons of beers from Yards Brewing are on the docket for Roxborough's annual Oktoberfest celebration.


Midtown Village Fall Festival

Midtown Village

Sample food and drink from Midtown Village's best bars and restaurants while enjoying live music in a massive block party setting.


Mural Arts Month Opening Party

Barnes Foundation

Mural Arts Month, a monthlong celebration of public art, opens with a block party featuring food trucks, dancing, a beer garden, and live music from DJs King Britt and Rich Medina outside the Barnes.


Old City Fest

Old City

Celebrate the city's most historic neighborhood by peeping vendor displays from local restaurants, art galleries, retailers, and more.




The largest LGBT event in Philadelphia and largest National Coming Out Day event in the world features drag shows, high-heel races, live entertainment, and more.


Chinatown Night Market

10th Street between Arch and Vine Streets & Race Street between 9th and 11th Streets

Sample food from Chinatown and beyond at this nighttime culinary affair. Vendors include Chinatown Square, Humpty's Dumplings, Yakitori Boy, Nomad Pizza, and more.

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RiverCity Festival

Penn Treaty Park

Who could pass up an excuse to listen to live music along the waterfront and get their face painted? There'll be food and drink for sale, too, plus vendors and kids activities.

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South Street from Broad Street to 18th Street

Step 1: Buy a wristband. Step 2: Buy drink tickets. Step 3: Eat and drink your way down West South Street, stopping at a number of food trucks and beer vendors along the way.

$5 - $20 / RSVP

Pour The Core: A Hard Cider Festival

The Navy Yard

Sample over 75 ciders from locals Wyndridge Farm Hard Cider and Commonwealth Ciders, and national brands like Woodchuck Cider and Ace Premium Craft Cider. BYO chair.

$12 - $60 / RSVP

Parkway 100 Soiree

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Celebrate the historic parkway's 100th anniversary with a block party that kicks off with a birthday cake cutting. Food trucks will be lined up along the boulevard and public art tours will be held.


East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday

East Passyunk Avenue Around the Singing Fountain

Don't miss the opportunity to decorate pumpkins, hear live music, trick or treat down East Passyunk, and to dress up your kid or dog for a costume contest. Plus, fall food and cocktails.


South Street Pumpkin Fest

Headhouse Square and Headhouse Plaza

Enjoy a little bit of the farm in the big city with a street festival devoted to fall goodness including horse and wagon hay rides, seasonal food, straw bale maze, and circus performances.