The City of Brotherly Love is also a city that loves celebrations,
and this fall, there are plenty of street festivals to choose from. Book your
cheap tickets to Philadelphia, and take in the city’s architecture, history,
food, and culture by visiting its many festivals and local cultural events.
Whether you’ve got kids or grandparents in tow, seeking a couples getaway, or traveling
solo, Philadelphia’s festivals offer a chance to sample the city at its best.
Called a foodie’s dream, the Manayunk StreEAT Food Festival takes
place on Saturday, September 21, on Main Street Manayunk, and kicks off
Manayunk Restaurant Week. Wear loose pants because there are food trucks
galore, gourmet food vendors, and endless restaurant dining opportunities. Whether you crave Philadelphia classics,
sweets and treats, or ethnic cuisine, this festival dishes up all of it.
Between bites, burn off some calories by dancing to live music or strolling
vendors’ stalls where you can buy homemade goods like honey and bread.
A 15-minute drive from downtown Philadelphia is the city of
Chester, which hosts the Riverfront Ramble on Saturday, September 21, the
largest riverfront party in Delaware County. About 12,000 people are expected
to gather at the Wharf on Seaport Drive for this popular event, so get there
early. There’s plenty to do; an antiques car show, live entertainment, an iron
chef competition, food, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and then to cap the
evening, a fireworks show over the Delaware River.
The third annual PumpkinFest will take place Saturday, October 5, from 11 am to 2 pm, and offers several fun
activities for families and is a great opportunity to explore the picturesque
Franklin Square at 6th and Race Streets. Franklin Square is one of
Philadelphia’s five original public squares laid out by William Penn, the
founder of Pennsylvania who also directed the development and construction of
Philadelphia. PumpkinFest features a
costume parade, pumpkin painting, pony rides, carnival games, food,
entertainment, and spooky mini-golf. Admission to the festival includes
unlimited rides on the charming,
old-fashioned Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel.
For more information about exploring Philadelphia, visit http://www.visitphilly.com .
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