What’s Happening in Philly This Weekend: September 22-24

Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and culture places to visit in addition to exciting events in and around the Philly area. We call it Philly Influencer’s Weekend Picks. If you attend any of these places or events, let us know how it went! Tweet us or email us at

Here’s our list of the top Sips & Eats in the city this week.

Events Running Through the Weekend:

1. International House Oktoberfest

Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut St.
When: Friday, September 22nd, 6PM

International House will be hosting a Oktoberfest soiree this Friday night. The establishment will be shining a spotlight on all things Bavarian at this celebration of German culture and tradition. There will be sauerkraut, German beers, folk music, live performances, games, and more.

For more information, click here.

2. Philly Fashion Week

Where: Various locations
When: Monday, September 18th-Sunday, September 24th

Philadelphia Fashion Week returns this week for another run. The 2017 festivities will be held at various locations but the main attractions will be under the tents at Dilworth Park. There will be several runway shows, galas, a relief concert, and many other exciting activities.

For more information, click here.

3. Philly Jazz Project Presents: John Coltrane 

Where: Various locations
When: Monday, September 18th-Sunday, September 24th

Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane has been celebrated in Philadelphia all week. This weekend the party continues with various concerts, a mural unveiling, jam sessions, art shows, and more events heralding this great musician’s legacy and work. All jazz music lovers should come out.

For more information, click here.

4. Peace Day

Where: Various locations
When: Runs through Sunday, September 24th

Peace Day Philly runs from Sunday, September 17th through Sunday, September 24th. Highlighting The 2017 United Nations Peace Day the motto of, “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” will be reflected all weekend. There will be several engaging activities in the community each day. Look out for musical performances, poetry, discussion panels, festivals, and more.

For more information, click here.

5. Philadelphia Music and Arts Festival 

Where: World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.
When: Friday, September 22nd-Sunday, September 23rd

World Cafe Live’s Philadelphia Music and Arts Festival will begin this Friday. The two-night show will provide a full musical showcase of phenomenal and local singers and musicians. The eatery and music venue will have both stages churning out talented performers throughout both days.

For more information, click here.

6. Art After 5

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Friday, September 22nd, 5PM-8:45PM

The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers up a special happy hour endeavor each Friday. The museum’s continual Art After 5 series fuses gallery access, music, cocktails, food and snacks, and live performances. Combo Melaza will be playing lively and energetic salsa music this Friday.

For more information, click here.

7. The Head and the Heart

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.
When: Friday, September 22nd, 8PM

Folk band and indie act The Head and the Heart will be performing on the Philadelphia Fillmore Stage this Friday night. The “All We Ever Knew” and “Rivers and Roads” singers have released three albums to date. The latest release, Signs of Light, came out in 2016. Come see this great ensemble band that merges harmony and musicianship.

For more information, click here.

8. Museum Day!

Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, September 23rd

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day! is this Saturday. Countless museums all over the United States will be offering free access to their galleries and treasured collections. One quick click on the Smithsonian website and a ticket will be sent to you instantaneously that will give you entry to all of the state-of-the-art institutions in the city.

For more information, click here.

9. 2017 Philly Cheesesteak and Food Festival

Where: Citizens Bank Park,  1 Citizens Bank Way
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 12:30PM-5PM

The 2017 Philly’s Cheesesteak and Food Festival kicks off this Saturday afternoon. Citizens Bank Park will be laced with the aroma of grilled steak, grilled onions, and cheese all day. There will be dozens of vendors, a Kids corner with face painting and games, a cheesesteak eating contest, live music, food trucks, an appearance by the Phillie Phantaic, carnival games, and more.

For more information, click here.

10. Oktoberfest at Uptown Beer Garden 

Where: Uptown Beer Garden, 1735 Market St.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 12PM-8PM

Uptown Beer Garden will be hosting its annual Uptoberfest this Saturday. The German beer and fare celebrations will have several fun activities to you weekend. There will be special live musical performances, sandwiches, hot and cold cocktails, special traditional desserts, and more.

For more information, click here.

11. Upper Darby International Festival

Where: 69th St.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 12PM-7PM

This Saturday is the 1st Annual Upper Darby International Festival at 69th Street. There will be merchants and vendors selling collectibles and cherished items. You will also be able to buy food from many culinary merchants on hand. There will also be a beer garden, live music, and more art this family friendly event.

For more information, click here.

12. Global Feast

Where: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 10AM-4PM

Reading Terminal Market is always a great place to get savory meals, snacks, and drinks any day of the week. This Saturday the food beacon will be celebrating the world’s most cherished dishes at its Global Feast. There will be food demos, live musical performances, samples, and plenty of dishes for sale.

For more information, click here.

13. Conshohocken Fun Festival

Where: 6th St. and Fayette St.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 11AM-6PM

The Conshohocken Fun Festival will be one of the most energetic and sprightly events in the city this weekend. There will be a traditional 5K race and a 1 mile fun walk. The gathering will have plenty of food vendors, live music, crafters, and local businesses will be represented at the event.

For more information, click here.

14. Philadelphia Ratha Yatra and Festival of India

Where: Ben Franklin Pkwy.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 12PM-7PM

The Philadelphia Ratha-Yatra Festival takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this Saturday afternoon. The festival will commence at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There will be Indian clothing for sale, dancers, live performers, traditional cuisine, vendors, and more at this splendid community event.

For more information, click here.

15. Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival

Where: China Friendship Gate, Arch St & N. 10th St
When: Saturday, September 23, 12:45PM-7PM

Asians Americans United presents the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival. This annual event will be front and center this weekend. There will be food, performers, music, Beijing Opera, and a Mooncake eating contest, a martial arts display. At 6PM, there will be a dragon dance, lion dance, and lantern parade that will navigate through Chinatown.

For more information, click here.

16. Opera at the Mall

Where: Independence National Historical Park, 143 S. 3rd St.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 7PM

The 7th Annual Opera at the Mall spectacular will be held this Saturday night. Opera Philadelphia’s offers up this free opera broadcast. There will be a dazzling screening of Mozart’s, The Marriage of Figaro! This will be a great opportunity to see this wonderful opera classic under the shinning lights of the city.

For more information, click here.

17. Taking Back Sunday

Where: XFINITY Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 8PM

A night out at XFINITY Live! always offers a good time. This Saturday night the alternative rock band Taking Back Sunday will be hitting the stage and performing some of their memorable tracks from previous releases and their 2016 album Tidal Wave. Tickets are still available.

For more information, click here.

18. Brandy

Where: Theater of Living Arts, 334 South St.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 9PM

R&B and pop singer Brandy will be setting all the current rumors aside and performing at the Theater of Living Arts this Saturday night. The self-proclaimed “vocal bible” will be singing many of the songs that garnered her chart success in previous years. Come see the singer in all her glory this weekend.

For more information, click here.

19. Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival

Where: Germantown Ave and Rex Ave
When: Sunday, September 24th, 11AM- 5PM

The Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival is this Sunday. This day will be full of plenty of arts, crafts, vendors, live music, food, and laughter. Come to Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove and Rex Avenues, to watch the busy area be transformed into a welcoming community village.

For more information, click here.

20. Puerto Rican Festival

Where: Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Sunday, September 24th, 12PM-2:30PM

Thousands come out each year for the Annual Puerto Rican Festival Parade. Hosted by Concilio, this amazing festival and parade will have over 1,500 marchers. The elaborate cultural festivities will also be broadcasted live on 6ABC. This will be a great collective event embracing great culture. There be performances and vendors on location.

For more information, click here.

21. Eagles Vs. Giants

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Finanical Field Way
When: Sunday, September 24th, 1PM

After two weeks on the road the Eagles home opener in finally here. The Philadelphia Eagles will be taking on the New York Giants this Sunday. Lincoln Financial Field will be rockling as the fans cheer on their team. Come out and watch the Eagles attempt to move their record to 2-1 and 2-0 in the division. NOTO Philadelphia will also be having an exclusive tailgate this Sunday as well.

For more information, click here.



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