Festivals are happening in the Philly area this fall – NBC10 Philadelphia

Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. Here’s a guide to some of the top festivals happening in the Philadelphia area this fall.

The Delaware River Festival

The Delaware River Festival is fun for everyone and returns. This event features free family-friendly fun on the Philadelphia and Camden boardwalks. Riverlink Ferry rides are available throughout the day for visitors to enjoy both Penns Landing and Wiggins Park. Activities include pedal boat rides, face painting, scavenger hunts and more.

When: Saturday 9 September from 10am to 4pm

Where: The festival takes place along Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia and Wiggins Park, Camden.

Doylestown Arts Festival

The Doylestown Arts Festival returns this year for a weekend of fun. Enjoy a selection from over 150 independent artists showcasing their work, multiple live music stages and activities for all ages. Participation in this festival is free.

When: Saturday September 9th to Sunday September 10th from 10am to 5pm

Where: The festival expands a large part of downtown Doylestown, click Here to find out how to get there and where to park.

Fair of the Barrio

Celebrate Latino culture at Fair of the Barrio. This festival includes music, dance, delicious food, crafts and more.

When: Sunday 10 September from 1pm to 5pm.

Where: This event takes place along N. 5th Street between Huntingdon and Somerset St. in Philadelphia.


The Philadelphia Zoo OctoBEARfest is back. This adults-only event includes Oktoberfest beers on tap, pretzel-eating competitions, and live performances by local DJs. You can purchase tickets for this event Here.

When: Saturday 16 September from 7pm to 10pm

Where: The Philadelphia Zoo

The Autumn Wine Festival

The popular rooftop bar Sunset Social is hosting the autumn wine festival. With light snacks, guests can enjoy “autumn-oriented” wines from five suppliers. Tickets are available for this event Here.

When: Thursday 21 September from 6pm to 8pm

Where: Sunset Social on the Cira Green Rooftop

Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest

Enjoy live performances and fun activities at Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest 2023. This free event will feature arts and cultural organizations from the area and will feature a special performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

When: Saturday 23 September from 11am to 3pm

Where: The Kimmel Center

South Philly Sausage Festival

Visit the South Philly Susafe Fest this autumn. Enjoy food, beer, music, craft vendors and flea market vendors.

When: Saturday 23 September from 12pm to 7pm

Where: This festival takes place along Broad St. and West Passyunk Ave. held in Philadelphia

Fishtown FestivalALE

The Fishtown FestivalALE is all about good food and great drinks. All types of local food are featured at this event including burgers, brisket, Bavarian pretzels and of course cocktails and beer. In addition, visitors can visit over 50 local art and retail vendors.

When: Saturday 23 September from 12pm to 8pm

Where: This festival takes place along Frankford Ave. from Girard Ave to Palmer St. in Fishtown

Downingtown Autumn Festival

The Downingtown Autumn Festival is back this year to bring thousands of people together to celebrate all things autumn. Expect plenty of food, fun crafts, and entertainment.

When: Sunday 24 September from 11am to 4pm rain or shine.

Where: The festival takes place along Green St. and East Pennsylvania Ave. in the Borough of Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia All-Star Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Festival

The Philadelphia All Star Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Music Festival returns to Citizens Bank Park for the fifth consecutive year. This event was voted one of the top ten beer festivals in the world by USA Today. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, games, giveaways and unlimited tastings of over 250 craft beer, wine and cocktail options. Tickets can be purchased Here.

When: Saturday 30th September – The festival will have two sessions, 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm

Where: Citizen Bank Park

West Craft Fest

Check out dozens of local vendors West Craft Fest this year. Shop jewelry, ceramics, art prints, clothing, natural personal care, candles, stationery, children’s gifts and more. In addition, there is food and live music for everyone.

When: Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rainy date Oct. 1)

Where: The festival takes place along 40th and Woodland in West Philadelphia.

Midtown Village Fall Festival

The annual Midtown Village Fall Festival is back this year. This free event attracts thousands of visitors who want to enjoy all the fall events. Activities include live entertainment, food and drink tastings, crafts, and children’s activities.

When: Saturday 30 September from 12pm to 8pm

Where: The festival will expand several streets in Midtown Village.

• 13th Street from Chestnut to Walnut
• 13th Street from Walnut to Locust
• Chestnut Street from Broad to 13th Street
• Chestnut Street from 13th to 12th streets
• Drury Street from 13th to 12th streets
• Sansom Street from Juniper to 13th Street
• Sansom Street from 13th to 12th streets
• Chancellor Street from 13th to Juniper Street

Thanksgiving Day on Hazelnut

Reading Terminal Market will be a fun day out Thanksgiving Day on Hazelnut. This event is free and visitors can enjoy live entertainment, puppet shows, ax throwing and more.

When: Saturday, October 7th from 11am to 3pm

Where: The festival takes place outside Reading Terminal Market on Filbert Street.

Philly Wine Fest

Experience an “upscale wine tasting experience” at Philly Wine Fest. This event is aimed at those who want to taste wine, enjoy food and live entertainment. More information on purchasing tickets can be found here Here.

When: Saturday, October 7th – Timed sessions are available for this event.

Where: Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia


Roxborough’s yearbook Roxtoberfest is back with food trucks, craft beer, live music and German entertainment.

When: Saturday 7 Oct from 12pm to 6pm (rainy date 8 Oct)

Where: The festival takes place along Ridge Ave. between Lyceum Ave. and Leverington Ave. held in Philadelphia.

Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival

The Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival is back and this year the free event will feature over 200 artists, crafters and decorative arts vendors. Visitors can also experience live music and dining at Chestnut Hill’s finest restaurants. Children can have fun with games and handicrafts.

When: Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

Where: This festival takes place along Germantown Ave. from Willow Grove Ave. up to Rex Avenue. in Chestnut Hill


Enjoy the 7th yearbook OctoberfEast at Peddler’s Village. This free event takes place no matter the weather and features food trucks, a beer garden and family activities.

When: Sunday 14 and 15 October from 11am to 5pm

Where: peddler village

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