It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over and that the cooler temperatures are moving in or will be soon. I’m predicting it to be an early fall so why not embrace it and start planing for all those weekend road trips to take in some of the festivities? There are always so many events going on it’s hard to choose between them all. So today, I’m sharing with you, some of the festivals I would love to attend in the Philadelphia area.
This two-week-long festival is held every year in September. Filled with local, national and international works of art and artist it attracts more than 40,000 people. The Fringe Festival runs throughout the whole city so you’ll want to take your time exploring and make sure you don’t miss anything. From the FringeArts headquarters along the Delaware River to South Philly, the Northwest, Kensington and every neighborhood in between has art installations or exhibits you’ll want to see.
In addition to the artistic performances and exhibits, you’ll also find culinary experiences too. There is a separate event called Feastival you do not want to miss.
This is a spin-off from the Fringe Festival and the focus is all about food! Feastival is Philadelphia’s premier annual fundraiser event benefiting FringeArts, which brings the hottest movers and shakers in the city’s business, culinary, and arts scenes into one exclusive, unforgettable party on the Delaware Waterfront. So you get to experiences some of the most amazing food while also helping a good cause.
Haverford Music Festival
The Haverford Music Festival is set to be held the second weekend in September. This is a free event to attend with the option to donate or pay what you can at the gates. The festival features live music from over 30 national, regional and local performers. A family-friendly event that everyone can come and enjoy, running from noon to 9:30 p.m. on four stages near the intersection of Eagle and Darby Roads in Havertown. Besides music, there will also be businesses and food vendors booths along Darby Road and Hathaway Lane. With two beer gardens, a moon bounce, and a playground for the kids, plus more to enjoy you’ll make a whole day of this festival.
Feria del Barrio
Feria del Barrio looks like an amazingly good time! It’s another free and family-friendly event. Feria del Barrio is the celebration of the Latino arts and culture, filled with performances, dancers and art. You can also try some authentic bites throughout the festival. Plus there is a kid only area filled with activities for the littles. You can make a whole day of walking the booths and exploring the arts, nibbling on dishes from local area vendor and taking in some live music.
These are just a few of the fall festivals in Philadelphia coming up within the next month. So don’t sit around this fall, get out, take a road trip and explore the area around you.