Top 10 Things To Do In Philadelphia This September

September is a busy month in the lively city of Philadelphia. The weather being still kind this time of year, our student tour groups are in for a treat. We’re talking music festivals, art exhibitions, food festivals, walking tours, fashion week and a lot more to add to their itinerary!

Our friends at Visit Philadelphia have put a list together of all the major events happening around Philadelphia this month. We’ve handpicked our top 10 events for our students group to enjoy.

  1. Dining under the stars in Media

    The most popular restaurants located in the lovely neighbourhood of Media invite you to come along for alfresco dining, evenings of fun entertainment and a bit of shopping.

  2. PHS Farm for the city

    An urban agriculture project developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, PHS Farm allows you to visit a 2,000-square-foot working farm and attend publics forums and gardening workshops, all atop the Thomas Plaine Plaza.

  3. Fringe Festival

    This yearly festival brings the best of contemporary performances and art events to various venues across the city. Just take your pick!

  4. Illuminated fountain performances at Longwood Gardens

    Longwood Gardens will feature a fantastic fountain show throughout the month celebrating Motown music and the legendary Leonard Berstein.

  5. Hispanic heritage month

    A great reason to visit Philly in September is to take part in all the festivities happening around town celebrating Hispanic culture.

  6. Mexican Independence Day festival

    A great celebration where local performers and vendors come together to celebrate Mexico’s independence day.

  7. Terror behind the walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

    In the build up to Halloween, the Eastern State Penitentiary invite you to come along for a scary evening exploring the abandoned halls whilst being chased by zombies.

  8. Philly Fashion Week

    Fashionistas will not want to miss this event. Come along and attend one of the many pop-up runways and special shopping events being held all over the city.

  9. Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival

    This beloved festival welcomes every year thousands of art fans and over 150 artists who meet on this day to celebrate art around food, music and crafts.

  10. Summer exhibitions

    The city offers a few major exhibition throughout the summer and September. There is still time to check out Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music or Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema and many more fascinating exhibitions.

If you’re visiting Philly this September, don’t forget to check out some of these exciting events and festivals.

Contact the student tour team on 01273 244 572 or click here to find out more about what your college or university group can experience in Philadelphia.


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