I seriously can not believe it is the end of freaking September. I just can’t. While I have had something to do outside of work every. single. day this month (resulting in approximately 14 loads of laundry I need to do, amongst other things), I do think the weeks ramping to fall are so fun. I love this season. My favorite perks include: the fact that it is now socially acceptable to wear tights, the many excuses to go shopping, and lots and lots of festivals. Because there are so many fun ones coming up (festivals, not tights), I’ve picked five of my favorites to share with you.
Pour the Core: a Hard Cider Festival
September 27th, 1-5pm, Philadelphia Navy Yard (4747 South Broad Street), $40
I am a big cider fan. I attended Pour the Core last year and loved every minute of it. This year, there will be 75+ fantastic ciders to choose from, in addition to music & food trucks. They will also be collecting donations for CBC, so plan ahead.
Ya Gotta Try This Tasting Party
October 2nd, 6:30-9:30pm, Independence Visitor Center (1 North Independence Mall W), $50
I can’t wait to see what this party has in store for its first year! In addition to over 20 restaurants and bars serving up delicious food and drinks, there will be music, dancing, and a silent auction, all to benefit the Second Chance Foundation.
Midtown Village Fall Festival
October 4th, Time TBA, 13th Street from Chestnut to Locust Streets
Midtown Village is the cutest little neighborhood. While I haven’t had the chance to attend the festival in the past, as long as it includes food and shopping from 13th Street locations, I’m all set.
October 11th, 12-8pm, South Street from Broad to 18th Streets
I attended Bloktoberfest completely spur of the moment last year and had a great time. This year, I’m buying my beer bracelet online (proceeds go to charity) to avoid lines & save money, and planning my day for optimum fun.
High Steaks! The Great Philly Cheesesteak Challenge & Cocktail Competition
October 12th, 12-4pm, Sansom Street from 16th to 17th Streets, $40
Another new event for me, but seriously, how can you say no to cheesesteaks and cocktails?! There will be a ton of great restaurants and beverage sponsors, plus they’re raising money for Philabundance.
If you’re planning on hitting up any of these events, send me a tweet so we can chat. Have a great rest of your week! xx