10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

things to do in Philly

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Enjoy a brunch filled cruise, become a wizard for the day and much more! Here are 10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend. 

10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend 

Things to do in Philly this weekend: ARTS & CULTURE 

2018 Puerto Rican Day Parade 

A celebration of Latino culture in the heart of the city’s streets. Traditional Latino music, poetry, and dance make this vibrant festival parade a must-see event!

Sept. 30, 12:30 P.M.- 2:30 P.M., 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, free, elconcilio.net

Things to do in Philly this weekend: FOOD 


If you are a foodie this is the event that you have been waiting. For one night only Philadelphia’s top chefs pair up to create dishes inspired by flavors of the city. Every area of the city is represented, and the food creations will only be available here. FEASTIVAL has been hailed as “the cultural event of the year,” “best party in Philadelphia,” and “a party from a different world”.

Sept 27, 7 P.M.– 10 P.M. (VIP 6 P.M.), FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, $300-$450, phillyfeastival.com

South Philly Sausage Fest

Enjoy craft beer, live music, crafts, vendors, activities, treats and of course a boatload of sausage. Everything is sausage-themed making the event unique and different. Expect delicious Italian, kielbasa, chorizo, vegan sausages and more. 

Sept. 29, 12 P.M.- 7 P.M., 1437 West Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, free admission, spsausagefest.weebly.com

Things to do in Philly this weekend: GOING OUT 

Milkboy South St. Block Party 

The restaurant, bar and music venue is taking over the 400 block of South Street along with neighbors, Jim’s Steaks, Eye’s Gallery, No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo, Mutt Airbrush, and more for an afternoon of live music, food, booze and debauchery.  Bonus! Anyone who stops by No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo and gets a MilkBoy logo tattoo won’t pay anything. (The tattoos will be free on a first come, first serve basis.)

Sept. 29, 1 P.M.- 7 P.M., 400 block of South St., Philadelphia, free admission, milkboysouthstreet.com

things to do in Philly

Drink Philly’s Fall Brunch Boat Party 

Get a chance to cruise around for a three-hour tour filled with fun, booze, and views on the Spirit of Philadelphia. The tour includes a three-hour open bar, a brunch buffet, live DJ, and plenty of fun games and activities all included with your ticket. 

Sept. 29, 2 P.M.- 5 P.M., Spirit of Philadelphia, 401 South Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, $57-$90, philly.thedrinknation.com

Boozin Through The World of Wizardry

You don’t have to be a Potter head to love this event. Dress up in your best costume for this epic bar crawl. Each venue has a DJ, photographers, drink specials and a prize for the best costume. Plus tickets include your very own wand. 

Sept. 29, 2 P.M.- 9 P.M., Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, $40, eventbrite.com

Things to do in Philly this weekend: HEALTH & FITNESS 

Flywheel event for the PSPCA 

If you love animals, exercise or both here’s your chance to make a difference for animals throughout the state by taking part in a Flywheel class to benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA! Each individual bike is sold to fundraise for the partnering cause. Shoes and water are included, plus a plant-based protein shake will be available after the workout. Bonus! Adoptable puppies will visit the studio after the ride to comfort us and of course look for forever families.

Sept. 29,  4 P.M.- 6 P.M., Flywheel Center City, 1521 Locust St., Philadelphia, $35-$55, pspca.org

Things to do in Philly this weekend: FAMILY 

Dinos After Dark

An event that is fun for the whole family! Dinos After Dark features a “meet the animals” exhibit, a scavenger hunt, a fossil prep lab, shows and kid-friendly activities plus a beer garden for adults to enjoy as well. 

Sept 28, 4 P.M.-8 P.M, The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, $2-$10, ansp.org

Things to do in Philly this weekend: MUSIC 

Christina Aguilera at the Hard Rock Casino 

Aguilera’s long-awaited Liberation tour is finally here. The release of her eighth album has been met with insanely positive critic reviews and the songstress embarks on her first tour in over a decade.

Sept. 28, 8 P.M., Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $82+, ticketmaster.com

Brain Damage (A tribute to Pink Floyd)

Get your fix of Pink Floyd with cover band Brain Damage along with Grateful Dead cover band  Steal Your Face. The sounds and entertaining performances will be a treat to any “Deadhead.” 

Sept. 29, 7 P.M- 10 P.M., Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia, $18-$21, thetroc.com

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