The Good

There are good things happening in Philadelphia every day thanks to the creativity of those in different industries and the essential workers who work keep the city running through it all.

Below, find information about some of the good happening in Philly as we navigate through the pandemic. 

Events

This summer, the city welcomes a variety of in-person and online events hosted by museums, neighborhood associations, performing arts venues and other local entities. 

To plan for both in-person and online things to do in the area, check out: 

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Are you ready to invite people back to Philly to do all the things they have missed over the last year? Let’s Get Ready!

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Free Activities and Events at Cira Green and Drexel Square Park

A number of free activities and events are coming up at Drexel Square Park and Cira Green in University City. Head out to one of these awesome public green spaces to break a sweat, draw with pastels or hear live music — all for free!

Drexel Square Programming

Cira Green Programming

Harvest Weekend at Dilworth Park

Harvest Weekend at Dilworth Park (October 8-10) brings three days of fall festivities to Center City!

Don't miss performances by local bands and DJs, a pop-up market, a hay maze, pumpkin carving demonstrations, scarecrow stilt walkers, circus performers, and free pumpkin painting for kids all weekend long. Plus, food and drink vendors serve up seasonal specialties like bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels, and specialty cocktails made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Hornitos Tequila.

Each day brings special programming as well, including:

  • performances from the Temple University Spirit Squad on Friday, October 8 at 6 p.m.
  • artwork created in real-time by Philadelphia native and self-taught artist Alloyius Mcilwaine on Saturday, October 9 at 4 p.m.
  • a live broadcast of the Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday, October 10 at 1 p.m.

And, in partnership with Jefferson Health, free COVID-19 vaccines will be available to guests ages 12 and up on Sunday, October 10 during the event. The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will both be offered. No insurance, identification, or reservations are necessary.

Make plans to visit Center City this weekend and enjoy all things autumnal!

Reading Terminal Market Harvest Celebration

Reading Terminal Market invites you to its reimagined Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful fall day in Center City while you taste delicious seasonal food and drinks, take photos with scarecrow stilt walkers in front of the market's well-known neon sign, and get crafty with free activities courtesy of the Fabric Museum and Workshop of Philadelphia.

Rittenhouse Row Festival

Celebrate the start of autumn at the beloved Rittenhouse Row Festival! The all-day outdoor event returns on Saturday, September 25 to highlight the neighborhood's best shopping, dining, culture and family fun. 

This year's event doubles as a street festival and welcome back party for the area’s office workers. From 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., you'll find all types of vendors set up around Rittenhouse, with most of the action taking place on Walnut Street from 15th to 21st streets. 

Swing by for delicious food and drink, live music, fun activities for kids, awesome giveaways, pop-up workouts and more! For more details, check out Rittenhouse Row's website.

Philly Fashion Week

Philly Fashion Week is back to showcase the work of local, national and international designers! The event kicks off on Wednesday, September 22 at 5 p.m. outside of the Fashion District (9th and Market streets) with an outdoor runway show highlighting fall fashion from Primark (free to attend and open to the public).

The next three days (September 23-25) bring more runway shows featuring the work of 38 independent designers and stylists, including Project Runway contestants Caycee Black (season 19), Kovid Kapoor (season 17) and Renee Hill (season 17). 

Visit phillyfashionweek.org for more information about participating designers and to buy tickets to the upcoming events.