Autumn is the perfect time to fall in love with Philadelphia’s parks. Check out the events below brought to you by our staff and partners.
Please note: events may be canceled or postponed due to bad weather. Be sure to check the links below to confirm date, time, and location.

Fishadelphia Kick-off

September 23, 2023
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FDR Park behind the clubhouse– Broad street and Pattison avenue, 19145.

Fishadelphia will celebrate the beginning of the season with a cook-out at FDR Park. The organization brings fresh, local seafood to Philadelphia’s diverse communities. Learn more about Fishadelphia on their website.

Outdoor movie night: “Labyrinth”

Movies starts at 7:30 p.m.
Starr Garden– 600 Lombard Street, 19147.

Philly Family Pride and Friends of Starr Garden invite the public to enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or a chair. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Parks on Tap

September 23, 2023
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dickinson Square Park– 1600 E. Moyamensing Avenue, 19148.

Join the Friends of Dickinson Square Park for Parks on Tap. See Facebook for more details.

Southwest Fish-off

September 24, 2023
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden– 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, 19143.

Celebrate the tidal Schuylkill River’s autumn fish migration with a free, all-ages fishing derby! No registration is necessary. Kids’ activities and snacks will be available. Learn more on their website.

¡CineMÁS! Spanish-language film nights with Mercado de Latinas Market

September 24, 2023
Market begins at 6 p.m.
“Maya and the Three” begins at 7 p.m.
FDR Park–Broad street and Pattison avenue, 19145.

Fairmount Park Conservancy presents its inaugural Spanish-language film series. The film will have English subtitles. A food and craft market will feature local vendors from the Latino community. There will be lawn games, live music, prizes, food trucks, and more. Other dates include October 7 and 15. Visit Fairmount Park Conservancy’s website for more information. 

Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tours

September 24, 2023
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Schuylkill Banks– Walnut Street Dock, 19103.

Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the Schuylkill River. All tours leave from and return to the Walnut Street Dock.  Learn more and buy tickets.


September 24, 2023
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Glen Foerd– 5001 Grant Avenue, 19114.

Come see three colorful sculptures created by artist Sarah Peoples. Visit each sculpture for a playful interactive experience. Watch highlights of “Gnome Core” by Alex Tatarsky. Shop wares of local artists. Enjoy music by Stella Ruze. Food will be available for purchase. The mansion will be open for free self-guided tours. Register for this FREE event.

Moonwalk & stargazing party

September 26, 2023
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Lemon Hill Mansion– Sedgley and Lemon Hill drives, 19130.

Join astronomer Buddy Muhler for a two-mile guided moonwalk and telescope observation. September’s full moon is known as the Harvest Moon. The full moon offers extra hours of light for farmers harvesting their crops. Native American tribes named it the Big Moon or Corn Moon. Learn more.

BioBlitz for pollinators and native plants

September 23, 2023.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Houston Playground– 900 Grakyn Lane, 19128.

Enjoy a walk around the meadow. Take photos of hummingbirds and insects that you see pollinating late summer flowers and plants. Organized by Wissahickon Environmental Center. Register on Eventbrite.

Bachata dancing

September 27, 2023
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bridesburg Recreation Center– 4625 Richmond Street, 19137.

Instructor Shana Heidon will lead a free bachata dance lesson. Bring your dancing shoes and meet on the tennis courts. Funded by Riverfront North Bridesburg Impact Grants. Visit Facebook for more information.

Take a guided hike that goes from trail…to taps 

September 28, 2023
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Woodford Mansion– 2300 N. 33rd Street, 19132.

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy’s John Sigmund for a thirsty Thursday guided hike. After the hike, attendees can enjoy cold drinks at Parks on Tap in Fairmount Park. Parks on Tap is a traveling beer garden that visits the city’s various neighborhood parks. Proceeds benefit Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Park Friends Network. Visit Parks on Tap’s website before leaving to check for scheduling changes or cancelations.

Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show

September 30, 2023.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center– 8600A Verree Road, 19115.

Celebrate fall at Pennypack’s annual arts and crafts show. Enjoy local artists, apple pressing, campfire, free kids’ activities and more. No registration is necessary. Visit Facebook for more information.

Revival Walks with Mama Carla Wiley

September 30, 2023
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tacony Creek Park– Rising Sun Avenue, 19111.

 The Olney Culture Lab presents the Revival Walks in Tacony Creek Park. Hosted by storyteller Mama Carla and featuring special guest artistsRegister for free now.

Discovery Fest: 5th anniversary of the Discovery Center

September 30, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Discovery Center– 3401 Reservoir Drive, 19121.

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Discovery Center. Enjoy scavenger hunts, community resource tables and goats. Come check out the center’s freshwater mussel citizen science program. Learn more about this free event.

Philly Fall Clean-Up Service Day

September 30, 2023
9 a.m. to noon.
Thomas Mansion in Clifford Park– 6331 Wissahickon Avenue, 19144.

Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park clean and beautiful? Then come out to Friends of Wissahickon’s Philly Fall Clean-up. Help remove letter along Monoshone Creek. Gloves, tools, and instructions will be provided. No experience is necessary. Register on Friends of Wissahickon’s website.

Please note events may be canceled or postponed due to bad weather. Be sure to check the event’s link before attending the event to confirm date, time and location.