Fall in Philadelphia means a bounty of fun at Parks & Rec sites! Enjoy harvest and craft fairs, apple cider, pumpkin painting, and more at sites across the city. 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.


Wedding Crashers’ Ball 

October 27, 2023
Glen Foerd—5001 Grant Avenue, 19114.

Will two lovers’ feuding families prevent them from getting married? Come see this interactive funny performance. Learn more and buy tickets to this dinner and show. 

Wissahickon Environmental Center’s Fall Festival

November 4, 2023
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wissahickon Environmental Center (The Treehouse)–300 W. Northwestern Avenue, 19118.  

Join WEC’s staff for a day of apple tasting, music, leaf printing and fall tree walks. Learn more about WEC’s fall programs and events.  


12th Annual Community Bazaar and Flea Market 

October 21, 2023 (Rescheduled from Oct. 14 due to rain.) 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vernon Park–5800 Germantown Avenue, 19144. 

Meet neighbors, learn about community organizations, and find great deals. This event is free to attend. The rain date is Oct. 21, 2023. See more details and register to be a vendor.

Applefest at Fox Chase Farm

October 21, 2023
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fox Chase Farm—8500 Pine Road, 19111.

Enjoy fresh pressed apple cider, hayrides, candle dipping, apple butter making, seasonal games, live music, and pumpkins and apple butter for sale (cash only), plus plenty of animals to visit! Admission is $5 (cash only) for adults and children 3 and up. View event details on Facebook.

CiderFest at Woodford Mansion

October 21 and 22, 2023
1 p.m.
Woodford Mansion—33rd St. & Dauphin Street, 19132.

Enjoy a picnic lunch. Sip ciders, wines, and cocktails while listening to live music. Take a tour of Woodford Mansion. Learn more and buy tickets on Eventbrite. 

Sankofa Harvest Fest 

October 15, 2023
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden–5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, 19143. 

Help bring in the season’s harvest, and uplift Sankofa Community Farm. Come enjoy a day of community joy and healing. There will be music and dance, wellness workshops, and seasonal plantings. Learn more details on their website.

Horses and History of the Wissahickon

October 15, 2023
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monastery Stables1000 Kitchens Lane, 19119.

Come learn about horses and the history of the park. See 22 horses, miniature horses, ponies, and donkeys. Pet a horse. Watch a horseback riding demonstration. Enjoy barn tours, children’s activities, refreshments, and homemade baked goods. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and relax in the meadow. Learn more about this event. 

BVNA Neighborhood Festival

October 15, 2023
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cianfrani Park—721 S 08th Street, 19147.

Come celebrate fall with your neighbors. This free event will feature balloon animals, face painting, food from local vendors, live music, and more. Visit Facebook for more details. 

13th Annual Philadelphia Indigenous People Days 

October 8, 2023
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden–5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, 19143. 

Bartram’s Garden invites you to honor Indigenous heritage past, present, and future. This is a free, outdoor, and family-friendly event. There will be dancers, drummers, vendors, children’s activities, and more. Learn more about this and other cultural events.


October 7, 2023
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse–3500 Reservoir Drive, 19121.  

Children ages 4-12 and adults are invited to enter the Slide-A-Thon fundraiser. Compete in timed slides and relay races. Attendees can take part in games, crafts, burlap sack decorating, and more. Learn more and register.

Southeast Asian Water Festival  

October 7, 2023
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
FDR Park at the boathouse and gazebo–Broad St. And Pattison Avenue, 19145. 

Festivities include free boating activities, a dragon boat exhibition with Khmer Naga, a cultural performance and more. Learn more details on Facebook.

Roxtoberfest at Gorgas 

October 7, 2023
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Gorgas Park–6300 Ridge Avenue, 19128.  

Celebrate Roxtoberfest with live music, craft brews, and games. The event features other 65 artists and crafters. Organized in partnership with Ridge Avenue Roxtoberfest. The rain date is October 8, 2023. See more details on Facebook.

Tacony Creek Park Music & Arts Festival 

October 7, 2023
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tacony Creek Park at the Big Field on East Olney Avenue between Rising Sun Avenue and Tabor Road, 19121.

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Tacony Creek Park Music & Arts Festival. Enjoy musical performances from a variety of artists. This free event includes arts & crafts, nature games, bike rides, and giveaways. Organized by Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed. Visit Eventbrite to learn more and to register for this event.

Fall Festival Arts and 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, a campfire, free kids’ activities and more! No registration is needed. Visit Facebook for more information.