November is the perfect time for a walk in the park or to gather around a campfire. Enjoy the crisp fresh air and admire the vibrant fall foliage. You can also show your favorite park some love during Love Your Park Fall Weekend.

See this month’s highlights below.

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.



EPCC Carnival

Nov. 3, 2023
7 p.m.
East Passyunk Community Center—1025 Mifflin Street, 19148.

Get ready to experience the Carnival in Rio. Gather your friends and family. Come celebrate Brazilian culture. Experience the pulsating beats of samba and the colorful costumes as the recreation center is transformed into a mini Rio Carnival. Learn more and buy tickets.

Painting at the Reservoir

Nov. 4, 2023
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Discovery Center– 3401 Reservoir Drive, 19121.

Grab your paintbrush! It’s time to take an artistic look at the reservoir. Paint with watercolors to highlight the natural beauty of the Strawberry Mansion reservoir. No experience is necessary. See details on their website.

Wissahickon Environmental Center’s Fall Festival

Nov. 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.

Campfire Program

Nov. 10, 2023
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wissahickon Environmental Center– 300 Northwestern Avenue, 19118.

Gather around the campfire to tell stories and listen for owls and other wildlife. Come roast marshmallows and make memories. Learn more about this Friday evening program.

Love Your Park Fall Weekend

Nov. 10 to 12, 2023
Times vary
Events are scheduled at parks throughout the city.

Show your favorite neighborhood park some love! Parks & Rec, The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Park Friends Groups are hosting several clean-up events. Learn more and register today.

Second Saturdays: Make Pop-up Cards

Nov. 11, 2023
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Glen Foerd –5001 Grant Avenue, 19114.

Have fun making your own pop-up card at Glen Foerd. Go to their website to learn more and register for the event.

CraftNOW Create

Nov. 11, 2023
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Smith Memorial Playground–3500 Reservoir Drive, 19121.

Enjoy an afternoon of free craft activities. Children will receive step-by-step instructions on how to make eight craft projects. The projects are designed for children in elementary school. Go to CraftNOW’s website for more details. 

TrailOff Storywalk

Nov. 11, 2023
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tacony Creek Park—Tabor Road and Olney Avenue Gateway, 19120.

Join your neighbors for a relaxing stroll in the park. Organized by Tookany/Tacony-Frankford (TTF) Watershed Partnership and TrailOff. Learn more and register on Facebook. 

Science for Seniors

Nov. 15, 2023
1 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center8600a Verree Road, 19115.

Take a short hike to learn more about historic Verreeville. Read more details on Facebook.

Tacony Creek Park Friendsgiving

Nov. 16, 2023
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Panasian Buffet—829a Adams Avenue, 19124.

Enjoy a FREE Friendsgiving dinner get-together with Tacony Creek Park Keepers. Organized by Tacony Creek Park Keepers. Learn more and register on Facebook.  

Let’s Go Outdoors – Bird Watching

Nov. 18, 2023
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Park—9000 N. Delaware Avenue, 19136.

Come learn about the park and look for birds. Visit Riverfront North Partnership.

Fall Festival Day

Nov. 18, 2023
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Glavin Playground—3267-81 Almond Street, 19134.

Enjoy pumpkin painting, crafts, face painting, games, music and a bounce house. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, pretzels, juice, cupcakes and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Learn more on Facebook. 

Full Moon Hike

Nov. 27, 2023
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center—8600a Verree Road, 19115.

Hike into the forest by the light of the full moon. Come listen for nighttime sounds.  Smell the crisp night air and see the silhouettes of the night. Come enjoy a different perspective of the meadow. Go to Facebook for more details.

Nature Tots: Pumpkin Jack

Nov. 28, 2023
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center—8600a Verree Road, 19115.

Enjoy stories, simple crafts, children’s games, and more. Learn more and buy tickets.