October in Philly means fall festivals, sweater weather, pumpkin patches, and lots of Halloween anticipation.
There's a full month of Halloween festivities ahead this October, with tons of opportunities to get some extra mileage out of those costumes. Staples like Boo at the Zoo and Spooky Mini Golf are back, plus check out the new haunts on the block like Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit at the Please Touch Museum. Check out American Girl Doll Live! In Concert at the Keswick Theatre this month, and keep an eye on our calendar for neighborhood festivals like Roxtoberfest.
For all the best Halloween happenings, check out our Guide to Halloween in Philly, where you'll find our top 41 event picks for Halloween. Our Fall in Philly Guide, featuring our fall bucket list, will have you ready for sweater weather in no time.
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Places featured in this article:
King of Prussia Mall
The Franklin Institute
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
The Willows Park
Strasburg Rail Road
Smith Memorial Playground
Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
Elmwood Park Zoo
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
The Philadelphia Zoo
The Brandywine Zoo
Wilmington Riverfront/Fort Christina Park/Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
Laurel Hill Cemetary
East Passyunk Avenue Business District
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Fitler Square Park
American Helicopter Museum & Education Center
Please Touch Museum