Best of September: 24 Top Things To Do in Philly

A huge hay maze descends on Dilworth at the end of the month. Photo by Matt Stanley for Center City District
A huge hay maze descends on Dilworth at the end of the month. Photo by Matt Stanley for Center City District

The start of September means last call for so many of our summertime favorites (bye-bye Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest!). But have no fear--harvest happenings and fall festivities are rolling in as fast at those back-to-school buses. FallFest at Shady Brook, Pumpklinland at Linvilla, and apple picking galore are some of this month's highlights. Plus, don't miss the huge hay maze in Dilworth Park at the tail end of the month. Free programs like Parkway Pals Family Saturdays and Storytimes are also back this September, so make time for some family fun amidst the return-to-school chaos. 

Still clinging to summer? Our fall activity guide for Philadelphia kids will have you craving a pumpkin spiced something-or-other in no time, or browse our favorite fall getaways for Philly families, guaranteed to get you excited for sweater weather.  

 

Places featured in this article:


Sunset Social at Cira Green

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

New Garden Flying Field

Kimmel Center - Commonwealth Plaza

Strasburg Rail Road
Storytime in Enchanted Woods
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Hay Maze on the Greenfield Lawn
Dilworth Park - various times Pick
Scarecrows in the Village
Peddler's Village - 10:00 AM
Hellerick's Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival
Hellerick's Family Farm - 10:00 AM
Fall Picking & Hayrides at Johnson's Corner Farm
Johnson's Corner Farm - 10:00 AM
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