Philly Free Streets
Sept. 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Front and South streets to West Fairmount Park
After a year of campaigning, Open Streets PHL finally gets its way: On Saturday, nearly nine miles of city streets will close to vehicles, allowing locals free access to bike, walk and play in the road. The event was inspired by the Center City street closures during Pope Francis’s visit last fall, and hopes to become a monthly affair.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival
Sept. 24, 12:45-6 p.m.
China Friendship Gate
10th and Arch streets
Pass through Chinatown’s iconic Friendship Gate on Saturday afternoon for the annual Mid-Autumn Festival. The first part of the day includes music and dance performances, tai chi and kung fu demonstrations and even a mooncake-eating contest. Starting at 6 p.m., the street opens up for dragon and lion dances and a glowing lantern parade through the neighborhood.
Fall for the Arts Festival
Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Germantown Avenue between Willow Grove and Rex avenues
Autumnal vibes will be in abundance Saturday at Chestnut Hill’s 32nd annual Fall for the Arts Festival. The celebration transforms Germantown Avenue into an open-air arts and crafts marketplace featuring work by creatives from across the country. Besides browsing works in watercolors, sculpture, photography and more, guests can take part in a schedule of family-friendly activities and enjoy grub from restaurants along the avenue.
Fairmount Park in a New Light
Sept. 24, 5-10 p.m.
Fish Ladder on Martin Luther King Drive
A free street festival on Saturday celebrates the upgraded lighting installation at Boathouse Row. Head to the shores of the Schuylkill River to jam to live tunes and enjoy food and drink from Cosmic Cafe & Catering and Parks on Tap. Around 7:30 p.m., find a spot along the shore to take in the enhanced twinkle.
Parks on Tap
Through Sept. 25
2987 Almond St.
Philly’s roaming beer garden Parks on Tap heads to Port Richmond this week, with a setup at Powers Park. Swing by any night for the pop-up’s regular selection of craft beer and cocktails, or plan your visit around some of the planned activities. On Saturday, join Maha Yoga for an outdoor yoga session followed by a picnic in the park.