Posts by Erin Kelly | Philly Views
Temple University graduate and resident of Northeast Philadelphia. Hobbies include eating and spending time with my dog. I can be reached at

Where To Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix This Fall

Summer is over and the cooler months are among us in Philadelphia, whether we’re ready for it or not. That means fall festivals, haunted hay rides, scary movies, football games,

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (9/1-9/3)

First Friday Salsa Night
The Schmidt’s Commons


Free salsa dance lessons before a live performance by Siempre Salsa Philly.

First Friday Live Local
Philadelphia Brewing Company


Live performance by Satellite Hearts. Beers, ciders, and sandwiches

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (8/25-8/27)

Tyvek / Olivia Neutron-John / Control Top
Everybody Hits


Watch several performances at this BYOB venue. Batting cages set a nice backdrop for live music.

Budweiser Clydesdales Show
Fishtown Hops


Take advantage of the only

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (8/18-8/20)

Pon De Barbary
The Barbary

$5 to $7

Major dance party upstairs with DJs spinning Sean Paul, dancehall, reggaeton, and more. Kanye loves Kanye night going on downstairs.

Smooth Jazz with Grace Kelly
Great Plaza

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (8/11-8/13)

Big Highway
The Schmidt’s Commons


Blues band known to give an upbeat performance. Kid-friendly environment with food and drinks available for purchase.

Midnight Madness: ‘The Room’
Ritz at The Bourse


Arguably one of the best worst

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (8/4-8/6)

First Friday: The Science of Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
Chemical Heritage Foundation


Guest speakers and hands-on activities. See the experiments that motivated Mary Shelley.

First Friday Salsa Night
The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons


Live salsa music all

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (7/21-7/23)

Food & Flicks
Eakins Oval


Meet at The Oval for the first Friday night outdoor movie. Going on every Friday until August 18.

Best Ex / Promise of Redemption / Baggage
The Foundry


Punk, alternative,

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (7/14-7/16)

1917: How One Year Changed the World
National Museum of American Jewish History 


Experience the year 1917 through the eyes of Jewish people in America.

Shark Party Summer Tour
The Fire


Video game and tech-themed

15 Ways to Stay Cool in Philly This Summer

Staying home for the weekend? Shore traffic sucks, we get it. Your air conditioner is broken? Brutal.

Need to get out of the house and find a spot to stay cool this

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (7/7-7/9)

Parks On Tap
Shofuso Japanese House & Garden


Parks On Tap makes its way to Fairmount Park to this traditional-style Japanese house and garden.

Gravy Studio


An all weekend, cat-themed pop-up shop event. Scope

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (6/30-7/2)

Parks on Tap
Strawberry Mansion Bridge


Traveling beer garden event going on all weekend. Enjoy the hammocks and games, with food and beer available for purchase.

Wawa Welcome America Museum Night
Eastern State Penitentiary 


Tour the

Summer Guide To Outdoor Movies In Philadelphia

Whether you’re watching something new, or for the millionth time, it’s easy to get sucked into a good film. Now that it’s summer, you get to enjoy this luxury outdoors.

This list

Cheap Date: Philly Events For $20 and Under (6/23 to 6/25)

Twilight in the Gardens
Magic Gardens


Bring your own beer, blanket and snacks while enjoying live music.

Food Truck Friday


Come by to purchase food from Cheese E Wagon with all proceeds going toward Philabundance.

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (6/16 to 6/18)

Bloomsday 2017
The Rosenbach


Enjoy your afternoon with live readings and entertainment. Beer garden and food from local vendors.

Pride Kick-Off Block Party
12th and Locust Streets


Food, drinks, and discounted tickets for the Sunday