Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Oct. 13 to 15 | Philly Views
October 10, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Oct. 13 to 15

Written by Erin Kelly

You deserve to have a good weekend, and Philly Views can help you with that.

Cheap Date is a guide to weekend events that are $20 and under. It doesn’t matter if it’s a first date, 100th date, or just something to do with friends.

From classic Halloween movie screenings to fall festivals, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 10.13

Trump’s America: A Comedy Show

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.


Standup comedy, stories, games, and more going on at this  event hosted by several comedians.


Design Philadelphia Open House

At Home Modern


Part of Design Philadelphia’s Fishtown Design Crawl, you can check out latest finds, talk with other vintage lovers, and enhance your wishlist.


Rittenhouse Square Craft Market

Rittenhouse Square


Weekend-long craft market with vendors selling jewelry, ceramics, art, and more.


Arts at Night: Friday the 13th Edition

The Schmidt’s Commons


Artistic and creative performers take the stage for an unforgettable performance. Drinks and food available for purchase.


Made in Philadelphia Fall Market

Dilworth Park


Part of Octoberfest at Dilworth Park, shop local crafters selling art, glassware, jewelry, photos, and more.

#Octoberfest is coming back to #DilworthPark! October 11-15, games, entertainment, fall decor and a craft beer and cocktail garden will fill Dilworth Park, along with live music and DJs, presented by @livenationphila. New this year, the Made in Philadelphia Fall Market brings together the best handmade and local vendors the city has to offer. In the beer garden, enjoy great food from the @dilworth_cafe And @airgrille_phl, with @budlight, @victorybeer, @makersmark and @effenvodka drinks. Need a ride? @lyft is the official rideshare partner- use promocode CCDOCT for $10 off! See the @templeuniv takeover on Wedneday! Enter the stein-holding contest and try the Maker’s Mark tasting on Saturday. Five days of fun for all, right at City Hall. Visit for the full schedule. #parks #philadelphia #phillyparks #phillyfall #phillyoctober

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Saturday, 10.14

BARKtoberfest Philly

City Tap House – University City

$15 to $20

The First Annual Barktoberfest at City Tap House with adoptable dogs, beers, and fire pits. Your ticket includes one craft beer and a goodie bag for your dog.


Bloktoberfest 2017

South Street West


Live music, food trucks, beer, and activities for kids. Plenty of things going on here to get the whole family excited.


It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Schmidt’s Commons


Get in the Halloween spirit by watching the classic. Bring your own chair with snacks and drinks available for purchase.


10th Annual RiverCity Festival

Penn Treaty Park


This event promotes businesses and strengthens friendships in the neighborhood. Live entertainment, food, drinks, and activities for kids.


Girard Avenue Street Festival

Girard Avenue – Between 26th and 29th Streets


An event celebrating Girard Avenue and the community. Live performances, food, drinks, and family-friendly activities.


Sunday, 10.15

Let’s Lend a Hand to Puerto Rico

ROOT Restaurant + Wine Bar


Special menu of $5 cocktails and $5 snacks. All proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Relief Unidos Pa’PR.


TIEM / Caligula / Moment to Capitalize / Median / Common Ground

Everybody Hits Philadelphia

$8 to $10

Several performances at this BYOB spot. An event for all ages with emo, indie rock, and alternative rock music.


The Stone Foxes / Ill Fated Natives

Johnny Brenda’s

$13 to $15

Two bands performing bluesy soul, jazz, and rock music at the upstairs venue at JBs.


Halloween Craft Bazaar

2300 Arena


Fifty vendors selling handmade items, art, clothing, taxidermy, and more.


Yoga in the Park

Gold Star Park


Community yoga class going on throughout the fall. The class is free but donations are accepted.

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