Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Oct. 20 to 22 | Philly Views
October 18, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Oct. 20 to 22

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, 10.20


The Boom Room


Late night event with house, techno, and acid jazz music with several performances throughout the night. BYOB.


The Glow: A Jack-O’-Lantern Experience

West Fairmount Park


An event for all ages to check out the hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Going on all-weekend with photo ops, drinks, and food.


Vita and The Woolf / Soul Cannon / Ellen Siberian-Tiger

Johnny Brenda’s

$10 to $12

Pop, experimental, and hip-hop music going on at this Fishtown favorite.


Get Pegged Cabaret

La Peg at FringeArts

$5 and up

This event is something you have to see for yourself. Queer and daring performances from artists that will keep you laughing all night.


Harry Potter Festival

Germantown Avenue


The 7th Annual festival is taking the streets of Chestnut Hill. A weekend-long festival with activities for adults and kids who are huge Harry Potter fans.


Saturday, 10.21

Tongue TIED–Indie Dance Party

The Foundry at The Fillmore


Alternative rock and indie pop party. Songs by Grouplove, Milky Chance, Foster the People, Tegan & Sara, and more.


Halloween Benefit Block Party

Saint Benjamin Brewing Company


Food trucks, vendors, and beers to celebrate the autumn season. All proceeds are going toward victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.


Family Movie Night: Halloweentown

The Schmidt’s Commons


A Disney Channel classic movie about a girl who finds out she’s a witch, and must help save Halloweentown from evil. Bring your own chair.


Reading Terminal Market Festival

Reading Terminal Market


Live entertainment, arts and crafts for kids, outdoor beer garden, and more. This is an event where the whole family can find something to do.



Sunday, 10.22

Carroll / Deeper / Go Cozy


Three bands get together to perform at this Northern Liberties venue. Tacos, burritos, and a whole lot of drink options to choose from.


Pumpkin Carving Contest

Saint Benjamin Brewing Company


Entrance fee gets you a pumpkin, plus the supplies to carve it with. The winner of the best pumpkin wins a $100 gift card.


Community Festival

Ridge Avenue


Food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, and more.


The Adult Science Fair

uCity Square


Students, entrepreneurs, and researchers are all welcome to this event. You can participate as an individual or as a team as long as you have a project in several stages of development. Prizes will be given to the winners.


BiciSoul/MeetUp Bicycle & Brunch

Philadelphia Museum of Art

$5 Donation

Join in on this bike ride that raises money for BiciSoul and the American Heart Association. The ride will end at Positano Coast on Walnut Street.

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