Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (9/15-9/17) | Philly Views
September 13, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (9/15-9/17)

Written by Erin Kelly


First dates can be awkward. Lighten up the mood by taking your date to one of these cool events going on around the city this weekend.

If the events don’t seem to interest you, the prices sure will. All of the events listed below are $20 or less and most of them are free.

Don’t worry, we won’t let your date know you didn’t come up with the plans yourself.

9.15

Sausage Fest

Standard Tap

Free

The start of a weeklong eating and drinking event. You will also have a chance to win a t-shirt.

 

Sunset Yoga

The Anne D’harnoncourt Sculpture Garden

$10

Start your weekend off with a clear mind. Bring your own mat to this yoga class with a view.

 

The Mysteries / Cassandra Nguyen

Ortlieb’s

Free

Rock ‘n’ roll show at this Northern Liberties venue. Food, drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere.

It's a free one

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Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Free

Well-known artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s largest public art show in 10 years. Going on until October 8.

 

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

Rittenhouse Square

Free

Artists from around the world come together to showcase their art at this event. Going on all weekend.

 

9.16

Art Star Pop Up Market

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Free

Art and craft vendors, food, games, hammocks, and live entertainment.

 

Twice as Nice Flea Market

Gates of Laurel Hill Cemetery

Free

Two neighborhoods gather to sell reasonably priced crafts and more. Food and beer available for purchase.

 

Fall Beer ALEympics

Fishtown Hops

Free

Pick a friend and let the games begin. Flip cup, corn hole, and beer pong are just some of the games going on with chances to win prizes.

 

Philly AIDS Thrift Block Party

Philly AIDS Thrift

Free

Live music, a dunk tank, food trucks, beer, and more. Kid-friendly with plenty of activities.

 

Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Underground Arts

$7 to $12

More than just your local art show. There will be photographers, live music, live painting, and of course, booze and pancakes.

 

9.17

Backyard BBQ

Bottle Bar East

Free

Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean the BBQs have to stop. Small menu with items under $10 and plenty of beer to try.

 

Kayuh Fall Group Ride

Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe

Free

A casual 20 to 25 mile ride through the city. Two rules apply: a water bottle and a helmet or no ride.

 

Philly Free Week

Philadelphia’s Magic Garden

Free

Live music and frozen treats for sale at the grand opening of Philly Free Week. Access to the indoor galleries, exhibits, and more.

 

Sundae Summer Finale Block Party

The Fillmore

$5

Food, games, live music, and more.

 

Brazilian Day 

Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

Free

Celebrate Brazilian culture with food, music, dancing, and more. This is the last multicultural festival of the season.

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