Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (9/22-9/24) | Philly Views
September 19, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (9/22-9/24)

Written by Erin Kelly

The weekend is back and the weather isn’t going to stay this nice for much longer. Take this as an opportunity to get yourself outside and experience all of the cool things going on in Philly.

There are several outdoor festivals and flea markets this time of year. If shopping isn’t your thing, most of these events sell food and beer, too.

Cheap Date is your weekly guide to having an eventful weekend without spending too much money. Check out what’s going on this weekend:

Friday, 9.22

Chasing Trane

Hatfield House


A documentary about artist John Coltrane. Anyone who appreciates the power of music will enjoy this film.


4th Friday on Fabric Row

South Street Headhouse District


A night of extended business hours for shopping, art, music, and food. It’s the perfect time to get some fall goodies.



International House Philadelphia

$10 to $15

Experience a day of getting to know your German roots, or learn about a new culture with German beer, food, music, and dancing.


Fall Festival

Spruce Street Harbor Park


An all-weekend event with live music, a petting zoo, pumpkin carving, and more. Also, local beers and cocktails will be served from the beer garden.


Paint the Pumpkin

Fox & Hound


Try your new favorite pumpkin shandy on tap followed up with some arts and crafts.


Saturday, 9.23

East Falls Flea Market

McMichael Park


Just minutes from Center City, you can check out this outdoor flea market. Shop antique and vintage pieces and be sure to stop by the beer garden.


Family Weekend: Pets in Prison

Eastern State Penitentiary

$10 to $16

Learn how animals impact prisons around the world at this event. You will also be able to meet and adopt dogs.


Makers Market

The Schmidt’s Commons


One of the last Makers Markets this season. Beer garden, live music, and a ton of cool stuff to buy.


Harvest Fest 2017

Brewerytown Garden

$10 to $20

Food, raffles, artists, and crafts. You can also bring a children’s coat to be donated and pay a discounted $10 admission.

Harvest Fest is THIS Saturday!! You can get tickets via the link in our bio.

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Philadelphia Ratha Yatra and Festival of India

Benjamin Franklin Parkway


Meditation, yoga, a magic show, and dance and musical performances. Fun for the entire family.


Sunday, 9.24

Puerto Rican Festival

Benjamin Franklin Parkway


Celebrate the Puerto Rican culture in the Philadelphia community. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend.


Totally 80’s Craft Bazaar

Tattooed Mom


Relive the ’80s or experience it for the first time. Comic books, movies, video games, and more for sale.


Fall for the Arts Festival

Germantown Avenue


Each year, Chestnut Hill welcomes the Fall season with a festival filled with art, music, food, and shopping. Check out the rest of the fall festivals here.


Yoga in the Piazza

The Schmidt’s Commons


Outdoor yoga class given by Lauren Daddis. Be sure to bring your own mat and water bottle.


Monument Lab Sundays

Free Library of Philadelphia


Emeka Ogboh’s work is a combination of poetry and music that generates a 3D image. There are more events like this going on throughout the fall at the Free Library.

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