Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (9/29-10/1) | Philly Views
September 26, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under (9/29-10/1)

Written by Erin Kelly

You deserve to have an eventful weekend. Savor the end of warm weather in Philly with drinks, music, photography, sports, and more. All of these events are under $20, and a lot of them are free.

It doesn’t matter if you have a first date, or just want something to do with friends – Cheap Date is your weekend guide to things going on around the city.

Check out what’s going on this weekend:


Friday, 9.29

Admiral’s Tavern

Independence Seaport Museum


Friday and Saturday event including music, wine, and cocktails. Evil Genius Beer Company will also be there selling beer.


Midwestern Exposure / June Star / Girls On Grass / Cliff Westfall

Bourbon & Branch

$8 to $10

Blues rock bands gather to perform throughout the night. Food and drinks are reasonably priced.


Oktoberfest Street Festival

Alla Spina Philly


An all-weekend event serving up German themed food and brews. There will also be live music, games, and more.


ABV Beverage Grand Opening



First look at this Port Richmond shop. There will be beer samples, giveaways, and more.


Final Friday September Addition

Sean Lassiter Photography


Wine, music, and lots of art going on at this event which is held every last Friday of the month. This month’s artist is Philadelphia native, Malik Jones.


Saturday, 9.30

Spotlight Saturday

Penn Treaty Park


This event is held by artists and will have music and food. More interactive projects coming this Fall.


The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air

Union Transfer

$15 to $18

This NYC band takes you back to the ’90s. Be there to witness all of the awesome hits you loved back in the day.


Outdoor Flea Market

Frank Glavin “A&W” Playground


This is a chance to find some interesting stuff for low prices in Port Richmond.


From the Ground Up: A Sound Sculpture

The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden


Have you ever listened to the sound plants make? All proceeds from this event will go toward the garden and Biotunes.


Hello Arts Festival

Disilvestro Playground


This is an all-day event with tons of creative activities and neighborhood artists.


Sunday, 10.1

Kosha Dillz

Voltage Lounge

$10 to $12

Gangster, alternative, hip-hop show going on at this Hookah lounge. Small and intimate venue with a bar.


New and Expecting Parent Group – Parks on Tap

Powers Park Conservancy


LGBTQ parents and parents who are expecting are welcome to this event going on at the last Parks on Tap of the season.


Mal Devisa / Ursula / Sieve

Moody’s Point


BYOB performance and event venue with different performers and several genres.


Final Day on the Delaware

Spruce Street Harbor Park


The absolute last day to make your way to Spruce Street Harbor Park before they close for the season. As always, there will be food, drinks, and hammocks.


Sixers Blue & White Scrimmage

The Palestra


Fans are welcome to see the Philadelphia Sixers during this intersquad scrimmage. You must get tickets via Sixers social media platforms.

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