Cheap Date: Philly Events for Under $20 (9/8-9/10) | Philly Views
September 6, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for Under $20 (9/8-9/10)

Written by Erin Kelly

Welcome to Cheap Date, a roundup of events in Philadelphia this weekend for $20 and under.

From drinking and shopping to arts and entertainment, this is your guide for everything fun (and inexpensive) going on this weekend.

Here are our picks for September 8 to 10:


We Are Connected Festival

Eastern State Penitentiary


History exhibits, interactive experiences, and family-friendly activities. Admission is free at a first come, first serve basis.

Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five

The Schmidt’s Commons


Expect a lively performance from this group. Early jazz music calls for swing and blues dancing throughout the night.


Cinema in the Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery


Bring your own blankets, chairs, and snacks to the outdoor screening of Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things. The Chilly Banana and Revolution Taco will also be selling food.



Morgan’s Pier


Philadelphia local and well-known DJ PiERSON is on the turntables for an energy-filled show.


Vault + Vine Grand Opening

Vault + Vine


This East Falls store has a lot to offer during its grand opening. Food trucks, coffee, flowers, plants, and more.



Birthday Block Party

Evil Genius Beer Company


Food, live music, and games to celebrate the sixth birthday of Evil Genius Beer Company. The newest beer to drink for the special occasion: The Floor is Lava.


Outdoor Craft Fair

Fishtown Flea


Support local and indie designers at this makers market. Selling shoes, baby clothes, natural skin care products, and more.


Sidewalk Sale 

Fairmount Bicycles 


Find some deals on new and used items including, tires, locks, helmets, lights, and more.


Salsa and Bachata Saturday

Mount Pleasant


Salsa and Bachata dancing lessons and some latin hits to follow. Receive a coupon to go toward your first drink at the beer garden.


Rittenhouse Craft Beer and Restaurant Stroll

Rittenhouse Neighborhood

$5 to $15

Tour 10 or more locations and receive a souvenir mug along with food and drinks specials at each stop. Check here for more information.



Dallas Sucks Beer Release

Several location


Weyerbacher Brewing has created a beer all Philadelphians can agree on. A pale ale name “Dallas Sucks” will be available at Jose Pistola’s, Sancho Pistola’s, Pistola’s Del Sur, and The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing.

This one’s for the FANS! Flavor forward, this brew was made for tailgating in parking lots, celebrating first downs and big hits, high-fiving friends and basking in the thrill of victory. This totally downable pale ale was brewed with our friends that bleed green at Jose Pistola’s! Ready to get your hands on Dallas Sucks? Weyerbacher and Jose Pistola’s will be hosting release parties on Sunday, September 10th at 4 locations – The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing (905 Line Street, Easton), Jose Pistola’s (263 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia), Sancho Pistola’s (19 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia) and Pistola’s Del Sur (1934 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia). Get Dallas Sucks on draft at all 4 locations and pick up 12 oz. cans at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing. There’s a limit of 1 case per person. Look for Dallas Sucks at bars/restaurants and on shelves throughout Weyerbacher’s distribution area after September 10th. While the beer’s name is all in good fun, Weyerbacher takes the health and safety of those affected by Hurricane Harvey very seriously. A portion of the proceeds from Dallas Sucks will be donated to the American Red Cross to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to join us, donations can be made here: harvey

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Germantown Kitchen Garden


Bring your friends and some food to enjoy live music at this Germantown farm. Young American Cider will be available on tap.


Clover Market Chestnut Hill

Clover Market


Shop jewelry, home goods, candles, and more. Along with live music, meet and greets with adoptable animals, and free crafts for kids.


Yoga, Puppies, and Coffee

Opportunity Barks Behavior and Training


An all levels class where you can bring your friendly dog to join you. After class, receive a free cup of coffee and some dog treats for the road.


Mexican Independence Day

Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing


A popular festival celebrating Mexican independence, culture, and heritage. Mexican food, activities for kids, live music, and fireworks to end the day.

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