Things To Do in Philly in the Fall

September 13, 2022

Although the first day of autumn is September 22nd, we’re planning our ultimate fall bucket list. Must-have activities include pumpkin picking, apple cider donuts, fall festivals, and cozy-knit sweaters. In addition, we’re highlighting some of our favorite things to do in Philly.

Cheer on Your Favorite Sports Team

The fall brings many things to the city—beautiful foliage, pumpkin-spiced lattes, and fall sports. The Philadelphia Eagles begin their season against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, September 19th, at Lincoln Financial Field. But, if you’re into soccer, you won’t want to miss out on the Philadelphia International Unity Cup. Similar to a World Cup, this tournament celebrates the multicultural communities in our city through a game of soccer. The championship match will take place on October 8th at Subaru Park. So grab your lucky jersey and friends, and get ready for an action-packed season of fun.

Photo: Pumpkinland


The beloved Pumpkinland festival is back! Hundreds of families, friends, and visitors gather at Linvilla Orchards for dozens of Fall attractions, activities, and events. Pumpkinland has a little bit of everything, from face painting to beer gardens; there’s no better way to spend a fall afternoon than on the farm. Enjoy a variety of activities, such as apple picking, hayrides, mazes, train rides, and more. View upcoming events and purchase tickets today.

Pumpkinland is open now through November 6th. Tickets are available for purchase online or in person.

Photo: Fall Fest

Fall Fest at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Just minutes from the Annex and The Touraine, the Fall Fest at Spruce Street Harbor Park is a weekend-long celebration to kick off the start of fall. There will be live music, family-friendly activities such as pumpkin painting and balloon twisting, food and drinks, giveaways, and more. The festivities begin on Friday, September 16th at 6:00 pm with live entertainment. Then, be on the lookout for the Makers Market on Saturday, September 17th, from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, where you can browse, shop, and support local vendors and small businesses. View the entertainment lineup and plan your trip here.

Admission is free. Food and drinks are pay-as-you-go.

Photo: Fairmount Park

Go on a Picturesque Walk

Year after year, Philadelphia continues to be ranked as one of the top walkable cities in the nation. So step up your Instagram game with a picturesque walk through Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square, or Fairmount Park. Philly has many historic cobblestone streets lined with colorful trees and beloved parks that attract thousands of bikers, joggers, skaters, and families year-round. Explore new neighborhoods while enjoying the fall weather with a self-guided mural tour.

The Fall Festivities Continue

Plan your ultimate fall bucket list today. You can find fall festivals, fairs, arts, and live entertainment throughout the city. For a complete list of events, check out this great resource by Philly Magazine. If you’re like us and planning for Halloween and the spooky season, check out our blog on Spooky Events happening in Philly.