September Events Calendar in Philadelphia

Celebrations and Special Events in Philadelphia in September

The September events calendar is filled with festivals, concerts, cultural celebrations and much more, including Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.

Labor Day Weekend Events

From the annual Labor Day parade and fireworks display to unique events throughout the area, there's plenty to do in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend. Click here for all the juicy details.

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe 500
When: September 2-17, 2011

Where: Locations citywide.

The 15th annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe features 200+ comedy, dance, theater and other performing arts shows.

Polish-American Family Festival and County Fair
September 3-5 and Sept. 10-11, 2011

Where: Doylestown, PA

The 45th annual Polish-American Family Festival and County Fair features rides, shows, demonstrations, crafters, vendors and Polish food galore.


Lansdowne Art Festival
September 9-11, 2011
Where: Lansdowne, PA

A weekend full of visual and performing arts in Lansdowne.

The Mushroom Festival
September 9-11, 2011
Where: Kennett Square, PA

Parade, vendors, cooking demonstrations, kids activities and more are available at this festival in the Mushroom Capital of America.

A Full Plate's 3rd Annual Rib-Off & Vegetarian Quick Fire
September 10, 2011
Where: Liberty Lands Park, Northern Liberties

Amateur and professional chefs compete to make the best ribs as well as veggie fare and $20 will get you all you can eat of both.

Apple Festival
September 10, 2011
Where: Mood's Farm Market, Mullica Hill, NJ

Enjoy a donut eating contest, music, apple picking, hayrides and more.

Maple Shade Sidewalk Sale and Festival
September 10, 2011
Where: Maple Shade, NJ

Live entertainment, vendors and a children's area with costumed characters are all part of this sidewalk sale and festival.

Pennsylvania Coast Day
September 10, 2011
Where: Penn's Landing

Enjoy free ferry rides, kayaking lessons and tall ship rides to learn about and celebrate the Delaware River.

Phoenixville Blues Festival
September 10, 2011
Where: Phoenixville, PA

Free blues festival features acts including Sister Blue, The Porkroll Project and an Allman Brothers tribute band.

GreenFest Philly
September 10, 2011
Where: Headhouse Square, 2nd and South Streets

An environmentally-inspired celebration and street fair featuring music, food, eco-friendly fashion and more.

Mexican Independence Day
September 11, 2011
Where: Penn's Landing

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at this festival, part of the PECO Multicultural Series.

Center City Restaurant Weeks
September 12-16 & 18-23, 2011
Where: Center City

Over 100 restaurants provide special three-course meals: lunch $20, dinner $35.

Doo Wop Festival
September 17, 2011
Where: Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Free festival featuring Cornerstone and several other top doo-wop acts.

Doylestown Arts Festival
September 17 & 18, 2011
Where: Doylestown, PA

Visual and performing arts, exhibitors, and food in downtown Doylestown.

September 18, 2011
Where: Challenge Grove Park, Cherry Hill, NJ

Kidzfest features a "fun-a-thon" race, games, appearances by costumed characters and other activities for children. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Camden.

Walk for Hope
September 18, 2011
Where: Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ

Walk to raise money in support of breast cancer research and treatment.

ING Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon
September 18, 2011
Where: Race starts and finishes at Eakins Oval. Half marathon featuring bands throughout the route.

F/M Music Festival (Philadelphia Film and Music Festival)

When: Sept.22-25

Where:Multiple locations

Opening on Thursday and continuing through Sunday, this festival showcases incredible talent all over the city.

Popped Music Festival

When: Sept. 23-24

Where: Liacouras Center

The two-day festival is one not to miss for music lovers. In addition to comedy and food galore, the lineup includes The Shins and Girl Talk, among many other fantastic bands.

Campus Philly College Day

When: Sat. Sept. 24, 2011

Where: Locations citywide

Campus Philly welcomes students back to Philly with freebies and discounts throughout the city a college ID, including museums, shuttle service, access to the PHLASH trolley, screening of the movie 50/50 and access to the Popped Music Festival.

Before the Bridge Music Festival
September 24, 2011
Where: Collingswood, NJ

Enjoy independent music in Collingswood.


Manayunk EcoArts Festival
September 24 & 25, 2011
Where: Main Street in Manayunk

This environmentally focused festival features artists, businesses and community groups celebrating green and healthy living.