Nothing signals it’s time to relax and unwind more than the start of the weekend. In Philly there’s always plenty to do whether you are looking for something exciting or something chill. We’ve got you covered on the top ten best things to do in Philadelphia this weekend!
1. See A Comedic Murder Mystery Featuring Icons From Philly
Philly you don’t want to miss this! Now until September 17th, come see “Till Death Do Us Part”, a murder mystery with a comedic twist! In the play, two couples set out to rekindle their relationships on a romantic Jamaican getaway. When a devastating category five hurricane suddenly shakes the resort, and a shocking murder takes place – suspicion and paranoia arise, and the couples must work together to unravel an intricate web of clues and motives.
Written and directed by Norristown playwright, Brad Baker, this play features an all Black, all Philly cast. Come see Philly cultural icons such as Saudia Shuler of Country Cookin and the one and only, Milan Harris of Milano Di Rouge.
Tickets are required for entry and can be purchased right here.
Where: Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 South Broad Street
It’s finally here! After a five year hiatus, OktoBEARfest returns to the Philadelphia Zoo on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 7:00-10:00 pm. This signature fall beer festival will jumpstart the Oktoberfest events in Philadelphia. Enjoy plenty of beer, food, fun all the while checking out the animals who call the zoo home.
Tickets are required for entry and can be purchased here
Where: 3400 W. Girard Ave
Brought to you by the Center City District, Restaurant Week kicked off in Philly September 10, 2023. It’s the 20th anniversary of this highly-anticipated annual event which runs until September 23rd, 2023. More than 110 participating restaurants will offer three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus, starting at just $45 per person. For the first time, diners will also have the opportunity to enjoy a $60 premium option at select locations.
Also new this season, two-course lunch menus will now be available for just $20 at select locations. Wow, you can’t beat that!
Where: see participating restaurants here
Studies show that 80 percent of people eat with their eyes. But when you take the sense of sight away, your other senses become even stronger. Interested in testing this theory? Then grab your tickets for the ultimate tasting experience combining fine dining and suspense: Dining In The Dark, a blindfolded dinner experience unlike anything you (haven’t) seen before.
Tickets are going quickly –get yours here!
Where: The Twisted Tail, 509 S 2nd St.
5. Shop For Art At The Fine Art Show In Rittenhouse Square
Now in its 96th year, The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show began in 1928 with a handful of local art students exhibiting art on clotheslines. One hundred forty-five professional artists from around the country and Canada will exhibit their original fine art work around the perimeter of the park.
The art show takes place this weekend and culminates Sunday September 17th, 2023 at 5pm. Support the art community at this free, family-friendly event. More information can be found on their website here.
Where: Rittenhouse Square
Tired of the same ole’ restaurants? This weekend, try something new for date night for an exceptionally adventurous time. From pottery making classes to a date night in a bookstore, we’ve rounded up a variety of flirty and creative date night ideas to try this weekend.
Where: see list here
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city without ever leaving the city limits! OtherWorld Philadelphia is an immersive experience that will transport you to another dimension of wonder and awe. Be amazed as you travel through the different interactive and themed rooms, all with its own cinematic glory, respectfully.
This experience is open to all ages and tickets are required to attend.
Where: 2500 Grant Ave, #1
8. Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In Philly
September 16th, 2023 is the Mexican Independence Day! Show your support for the Mexican community during Hispanic Heritage Month by dining or shopping with a Mexican business.
There’s plenty of delicious and authentic Mexican restaurants in the city (see list here) to show your support while enjoying absolutely delicious cuisine.
Where: 11 Mexican Restaurants in Philadelphia
You don’t want to miss this whimsically great time! Pixar Putt is currently on offer at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing now until October 1st, 2023.
This family-friendly immersive experience is one you don’t want to miss! Enjoy a mini-golf experience featuring some of your favorite Pixar movies including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Coco, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Inside Out, and more!
Tickets are required and can be purchased here.
Where: 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd
10. Last Chance For SummerFest At The Delaware River Rink
Summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd so there’s still more time to soak it in a little more. If you haven’t yet, check out Summer Fest at the Delaware River Rink before it ends September 24th, 2023. Food, skating, carnival games, rides, drinks- need we say more!
Learn more about tickets and attractions here.
Where: 101 S. Columbus Blvd