Top 17 Things To Do In Philly In September 2020
Looking for Top 17 Things To Do In Philly In September 2020? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place! Many of your favorite places have opened up again and welcome you back for more exciting experiences!
From Drive-In Movie or Concert experiences, to open-air stand-up comedy shows, educational live streams, murder mystery tours and more! This month brings so much more fun and adventure you and your whole family can enjoy! Keep reading to see the Top 17 Things To Do In Philly In September 2020.
Festivals & Fairs
To Do With Kids
Drinks & Dining
History & Culture
LOL at Punch Line Philly
Comedy Under The Stars
Head to Helium Comedy Club in Philly
Take Part in The Rare Courage Challenge
Discover Night Skies At Home
Check out the Philadelphia Honey Festival
Jam Out at Philly Music Fest
Explore Medieval Times at The Renaissance Faire
Explore the Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru
See Scarecrows In The Village
Have some Fun at The Giggleberry Fair
Wine & Dine on The Deck
Restaurant Week In Philly
Visit The Independence Seaport Museum
Check out The Museum of the American Revolution
Night Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary
Murder Mystery Walking Tour
LOL at Punch Line PhillyPhoto Courtesy Of Punch Line Philly August 7 - September 12View Tickets
Head to Philly’s well known comedy club and laugh out loud to live shows in a socially distant setting!
With reduced capacity, hand sanitizer dispensers, contactless payment and more you can enjoy each live experience safely!
During this time, Punch Line Philly brings you the Punch Line Patio Series from August 7 – September 12. Watch your fave comedians LIVE from Taylor Tomlinson, to Chris Gethard, Matthew Broussard and more!When:times varyGet Directions:
Comedy Under The StarsPhoto Courtesy Of Bucks County Adventures September 11, September 25View Tickets
Itching for a good laugh? Honestly, same. Why not head up to Peddler’s Village in New Hope for an outdoor, Comedy Under The Stars night!?
With the spectacular line-up of multi-faceted Dwayne Dunlevy, the lovely Gina DiMaggio and headliner Frank Vignola (known amongst his peers as a comic’s comic!) it is safe to say that you’ll be in for a night of fun and hilarity.
You are able to bring your own food, chairs, or picnic blankets. Note that the space is limited, so we suggest reserving ASAP.When:8:30PM - 10:30PMCost:$35
Head to Helium Comedy Club in PhillyPhoto Courtesy Of Helium Comedy Club - Philadelphia September 2020View Tickets
Head to Philly’s Helium Comedy Club – a contemporary entertainment venue that bring talent from all across the country to this stage on a weekly basis.
Enjoy a night in the Showroom, with its cabaret-styled theater arrangement you’ll certainly not miss any of the punch lines!
This September, watch hilarious shows LIVE in a safe setting! From comedians like Joe Machi, Big Jay Oakerson (one of the country’s most in-demand comedians); to hilariously politically savvy, D.L. Hughley and more!
Don’t miss out on good laughs and spectacular shows!When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:$36 - $104
Take Part in The Rare Courage ChallengePhoto Courtesy Of Literary Hub September 6 - October 17View Tickets
Time to dust off those running shoes and register to join the 6 Week Virtual Run/Walk which benefits the Appendix Cancer PMP (ACPMP) Research Foundation!
Compete for exciting prizes, and raise funds for appendix cancer research and education in the process! Participants will have the option to set up a fundraising page and raise funds for the Appendix Cancer PMP Research Foundation while competing in the challenge.
Don’t miss the opportunity to get fit for this fall, support appendix cancer research & education AND have fun with family and friends!
For more information on how you can join or help visit this page.When:any timeGet Directions:Cost:$30
Discover Night Skies At HomePhoto Courtesy Of The Franklin Institute September 2020View Tickets
Tune in and go LIVE virtually with The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer! Join Derrick Pitts on Facebook Live monthly for an experience like no other!
Look up at the sky. Discover the stars. Find your direction!
Derrick Pitts invites all stargazer enthusiasts to step outside and join him for the first of a series of night sky tours from the comfort of your own home. Astronomers-in-training of all ages will be guided through a tour of the cosmos, observe the stars, and be awed by the science of astronomy (telescopes needed!).
Learn the answers to questions like how do I recognize a planet? Why and how does the sky move? What type of stars can I see? How do I begin looking for constellations? Satisfy your curiosity, and learn from an expert!When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:Free
Festivals & Fairs
Check out the Philadelphia Honey FestivalPhoto Courtesy Of Philadelphia Magazine September 11 - September 19View Tickets
It’s National Honey Month! The Philadelphia Honey Festival buzzes back in a different way this year and is reinvented for everyone’s safety.
You can enjoy the Philadelphia Honey Festival virtually to celebrate all things honey! (OMG yum!)
The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild continues to partner with Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Wyck Historic House and Bartram’s Garden for this 11th annual event.
The festival serves to raise awareness about the importance of our honey bees, their role in the environment, the food supply and the all-round economy, and to celebrate urban beekeeping and gardening in Philadelphia!When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:Free
Jam Out at Philly Music FestPhoto Courtesy Of A. Ricketts for Visit Philly September 23 - September 26View Tickets
Enjoy LIVEstream performances from musicians like The Districts, Mt. Joy, Arthur Thomas and The Funktorium and more!
Dance with your loved ones in the living room, kitchen or bedroom (wink wink) and experience this virtual music fest as best as you can!
While the Philly Music Fest brings you fun and happiness for FREE this year, it also aims to raise money for children and musicians thru donations!
For more information on this view here.When:times varyGet Directions:LivestreamCost:Free
Explore Medieval Times at The Renaissance FairePhoto Courtesy Of PA Renaissance Faire September 5 - November 1View Tickets
Explore Mount Hope Estate and safely come across a cast of colorfully, medieval costumed characters that compliment the annual event perfectly with live music, dancing, and more!
Enjoy a variety of stage shows, unique medieval inspired dining areas, and scores of artisan merchants with handcrafted wares!
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire welcomes visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in a village of fantasy and history. Snack on Macbeth’s Mac n’ Cheese, take a sip of the Majesty’s Cup and more all the while exploring the medieval world like never before!
Children and adults can take part in numerous themed activities. There is fun for everyone!When:11AM - 8PMGet Directions:Cost:Free - $29.95
Explore the Jurassic Quest Drive-ThruPhoto Courtesy Of Jurassic Quest Facebook September 4 - September 13View Tickets
Calling all Jurassic Park fans!
Explore the largest exhibition of life size, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America!
Guests are able to stroll through prehistoric periods and experience what it was like to be among all kinds of dinosaurs.
Learn about over 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs which were created in collaboration with leading experts, each dinosaur was replicated and displayed in every detail.
In Jurassic Quest’s Dinosaur World, the dinosaurs roar and move, some even walk around. Guests will be able to meet and interact with each prehistoric creature! There are also many attractions and activities for dinosaur fans of all ages.When:9AM - 8PMGet Directions:Cost:$49 - $80
To Do With Kids
See Scarecrows In The VillagePhoto Courtesy Of Peddler's Village September 9 - October 31View Tickets
Explore this storybook village with fascinating colonial-style buildings, magical gardens, plenty of shopping, dining, and lodging options.
Many visitors have strolled down the iconic brick pathways for more than 57 years to experience delectable dining, to enjoy family fun at the Giggleberry Fair, to escape from the everyday life, and celebrate favorite traditions at seasonal festivals and annual events!
This Fall, you will find Scarecrows displayed all around the area.When:times varyCost:Pay as you go
Have some Fun at The Giggleberry FairPhoto Courtesy Of Giggleberry Fair Facebook September 2020View Tickets
Peddler’s Village is not only home to a score of Scarecrows during the Fall season but also has the Giggleberry Fair!
This is Bucks County’s most beloved indoor Family Fun Center and promises great times, tasty food and the most memorable birthday parties ever.
It is best known for its Giggleberry Mountain, the area’s largest indoor obstacle course, as well as a newly restored 1920s carousel, an arcade room, and family-friendly food from the Painted Pony cafe.When:10AM - 6PMCost:$2.50 - $22.99
Drinks & Dining
Wine & Dine on The DeckPhoto Courtesy Of Visit Philly September 2020View Tickets
Experience one of Philly’s best outdoor venue for drinking, dining, and entertainment.
The Deck on the Moshulu is open through September and welcomes you to enjoy snacks, wines, cocktails, dining under an open sky and more!
Set sail and have a seat at the open-air Wheelhouse Deck which features a bar and lounge seating and take in the exquisite views of Philly and the riverfront!
Unwind on Monday nights with The Deck’s Jazz night, surprise your partner with a date night to remember, or simply enjoy the company of friends or family!When:Wednesday - Friday (4 to 9 PM), Saturday - Sunday (12 to 9 PM)Get Directions:Cost:Pay as you go
Restaurant Week In PhillyPhoto Courtesy Of Philly Voice September 13 - September 25View Tickets
This year, Restaurant Week is back! Join more than 75 participating restaurants, as they cater to your taste buds’ needs!
You have the option to enjoy delicious meals at home or at the restaurants’ beautiful indoor or outdoor seating areas.
Participating restaurants, from Bistro Romano, to La Peg, Mercato and more welcome you!
Be sure to reserve your tables ASAP, as many popular restaurants fill up quick!When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:Pay as you go
History & Culture
Visit The Independence Seaport MuseumPhoto Courtesy Of Independence Seaport Museum September 2020View Tickets
Visit the Independence Seaport Museum! This museum deepens your understanding, appreciation and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through exhibits of history, science, art, and activities on the water!
Current exhibits include Light on Steel on Water which features 13 paintings from Wayne Art Center that capture ships docked in the beautiful Delaware River; River Alive! where you can learn about all things water; Patriots & Pirates which highlights the story of America’s conflict with Pirates and more!When:Saturday & Sunday, 10AM - 5PMCost:Free - $10
Check out The Museum of the American RevolutionPhoto Courtesy Of Visit Philly September 4 - September 7View Tickets
Visit the reopened The Museum of the American Revolution! Just in time for Labor Day weekend.
Visitors are welcomed back to experience and observe the transformation of the Revolutionary era through the museum’s collection, enhanced galleries, and impressive theater experiences!
The Museum displays and shares stories about the diverse people and complex events that lead to America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government.
Safety policies and protocols are put in place to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for everyone.
Keep in mind to reserve tickets prior to your visit.When:10AM - 5PMGet Directions:Cost:Free - $21
Night Tours at Eastern State PenitentiaryPhoto Courtesy Of Eastern State Penitentiary September 18 - November 15View Tickets
Experience the dark, abandoned cell blocks like never before with the Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tours which will be available for a limited time this fall!
Explore moonlit tours of the cell blocks and yards, visit the infamous Al Capone’s cell, view large-scale projections on the penitentiary’s 30-foot walls, including a 1929 silent film shot at the site, and so much more!
Tickets go on SALE September 8, 2020! Be sure to secure your ticket quickly for this extraordinary event.When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:$19 - $32
Murder Mystery Walking TourPhoto Courtesy Of Peddler's Village Through September 26View Tickets
Peddler’s Village has a murder mystery that needs to be solved.
There’s been a very Victorian murder in Peddler’s Village. Step into a world of conundrum and dark mysteries.
Walk along the byways by gaslight and peep into the shadowy corners of the Village, led by your guide–who just happens to be the victim of this 130 year old murder!
Investigate the crime scene, gather all the clues, and question every suspect you come across along the way.
Maybe, just maybe – you can stay one step ahead of the scheming murderer, and solve this murder!When:Fridays, Saturdays, & select Sundays, times varyCost:$25