Night Market in Chinatown, Craft Market in Center City + Festivals All Around

Stroll the streets of Philadelphia’s Chinatown during Chinatown Night Market Ye Shi on Thursday, October 12, from 7 to 11 p.m.


Head to Center City to check out original, hand-crafted works at Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Market, starting on Friday, October 13.


Celebrate the diverse cultures and talents that international college students and scholars bring to the city of Philadelphia during the Festival for International Students at Penn on Friday, October 13.


Tis the season for haunted exploration! Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary is the perfect place to get in the spooky spirit.


A block party + October= BLOKTOBERFEST 2017 on Saturday, October 14 happening all down South Street West.


Hang out by the Delaware River on Saturday, October 14 during the Fishtown RiverCity Festival in Penn Treaty Park. If you’re a runner, join the Festival’s 5k!


Twist and turn your way to Manayunk Harvest Fest in Pretzel Park on Saturday, October 14. There will be food trucks and fall activities like pumpkin carving!

Find more fun things to do in our events calendar and Neighborhood page on. As always, share your adventures with us by tagging @campusphilly.

Smile! We Have Awesome Upcoming Events For You

We had a fantastic night at last night’s SPARK:Philly event at International House Philadelphia!  Let’s keep the ball rolling with fun things to check out this week,  Create-adelphia at Saxbys Headquarters and Party at the Barnes.

This Thursday = Night Market Philly: Italian Market
When: Thursday, October 5 from 6-10PM
Where: 9th and Washington Ave.
Why You Should Be There: “
Roast Cebu Lechòn, Isgro Pastries, Papermill Fresh Asian Kitchen, Cappuccio’s Meats, T & S Bake Shoppe, Babalouie BBQ and Cardenas Oil & Vinegar Taproom are participating. There will also be live entertainment from Max Swan and Flounder Warehouse.

Also on Thursday!  Halloween-Themed Movie Nights
When: 
Starting October 5 until October 31 
Where: 
The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. Second St.
Why You Should Be There: 
Free screenings range from campy to chilling.”

It’s First Friday all around the city! In Fishtown, there’s First Friday at honeygrow HQ
When:
Friday, October 6 at 5-9PM
Where: 1601 N Front St.
Why You Should Be There: “part craft fair/art show, part BBQ — our Fishtown headquarters will be transformed + accessible to the public for the first time ever, showcasing local makers, artists + charities while a hoppin’ BBQ kicks off outside featuring local faves Cheu Noodle BarWeckerly’s Ice Cream +honeygrow (of course).”


WEEKEND VIBES

Midtown Village Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 7 from 12-8PM
Where: 13th and Chestnut St.
Why You Should Be There: “Held every autumn, the Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events and attracts a whopping 50,000-plus attendees per year!”

Old City Fest
When: 
Sunday, October 8 from 11AM-6PM
Where: N. 3rd and Arch St.
Why You Should Be There: “Old City transforms from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares into a mecca for entertainment and al fresco eating during Old City Fest.”

OutFest 
When: Sunday, October 8
Where: 13th and Locust St.
Why You Should Be There: “Now in its 27th year, the block party — spanning a dozen full blocks — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping.


QUICK! SIGN UP WHILE YOU CAN

Party at the Barnes

When:
Thursday, October 19 at 6PM
Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Why You Should Be There: Celebrate the Barnes’ 5th year on the Parkway and join Campus Philly Open Arts for a FREE party at the Barnes featuring live music and performances. Come prepared to explore, engage, and party! Free collection access included. Each person registered is permitted to bring one additional guest. This event sells out very quickly, so sign up today! 

Create-adelphia

When:
Tuesday, October 24th at 5:30-7:30PM
Where:
Saxbys Headquarters, 2300 Chestnut St.
Why You Should Be There: If you’re a student interested in getting your foot into Philadelphia’s creative industry, you want to be at this event! Get insight from people who were in your shoes just a few years ago. Panelists include creatives from Anthropologie, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Art Department and Little Baby’s Ice Cream. After the discussion, you’ll have the chance to speak with them over free Saxbys and snacks.

11 Fall Events To Check Out This October

Hit the Philly streets for these fun fall events! From food to fiction, there’s an event with your interests in mind.  Here are our October picks for YOU:

1. Federal Donuts Block Party 
When: Sunday, October 1 from 1-4PM
Where: Sansom St. between 16th and 17th 
Why You Should Be There:
It’s “the ultimate food-of-your-dreams block party, featuring a complimentary showcase of its signature eats alongside a Rooster Soup Co. grill-out.”

2. Night Market Philly: Italian Market
When: Thursday, October 5 from 6-10PM
Where: 9th and Washington Ave.
Why You Should Be There: “
Roast Cebu Lechòn, Isgro Pastries, Papermill Fresh Asian Kitchen, Cappuccio’s Meats, T & S Bake Shoppe, Babalouie BBQ and Cardenas Oil & Vinegar Taproom are participating. There will also be live entertainment from Max Swan and Flounder Warehouse.

3. Halloween-Themed Movie Nights
When:
Starting October 5 until October 31 
Where:
The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. Second St.
Why You Should Be There:
Free screenings range from campy to chilling.”

4. Midtown Village Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 7 from 12-8PM
Where: 13th and Chestnut St.
Why You Should Be There: “Held every autumn, the Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events and attracts a whopping 50,000-plus attendees per year!”

5. Old City Fest
When: 
Sunday, October 8 from 11AM-6PM
Where: N. 3rd and Arch St.
Why You Should Be There: “Old City transforms from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares into a mecca for entertainment and al fresco eating during Old City Fest.”

6. OutFest
When: Sunday, October 8
Where: 13th and Locust St.
Why You Should Be There: “Now in its 27th year, the block party — spanning a dozen full blocks — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping.

7. Bloktober Festival
When: Saturday, October 14 from 12-8PM
Where: South Street West
Why You Should Be There:A true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend. The all-ages festival features several blocks of food, craft beer and live music all afternoon long. Pay-as-you-go and enjoy tasty dishes from favorite food trucks and special items from South Street restaurants.”

8. Party at the Barnes
When: Thursday, October 19 starting at 6PM
Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Why You Should Be There:  FREE party at the Barnes featuring live music and performances. Free collection access included. Each person registered is permitted to bring one additional guest. Register here!

9. Philadelphia Film Festival
When: October 19-29
Where: Various locations
Why You Should Be There: “Every year, the festival is bookended with blockbuster opening and closing night films. The festival also promises screenings of short films, feature-length films, animated movies and other genres at venues like the Prince Theater.”

10. Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill
When:
October 21 to October 22
Where: Various locations
Why You Should Be There:
“For two days of spellbinding events that magically morph the neighborhood into the much-loved fictional world created by author J.K. Rowling.”

11.  Philly Free Streets
When:  
Saturday, October 28 from 8AM – 1PM
Where: Check out this map
Why You Should Be There:  Philly Free Streets temporarily closes streets to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play.

Find more fun things to do in our events calendar and Neighborhood page on. As always, share your adventures with us by tagging @campusphilly.

Photo by Darryl Moran

Make a (Week)Night of It!

Who said you can only have fun on the weekends?! That’s definitely not the case in Philadelphia. Here’s just a teeny tiny sample of what you can do on a weeknight in the city:

Tonight at Pizzeria Vetri: Attend a ‘Game of Thrones’ pizza party before the season finale

Tomorrow night at Fringearts: Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Night: Independence Day 

Thursday, August 24 in Old City: Old City Eats!

Friday, August 25 at Dilworth Park: Pictures In the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Weekend event/shameless CollegeFest plug: See you all there on Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dilworth Park next to City Hall! Details on how to get express check-in here. Free admission to fourteen museums + cultural venues, games, giveaways and more!

Monday Motivation Magic

We want to motivate you to have the best Philly experience! Below we have our weekly Top 5 career picks and a handful of events you can check out this week.

Top 5 gigs:
1. En Route | Marketing / PR Internship
2. Grassroots Unwired | Account Executive
3. Technically Media | Business Intern
4. Philadelphia Film Society | Membership & Development Internship |  26th Philadelphia Film Festival
5. The Moyer Foundation | Development Intern


Tuesday, August 15
Taco Tuesday at PHS Pop Up Garden University City
“Tuesday’s are Café Ynez Taco Tuesdays – Featuring specials on house-made tacos by South Philly’s Café Ynez (choose from Pork, Chicken and Brisket).”

Wednesday, August 16 
Passyunk Passeggiata
“Stroll, shop, dine & sip during this weekly Farmers’ Market + late shopping and happy hour!”

Thursday, August 17
Stroll the Street 
“Every Thursday night throughout the summer, Manayunk will host local food trucks, vendors, and live music along Main Street as visitors and residents walk, shop, and eat.”

Friday, August 18
Food and Flicks Fridays at The Oval
“Tasty food trucks and a great lineup of movies every Friday night during the summer season at The Oval+. Movies begin at 9PM.”

P.S. See you at CollegeFest on Saturday, September 9 from 10 am to 3pm at Dilworth Park next to City Hall! You get free admission to 14 museums and cultural venues plus much more.

It’s Time to Unwind from Your Weekday Grind!

We know you’re a  hardworking bunch so thinking about the weekend has you dancing in your internship office chairs. With it almost being that time to unwind, here are our picks for this weekend AND beyond.

  • The Oval+  is hosting free activities during Food and Flicks Friday and Game Day Saturdays until August 20.
  • We promise you won’t find any in Dilworth Park  but you’ll be able to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at Friday’s Pictures In the Park.
  • The traveling beer garden, Parks on Tap, has planted itself in Aviator Park  and Gorgas Park(21+) until Sunday, August 13.
  • Photo opps await at Blue Cross RiverRink SummerFest! Your selfie backdrops include a Ferris Wheel, the Ben Franklin Bridge and more.

    BLOG BREAK! Add CollegeFest to your calendar– Saturday, September 9 at Dilworth Park next to City Hall from 10 am to 3 p.m. FREE admission to FOURTEEN local museums and cultural venues, hang out with thousands of other college students and more. All you have to do is sign up for express check-in and we’ll see you there!


  • Movies in Clark Park happen every Friday until September 1. E.T., Singin’ in the RainHidden Figures and Moana are in the August lineup.
  • Pop over to Penn’s Landing on Saturday, August 12 for Festival of India!
  • Saturday’s O-Bon Festival “promises lively music, colorful summer kimonos and an infectious dance-step that will give you the experience of being in Japan without the $1,200 airfare.”
  • Tap your toes, twirl around, wiggle your behind to tunes at Sunday’s Parks On Tap Jr.: Twilight Music Festival.
  • Treat yourself to a nice (discounted, yes!) lunch or dinner during Chestnut Hill’s Restaurant Week happening Sunday, August 13 to Friday, August 18.

Flea Markets, Festivals, Free Movies + More!

Grown up you doesn’t have to share your summer vacation with your entire class, but your friends will want to catch up! If you want some cool things to report back to your reunited crew, check out our August picks.

The Oval+  is hosting free activities during Wellness Wednesdays, D.J. Dance Party Thursdays, Food and Flicks Friday and Game Day Saturdays until August 20.

The traveling beer garden, Parks on Tap, has planted itself in Aviator Park (21+) until August 13.

Photo opps await at Blue Cross RiverRink SummerFest! Your selfie backdrops include a Ferris Wheel, the Ben Franklin Bridge and more.

Enjoy free live music while chilling in a hammock at Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Movies in Clark Park happen every Friday until September 1. E.T., Singin’ in the RainHidden Figures and Moana are in the August lineup.

Every local food truck imaginable will be at Night Market: Roxborough on Thursday, August 10.

Watch La La Land at an awesome outdoor venue with the Orchestra playing along with it. It’s happening on Thursday, August 17 at The Mann.

Find more fun things to do in our events calendar and Neighborhood page on. As always, share your adventures with us by tagging @campusphilly.


P.S. A shameless plug about an awesome event. Start your new school year off right with the best five hours in Philly at CollegeFest on Saturday, September 9! You get free admission to local museums + much more. Mark your calendar, share with your friends and see you there!

What’s Up Wednesday!

F is for 4:30, FREE and 40th St.  Starting at 4:30, you can grab yourself a free water ice from Trolley Car Ice Cream at 40th and Baltimore Ave.  See what else is happening in West Philly!


Run up the Rocky steps to check out Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5-8:45 p.m. You can tour the galleries and participate in activities like yoga in the gallery. While you’re there, check out the neighborhoods around the museum.


Catch a free outdoor movie at FringeArts at La Peg. Tonight’s screening is Friday! Before showtime, stroll around Old City.


It’s a beautiful day for an outdoor drink, 21+’ers! Check out Parks on Tap: Schuylkill Banks , PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden: South Street and Navy Yard Al Fresco.


This is just a sample of what’s going on this summer! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Facebook events page  for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

Free Hoagies, Fireworks and More to Ring in the Fourth!

When you’re the birthplace of America, you have to bring the party on your birthday! We have lot of years –241, to be exact– to celebrate and events all around the city to do just that. Below are our weekly picks plus Fourth of July festivities.

Pay a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art at visit on Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday.

After you gallery gaze, star gaze while watching  a free outdoor movie screening of E.T. the Extraterrestrial at FringeArts.

21+’ers can cool off with a cold one at any of these outdoor beer gardens.

Meet us on the National Constitution Center’s lawn to celebrate the 25th annual Wawa Hoagie Day happening this Thursday, June 29 from 12 to 2 p.m. Enjoy a 6-ton hoagie salute, free Wawa hoagies, a hoagie building competition between police and firefighters and more!

Start your day with hoagies and end it with Old City Eats! Every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., thirty Old City restaurants and bars will be offering great food deals.

F is for Friday and FREE! Enjoy free admission to the Penn Museum and Eastern State Penitentiary. Catch a free concert and fireworks at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concert Series. Speaking of fireworks, be sure to take advantage of all the festivities to celebrate America’s birthday in America’s birthplace!

On Saturday, head to 40th and Walnut for a special Independence Day Weekend edition of Philly’s favorite street food festival, Night Market, brought to you by The Food Trust and Wawa Welcome America.

And the cherry on top? Watching a free screening of Rocky at the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps on Sunday night.


This is just a sample of what’s going on this summer! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Facebook events page  for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

P.S. If you’re interning in Philadelphia, get on the list for Tuesday, July 18’s My Philly Summer Party on the Free Library of Philadelphia roof deck!

It’s Official – Summer Is Here! Celebrate with These Local Events

We have a feeling the Fresh Prince of Philly’s classic “Summertime” was inspired by the best time of year in the City of Brotherly Love! So now that summer, summer, summertime is officially here, cue up that throwback on your Spotify and make plans to check out one or all of the events we’ve handpicked for you.

— Get your barbecue on at Dilworth Park from June 21-25 during their All-American BBQ series.

— Pack your 4.99 Wawa Hoagiefest hoagie, a blanket and invite your friends to one of these FREE outdoor movies! If you want movie AND music, there’s  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Mann Center this Saturday.

— Jam out to good tunes at the Penn Museum, as they celebrate their eighth annual Summer Nights Concert Series! Concerts are presented every Wednesday evening, June 21 through September 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. And don’t stop there! Keep jamming into Thursday, June 22 at Spruce Street Harbor Park’s Waterfront Sessions Live Music Series.

— 21+! Grab beer with your buds at one of these outdoor beer gardens.

— Ride a Ferris Wheel, hop on a carousel, lace up your skates or get a hole in one at Friday’s grand opening of The Midway at the Blue Cross RiverRink’s SummerFest. After, head over to Philadelphia Magic Gardens for live music and crafting at Twilight in the Gardens.

— Stroll around Main Street Manayunk on Saturday and Sunday during the Manayunk Arts Festival.

This is just a sample of what’s going on this summer! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Facebook events page  for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

P.S. If you’re interning in Philadelphia, get on the list for Tuesday, July 18’s My Philly Summer Party on the Free Library of Philadelphia roof deck!