12 Spots to Use Your Student ID this October

Your Top Spooky-Season Picks (+ More!) Curated by Campus Philly

Fall is officially here, and we’ve got your top picks to kick off the season! Read on to see what’s happening in Philly this month, including top spots to use your student ID for deals, discounts, and more.

1. Jack’s Pumpkin Glow


The What: Jack’s Pumpkin Glow features thousands of illuminating jack o’lanterns (basically an Instagrammable pumpkin wonderland…) and features some seasonal snacks.
The Where: Fairmount Park
The When: October 5 to November 3
The Deal: $6 off select time slots Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

2. Campus Philly’s College Night at Thirsty Dice

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The What: Thirsty Dice is a huge board game café, and on College Night, the space will be open to only college students, and will feature complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as over 800 games to choose from.
The Where: 1642 Fairmount Avenue
The When: October 9 from 6PM to 8PM
The Deal: Free

3. Ghost Ship


The What: This 90ft, three-dimensional light & water installation is making its North American debut on the Delaware River Waterfront.
The Where: Race Street Pier
The When: October 4 to November 3 from 7PM to 10PM
The Deal: Free

4. Philly Pride Presents OutFest 2019


The What: The largest LGBT event in Philadelphia, OutFest is a national coming out day event, with over 151 vendors and community groups participating in six+ hours of nonstop entertainment and carnival attractions.
The Where: 202 S 13th Street
The When: October 13 from 12PM to 7PM
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

5. Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary


The What: Terror Behind the Walls takes place inside the massive Eastern State Penitentiary, better known as America’s largest haunted house. 
The Where: 2027 Fairmount Ave
The When: Varies weekly, click here for the schedule  
The Deal: Half-priced tickets on Student Sundays after 7:30PM through November

6. Harvest Festival at Reading Terminal Market


The What: Set to take place outside of Filbert Street, the Harvest Festival will feature live music, outdoor games, hayrides, an outdoor beer garden, pumpkins, and more!
The Where: Outside of Filbert Street
The When: October 13 from 10AM to 4PM
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

7. Old City Fest 2019


The What: Old City Fest features live music, pop-up performances, food, art, and more, with 100+ Old City vendors participating.
The Where: 3rd & Arch Streets
The When: October 13 from 11AM to 6PM
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

8. Campus Philly’s College Night at the Penn Museum

Penn Museum: Register Now

The What: Enjoy globally inspired food, music, and dance performances while networking with students and recent graduates from all over the world at the Festival for International Students.
The Where: 3260 South Street
The When: October 18 from 5PM to 7PM 
The Deal: Free

9. Witches and Wizards Festival


The What: The Witches & Wizards Festival is an all-day autumnal festival featuring pre-Halloween celebrations and activities.
The Where: Throughout Chestnut Hill
The When: October 19 from 12PM to 5PM
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

10. Pay What You Wish Wednesdays at the Philadelphia Museum of Art


The What: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the country’s oldest public art museums, featuring the ultra-Instagrammable Rocky Steps as its main entrance.
The Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The When: Every Wednesday from 5PM to 8:45PM
The Deal: Pay-what-you-wish admission

11. Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday 2019


The What: The fall fun begins in East Passyunk with costumes, arts and crafts, live music, fall fare, and more!
The Where: 1904 E Passyunk Ave
The When: October 26 from 12PM to 6PM
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

12. Campus Philly’s Launch Event Series: Spark Philly


The What: At Spark Philly, young professionals working in Philadelphia will facilitate small group discussions by sharing their own experiences on launching a career in the region, followed by free small bites from honeygrow and informal networking. 
The Where: 3675 Market Street
The When: October 29 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM
The Deal: Free

Check out more October events on our calendar and follow us on IG to keep up on all things happening in Philly!