Events 9/7 – 9/13: Fringe Arts, Honey Festival, Collegefest, B(l)ok Party, Camden Jam & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, September 7 to Thursday, September 13. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Philadelphia Honey Festival 2018

Friday, September 7th

Various Locations

Cost: Free

Buzz on over to the Philadelphia Honey Festival! This festival is taking place in three different locations over the weekend. Learn about bee beards, watch hive demos, and sample some sweet, sweet, honey!


Bon Iver Fights A Bear (CityWide Fringe Pick)  

September 7-17

7 – 8 pm

The Art Church of West Philadelphia

5219 Webster St.

Cost: $15  

Have you ever wondered about the story behind Bon Iver’s debut album? Told through the eyes of a crazy grizzly bear who thinks his music sucks, this fantasia play depicts Bon Iver writing his seminal debut album in a secluded cabin in the winter woods.  


Kennett Square Mushroom Fest

September 8-9

10 am – 5 pm  

State & Union St., Kennett Square

Cost: $3

In 1986 a small group of mushroom enthusiasts decided to have a festival to celebrate Kennett Square’s number one cash crop with the hope of raising funds to give as scholarships to local high school students. Today, the Kennett Square Mushroom festival has grown to feature many vendors, culinary exhibits and children’s activities, as well as give $805,000 in grants to local non-profits since 2000. Don’t miss this opportunity to appreciate everyone’s favorite fungus!



Saturday, September 8th

10 am – 3 pm

Dilworth Park and various locations  

Cost: Free

Kick off the semester – and your Philly college experience – with students from all over the Philadelphia region at Campus Philly’s all-day, totally free festival in Dilworth Park featuring outdoor games, prizes, giveaways, pop-up performances, and FREE admission and transportation to Philly’s top museums. This is arguable the best way to be welcomed back to school!


Camden Jam

Saturday, September 8th  

2 – 8 pm

Wiggins Waterfront Park

Riverside Drive Camden, NJ  

Cost: $0-$50  

This festival will feature live music and cultural arts performances including Lil’ Mo and Arrested Development, and plenty of other musicians. The festival also features food trucks, merchandise vendors, arts and crafts, a Kids Zone, an Eco Discovery Zone and a Health Zone!


B(l)ok Party

Sunday, September 9th

12 – 4 pm


1901 S 9th St.

Cost: Free

Friends and neighbors are invited to come to Mifflin Street to celebrate Bok’s 3rd annual B(l)ok Party! You can expect activities for all ages, such as a bouncy castle, food trucks, Philly Foodworks produce stand, a live mural making, photo booth, bicycle decoration station, and more!


An Unofficial, Unauthorized Tour of LOVE Park (CityWide Fringe Pick)

Monday, September 10th

12 – 1 pm

Love Park

Cost: Free

Come out for an interactive, questions-encouraged tour of LOVE Park with a completely legitimate, highly respected, and 100% real tour company. At each stop on this mind-bending guided walk through the park, facts will be manipulated and reality will melt.


River Rooms Walking Tour with Stacy Levy

Tuesday, September 11th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd.  

Cost: Free  

Interested in learning more about Stacy Levy’s River Rooms? Enjoy this special opportunity to tour these nature observation installations with the artist themselves. Bartram’s Garden Historian Joel Fry will co-host and share stories about the unique history of the Lower Schuylkill River.


Power Up with Hopeworks!

Wednesday, September 12th

11 am – 1 pm

Hopeworks Camden

808 Market Street, 3rd. Fl.  Camden, NJ

Cost: Free  

Come out to Power Up with Hopeworks for an afternoon of great programming! Hopeworks is helping young people transform their lives with technology, education, and entrepreneurship; their new space provides tools and support.


Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Thursday, September 13th

5:30 – 8:30 pm  

4300 Baltimore Ave.

Cost: Pay as you go

Baltimore Ave will showcase its charm and businesses with $1 bargains from standout neighborhood business. From $1 pours of craft beers, to sample from the myriad of restaurants along the block, to special memberships and ticket offers, this West Philadelphia event has something for everyone.