Events 9/21 – 9/27: To the Polls, Camden County Fair, ICA Free For All, Philly Music Fest & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, September 21 to Thursday, September 27. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.

Artist Bash: Fierce Women

Friday, September 21

8 – 11 pm

The Barnes Foundation  

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: $10

The fifth Artist Bash features fierce women performing work that speaks to the power of nurturing community, advocating for immigration reform, bringing a private journey into the public arena, and celebrating artistic improvisation. Come out for an evening of amazing performances and be sure to bring your dancing shoes!


Camden County Fair (CMD)

September 22 – 23

County Fairgrounds

508 Lakeland Rd.

Gloucester Twp., NJ

Cost: Free

The 2018 Camden County Fair is sure to be an exciting time for the whole family! There will be face painting, pony rides, entertainment from local talent, a variety of food trucks, carnival games, a petting zoo, and more!


AAU’s 23rd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 22

12 – 7:30pm

Chinatown, Philadelphia

117 N 10th St.

Cost: Free

Asian Americans United invites you to join them under the full moon and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival! 10th street will be closed down for this festival, where people can come together in an expression of community pride and collective responsibility. You can expect to find a carnival, arts activities, Beijing Opera, a Mooncake-Eating Contest and more!


Made on American Street

Saturday, September 22

2 – 6 pm

1400 Block, N American St.

Cost: $40

Homebrew and BBQ makes a great combination, which is why the Philadelphia Homebrew Club is hosting this festival for the 12th year in the row! Each ticket gives you the option to sample 6 food vendors, an event glass to hold your myriad of beer samples, and more swag. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite BBQ and brew!


Night of 1000 Kates 2018 – 5th Annual

Saturday, September 22

8 pm – 2 am

Johnny Brenda’s

1201 Frankford Ave.

Cost: $10

For the 5th year in a row, Night of 1000 Kates is hosting an evening of shameless Kate Bush worship through performance, song, dance and costume. Come for the performance, stay for the dance party with 1,000 Kates DJs’. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from this year’s show will be donated to Theatre In The X.


Arthur Hall Celebration and “Obatala” Mural Dedication  

Sunday, September 23

4 – 6:30 pm

The Village of Arts and Humanities

2544 Germantown Ave.

Cost: Free

Join the Village of Arts and Humanities for music, food, joyful conversation, and unscripted testimonials that honor the Orisha Obatala, Arthur Hall, and all members of Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center. The beautiful “Obatala” mural, will be dedicated as well!


ICA Free for All

Wednesday, September 26

6 – 9:30 pm

Institute of Contemporary Art

118 S 36th St

Cost: Free


Who doesn’t love free stuff? FREE FOR ALL is ICA’s biannual event for the public to view our exhibitions, witness special performances, and enjoy free food and drinks. You’ll even have the opportunity to experience experimental music workshops to create your own ambient soundscapes.


Exhibition Opening: To the Polls

Wednesday, September 26

5 – 8 pm

448 North 10th St

Cost: Free

“To the Polls,” is a one-week mural exhibition aimed at encouraging civic engagement to counter historically low voter turnout for midterm elections. All 10 artists participating in #ToThePolls have a history of using their work to promote activism, empowerment, and engagement. Come out for some powerful art and some beer and spirits complements of Love City Brewing and Powers Irish Whiskey. Also, make sure you’re registered to vote!


2018 Annual Knit In

Thursday, September 27

10 am – 2 pm

Philadelphia City Hall

1400 John F Kennedy Blvd Room 201

Cost: Free  

Come out for a fun day knitting and crocheting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for children and teens in Philadelphia’s homeless shelters. Please remember to bring your own knitting supplies!



Philly Music Fest 2018

September 27 – 30

7 – 11 pm

Various Locations

Cost: $15-50

It’s time for the Philly Music Fest! You can expect a full weekend of performances featuring all Philly bands, both established headliners and emerging artists. Philly Music Fest is a non-profit, with all proceeds donated to local music education programs.