Events 10/12 – 10/18: PA Wine Month, PHeaSt, Festival for the People, Cherry St. Pier Happy Hour & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly and Camden from Friday, October 12 to Thursday, October 18. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


PA Wine Month 

Various Locations  

Cost: Pay-as-you-go

October is PA Wine Month and there is still plenty of time to enjoy a winery event or discover local varietals at some of your favorite restaurants across the region. Check out the list of events happening at wineries across the state. Find a list of Wine Month Happy Hours here; participating bars include Tria (Rittenhouse and Washington Sq. West.), Jet Wine Bar, The Love, Martha and High Street on Market.



Friday, October 12th  

7 – 10 pm

U City Square PHS Pop-Up Garden

3601 Filbert St.

Cost: $150

Come out for a delicious evening celebrating the work of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and support PHS’ mission to connect people with horticulture, and create beautiful, healthy, and sustainable communities. You can expect bold artisanal food, seasonally inspired cocktails, and live music at this harvest moon garden party!


Block Party: Block Printing With Carla Weeks

Saturday, October 13th

2 – 5 pm

Rikumo Concept Store

1216 Walnut St.

Cost: $60

Design and print your own furoshiki with artist Carla Weeks! Rikumo Concept Store presents a special DesignPhiladelphia crash course in the art of block printing designs onto fabric. Students will learn about the history and significance of block printing before trying their hand at printing their own designs. You’ll leave with a working knowledge of block printing and functional furoshiki to use and reuse for years to come.


Sharks and Crafts Craft Market at Adventure Aquarium

October 13-14

Adventure Aquarium

1 Riverside Dr.

Camden, NJ

Cost: $30

More than 30 New Jersey and Philadelphia area artisans will be selling their wares amongst the waves at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden for Sharks and Crafts Craft Market! You can expect to find crafts such as handmade chocolates, vintage goods, jewelry, and more!


Haddonfield Fall Festival

Saturday, October 13th

10 am – 5 pm

Kings Highway

Cost: Pay as you go

Come out for the fall festival to beat all other fall festivals! The Haddonfield Fall Fest will have entertainment for people of all ages. They’ve got carriage rides, scarecrow making, craft vendors and so much more.


Festival for the People

Saturday, October 13th

11 am – 11 pm

Cherry Street Pier

121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Cost: Free

Festival for the People features three weekends of dynamic participatory programs and events, sculptures, and installations. Some highlights to look out for are Impulse, an installation of seesaws designed by CS Design and Lateral Office, and Prismatica, a group of colorful spinning prisms by Raw Design. (There will even be a film festival made up of ASMR videos!) Check out the newly opened Cherry Street Pier, and appreciate contemporary art in all of its glory at Festival for the People!


The 5th Annual Philadelphia Alternative Taxidermy Competition

Saturday, October 13th

7 – 11 pm

Ruba Club

416 Green St.

Cost: $13

There aren’t many opportunities to witness a taxidermy competition, so you should definitely take advantage and go see the 5th Annual Philadelphia Alternative Taxidermy Competition. We’re not entirely sure what you’ll witness there, but it’s sure to put you in the Halloween spirit. Attendees are also encouraged to dress in fur or feathered finery.


Changemakers Cabaret

Tuesday, October 16th

7 – 10 pm

Ibrahim Theater at International House Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut St.

Cost: Free

Come out to celebrate the artists, cultural producers and community partners who have been a part of the journey of the Leeway Foundation. You can expect an evening of movement, words, and sound, celebrating artists, cultural producers, and community. A group of talented artists will be performing throughout the night, such as Cynthia Dewi Oka, Judith Sachs, LaTreice Branson, Wit López, and Ursula Rucker.


GLOW in the Park 2018

Thursday, October 18th

6 – 9:30 pm

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

100 N Horticultural Dr.

Cost: $75

Light up the night at the 7th annual GLOW in the Park! Join fellow park lovers at this illuminating event and enjoy live music, drink specials from Yards and Tito’s, bites from STARR Catering Group, Milk + Sugar, Miss Rachel’s Pantry (vegan), So. Phie, and Revolution Taco. Your admission also includes a membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy so you can continue to enjoy Philly’s public parks beyond this event!


Door 19: Skeletons in our Closet

Thursday, October 18th

6 – 9 pm

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Cost: $65-85  

Experience the museum like you’ve never seen it before! Curated for the curious, Door 19 gives you access to specimen collections off-limits to visitors, alongside experts who will show you some specimens to play with. This event will remind you that you haven’t seen it all—far from it. Get your tickets today for an oddly charming evening!


#whyilovephilly Cherry Street Pier Happy Hour

Thursday, October 18th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Cherry St Pier

121 N Columbus Blvd

Cost: Free

The beloved blog, Philly Love Notes is hosting a happy hour at the newly renovated Cherry Street Pier! Get a chance to explore, take in the AMAZING view, and enjoy some happy hour drinks. You’ll also get to sneak peek at the CREOS interactive light exhibition installed at both Cherry Street Pier and Race Street Pier.