Weekend Park Events Roundup

As fall kicks into full swing, there are tons of fun (and often free) events in Philadelphia’s parks. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, we’re here to give you the rundown on this weekend’s events.

Kick of your weekend with the Star Players' presentation of The Producers. The theatre and arts group of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation community will be performing Mel Brook’s classic Friday through Sunday at the Venice Islands Performing Arts and Recreation Center.

Get into the fall spirit this Saturday with Woodford Mansion’s Seventh Annual Apple Harvest Festival. The festival features cider pressing, apple tasting, blacksmith demonstrations, pumpkin painting, and tours of the grounds.

Woodford Mansion - Photo credit Wikimedia Commons

Woodford Mansion - Photo credit Wikimedia Commons

For all of the animals lovers out there, head to Sister Cities Park this Saturday for Fall Family Fun Days with Furry Friends. This free event features adoptable dogs from the Morris Animal Refuge and a chance to meet animals from the Philadelphia Zoo’s Zoo on Wheels. Aside from these numerous four legged friends, the event also includes free hayrides, dog safety information for kids, the Barnes Foundation’s ArtSee in the park program, and much more!

If you aren’t a dog lover (or if you have allergies), don’t fret, because Saturday is also the Eight Annual Fishtown RiverCity Festival. This event features cold brews, a host of Philadelphia’s best food trucks, and a musical lineup expertly assembled by WXPN. There’s also a number of family-friendly activities, including a moon bounce, inflatable obstacle course, and arts and crafts.

That’s all for this week, but stay tuned for next week’s round up of parks events. If you are planning a park event that you would like us highlight, send us an email at friends@philaparks.org.