This Fall Philadelphia has a ton to offer when it comes to things to do for family, adults, and even your four legged friends. Check out 7 events happening in our area.
Morgan’s Pier Fall Fest
Running September 24 to October 30, 2021 at Morgan’s Pier 221 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19123, this 7th annual event is free with foot and drink purchase. For over 5 weeks, Morgan’s Pier will deck itself in quintessential fall décor including haystacks, seasonal flowers, foliage, and of course pumpkins! Guests are invited to pick their perfect pumpkin from the Pier’s Pumpkin Patch for only $5/$10, with carving kits provided for an idealistic Fall afternoon on the riverfront. Additional entertainment, including live acoustic music, and DJ entertainment is also scheduled every weekend on Thursday nights, Friday happy hour and night, Saturday day and night, and Sunday day. Fall Fest hours of operation are Monday to Thursday 4:00pm to 2:00am, Friday to Sunday, Noon to 2:00am, weather permitting. Morgan’s will operate Fall Fest for seven days a week this year, for even more fall vibes to go around! Reservations are recommended for table service; walk-ins are welcome for all bar areas. Reservations can be made by using the Resy app or visiting www.morganspier.com.
Monster Mash: Northern Liberties Bloody Mary Challenge
Monster Mash: Northern Liberties Bloody Mary Challenge returns to Northern Liberties and will run from Saturday, October 9th through Sunday, October 17th (select restaurants participating on weekends only). Monster Mash is pay-as-you-go over nine days, giving Bloody Mary lovers a chance to try as many as they like while enjoying indoor or outdoor dining at your leisure. Get all the details here.
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is back and runs October 16 to November 1, 2021 at the Philadelphia Zoo. Guests are encouraged to come in costume, explore the Zoo during the beautiful autumn season and enjoy festive fall offerings for purchase. It’s no tricks, just treats. FREE to members with advance online reservation. Admission for Boo at the Zoo is free with the regular price of admission.
Candytopia: Halloween Sweets and Treats
Candytopia: Halloween Sweets & Treats runs October 22 to November 1, 2021 brings the extra sugar and spice (and everything nice) to Philadelphia Fashion District for a deliciously immersive and outrageously interactive party. Candy lovers and visitors are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes for selfies and photo opportunities inside the sweetest pop-up experience in Philadelphia. On top of the usual candy in each and every room, special Candytopians will be showing off their own costumes and giving away extra bonus candy to celebrate with all the adorable little princes and princesses, and playful little ghosts and ghouls. On top of the flying unicorn pigs, confetti explosions, marshmallow tsunamis and candy at every turn, Candytopia will also feature themed and fun decorations at select exhibits to add to the Halloween vibes. Candytopia: Halloween Sweets & Treats is included in the regular price of admission, for $28 for adults, $20 for kids 4 to 12 years old, and free for kids 3 and under. Tickets include access to all exhibits and experience, a trip to the Marshmallow Pool, a visit to the secret Candytopia gift shop – and yes, all that free candy. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.candytopia.com/philadelphia.
Halloweekend: Concourse Halloween Party (Adult only)
Kick off your Halloweekend on Saturday, October 30 with an awesome party at Concourse Dance Bar! Second Vision party cover band will kick things off from 9:00pm to Midnight. The frightful fun will also include circus performers, drag queen hosts, DJs spinning throughout the night, Halloween decorations, drink specials, a costume contest with cash prize, four bars, ball pit and Philly’s only themed ice room. Start planning those costumes now and save the date. Tickets will be available online and at the door.
Morgan’s Pier 10th Season Halloween Party (Adult only)
The entire 10th season of Morgan’s Pier ends with their annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 30th. Hosted by Brittany Lynn, the Don of the Philly Drag Mafia, guests are encouraged to help suck the bar dry as Morgan’s Pier prepares to go into hibernation until the Spring. Tickets start at $55. Entry includes admission to the event, all-you-can-drink from 9:00pm to 2:00am, musical entertainment by DJ Menace Cartel, free hot dogs, and ability to enter the cash prize costume contest, with winners for both individual and group ensembles. For more details and tickets visit: https://www.morganspier.com
Hound-O-Ween Fall Festival
Philadelphia’s largest Halloween dog costume contest is back – and cuter than ever! Northern Liberties Business Improvement District partners with Street Tail Animal Rescue on the 7th Annual Hound-O-Ween Fall Festival and Doggie Costume Contest. The event is back in person and moves to the intersection of Laurel and N. 2nd Street, on Sunday, October 31st, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Contestants will compete for prizes in five categories for prizes, plus all dogs will compete for the grand prize of $500, sponsored by Wilson’s Estate Jewelry. Registration for this annual benefit is only a $30 donation per pup. All proceeds benefit Street Tails Animal Rescue in their mission to help homeless and unwanted animals in the Philadelphia area. On top of the doggie contest, look for outdoor food and drink, fall tunes, Halloween vibes, vendors, music and more.