Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
Turkey Day Tailgate
The Turkey Day Tailgate happens every year, and in 2023, the activation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Linc parking lot from noon to 4 p.m. The event always features food, drinks, games, and of course, ways to show your support for the Birds, but the charity part comes in with proceeds going to help local nonprofit Dimplez 4 Dayz.
Tito’s will once again be on-site with seasonal cocktails being served up by their specialty POD bar and bartenders throughout the event. Thanksgiving is also coming a bit early at the Turkey Day Tailgate, as the fundraising effort will be providing holiday food for everyone, with PrimoHoagies serving up their signature “Primo Pilgrim” sandwiches accompanied by Thanksgiving sides from Kay Kay’s Bakery.
Other food options for the day will come from Conshohocken Italian Bakery in the form of tomato pies and pulled pork sandwiches from the pitmaster himself, Bob of Bob Trudnak BBQ. Plus, the event will also be offering up treats from Insomnia Cookies and drinks from nicethingsBEER, Two Robbers Seltzer, and City Winery Philadelphia. Other activities popping up this year include an intricate Eagles-themed balloon display from Moments By Max, Memoriez Photobooth’s 360 for “the perfect tailgate selfie”, and DJ Martin will be back to spin tunes for the occasion.
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Philadelphia Veteran’s Day Parade and Festival
This Sunday holds the annual Philadelphia Veteran’s Day parade, which will kick off at noon, and honor two local veterans who each served in D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
As a release states, Corporal Benjamin Berry, 100 years old, and PFC Jacob Ruser, 98 years old, have been named Grand Marshals of the 2023 Philadelphia Veterans Parade and Festival. Both are members of American Legion Post 405 and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Delaware Valley Chapter at the Chapel of the 4 Chaplains. The 9th Annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade will be televised on Channel 6, and the parade concludes at North 5th Street to start the Veterans Festival at 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (between 3rd and 5th streets on Market Street.) More information can be found online.
Main Line Today Restaurant Week
This Sunday marks the start of Main Line Today Restaurant Week, which is officially back to put the spotlight on the best and brightest culinary venues of the area for its fall event. The 14-day activation will kick off Nov. 5 and run until Nov. 18 and will feature top spots from around Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties.
As a release states, Main Line Today Restaurant Week began in 2021 and is offered twice a year. The event has expanded from a few dozen restaurants to over 40 (and growing) in 2023. With a special focus on independent and local operations, this activation aims to rally diners and foodies to support the most notable restaurants, bars, eateries, BYOBs and takeout spots while taking advantage of special prix fixe offers.
Those offers span three and four-course prix fixe menus that range from $25 to $35 for lunch and $30 to $55 for dinner (plus beverage, tax, and gratuity.) All options are available for dine-in, and some for take-out. A full list of what spots are participating and offering can be found online.
Another weekend, another tailgate charity effort, this time to benefit Clutch and the PSPCA. The event, which will take place in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot from noon to 4 p.m. will feature a raffle at the tailgate which includes Philadelphia Eagles tickets to that day’s highly anticipated game against the Cowboys, Philadelphia Flyers tickets, Kendra Scott jewelry and more, a release states. Tickets (available via Eventbrite) to the tailgate are $30 which includes food and beverages – all proceeds go to the PSPCA.
Cantina La Martina’s Dia De Los Muertos
The popular spot will once again be offering their annual Día de los Muertos celebration from 3:30 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. Día de los Muertos food and beverage specials here come from James Beard finalist Chef Dionicio Jiménez, and will be available for purchase throughout the day, with options including tuetano y chapulines (grasshoppers), frog legs, vibora (snake) chorizo tacos, and more. The day will also feature arts and crafts for kids, an opening ceremony with Danza Azteca , performances by Ñuuxakun (Baile Folclórico) , live music by Calirumba, and a best dressed Catrina contest after 9 p.m. The best part? The winner gets 2 free tickets to the Nov. 11 Celebration of Life Dinner at Cantina.
2800 D St., cantinalamartinapa.com