Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

things to do in Philly
Head to Evil Genius Beer Company this weekend for Nostalgia Fest.
Evil Genius Beer Company

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered. 

Ladies Who Rock 4 A Cause Music Festival

This music festival aims to be a day filled with music, food, drinks and charity. Taking place this Saturday, Sept. 9, this new activation will benefit the nonprofit of the same name while showcasing performances by Tiffany, ROZES, the Sharon Lia Band, Helen Bruner & Terry Jones, Black Rose Rebellion, Della Chase, Jagged Little Thrill/The Alanis Experience, and the School of Rock.

While there, Philadelphians can also check out the Pink Carpet Experience, peruse through vendors, check out the Biergarten, or some of the many food trucks onsite. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $85 for VIP, which includes on-tap beer, wine, soda, water, and light refreshments. 

9130 Academy Road,

Dock Street’s Fall Market

It truly is fall, and to celebrate, Dock Street South in Point Breeze will be hosting a Fall Market this Sunday, Sept. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. Local vendors span Nori Plants, Around the Sun, Pixel Rug Club, Elby Originals, Triassic Crafts and much more. DJ Curtis Remarc will be spinning tunes, and other activities to look forward to include on-site personalized poetry and a tie-dye workshop in the Brewery Room.

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Dock Street SouthContigo Photography

2118 Washington Ave.,

Philly Magic Tours

If you’re looking for something unique for things to do in Philly, this might be it. The Philly Magic Walking Tours comes from a local award-winning magician, Robert Malissa. This experience is described as combining historic and offbeat locations, theatrical presentations, audience participation, comedy, and jaw-dropping magic tricks performed just a few feet away from participants, according to a release.

The trek will feature eight presentations, and tickets run for $30. A full schedule of available tours can be found online.

Celestial Tea Blending at the Rittenhouse Hotel

This new workshop will take place at The Rittenhouse this Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Mary Cassatt Tea Room. While here, guests can craft their own unique blend of tea guided by experts at experiential stations dedicated to the four elements: air, fire, water and earth featuring an array of teas, botanicals, herbs and spices complementing the astrological signs, a release states. 

While sipping on your tea, visitors can also munch on high-tea treats or check out on-site tarot card readings. The event starts at 7 p.m., and tickets run for $90 via Tock. 

 210 W Rittenhouse Square,

Evil Genius’ Nostalgia Fest

This Saturday, Sept. 9, Philadelphians will be feeling nostalgic with this new activation from the popular beer lab in Fishtown. What visitors can expect here is retro-themed vendors (like Shibe Vintage Sports offering vintage-style Philly-themed shirts and hats), vintage photograph prints, live 90s hit music, free face painting, home-made dog treats for pups and plenty of beverages and food options for everyone else. 

The block party is free and open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. this weekend.

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Evil Genius Beer Company

 1727 N. Front St.,

Schwarber’s Block Party

This Sunday, Sept. 10, Kyle Schwarber’s Block Party will be in full swing to benefit the Phillies player’s charity, Schwarber’s Neighborhood Heroes at Yards Brewing Company. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a variety of Yards Brewing Company beer, wine and food, all of which will represent Philly’s neighborhoods and boroughs. There will also be live music, and other interactive entertainment, plus silent and live auction as well, which will include signed sports memorabilia and experiences. Anyone interested can text SNH to 243725 for a link to buy tickets to the event, and single tickets start at $250 each.

500 Spring Garden St.,

‘The Manor’

Written by Katherine Bates, this immersive and interactive theater show will call the 115 yr. old Greystone Hall in Chester County home for a few select dates (Sept. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16) along with 12 actors who will set the stage for this immersive mystery experience.

2023 marks the first year that the experience is fully back after the effects of COVID-19, and it’s inspired by the same true events of an early 20th-century oil magnate, Edward Doheny and a mansion that he had built for his son. To lend authenticity to the tale, the show will be presented in Greystone Hall while audience members are led from room to room in the large estate as different scenes of the narrative are portrayed, leading up to a grand finale conclusion.

Opening night for ‘The Manor’ will take place Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $70 each, which includes the show and experience, plus complimentary refreshments at intermission and are available online.

The Manor
Courtesy of Greystone Hall

2450 Aram Ave., West Chester,