This year marks 300 since the official formation of Upper Dublin Township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the community is hosting plenty of family fun to celebrate its historic milestone.
Although other institutions, like the FirstGlance Film Fest in Philadelphia, haven’t been around as long as Upper Dublin, the festival will offer more than 40 indie films for the 22nd year in Center City.
After a flick, grab a beer or cider at Hawthornes on 11th Street for its annual harvest of seasonal drinks, food and live music.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington
DETAILS: This year marks Upper Dublin Township's tricentennial. It was formally incorporated as a township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1719. This will be the final event of the tricentennial year, and it will go out with a bang. There will be hayrides, a pie bake-off, scarecrow decorating and fireworks.
PRICE: Free to attend
DATE: Friday to Sunday
WHERE: Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
DETAILS: This film festival is in its 22nd year and will celebrate more than 40 indie films from around the world. There will be a red carpet for opening night, after parties all weekend, and an awards ceremony on closing night.
PRICE: Day passes start at $50
DATE/TIME: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hawthornes Beer Cafe, 738 S. 11th St., Philadelphia
DETAILS: This fourth annual festival celebrates the return of fall with more than 75 seasonal beers and ciders. Pourings are $5 each. There will be a full lineup of food trucks as well as live music, a pie-eating contest and shopping vendors.
PRICE: Free to attend
EVENT: Apple Festival
DATE/TIME: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope
DETAILS: This fall festival will have pony rides, axe throwing, face painting, sand art and more. There will be live music and plenty of apples in all forms. Parking is limited.
PRICE: Admission and most parking spaces are free
EVENT: Manayunk Cocktail Week
DATE: Through Sunday
WHERE: 14 participating locations
DETAILS: More than a dozen bars and restaurants are participating in this cocktail event, including Manayunk Brewing Company, Lucky’s Last Chance and Taqueria Feliz. There will be a variety of cocktail competitions, happy hour specials, tastings, parties and dining pairings to choose from. Check online for drink specials.
PRICE: Prices vary
DATE/TIME: Saturday; registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Ave., South Philadelphia
DETAILS: This 5K benefits and promotes dog rescue and adoption. Attendees can meet furry friends that are available for adoption and get information on how to get involved with local animal shelters. For the safety of runners, dogs will not be allowed to run in the 5K.
PRICE: Pre-registration is $35; race day registration is $40
DATE/TIME: Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
DETAILS: This family-friendly dance session kicks off with 20-minute free dance lessons to get you warmed up. Non-stop dancing with some bachata and salsa hits will follow.
PRICE: Free to attend
EVENT: Harriet Tubman Legacy Hike
DATE/TIME: Sunday, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Southwest Philadelphia
DETAILS: Reflect on the life and works of Harriet Tubman while exploring trails of a landmark historic site. Prompts will be provided for conversation.
PRICE: Free to attend but registration is required
DATE: Nov. 2 to 10
WHERE: Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey
DETAILS: See mesmerizing real-life mermaids dive into the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm exhibit. Mermaids will also be at the stingray touch pool waving hello to visitors. There will be a meet and greet with the mermaids as well as kid-friendly crafts. Special dates and times are available for members only.
PRICE: Included with general admission; adults are $30, kids are $22
DATE/TIME: Saturday, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St., Philadelphia
DETAILS: Join the Pennsylvania SPCA for its signature fundraising event to honor animal advocates, engage new supporters, showcase adoptable animals and support the PSPCA’s mission. There will be dinner, dancing, a silent auction and an open bar.
PRICE: Tickets start at $150
DATE/TIME: Through Jan. 5, 2020
WHERE: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., Philadelphia
PRICE: Prices vary; some shows start at $27
EVENT: Fleetwood Mac
DATE/TIME: Sunday, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wells Fargo Center, South Philadelphia
PRICE: Tickets start at $69.50