KYW To-Do List: Eagles home opener, First Fridays and more for Sept. 6-8

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the most wonderful time of the year: football season.

The Eagles kick off the official start of the season Sunday at home against the Washington Redskins, so the entire city will be offering plenty of activities for you to bleed green.

But for the sports-averse Philadelphians, don't despair. It's still summertime in Philly, which means you can pick from your choice of festivals, arts events and more.

Below, you'll find a wide selection of things to do in Philly, the burbs and neighboring states this weekend. Listen to our top picks below.


Craft Hall, 901 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia

DEALS: Specials include $10 on select beer pitchers. There's also a mini football field for kids to play in on Sunday games. 

Piazza Pod Park, 1075 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

DEALS: There will be drink specials from Urban Village Brewing Company, Tiki Tako, Bru Craft & Wurst, Blume and Wine Bar pods, plus a 20-foot screen to watch the game.

Stove and Tap, 329 W. Main St., Lansdale

DEALS: Specials include $5 cheesesteaks (ribeye, beer cheese, cherry peppers, caramelized onion) and $2 Lansdale Lagers during every Eagles game this season.  

Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front St., Philadelphia

DEALS: There will be a custom Eagles-inspired IPA beer, called Fly Like an Eagle, for the first game for $5 a pint. Beers will be discounted $1 during Eagles games. If they win, it’s happy hour for the next hour: $5 pints, $5 ciders, $6 wines.

Parx Casino Sportsbook, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem

DEALS: Watch the game on a 155-foot screen while drinking from a full menu of beer, wine and cocktails. 

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

DEALS: There will be a $5 food menu, an all-you-can-eat buffet, and $3 beer specials on Goose Island IPA and Bud Light. 

There are plenty of other spots in the city to watch during the home opener, too. Wherever you end up, you can't lose.


DATE/TIME: Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Various locations along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill

DETAILS: There will be extended store hours for time to explore art galleries, home decor and other art-related businesses. Some restaurants will offer food and drink samples.

PRICE: Free to attend


EVENT: First Friday! Odean Pope: Sounds of the Circle

DATE/TIME: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia

DETAILS: Saxophonist Odean Pope presents “Sounds of a Circle,” a musical suite honoring jazz innovators who performed in North Philadelphia during the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. 

PRICE: $28 for members; $10 for students; free for supporters and sustainers


EVENT: First Friday at H&H: A Celebration of Local & Little

DATE/TIME: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: The Head and The Hand, 2644 Coral St., Philadelphia

DETAILS: Independent publisher and bookstore The Head and The Hand and printing service Fireball team up to host a night of books, art, food and drinks. Fireball is hosting its own "A Night of Micro Tomes and Sequential Salami" with 25 artists showcasing their zines, comics and books. 

PRICE: Free to attend


DATE/TIME: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia; Wiggins Park, Camden, New Jersey

DETAILS: The festival joins two other events focused around the Delaware River. Historically, they were known as Pennsylvania Coast Day amd Camden’s River Day. There will be live music, bike riding, face painting, yacht rides, free rentals on swan boats and kayaks, and more.

PRICE: Free to attend; some events require pre-registration


EVENT: Greenfest Philly

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Bainbridge Street, between Third and Fifth streets, Philadelphia

DETAILS: There will be more than 100 eco-friendly exhibitors and vendors teaching you about how to live more sustainably. Activities include a free yoga class, a clothing swap, DIY workshops, a Kids’ Korner, shopping, edible insects, live music and bike valets.



EVENT: Northern Liberties Annual Pop Up Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Northern Liberties Event Park, 817 N. Seventh St., Philadelphia

DETAILS: The festival includes live music, a beer garden, face painting, kids karaoke, giveaways and more than 50 vendors.

PRICE: Free to attend


EVENT: Fringe Festival begins

DATE: Thursday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept. 22

WHERE: Various locations

DETAILS: The three-week long festival celebrates “innovation and creativity in contemporary performance.” There will be more than 1,000 live performances by national and international artists. The party continues every night, with music, food and drink at the FringeArts center on the Delaware River waterfront.

PRICE: Prices vary by each performance


EVENT: Brazilian Day 2019

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Penn’s Landing, Great Plaza, Philadelphia

DETAILS: This is an outdoor festival celebrating the Brazilian Independence Day. There will be food and drinks to try like Brazil’s national cocktail caipirinha. There will be a DJ as well as live samba and samba reggae music. You will be able to watch capoeira, a martial arts practice that was developed in Brazil. It is all part of of the PECO Multicultural Series.



EVENT: Philadelphia Honey Festival 2019

DATE/TIME: Friday to Sunday; various times


Friday at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., by Milnor Street, Philadelphia

Saturday at Wyck Historic House, 6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

Sunday at Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia

DETAILS: The festival’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of bees to our environment. The three-day festival offers live music, food, drink, public discussions with beekeepers, activities for kids, a mead-making class, honey extraction demonstration, free boating,, and more. 

PRICE: Entry to the festival venues, educational activities and demonstrations is free.


DATE/TIME: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Kimberton Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Road, Phoenixville

DETAILS: More than 20 restaurants in the Delaware Valley will have food to sample, and guests will be able to vote for which dish has the best bite. Celebrity chef Robert Irvine will headline this year's event. The event is a benefit for the Fight On Makenna Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life of pediatric cancer patients and their families during inpatient and outpatient treatments.

PRICE: General admission is $75


EVENT: Allentown Beer Fest

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: 500 and 600 blocks of Hamilton Street, Allentown

DETAILS: The festival has samples of more than 100 different beers. There will also be live music and food from downtown restaurants.  

PRICE: $34


Check back with KYW Newsradio weekly to plan your outings.