KYW To-Do List: Trick-or-treat train rides, harvest fest, and more things to do from a distance this weekend

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We’ve got a bunch of drive-ins, celebrations, and festivals for you this weekend, Philly.

Take your pick from family-friendly drive-ins and train rides; Black-owned restaurants and fall festivals; or “Rocky Horror” experiences and Día de los Muertos workshops.

Below, you’ll find a bunch of ways to eat, watch, celebrate, and experience Philly this weekend, all on The KYW To-Do List.


Two unique drive-in experiences await you this weekend: Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance for these.

This Saturday, bring the whole family to Park and Play at the Cherry Hill Mall. Enjoy the excitement of “Frozen 2” from your car, and don’t miss the pre-show sing-a-long, featuring some of your favorite Disney characters.

It’s not October unless you see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at least once. And what better way to experience this cult classic than from the comfort of your car? Head to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Sunday evening for the 45th anniversary drive-in spectacular, featuring a live shadow cast and audience participation. Plus, you’ll see a live appearance by the original Brad Majors, actor Barry Bostwick.


Enjoy autumn flavors and fall flare all weekend long at the East Passyunk Avenue Harvest Celebration. Show your love for the neighborhood’s small businesses while also getting your seasonal shopping on.

While you’re at it, celebrate the diversity of Philadelphia cuisine at the third annual Black Restaurant Week, happening now through Oct. 25. Participants include restaurants, sweets shops and food trucks, so there’s a little something for everyone.

Don your Halloween costume and conductor’s hat: All aboard the West Chester Railroad for a family-friendly trick-or-treat train ride. Explore the Chester Creek Valley and the historic Glen Mills station, all while gathering spooky treats.


The Penn Museum is celebrating the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos all month long. Ahead of the weekend, check out the Ofrenda Workshop, which is free with registration. Learn how to make a colorful altar to honor the deceased.

The Merchantville Music Festival is virtual this year: Tune in on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube Saturday afternoon for hours of music by a variety of local musicians.