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What's Happening in Philly

Rosemont is located right outside Philadelphia—home to thousands of college students from hundreds of different colleges. Within the city, there are so many free or cheap events to help students experience the most on and off campus. Getting in and out of the city via public transportation is easy. The SEPTA Regional Rail stop is a quick walk from campus and a direct route into the heart of the city! 

  • Need a break from Cardinal, but don’t know what to do? Parents are in town and you don’t know where to take them? The Main Line has tons of places to eat, from local favorites like Gullifty’s to Italian cooking at Bertucci’s
  • Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and see works by Cezanne, Strand, Manet, and more. Pay what you can on Wednesday after 5! Click Here 
  • If you’re walking down Lancaster Avenue, you come across interesting places such as Ludington Library and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Have you ever considered visiting? There are a ton of borrowing options at the library. Read by Clicking Here. 
  • The Bryn Mawr Film Institute is always showing old favorites and new, soon-to-be favorites alike. For more information, Click Here

Philadelphia Fall Events:

Supper Sessions on the Avenue in Mt. Airy

August 29 – October 10, 2018 (Wednesdays Only)

Mt. Airy’s alfresco dining series Supper Sessions on the Avenue returns this fall to highlight the neighborhood’s thriving dining scene. Every other Wednesday, 10 restaurants serve up delicious eats alfresco for guests to enjoy along with live music, kids’ activities and more programming along the 7100 block of Germantown Avenue.

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

More than 100 tons of pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and hues are just one part of this annual months-long celebration of all things fall. Harvest hayrides, a corn maze, apple picking, live music, a jack-o’-lantern exhibit and fall treats — like apple cider donuts and caramel apples — round out the fun to be had at this attraction.

Where: Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

Center City District Restaurant Week

Center City District Restaurant Week returns for 12 days this fall with more than 110 restaurants offering signature three-course dinners for $35 per person, and some offering three-course lunches for $20 per guest. New additions to the crop of eateries this season include Chez Ben Bistro, Porta, The Palm Restaurant and Casta Diva.

Where: Various locations include Butcher and Singer, 1500 Walnut Street

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

September 21 – November 10 (select dates)

Things at Eastern State Penitentiary get pretty scary in September, as Terror Behind the Walls — one of the country’s most popular Halloween attractions — returns for the season. At nightfall, guests can walk through six haunted attractions with different themes — including the new-for-2018 Infirmary, a nightmarish hospital — all set within the halls of the abandoned prison. Beware of the creepy zombies, deranged nurses and spooky ghouls around every corner.

Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

Puerto Rican Festival Parade

This year marks the 56th anniversary of this music- and pomp-filled Puerto Rican procession of 1,500 marchers. The parade draws thousands to show island pride on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Where: Puerto Rican Festival Parade, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Mural Arts Month


All month long, Mural Arts Philadelphia honors its 3,800 works of public art with trolley tours of neighborhood gardens, mosaics and a lineup of free and pay-what-you-wish events.

Where: Various locations including Drexel University URBN Center, 3501 Market Street

The Glow in West Fairmount Park

After a successful first event last year, The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience returns to West Fairmount Park with more than 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that illuminate a trail throughout the public space. Visitors will find everything from iconic Philly attractions to Disney princesses carved on the pumpkins. Also keep an eye out for huge displays completely made up of illuminated pumpkins.

Where: West Fairmount Park, 5201 Parkside Avenue

Midtown Village Fall Festival

The all-day Midtown Village Fall Festival returns to the lively neighborhood with food, drinks, live music, games, sidewalk sales and more along a number of Midtown Village’s busiest thoroughfares, which close to vehicular traffic during the festivities. Beyond the outdoor fun on 13th Street, Brü Craft and Wurst hosts a festival of its own with tons of beer, games and music to complement the excitement.

Where: Midtown Village Fall Festival, 13th & Chestnut streets


Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

October 6, 7, 13 & 14

For two weekends this October, Philadelphia dwellers can get a sneak peek inside the studios of some of the city’s most talented artists during Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. More than 300 artists who specialize in everything from photography to glassblowing participate every year.

Where: Various locations including The Cedar Works, 4919 Pentridge Street

Chinatown Night Market Ye Shi

Chinatown’s popular annual nighttime food truck fest returns in the fall with plenty of food and live entertainment. Last year’s festival included delicious eats from Chewy’s, Dos Hermanos Tacos and more. Stay tuned for details about this year’s fest.

Where: Chinatown Night Market Ye Shi, 10th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street, Race Street from 9th to 11th Street