Though it's always bitter sweet to see summer end, September is one of the most beautiful months in Philadelphia. Heat and humidity give way to a crisp, breezy climate and back-to-school excitement sparks fall fever. Lots of things are happening this month from the massive Made in America Festival on the Parkway, to Labor Day celebrations and the Philly Fringe Fest.
The Budweiser Made In America Festival: Philadelphian's have been excitingly awaiting this one off festival since it was announced months ago. The festival has a larger than life bill featuring Jay Z, Run DMC, Pearl Jam, Odd Future, Drake, Miike Snow, Passion Pitt, Santigold amongst many others. This is a historic event not to be missed.
When: Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd
Where: The Ben Franklin Parkway
The Life and Music of Bruce Sprinsteen: It's your last chance to catch this unique exhibit at the National Constitution Center. From Asbury Park to the Promised Land was developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum working closely with Springsteen himself. They collected more the 150 personal items such as family photos from his childhood, scrapbooks from his early endeavors, handwritten lyrics, Springsteen's 1960 Chevy Corvette, and his Academy Award. Bruce will also be performing in the flesh Sunday, September 2nd and Monday, September 3rd.
When: Ends September 3rd
Where: National Constitution Center
When: Friday, September 7th
Where: Locations throughout the city, particularly Old City, Chinatown and Fishtown
The Secret Cinema Presents "We Who Are About To Die: The Secret Cinema will project the drama on the walls of the Eastern State Penitentiary. The 1937 film is based on a true story of John Lamson, a man wrongfully accused of murder, who spent a year in prison awaiting execution until the Supreme Court reversed it's decision.
When: Friday, September 7th
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary
The Philadelphia Fringe Festival: This diverse festival is the perfection celebration of Philadelphian talents. Featuring scores of dance, comedy, theatre and visual arts exhibitions the festival has something for everyone. Anyone can be a part of the fest, from the very amateur to the very profession and no performance is too experimental or too risqué.
When: September 7th to 16th
Where: Locations Citywide
Autumn's Colors Festival: One of the most beautiful places to enjoy fall foliage, Longwood Gardens will feature unusual grounds, a garden railway and live entertainment.
When: September 8th - November 7th
Where: Longwood Gardens
Doylestown Arts Festival: Doylestown is an upscale suburb about 30 miles North of Philadelphia. This festival showcases a variety of artisans representing the best of the area's culture. It has grown over the years to feature more than 150 exhibitors showing their wares.
When: Saturday, September 15th and Sunday September 16th
Where: Sate and Main Streets, Doylestown, PA
Philadelphia Restaurant Week: This biannual event allows you to explore some of Philadelphia's best restaurants for 35 dollars a head/ 3 courses. More than 150 of Philly finest will participate such as Jose Garce's Amada and Stephen Starr's Alma De Cuba.
When: September 23rd to 28th
Where: Locations citywide