Top 10 Philadelphia-Area Events in September
Festivals, back-to-school activities and nature events
Welcome fall this September with back-to-school activities, fun nature events and multiple family-friendly festivals later in the month.
September 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19121
Kick off the school year with free, family-friendly independent short films and a backpack giveaway at Smith Memorial Playground.
Critter Cove Story Time
September 7, 10-11 a.m.
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham, NJ 07945
Ages 3-5 and their parents are invited to celebrate nature with an outdoor story time and songs led by a naturalist.
Back to School
September 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Ln., Hopewell Township, NJ 08530
Kids ages 5 and up will take a horse-drawn wagon ride to experience an old-fashioned day of school in a one-room schoolhouse.
600 South Broad Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Kennett Square, “the mushroom capital of the world,” is hosting their annual Mushroom Festival which will have plenty of fun for families, including a baby photo contest, community parade and an old-fashioned carnival.
Wednesdays, September 15-October 13, 10-11 a.m.
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon, PA 19333
This five-week nature education series that starts in September includes stories, strolls and crafts for ages 2-4.
Kid’s Fishing Contest
September 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Scotland Run Park, 980 East Academy St., Clayton, NJ 08312
Anyone under 18 is encouraged to participate in Scotland Run Park’s 35th annual fishing contest. Everyone should bring a rod and bait, and the final weigh-in will take place at the end of the competition.
The Peace Fair
5684 York Rd., Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA 18931
The Peace Fair of Bucks Quarterly Meeting of Friends is a family-friendly event, with non-competitive games for kids, musical entertainment and a book sale.
Arts, Craft & Music Festival
Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Rd., Media, PA 19063
Catch live musical performances and shop at the booths of local artisans at Linvilla Orchards’ fall harvest season kickoff.
Celtic Classic Festival
September 24-26, 305 Conestoga St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
The 34th annual Celtic Classic Festival, presented by the Celtic Cultural Alliance, will have children’s activities, including a fiddle workshop, story time and book giveaway.
Animal Tales: A Puppet Show
September 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, 1615 Black Rock Rd., Royersford, PA 19468
Tucker’s Tales Puppet Theatre will be performing a puppet show about Aesop’s Fables. All ages are encouraged to attend. Come a little early and meet the animals that call the Upper Schuylkill Valley Park home.