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Center City District Restaurant Week(s)

Center City Philadelphia

Mark your calendars for expanded dining deals at dozens (and dozens) of Center City’s most sought-after bars and restaurants. From 9/10 thru 9/23 - Center City celebrates the 20th anniversary of its prix-fixe dining deal with two-course lunches priced at just $20 and three-course dinners priced at either $45 or $60, at participating restaurants. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click here to get started!

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Philly Fashion Week

Various Locations

Philly goes chic during Philly Fashion Week. The fall edition of the twice-a-year fashion event brings runway shows, design competitions and an avant garde ball to the City of Brotherly Love. Things kick off with a free Industry Night celebration inside the Industrious Space at Fashion District Philadelphia (Wednesday). The Next Up Student Designer Competition at Fashion District Philadelphia (Thursday) is followed by the ticketed Avant Garde Ball (Friday), two runway shows and a lux streetwear show at Commerce Square in Center City (Saturday & Sunday). Plan your trip here!

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Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Various Locations

Every September, avant-garde performance meets street theater during the annual Fringe Festival. The cutting-edge festival brings performances ranging from circus arts to comedy to traditional and unexpected venues throughout the city. Check it out thru 9/24!

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Parks on Tap

Dickinson Square Park

Philly’s roving beer garden brings brews and bites to parks and green spaces in neighborhoods in nearly every corner of the city this year. This week [9/20 thru 9/24], traveling taps set up shop at Dickinson Square Park. Hop the Route 57 there!

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Let's Go Phillies!

Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies take on the Mets Thursday, 9/21 (2x), Friday, 9/22, Saturday, 9/23, and Sunday, 9/24! Best way to Citizens Bank Park to cheer on the home team is the Broad Street Line. Hop it south to NRG Station (last stop). Load your SEPTA Key before you go!! 

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Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Delaware River Waterfront

There's roller skating, boardwalk rides and games, mini golf, great food and drinks, and more at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.

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Friday Under the Stars & Stripes Movie Series

Betsy Ross House

The Betsy Ross House kicks off outdoor movie season with the return of its annual film series highlighting gems of the so-bad-it’s-good sci-fi genre. Tickets are required. Bring your own snacks and drinks, and plan to arrive early to snag a table. Additional screenings are scheduled for the first Friday of each month through October. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33 or 48.

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Xponential Music Festival

Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Head over to Jersey for the XPoNential Music Festival taking place from 9/22 thru 9/24 at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion. The festival features a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists that are played on the station, along with a variety of family-friendly activities. Hop the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 12, 17, 21, 25, 33, 42 or 48 to hop the RiverLink Ferry on Penn's Landing or ride PATCO to City Hall Station which is a short walk from Freedom Mortgage Pavillion. Connect from SEPTA to PATCO at 8th & Market or 15th & Locust.

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Southeast Asian Market

FDR Park

Come hungry to this lively community market highlighting Southeast Asian cultures and cuisines. Pick produce, sample spices and enjoy prepared meals from more than 60 Lao, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian vendors. The market sets up shop from 10AM to 6PM every Saturday and Sunday through the fall and will soon have a permanent home inside the park. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line or hop Route 17.

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Staying Power: Be Distinct or Go Extinct

Philadelphia Zoo

This brand-new exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo - open from 4/1 thru 10/1 - features 25 gigantic animatronic insects and dinosaurs, offering visitors a chance to examine the traits that allowed insects to survive long after their dinosaur pals kicked the bucket. Keep an eye and an ear out as these life-sized dinosaurs and super-sized insects move and communicate with curious guests. Note: There is an additional charge to access the exhibit. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38. And don't forget - you've got Perks! Like $2 off admission to the Zoo when you flash your SEPTA Key card.

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Rittenhouse Farmers Market

Rittenhouse Square

Head to Rittenhouse Square every Tuesday and Saturday from 9AM-3PM for their Farmers Market! Leave the driving to SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban Station, hop a Trolley to 19th Street or ride Routes 2, 9, 12, 17, 21 or 42.

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Collingswood Farmers Market


Collingswood Farmers Market is back for a stellar 23rd season. The market is open on Saturdays from 8AM to 12PM. Make a SEPTA to PATCO connection. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 8th & Market to connect to PATCO or the Broad Street Line Walnut-Locust for the PATCO stop at 15th & Locust. Tunnels connect the systems underground, just follow the signs. For more info - click here.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Delaware River Waterfront

Enthusiasts of riverside can now enjoy hammocks, patio and arcade games, musical performances, and tasty treats from local purveyors while strolling the boardwalk at this warm-weather attraction now thru 9/24. The riverside Spruce Street Harbor Park is the perfect escape for visitors looking to relax and locals hoping to unwind. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.

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Glenside Farmers Market

Glenside Train Station

Now thru November - head to Glenside Farmers Market every Saturday from 9AM-1PM. Conveniently located in Glenside Station's parking lot on the Airport, Lansdale/Doylestown, and Warminster Lines.

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Ambler Farmers Market

Ambler Train Station

Head over to Ambler for the Farmers Market! Ambler Farmers Market will be open every Saturday thru November. Customers can shop a wide variety of produce from 9AM to 12PM. To get here on SEPTA, ride the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Ambler Station or hop Routes 94 or 95. 

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Swarthmore Farmers Market 


Connecting farmers and consumers since 2006. Open Saturdays from 9AM-12PM from May to November in the Town Center Parking Lot - located steps from Swarthmore Station.

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Chestnut Hill Farmers Market

Chestnut Hill

Head to Chestnut Hill every Saturday from 9AM-12PM for their Farmers Market! Please check their Facebook for cancellations due to weather. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Chestnut Hill East Line to Wyndmoor Station for a quick walk there. The Route 23 also gets you there!

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Clark Park Farmers Market

West Philadelphia

Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmers markets in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. It's open year-round on Saturdays from 10AM to 2PM. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 & 34 drop you right there!

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Northern Liberties Farmers Market

Northern Liberties

A collaboration with The Piazza and the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District, this weekly yearlong farmers market - open every Saturday from 10AM to 2PM beginning June 3rd - will feature over a dozen vendors including fruit and vegetable farmers, dairy purveyors, chocolate makers, hyper-locally brewed beer and more. 

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Philadelphia Marketplace

Dilworth Park

Every Saturday and Sunday - 9/2 thru 10/1 - celebrate summer with local vendors at an outdoor market place in Dilworth Park. A rotating lineup of Center City retailers, along with local small businesses and makers, pop-up weekly with a variety of offerings for all tastes. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

Collingswood Second Saturdays


Enjoy live music and art in Collingswood! Second Saturday was started by a collection of store owners that had an interest in promoting the arts in Collingswood. Now thru December visitors can plan a FREE night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. Make a SEPTA to PATCO connection. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 8th & Market to connect to PATCO or the Broad Street Line Walnut-Locust for the PATCO stop at 15th & Locust. Tunnels connect the systems underground, just follow the signs. For more info - click here.

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Villanova Football

Villanova Stadium

The Villanova Wildcats host Rhode Island Rams on Saturday, 9/23 at 2:00PM at Villanova Stadium. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Villanova or the Norristown High Speed Line to Villanova Station. Bus Route 106 also serves Villanova University. So many ways!

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Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park

The Union take on Los Angeles FC on Saturday, 9/23 at 7:30PM. To get there on SEPTA - take the Wilmington/Newark Line or Routes 37, 109, or 113 to Chester Transportation Center. On the way home - last train leaves at 9:32PM - so check the bus schedules leaving from Chester Transportation Center for your commute home! Get $3 off tickets with this Perk!

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Temple Football

Lincoln Financial Field

The Temple Owls host University of Miami on Saturday, 9/23 at 3:30PM at  Lincoln Financial Field. Catch the SEPTA Broad Street Line there [and home]! Ride it south [from Cecil B. Moore for students!] to NRG Station - last stop. 

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Four Walls Presents The Always Sunny Podcast LIVE

The Mann

Head to the Mann Center this Saturday - 9/123 - to check out The Always Sunny Podcast LIVE. Get there on the Mann Loop!

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Fishtown Fall Feastivale


Fishtown FestivALE is back for 2023 with a NEW name & NEW focus on all things EATS - find it all on Frankford Ave on September 23! Now called the Fishtown Fall Feastivale - this outdoor end-of-summer food festival & celebration features local foods including burgers, brisket and Bavarian pretzels, paired with Fishtown favorite cocktails & beer, & over 50 local art & retail vendors. A local dunk tank setup and carnival games ensures a swimmingly good time as local DJs playing classic rock and funk encourage visitors to dance the night away. To get there on SEPTA - hop the Market-Frankford Line to Girard or Routes 5, 15, 25 or 57. Look out for detours!

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Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

On Sundays - stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market from 10AM to 2PM for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

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Dickinson Square Farmers Market

Dickinson Square

Head to Dickinson Square Farmers Market every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM. Hop the Route 57 there!

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Media Farmers Market

Media, PA

Head to Media's Farmers Market every Sunday from 10AM-1PM on Edgemont Street between Front & State Streets. Route 101 drops you off right there!

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Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum

Morris Aboretum

The Garden Railway is celebrating 25 years with a new addition—300 feet of track! This is the largest expansion of the Garden Railway since it was installed in 1998. The new looping section of track extends the total model rail trackage to a third of a mile, making it one of the largest outdoor model train displays in the country. Get to Morris Arboretum on SEPTA. Ride the Chestnut Hill East or Chestnut Hill West Line to the last stop. From there hop the Route L or 97 toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall to the Germantown Avenue & Northwestern Avenue stop. Walk down Northwestern Avenue for .5 miles past Chestnut Hill College and the apartment complex until you come to the black wrought-iron gate of the Arboretum. Best part - "walking in" saves you 50% on admission!

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Art Star Pop Up Market

Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association Community Center

Head to Northern Liberties on Sunday, 9/24 for the Art Star Pop Up Market! Get there on SEPTA - it's a 6 minute walk from Spring Garden Station on the MFL!

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Scarecrows in the Village

Peddler's Village

Now thru 10/29 - Get a jump on (slightly) spooky season at the charming Peddler’s Village, located about a 45-minute drive north from Center City Philadelphia. For eight weeks each autumn - more than 100 handmade scarecrows (ranging from silly to scary) pop up all over the village as part of an annual competition among local residents and organizations. To get here on SEPTA, ride the Lansdale-Doylestown Line to Doylestown. From there make a SEPTA to Uber or Lyft connection to Peddler's Village.

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Art Star Pop Up Market at Midtown Village Fall Festival

Midtown Village
September 30, 2023 - October 1, 2023

Our 40+ Curated Craft Vendors will be set up along Chestnut Street between 12th and Broad Street. This neighborhood festival also features tons of food vendors, bars, and live music. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 13th Street, Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, Trolley Routes to 13th Street, and any Regional Rail Line to Jefferson Station. There are also several Bus Routes that serve the Gayborhood including Routes 9, 12, 21, 23, 42, and 45.

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Transit Tuesday ☕️


Celebrate Transit Tuesday with SEPTA and Dunkin'. Flash your SEPTA Key card to receive a MEDIUM Hot or Iced Coffee for only $1 (+ appl. tax) every Tuesday at any participating Greater Philadelphia-area Dunkin' location. To find your nearest Dunkin' click here. Offer valid on Tuesdays only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Participation may vary. Limited-time offer. 

Dining Under The Stars

Media, PA

Alfresco dining is in style all summer long in Media as two-dozen restaurants participate in the town’s annual Dining Under the Stars event. Every Wednesday from 5/3 thru 9/27, State Street closes to car traffic from Jackson Street to Orange Street so that pedestrians can enjoy peaceful evenings of outdoor dining, drinking and shopping. This year, keep an eye out for local favorites such as Fellini Café Trattoria, Rye BYOB and Azie Asian Fusion. Get there on SEPTA! Take Trolley Route 101, Bus Route 110, or the Media/Wawa Line!

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East Passyunk Farmers’ Market

East Passyunk

Beginning 5/17 from 3PM-7PM - every Wednesday - the area in front of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 East Passyunk Avenue will be transformed into an outdoor pop-up market organized by Farm to City with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables from your favorite vendors. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris or hop Routes 47, 45 or 29.

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Farmers Market at Christ Church

Old City

Located one block away from the site of Philadelphia’s original 18th-century farmers market on High (now Market) Street - The Farmers Market at Christ Church runs every Wednesday from 3PM-6PM until Thanksgiving. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, or 57.

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Fall for Ardmore


The second annual Fall for Ardmore event, featuring a VIP Beer Garden is happening on Schauffele Plaza (parking lot adjacent to Tired Hands Fermentaria) on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Downtown Ardmore will be alive with shopping, food, beer, live music, and fun activities for the whole family! Admission to Fall for Ardmore is free with food and drink for sale. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore or Routes 44, 103 or 106. 

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Fly Eagles Fly 🦅

Lincoln Financial Field

The Philadelphia Eagles are back at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, 10/1 at 1:00PM for their game against the Commanders. Going? Best way from home to home field is the SEPTA Broad Street Line. Ride it south to NRG Station (last stop). Ride HOME FREE thanks to our partners at Unibet. Free rides begin at half time and run for two hours post game or until last train.  

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