Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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    Philadelphia Honey Festival: Glen Foerd on the Delaware celebrates all things honey on Friday, Sept. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5. The day includes crafts for children, lawn games, cash bar, honey based desserts and cooking demos. There will also be beekeeping demonstrations, vendors and bee beards! Visit to learn more.

    Kennett Square Mushroom Festival: The annual festival honoring mushrooms kicks off in Kennett Square from Sept. 10-11. The weekend includes a fried mushroom eating contest, amateur mushroom cook-off, an antique and classic car show and a 5K Run/2-mile walk. There are carnival games and rides, arts and crafts vendors and family friendly fun. Visit for more information.

    Center City District Restaurant Week: The fall edition of Center City Restaurant Week returns Sept. 11 -16 and the 18-23. More than 100 restaurants are participating and offer prix-fixe, three-course menus for $35 for dinner and $25 for lunch. Participating restaurants include Zahav, Abe Fisher and Little Nonna’s. Alcohol, tax and tip are not included. Reservations are encouraged. Visit to see the full list of participating restaurants.

    Fringe Festival: From Sept. 9-24, the Fringe Festival highlights local, national and international art. Many of Philly’s neighborhoods host events which include theater, late night entertainment and art installations. The FringeArts headquarters is along the Delaware River, but performances take place from Kensington to South Philly. The festival highlights visual art and collaborations with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes and The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Visit for more information about performances.

    South Philly Sausage Fest: This festival is all about sausages, craft beer and live music. Ten restaurants and 10 local breweries will participate. There will also be eight live music shows, plus an area for kids and arts and crafts vendors. The festival takes place on West Passyunk Avenue from South Broad St to 15th St. All proceeds support CDC’s Street Cleaning Program, which goes towards hiring 10 disabled Philadelphia residents. Visit for more information.