September brings with it the end of summer, the start of fall and countless opportunities for adventure and fun in Philadelphia. This September 2018, Philadelphia is home to a number of exciting festivals, events and attractions. Along with year-round favorites like museums and historic landmarks, September is a time when visitors can get involved in the local culture, dig into amazing cuisine and get a taste for the arts. Take the bus to Philadelphia and get right to the heart of what’s happening in the city. Take a closer look at some of the best events held in Philadelphia this September.
Made in America Festival: September 1st – September 2nd, 2018
With Philadelphia’s rich history, Labor Day is an exciting time to visit the city. While there is plenty going on over Labor Day weekend, one of the most exciting events is the Made in America Festival. This two-day music festival is curated by none other than Jay-Z, making it a music lover’s dream. Held at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Made in America Festival brings together a combination of world-renowned artists and up-and-coming performers. The 2018 lineup includes the likes of Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and Diplo, among dozens of other groups and performers. Along with stages packed with fantastic live music, Made in America boasts food vendors offering delicious local cuisine smack dab in the heart of Philadelphia.
BMW Championship: September 4th – September 9th, 2018
For six days in September, Philadelphia will be steeped in the world of championship golf. Newtown Square’s Aronimink Golf Club will serve as the home of the annual BMW Championship golf tournament. The event brings in more than 70 of the top golfers on the PGA tour, all of whom compete in this prestigious event. The BMW Championship is the penultimate stop in the FedExCup Playoffs, making it one of the most important events in the golfing calendar for the entire year. Visitors who want to see the BMW Championship will have a wide range of ticketing options. It is possible to snag very affordable practice round tickets, single day tickets or even weekly tickets with additional clubhouse amenities.
Brazilian Day Festival: September 9th, 2018
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia is home to the PECO Multicultural Series. This series features a wide range of events that celebrate varying cultures, ethnicities and destinations around the world. On September 9th, the Brazilian Day Festival will showcase the cuisine, culture, colors and music of Brazil at Penn’s Landing. Visitors should keep their eyes on the main stage in order to spot demonstrations and performances. There will be capoeira, live music, samba dancing and more. There are also opportunities to admire traditional Brazilian dress and dine on some Brazilian culinary favorites sold by local food and drink vendors.
Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll: September 13th, 2018
Visiting a big city like Philadelphia can sometimes seem like an expensive prospect. At the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, however, everything is within reach. This fun event takes place along Baltimore Avenue and stretches from 43rd Street to 52nd Street. Along the way, businesses set up tables and stalls right on the sidewalk, allowing pedestrians to pass by and check out food, wares and delights. Lots of smaller items and samples are available for just $1, letting visitors try lots of great restaurants and new dishes. Along the 10-block stretch of Baltimore Avenue, there are also performers, jugglers and musicians providing wonderful and free entertainment all evening long.
South Street Oktoberfest: September 22nd, 2018
Philadelphia is a hub for nightlife and breweries, and September is the ideal time to explore more of that side of the city. There are several Oktoberfest events held in Philadelphia in September, and one of the biggest is the South Street Oktoberfest hosted by Brauhau Schmitz. In front of the bar and restaurant, a huge tent is erected to replicate the atmosphere of a traditional German Oktoberfest. Admission includes a round at the incredible Bavarian buffet stations, a one-liter glass stein and 10 traditional German beers on draft. Visitors can also watch the keg tapping that starts the festivities, live German music and traditional folk dancing.
If you take the bus to Philadelphia this will eliminate parking problems, tolls and the stress of driving altogether. Get to the heart of the city and enjoy all the incredible attractions and events available to the public in September 2018.