Festivals in Lansdowne

VIP Admission to Pub Crawl and Expo for Two or Four from Running of the Santas on December 12–13 (50% Off)

Running of the Santas Mega Festival

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

The Running of the Santas pub crawl, a nationwide event, concludes with a huge North Pole party featuring 10 live bands

One-Year Membership for One or Two to FringeArts (Up to 65% Off)

FringeArts

Philadelphia

$65 $23

Members get discounted tickets to the annual Fringe Festival and year-round programming plus priority seating at some performances

Harrah's Philly Fest at Harrah's Philadelphia on Saturday, September 13, at Noon (Up to 38% Off)

Harrah's Philly Fest

Harrah's Philadelphia

$40 $25

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Chef Zach Womack from Hell's Kitchen stars in a festival celebrating food, wine, beer, art, and music

$15 for a Family Pass for Two Adults and Two Kids to Fall Fest on October 19 ($30 Value)

Abington Art Center

Jenkintown

$30 $15

Families enjoy art galleries and live music, while kids get to explore a moon bounce and make art of their own

Admission for Two or Four to Pumpkin Art Carve Family Fun Nite at Chester County Art Association (40% Off)

Chester County Art Association

West Chester

$20 $12

Interactive art activities encourage kids and adults to explore their creativity through pumpkin carving and a variety of seasonal projects

Philly Brick Fest LEGO Fan Festival at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on September 12-14 (46% Off)

Philly Brick Fest LEGO Fan Festival

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

$41 $22

LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

Two or Four Single-Day Admissions to the Waterfront Wine & Food Festival on September 27-28 (50% Off)

Waterfront Wine & Food Festival

Hamilton Township

$40 $20

4th annual festival celebrates local and international wineries and food with live music, hand-crafted goods, and free wine tastings

Visit to Festival of Fine Craft for Two, Four, or Six at WheatonArts and Cultural Center on October 4–5 (50% Off)

WheatonArts and Cultural Center

Millville

$20 $10

Two-day festival showcases the work of 130 artists, along with live entertainment, food, and a glass pumpkin patch

General Admission for One or Two to Blue's Brew Fest at Blue Mountain on Saturday, August 16 (37% Off)

Blue Mountain

Palmerton

$30 $19

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Afternoon of cool microbrews and hot tunes in the shadow of Blue Mountain

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Run by Anna Maria Florio, the daughter of Italian immigrants, La Cucina at the Market imparts vital culinary arts to its students in intimate, informative classes. Students plunge their hands into the world of handmade pasta in Making Handmade Pasta: Easy as 1, 2, 3, which runs through the art and science of noodle and sauce. In classes of up to 15 people, pupils knead, roll, and slice pasta dough to infuse homemade Italian entrees with a personal touch. Nascent noodle artists acquire the art of lengthy fettuccine and broad pappardelle, and afterward pastacrafters will be able to construct an edible sculpture of a penguin in formalwear using bowtie-mimicking farfalle.

51 N 12th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.

The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.

417 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia,
PA
US

First opened in 1968, the Electric Factory has been hosting rock shows for almost as long Puerto Rico has been a state. After dancing their faces off to headliners from Erykah Badu to the Dropkick Murphys, concertgoers can stop by The Chive Caf? to recharge with a cheesesteak or an all-beef hotdog on a potato bun, or refill their draft Yuengling at the bar. In summer, the Electric Factory reveals an outdoor location complete with more refreshment booths, vendors, and upgraded food stands.

421 N 7th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

FringeArts doesn't just provide a soapbox for some of Philadelphia's most experimental performance companies and artists. It also introduces audiences to challenging and vibrant theatre, art, and music from around the world?all with the intent of creating dialogues that bridge cultural boundaries. The center achieves this through year-round programming but its core program is the annual Fringe Festival. Every September, this two-week celebration takes over the city with a year's worth of work from contemporary performers and visual artists from Philadelphia, New York City, and around the world. With no creative or curatorial restrictions, performers are free to take over traditional theatres or entire parts of the city. Events might include whimsical stage plays, art installations, or roving performances that transform streets and other buildings into stages.

140 N Columbus Blvd (at Race St)
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Sound Excursions describes their carefully curated group experiences as "field trips for adults." It's easy to see why: every outing takes groups to a new realm of Washington, whether it's the frothy shores of Puget Sound, inland forests and mountains, or tables at Seattle's thriving restaurants. The events held at these diverse locations range from culinary workshops on topics such as sushi-making and moonshine-tasting, to adventurous excursions with whitewater rafting or kayaking, to laid-back themed party cruises. For many outings, luxury transportation is provided.

404 South 20th Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

It all started with a farmer's generosity. In 1924, a civic-minded citizen handed over 16 acres of lush farmland and a small group of critters to the Borough of Norristown. Today, the Elmwood Park Zoo and the Norristown Zoological Society welcomes guests in hopes of creating a future stock of wildlife lovers and conservation advocates. A menagerie of around 300 beasts indigenous to the Americas—including jaguars, howler monkeys, timberwolves, and bald and gold eagles—peer back at visitors. Even though they're from Africa, giraffes get in on the fun too during certain seasons, grazing on foliage and the toupees of particularly tall patrons. Guests can also spy on more than 15 species that are threatened or endangered. All the while, smaller animals mosey around at the petting barn, tots climb aboard gentle ponies, and winged beauties sail through the air at the butterfly preserve.

1661 Harding Boulevard
Norristown,
PA
US