Drinks and snacks at Rittenhouse's newest restaurant, Scarpetta.

Drinks and snacks at Rittenhouse’s newest restaurant, Scarpetta.

I love early fall in Philly! There are still tons of outdoor beer gardens set up and lots of outdoor activities without so much of the sweat and sun burn. Although, we haven’t had too much of a break from the heat so far, lol. Any-who, my main goal going into this weekend is to get out of the house a ton. I want to take advantage of the super comfortable temperatures and sunshine we are supposed to be getting!

Saturday morning I have a bridal shower to go to somewhere in New Jersey. I def need to figure out something to wear…like now. Realistically I will end up trying on 4 dif outfits on Saturday am only to put on the same dress that I wear to 90% of the events I go to 🙂 I tend to er on the side of caution at these type of events. I like to be too dressed up vs. too casual. My mom burned that into my brain as a child by making me wear my Easter dress on plane trips. That said, the Bridal shower is only a small part of my weekend & I have big plans for what to do with the rest! Read on to check out some of the events and activities I’m aiming to hit up.

Hanging out with Owl's at the Franklin Institute's Science After Hours. HARRY POTTER THEMED.

Hanging out with Owl’s at the Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours. IT WAS HARRY POTTER THEMED.

Philly Free Streets

[column grid=”4″ span=”2″]Holy moly am I excited for Philly Free Streets! If you were around during the Pope’s visit to Philly last fall you got a little taste of how glorious the city was without as many cars driving around. People were out walking around and saying hello to each other(surprisingly mostly on the sidewalks, old habits die hard.) It was nice to enjoy being able to cross the street without getting run over by a cab. The whole weekend was pretty fantastic, really! Since then a number of petitions have been circulating the city to try and get more ‘Open Street’ days.

For this weekend’s open streets, ALL of South street will be car-free. There are plans to have family-friendly events up and down the street along with all of the awesome restaurants and stores that already open their doors on the reg. Be sure to take advantage of this to show your support of the idea![/column]

[column grid=”4″ span=”2″]WHEN: Saturday from 8am – 1pm
WHERE: South Street from Front all the way to the Schuykill
HOW MUCH: Free to walk around, bring cash for food and drink!

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A Jam Supreme: Coltrane at 90

[column grid=”4″ span=”2″]My friends over at Tri State Indie grouped up with a few other music projects in Philly to put together an awesome celebration of John Coltrane’s music. Hip-Hop, House, and Techno musicians and DJ’s will be coming together to perform their interpretations of his music. Make sure to bring a blanket or chair to sit on 🙂

[column grid=”4″ span=”2″]WHEN: Saturday from 6pm – 9pm
WHERE: The Piazza at Schmidt’s
HOW MUCH: Free to listen, bring cash for food and drink!


Hanging at Vesper for the beautiful bride's bachelorette!

Hanging at Vesper for the beautiful bride’s bachelorette!

Spruce Street Harbor Park

[column grid=”4″ span=”2″]It’s the last weekend of Spruce Street Harbor Park, so be sure to get over there and enjoy the hammocks and games AND get a chicken sandwich from Federal Donuts. I could talk about that chicken sandwich for days, I love it so much. I have vowed to go back this weekend purely for the sandwich (which i totally recognize is available year-round, but there is something about eating it on the boardwalk that makes it even better.)[/column]

[column grid=”4″ span=”2″]WHEN: 11am – 11pm Sunday the 25th is the last day of the season!
WHERE: 301 S Columbus Blvd
HOW MUCH: Free to walk around, bring cash for food and drink!