Things to do in Philadelphia this week and weekend – visit Philadelphia

The weather finally seems to match the things to do this week and weekend in Greater Philadelphia, when it’s a great time to enjoy the spooky and hygge fall traditions – from haunted houses to apple picking – plus a Celebration of Día de los Muertos at the Penn Museum.

The big news: you can once again be in the room where it happens like Hamilton returns to Philly, kicking off a six-week run this Wednesday at the Academy of Music.

Other cultural and family events include the return of the Asian Arts Initiative Pearl Street Block Party, meal offers at University City during University town restoration days, Koresh Dance Company30th anniversary shows and helicopter tours during Family Fest at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester.

In addition, the 76ers take on the Nets in their home opener at Wells Fargo Center, after some tiny pre-season drama.

Extend the fun by booking the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which includes free tickets to 33 Philly museums and attractions, free parking (up to $ 100), and a comfy bed you don’t have to make.

If you’re on the go this week and weekend, remember that businesses and attractions in Philadelphia require proof of vaccination or the wearing of a mask in all indoor public spaces, while guidelines and requirements vary in the surrounding greater Philadelphia area. Advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or required in many places. Your best bet: Plan ahead. Read more here.

Looking for help with a trip to Philadelphia? Call the Independence Visitor Center to speak with a visitor experience expert at (800) 537-7676 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. They will help you navigate all of the great things you can do right now in Greater Philadelphia.

Below, find the best things to do in Greater Philadelphia this week and weekend, October 18-24, 2021.

To note: The events in this article are listed in chronological order.

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