Sunday, October 8, 2017

Autumn in Philadelphia...

Autumn or "Fall" is my favorite time of year. The weather is generally cool and crisp and there are lots of outside activities to enjoy before Winter, and snow, creep in!



Here are a few events we look forward to in Philly!




Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens



Saturday, October 7th - Sunday, November 19th; A beautiful variety of mums everywhere. A little bit of a drive from Philly, but if you love flowers and gardens, there's no better place than Longwood Gardens.

FMIhttps://longwoodgardens.org/



8th Annual Mums & Mutts Fall Festival



Saturday, October 14; Family Fun in the Park; Games, Contests and Prizes; Raffles, Eagles tickets, Hotel stays, and more! Doggie Costume Contest! Bouncey House, Face Painting, and Arts and Crafts!

Over 15 Local Shelter and Rescues with adoptable pets -- all breeds, ages, and sizes looking for forever homes!



The Bigger-Than-Ever Harry Potter Festival



Friday and Saturday, October 20th-21st; Fortune tellers, crafts, costume contest, live performance and more!



Halloween



Saturday, October 28th-Tuesday, October 31st; Although the "official" date for Halloween is October 31st, in Philly the celebration begins early. On Saturday, the 28th, most of our neighborhood civic associations hold parades and parties for the children leading up to the "big trick-or-treat event" (on a Tuesday this year)!


Veterans Day Parade & Festival 



Sunday, November 5; Lots of food, fun, and a chance to honor the Veterans of  the United States Military, and give them our thanks.

FMI, http://www.phillyveteransparade.org/


Thanksgiving Day Parade


Thursday, November 23rd; Even Mickey and Minnie love coming to Philadelphia to be part of our parade! Floats, marching bands, and fun for the family.

FMI, facebook.com/6abcThanksgivingDayParade/

Wherever you are, enjoy Autumn!

(Peanuts photo c/o facebook.com/snoopy;
 chrysanthemum photo c/o facebook.com/Longwood Gardens;
 Mums/Mutts photo c/o facebook.com/morrisanimalrefuge;
 Harry Potter photo c/o facebook.com/harrypottermovie;
 Veterans photo c/o facebook.com/TheVeteransSite;
 Parade photo c/o facebook.com/6abcThanksgivingDayParade)


16 comments:

  1. How I miss Longwood Gardens! One of these days I've got to trek back down for a visit.

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    1. Autumn and the Christmas season are the best times to visit. Thanks, Lois, for stopping by today.

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  2. I cannot wait until the Royals are old enough to enjoy the sites and sounds of Philly!

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    1. The Royals would love the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thanks for stopping by, Kim.

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    1. Philly would enjoy having you and Handsome any time, Vicki! Thanks for stopping by today.

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  4. I love how you show off your city. I've used some of the info in my next book, which is mainly set in Philly.

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    1. You set your book in Philly! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for visiting, Vonnie.

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  5. I am glad your computer is back. :)

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    1. Me, too! Thanks, Morgan, for stopping by today.

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  6. Wow! All these neat events make me want to travel to Philly, Angela! I'd love to check out Harry Potter and the mums! I enjoy the Fall, which we had for about 2 days, Angela, here in NC.(lol) The colors of the trees is absolutely beautiful, though. Hope all is well! Hugs...RO

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    1. I love the Autumn colors! Thanks for visiting, RO.

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  7. You do such a wonderful job of boosting your Philly. And your football team went and did a number on Arizona! Congratulations.

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    1. A win for the home team is always great! Thanks, Marion, for visiting today.

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  8. Oh my gosh! I want to go to the Harry Potter event! That sounds like so much fun! Are you going? :)

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    1. Harry Potter is on my calendar! Thanks for stopping by, Red.

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