FALL-ing in Love with CCD Parks This Autumn

Crisp air, falling leaves, and dropping temperatures are a few telltale signs that fall is approaching. And with a new season comes new programs at Center City District’s four parks that offer you new ways to get in the spirit of the season.


Get In Shape With Center City Fit presented by Rothman Orthopaedics

Whether you’re coming from the office or from home, stay active at Dilworth Park with free workout classes every Monday and Tuesday night, starting at 6pm. On Mondays, get a fun cardio workout with Zumba led by City Fitness. On Tuesdays, bring a workout mat and push yourself with high-intensity interval training by F45. And don’t forget to hydrate!

📅 Mondays & Tuesdays through October 3, 6-6:45pm
📍 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Free Lunchtime Concerts during Live @ Lunch presented by TD Bank

Take a break from the office with these free lunchtime concerts at Dilworth Park! Performances begin on September 6 and continue through October 4, featuring a lineup of local musicians curated in partnership with local nonprofit the Women’s Coalition for Empowerment.

📅 Wednesdays, September 6 - October 4, 12–1pm
📍 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Shop at the Philadelphia Marketplace at Dilworth Park

Find a new addition to your fall wardrobe or get a gift for a friend at the Philadelphia Marketplace. Every Saturday and Sunday through October 1, support a rotating lineup of local small businesses offering artwork, home goods, clothing and more.

📅 Saturdays & Sundays through October 1, 12–6pm
📍 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Enjoy Lunch on the TD Bank Terrace

Overlooking the fountains at Dilworth Park, the TD Bank Terrace is a perfect place to sit in the shade and decompress during the busy work day. And between the Air Grille Garden, Starbucks, and Dilworth Café, there are plenty of spots to grab a bite!

📍 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Wander in the Hay Maze

Enjoy fall on the farm without leaving the city! For a limited time, the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn transforms to a fun-for-all-ages experience to welcome the arrival of autumn. 

📅 September 29 through October 8, 9am–9pm
📍 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Bring Friends & Family to Harvest Weekend

Get the full fall experience at Harvest Weekend, featuring pumpkin carving, apple cider making, a stein hoisting contest, and more. Come hungry to fuel up on seasonal staples, including bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels, and enjoy popular brews like Troegs Oktoberfest and Michelob Ultra, or specialty cocktails made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Haku Vodka. The park will be buzzing with activities and entertainment, including performances by local bands and roaming circus performers. Come out for the perfect fall weekend with your family.

📅 October 6–8, 12–8pm
📍 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Challenge Your Friends to a Game of Pickleball

Try out one of the fastest growing sports in America, right in Dilworth Park! For a limited time only, CityPickle is bringing two courts to the heart of Center City, perfect for a lunchtime game or a fun happy hour outing.

📅 September 7–October 21, 10am–7pm
📍 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA 19103
🔗 Reservations


Get Outdoors During Family Saturdays at Sister Cities Park

Bring out your family on Saturday mornings to Sister Cities Park for a variety of unique programs and performances. From live music to hip-hop dancing and Halloween-themed fun, these free offerings are perfect for youngsters in need of outdoor play. Check out our full Family Saturdays lineup for the fall.

📅 Saturdays, 12–8pm
📍 18th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Use Your Imagination at Storytime

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s iconic storyteller, Miss Mary, is back to Sister Cities Park with Storytime. Every Tuesday morning through October 10, children are invited to this energetic storytime full of movement, songs, and imagination.

📅 Tuesdays, September 5–October 10, 10:30–11:30am
📍 18th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Watch a Movie at Pictures in the Park

Spend Friday nights at Sister Cities Park under the stars and watch animated films on the big screen! The full movie lineup features family favorites like Encanto and Minions: The Rise of Gru, and classic movie theater snacks will be available at the Sister Cities Café, plus beer, wine and cocktails for adults.

📅 Fridays, September 8–29, 7-9pm
📍 18th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA 19103
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Listen to Jazz on The Parkway

Relax to the rhythm of jazz tunes on Sunday afternoons at Capriccio Café and Bar! Local jazz group Vibe-A-Delphia will perform as you sip your favorite cocktail under the café’s shaded outdoor patio.

📅 Sundays, September 3–24, 4-6pm
📍 16th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy (110 N 16th St), Philadelphia PA 19103
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Take a Break at John F. Collins Park

Soak in the fall atmosphere at this cozy park tucked away within Center City’s bustling business district. Choose from the variety of food options within walking distance and pull up a seat with a friend to enjoy your lunch break at this hidden gem in the midst of the busy city.

📍 16th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy (110 N 16th St), Philadelphia PA 19103
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Looking For More This Fall?

To stay in the loop, be sure to subscribe to IN Center City, our bi-weekly email newsletter filled with happenings and events across Center City. And visit our park events calendar to see everything happening across our four parks

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