Press release

Center City District Announces Dilworth Park Fall Events Calendar

JoAnn Loviglio
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Music, entertainment, fitness classes, shopping, food and drink and much more, all season long

PHILADELPHIA (August 31, 2018) – Center City District is getting set to celebrate fall with a season-long schedule of events for the whole family at Dilworth Park. The autumn lineup, supported by The Met Philadelphia, opening in December, includes the return of perennial favorites and the addition of brand-new programming.

CENTER CITY FIT (new this fall!)
Mondays & Tuesdays | Sept. 4 – Oct. 16 | 6 p.m.

Top-notch trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs will lead these free group fitness classes, which were such a favorite this spring and summer that they’re continuing for fall. Zumba classes are on Mondays and cardio-kickboxing classes are on Tuesdays, all at 6 p.m.

Wednesdays & Thursdays (added day this fall!) | Sept. 5 – Oct. 18 | noon - 1:30 p.m.

PNC Presents Live@Lunch is a series of free events produced by the Center City District and curated by The Met Philadelphia. This popular lunchtime concert series features a diverse lineup of local musicians, with an inviting open space on the PNC Terrace and a delicious lunch menu at the Air Grille from Brûlée Catering. It’s happening every Wednesday and Thursday from September 5 through October 18. (On September 19, Live@Lunch will feature PNC’s interactive “money wave” display where visitors can have their photos taken on a surfboard in front of a backdrop.)

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5:     Elegance String Quartet
  • Thursday, Sept. 6:         Joe Hillman
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12:   Lee Mo
  • Thursday, Sept. 13:       Trinidelphia
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19:   House of Hamill
  • Thursday, Sept. 20:       Rafael Ponde
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26:   TBA
  • Thursday, Sept. 27:       TBA
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3:       Francois Zayas
  • Thursday, Oct. 4:           Laurin Talese
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10:     Conjunto Philadelphia
  • Thursday, Oct. 11:         Sam Greenfield
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17:     Joe Divita
  • Thursday, Oct. 18:         Hadar feat. KJ McNeill

BLUES, BOOZE & BREWS (new this fall!)
Wednesdays | Sept. 5 – Oct. 10 | 5-7 p.m.

A new event this fall, through a partnership with Met Philadelphia, brings the blues to Dilworth Park. Visitors can relax and enjoy the soulful vibes with drinks including $5 beer featuring Bud Light, $6 wine, and $7 cocktails featuring seasonal specialties from Maker’s Mark. Fall fare from Brûlée Catering will be available at the Air Grille.

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Sunday, Oct. 21
This annual five-day festival and fall tradition is sponsored by Lyft, the official ride to Dilworth Park, and includes craft beer in the Goose Island Beer Garden, cocktails featuring Maker’s Mark, cider from Stella Artois Cidre, along with warm and hearty fall foods. There will be DJs and live music on the Met Philadelphia stage. A beer stein-holding contest with prizes courtesy of Anheuser-Busch, a pumpkin carving contest, and plenty of family-friendly entertainment and activities round out the weekend.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17: 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18: 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 19: 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20: noon – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21: noon – 6 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Oct. 21

Octoberfest weekend coincides with a makers’ market in Dilworth Park with local artisans selling art, jewelry, skincare, glassware, wooden crafts and more. It’s a great jump-start for holiday shopping.

  • Friday, Oct. 19: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20: noon – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21: noon – 6 p.m.


Lyft, the official rideshare partner for Dilworth Park, makes getting there easy and stress-free. New users can download the Lyft app and use code CCDFALL18 for $10 off their first ride.

Dilworth Park partner Beam-Suntory Spirits makes a commitment to responsible drinking at every event with the Drink Smart program. For more, visit

All scheduled performances are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit

About Center City District

Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. For more, visit

 About The Met Philadelphia

The Met Philadelphia, a Live Nation venue, is a $56 million restoration project in partnership with Live Nation and Eric Blumenfeld. The Met will revive the Philadelphia Opera House, originally built by Oscar Hammerstein in 1908 and once the largest theater in the world. The Met will be the crown jewel of North Broad Street’s renaissance. For more, visit