One of the great things about living in Roxborough is the festivals and events that are held throughout the year. Here’s our day at Roxtoberfest 2018. Hope you enjoy! Please join my email list below for more info about things to do and living in Philadelphia.
Roxtoberfest is an annual event hosted by the Roxborough Development Corporation. The event features food trucks, activities and games for kids, beer tents, and music. Several acts play on the events main stage (including a polka band). The Roxborough Pocket Park features a second stage with additional music acts.
The Pretzel Park Dog Park is an off-leash dog park located along Cresson and Cotton Streets one block away from Main Street in Manayunk. The park is a great place for dogs to run around and get some exercise and a great place to meet other local dog lovers.
The Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve is a 34-acre park bound by Port Royal Ave, Lare St, Summit Ave, and Eva St in northwest Philadelphia. There’s a small parking lot on the corner of Port Royal and Lare. Stairs lead up to the path around the park where you’ll see views of the reservoir, a scenic field, and woods. There are two vistas along the path where you’ll find views of Upper Roxborough and the Center City skyline. The Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve is a great place to bring kids and for dog-walking (dogs must be on a leash).
221 Righter Street is a beautiful porch-front 3 bedroom home located in Wissahickon. This home has amazing curb appeal, beautiful original wood floors, and a great backyard. Plus, the seller turned the basement into a yoga/dance studio. Take a tour of the home in the video below. Want more info? Click here.
549 Dupont Street is located in the heart of Roxborough. This home offers high ceilings, plenty of natural light, and a big back yard. It’s perfect for someone who’s looking to make a classic Roxborough home their own. Click here to find out more.
Looking for family-friendly Halloween activities and events in Roxborough and Manayunk? Check out the guide to what’s happening in the neighborhood . . .
Annual Trunk O’ Treat at the Roxborough YMCA
Friday, October 27th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Candy donations can be dropped off at the Welcome Center of the YMCA. For more information, including info for those interested in decorating their cars, please visit the YMCA Trunk O’Treat Facebook Event Page.
Halloween in Manayunk
Saturday October 28, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Events include a children’s and dog costume parade beginning at 10:30 am at Pretzel Park, Trick-or-Treating along Main Street, and and corn maze at Venice Island.
Halloween Fall Festival in Pretzel Park
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Come to Pretzel Park for Pumpkin Painting and other Fall activities in the park including a dance performance by Merge Dance Studio, and musical performances by VEnt, Rk$tdy, and Nothing Wrong 4. The Farmer’s Market will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Donations of non-perishable canned food items will also be collected for the North Light Food Bank.
Spooky Movie Night at the Andorra Library
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Andorra Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be offering an alternative to trick-or-treating on Halloween with a showing of a PG spooky movie. Wear your costumes!
Kendrick Rec Center’s Trunk or Treat
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Get your costumes on and come out to Kendrick Rec Center for their 2nd Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat. There will be candy (only for those in costume) and live music!
Mommy and Me Halloween Extravaganza Workout
Tuesday, October 31 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Goals Fit Personal Training will be hosting a costume workout on Halloween morning at the Roxborough track (4701 Pechin St). The workout will include a Best Costume contest!
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/139469826697711/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
The Haunt on Valley Ave
Tuesday, October 31 starting at dusk
Check out this annual haunted house at 7344 Valley Ave on Halloween Night! In addition to the scary haunted house, donations of canned goods will be collected for Philabundance. So come get scared and help neighbors in need.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/113675175991332/
The Roxborough Manayunk Teal Pumpkin Project
The Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with Diabetes and food allergies find homes that offer treats other than candy. You can participate by having non-food treats available on Halloween and placing a teal pumpkin in front of your house (teal pumpkins are available at Target for about $8 or you can paint your own). You can find more information and register your home as a participant at The Roxborough Manayunk Teal Pumpkin Project.
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