Things to do in Philly over Labor Day weekend

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Labor Day usually means everyone floods the Jersey shore for one last hurrah, but there’s plenty to do in the city and surrounding suburbs.

From food festivals and concerts to last-chance exhibits, we’ve got you covered.

FESTIVALS

EVENT: Labor Day Jazz Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford

DETAILS: The festival at Chaddsford Winery will feature back-to-back sets from local jazz musicians. Choose from a variety of seasonal, Pennsylvania-made wines and wine cocktails, or select an ice-cold craft beer. Food trucks will be onsite dishing out snacks and street food.

PRICE: Free to attend; wine and food purchases pay-as-you-go

EVENT: Made in America

DATE/TIME: Saturday and Sunday; shows start at noon both days

WHERE: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

DETAILS: Jay-Z’s Made in America festival returns to the parkway for Labor Day weekend. The festival’s headliners are Travis Scott and Cardi B. Philly rappers Tierra Whack and Lil Uzi Vert will also perform at the summer block party event. For road closures and traffic information, click here.

PRICE: Standard two-day pass is $175; single-day tickets also still available

EVENT: PA STEAM Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: ArtsQuest, 101 Founder Way, Bethlehem 

DETAILS: The inaugural festival focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and makers (STEAM), electronic entertainment, and manufacturing and production in a steampunk theme. This event includes workshops, lesson seminars, educational panels, new innovation, demos, digital artists, makers, geek entertainment, cosplay, and more.

PRICE: Free; registration required for panel and workshop entry, cosplay entry, and event raffle entry

EVENT: Philadelphia Reggae Wine, Food and Music Festival

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Belmont Mansion, 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive, Philadelphia

DETAILS: The festival includes live soca and reggae sounds, wine sampling, a souvenir glass to keep, and vendors. Your admission ticket entitles you to unlimited wine tasting privileges.

PRICE: Tickets range from $25 to $50

FOOD/DRINKS

EVENT: Manayunk BBQ Crawl

DATE/TIME: Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Begins at the corner of Main and Cotton streets, Manayunk

DETAILS: Attendees will sample foods and drinks from 15 participating restaurants and bars, and there will be live entertainment. Attendees receive a 2-ounce sample of specialty barbecue at each location and $4 featured drink specials. $1 per ticket will be donated to charity. Each attendee also gets a $5 off coupon to each location to be used at a future date.

PRICE: General admission is $9.95

EVENT: Wine Down Weekend

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Historic Downtown Huntingdon, Washington Street, Huntingdon

DETAILS: Stroll through Historic Downtown Huntington for a wine tasting event. Attendees receive a wristband, a custom-printed 8-ounce wine tasting glass, and a map showing the locations of the wineries, food vendors, music stages, and the free photo booth.

PRICE: $20

GET OUTDOORS

EVENT: Labor Day Concert and Fireworks

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 8 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

DETAILS: The event features a free concert followed by a fireworks display. Details have not been announced on who is performing.

PRICE: Free

EVENT: Parks on Tap: Clark Park

DATE/TIME: Friday to Monday; times vary

WHERE: Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia

DETAILS: The traveling beer garden will be in this popular West Philadelphia park until Monday. It provides fresh food, beers on tap, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages in a festive outdoor environment with comfortable chairs, hammocks, and clean restrooms.

PRICE: Free to attend; drink prices vary

EVENT: Allentown Fair

DATE: Friday to Monday

WHERE: 302 N. 17th St., Allentown

DETAILS: In its 166th year, the Allentown Fair offers musical concerts, international cuisines, rides, thrill shows, and more. Performances include Miranda Lambert on Friday; Why Don’t We on Saturday; and Daryl Hall & John Oates on Sunday.

PRICE: Regular admission is $8; kids 12 and under are free

LAST CHANCE

EVENT: Last weekend to see Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit

TIMES: Museum open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Marvel exhibit hours extend to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia

DETAILS: The exhibit includes a fully immersive design with life-size scenes straight from the comic world. You can also view rare, hand-drawn images of iconic heroes such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain America — by the artists who first designed them. There are interactive elements including the opportunity to travel through the mysterious mirror dimension of Doctor Strange, and pose for selfies alongside life-size representations of Black Panther, Spider-Man, and iconic Marvel super heroes. The exhibit closes Sept. 11.

PRICE: Daytime tickets are $35 for adults and $31 for children, which include general admission. An IMAX movie is additional $7. Evening tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children, which do not include general admission; only from 5 to 8 p.m.

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