October is chock full of festivities; it’s the perfect time for friends and families to enjoy the very best of fall. The Philadelphia area is bursting with events to enjoy as the crisp weather makes being outdoors so agreeable — and yes, the indoor activities are just as cool.
While we can’t list ‘em all, here are vybe urgent care’s five faves we highly recommend. If you’re able to attend each one, amazing! Otherwise, choose the activities that most speak to your Philly sensibilities and get ready for a rockin’ month!
October 5th is a special day for Roxborough as the annual Roxtoberfest celebration comes into full swing! The event is open to all and boasts plenty of eats from local vendors, family-friendly fun, live music from acclaimed musicians, and a variety of art and their crafters. Bring your kids and watch them jump for joy in the mega-sized bouncy house, or grab a beer with your buddies and eat local treats all afternoon while enjoying the numerous performances.
As a proud sponsor this year, the vybe team can’t wait to welcome the surge of people for what’s sure to be a spectacular celebration. Plus, if you’re there on the 5th, end up overindulging or wind up feeling a little funny, our Roxborough location is right near the main stage. Perhaps there’s such a thing as having too much fun!
Come one, come all and spend October 13th at the world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival! Philadelphia OutFest is an outstanding celebration for Philly’s LGBTQ community, warmly welcoming anyone and everyone to get festive and celebrate diversity and inclusion within our beloved city.
From drag shows to bar crawls and games to live performances, shopping, and well-deserved awards, this year’s OutFest will span an impressive 12 square blocks for an all-afternoon party. Eat, drink, be merry, and if you’re so inclined…look for us at the vybe booth, where we’ll have swag and a premium raffle prize.
Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
If getting in the water is something that suits your sense of adventure, or you’re just happy to watch others paddle with Philly pride, attend the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival on October 5th. The dragon boats follow designs that originated in China, and whether you compete or not, it’s a thrilling event you won’t want to miss!
Within the main event, each boat contains 20 paddlers, and what seems like a boat show turns into a zany race. Sign up on their website if you’d like to enter your 20-member team or show up on the 5th to observe and cheer on the crews.
Philadelphia Film Festival
Movie fans and film buffs will want to block out a chunk of free time from October 17-27th to see as many of the Philadelphia Film Society’s cinematic picks for this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival.
Expect 25,000+ film enthusiasts and filmmakers to flock to Roxy Theater and the Philadelphia Film Center to enjoy the entertainment, special events, and VIP receptions during the span of the 10-day festival. More than 100 films will be shown, with exclusive talks, interactive panels, and other movie-related extras. We can smell the popcorn already!
Old City Fest
What’s old is new again as the excitement of Philadelphia’s Historic District brings people together for good eats and quality entertainment along the dreamy cobblestone streets during Old City Fest this October 13th.
Old City Philadelphia is a square mile that holds true to the past while highlighting today’s most beloved restaurants, shops, galleries, arts, and admirable architecture. There’s something for everyone, with 100+ vendors filling the streets with delicious and diverse food, exhibitions, an opportunity to shop independent goods, and kid-friendly activities in the family fun zone. Stop by the booths, bring home crafts and culinary treats, and remember why Philadelphia is so rewarding and rich with culture.
Have fun “Philly-style” at one or all of these October events. The vybe family is thrilled to sponsor and to partake in the Philly spirited fun. In the event that you’re not feeling your best while out and about, find the vybe urgent care location nearest you. Otherwise, enjoy — we certainly will!