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September 2014

Autumn’s Colors Burst at Longwood Gardens

September 6 - November 23

Just a scenic hour drive from Philadelphia; discover Autumn Colors at Longwood Gardens a spacious 1,077 acre botanical garden located outside of Philadelphia. From September 6 until November 23, Longwood Gardens presents Autumn Colors a fall showcase of the fall foliage on display until November 23. Longwood Gardens spans nearly 1,077 acres and has over 20 different gardens and over 5,500 kinds of plants in total! But there’s so much to do there other than just sit and observe the…

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October 2014

Midtown Village Fall Festival

October 4

The Midtown Village Fall Festival takes place on Saturday October 4 and is without a doubt one of the signature events of our neighborhood Midtown Village. This annual street festival takes place on 13th street from Chestnut to Locust Streets. The festival starts at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.   Enjoy live entertainment, delicious eats from a wide variety of our favorite restaurants, shopping specials and more. This year the festival is in its 9th year and its bigger…

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Design Philadelphia

October 9 - 17

Design Philadelphia kicks off October 9-17 and is a celebration of Philadelphia’s creative economy. Universities, cultural institutions and retailers all participate in over 120 exciting events around Philly. This year Design Philadelphia is bigger than ever as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival. Events kick off on October 8 with a benefit and cocktail party in Fishtown. Don’t miss the silent auction where 20 of Philadelphia rising design stars transformed a simple Ikea mirror into stunning pieces, all…

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River City Festival

October 11

Fishtown is the place to be on October 11, when the Fishtown River City Festival kicks off at noon in Penn Treaty Park. Hosted by the Fishtown Neighbors Association, The Fishtown River City Festival is a great chance to experience this flourishing neighborhood. Festival highlights include the RiverCity Fun Run, which is a 5K run, a festival beer garden, a family fun area (with a magic show) and TONS of food! This year the festival is expecting over 10,000 people…

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

October 11 - 12

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours is the largest tour of artist studios and creative working spaces in the region and is a great way to gain a firsthand glimpse into the working lives of artists in the area. The Open Studio tours West of Broad Street take place from October 11-12 and East of Broad Street from October 25-26. More than 300 artists are signed up to participate in this year’s events. The Open Studio tour consists of a self-guided tour…

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Outfest

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Sunday October 12, 2014 get ready for Outfest Philadelphia’s National Coming Out Day Festival! The Independent Hotel located in the heart of midtown village (which is affectionately known as the gayborhood) is right in the heart of the action. And this year is the 24th annual National Coming Out Day Festival so get ready for a host of fun filled events This street festival kicks off at 12:00 p.m. and continues until 7:00 p.m. and as of September nearly…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 18 @ 10:00 am - October 19 @ 6:00 pm

From October 18-19 and 25-26 don’t miss Boo at the Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Halloween event that is great for the entire family. Grab your Halloween costume and enjoy trick or treating, Halloween games and live music. There is even a Scarecrow Scavenger hunt that takes participants through many of the zoo’s signature exhibitions. Boo at the Zoo takes place both weekends from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. While you are there, you should be sure to observe one…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 6:00 pm

From October 18-19 and 25-26 don’t miss Boo at the Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Halloween event that is great for the entire family. Grab your Halloween costume and enjoy trick or treating, Halloween games and live music. There is even a Scarecrow Scavenger hunt that takes participants through many of the zoo’s signature exhibitions. Boo at the Zoo takes place both weekends from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. While you are there, you should be sure to observe one…

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November 2014

Philadelphia Marathon

November 21 @ 8:00 am - November 23 @ 5:00 pm

If you’re running in the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon stay at The Independent. We’re located less than 2 miles from the start of the marathon. Our Marathon Weekend Package includes overnight accommodations for two guests as well as a post-run, 25 minute massage courtesy of Relax & Rejuvenate. A marathon fueling station will be in the lobby all day to keep you energized and pumped!

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