Whether you’re looking for intimate art openings and wine tastings, bar crawls and happy hours, or big street festivals with live music, street eats, and fun stuff for the kids, East Passyunk hosts a series of events fit for every fun seeker!

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Halloween Happenings on East Passyunk Avenue

October 24th through 31st

Celebrate Spookiness in a Safe Way on East Passyunk Avenue

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is offering safer alternatives for Halloween this year, keeping in mind guidelines from the CDC. Come enjoy the decorations and join us for three ways to safely celebrate Halloween this year:

1. On Saturday, October 31st from 11am – 1pm families can come in costume and grab pre-packaged “trick or treat” bags at two locations on East Passyunk Avenue (Society Hill Dance Academy and the driveway of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center). These individually wrapped goodie bags will include candy, toys, and items from local businesses. (1,000 bags will be available on a first-come first serve basis)

2. Elsewhere along the Avenue Halloween lovers of all ages are encouraged to take part in a *socially distanced digital scavenger hunt that can be filled out on mobile devices. Look for specific Halloween decorations in business windows and doors, and enter to win $100 worth of gift certificates. A digital link and more information can be found below. Throughout the day, look for fun surprises like:

3. Leading up to Halloween and on Saturday, October 31st, find seasonal treats and eats as well as safe shopping options, including:

  • River Twice - Join us on All Hallows Eve, October 31st for a special 7 course tasting menu, each dish focused on one of the 7 deadly sins. Halloween costumes highly encouraged!
  • The Bottle Shop -  Special items: Apple Pie Fireball Slushie and Pumpkin Pie "Jello"
  • D'Emilio's Old World Ice Treats - Try a Monster Mash sundae: Boo Berry, Count Chocula & Frankenberry layered with white chocolate syrup, strawberry & raspberry syrup whipped cream & vanilla Soft Serve!
  • P'unk Burger - Try a delicious pumpkin spice milkshake. On Halloween treat your kids to a treat,.when kids eat free. Available for dining, take out and delivery. With every adult burger or salad purchase received a free Single Slider Meal (Max 2 free meals per order). 
  • A Novel Idea - Saturday, October 24th at noon - socially distanced reading of SHE IS A BEAST and book signing with Christina Rosso-Schneider. The event will take place at Le Virtù's outdoor patio. All guests must purchase tickets in advance and wear masks for the entirety of the event. The event will be limited to 25 guests.
  • A Novel Idea - Friday, October 30th at 7pm via Zoom, second annual Halloween reading with haunting poetry and prose. Featuring Madeline Anthes, Maura Lee Bee, K.B. Carle, Shannon Frost Greenstein, Ash Miranda, Christina Rosso, Kailey Tedesco, and Lauren D. Woods. Costumes suggested!
  • Amelie's Bark Shop - Treats and dress-up items for your favorite furry pals, including limited edition bandanas, mystery boxes, and more.
  • Metro Men's Clothing - 15% off everything in the store
  • Filitalia International Museum - Monday October 26th - Italian Horror Movie "Breeder" remote movie viewing and Q&A with the director 
  • Nice Things Handmade - Spooky-themed COVID masks in the shop
  • Occasionette - Annual seasonal sale Oct 28th - 31st with 20% off everything (including holiday items!) in the shop!
  • Sermania JewelryFor your Halloween accessory needs, stop by and check out the themed necklaces, earrings, and other goodies.
  • Tildie's Toy Box - Check the Halloween shop for at-home trick or treat scavenger hunt kits and lots of surprises for the little ones!

Scavenger hunt form: http://bit.ly/passyunkhalloween *The scavenger hunt can be filled out any time from October 24th through 31st

Thank you to Samuels and SonThe Capri Dessecker Team at RE/MAX One Realty, ACME Market, and to WSFS Bank for supporting East Passyunk Avenue initiatives. And a big thanks to the cleaning crew at Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation as well as Philly-Wide Waste Services for helping to keep our business corridor clean.