Over 20 Things to do in the Philadelphia Suburbs this November
From festivals to Broadway shows to the Thanksgiving Day Parade, you won’t want to miss these events.
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Through Nov. 3, Manayunk
For one week, restaurants throughout this hip neighborhood will highlight cocktail specials, dinner pairings, tasting menus and more. Participants include Bourbon Blue, the Goat’s Beard, Lucky’s Last Chance, Taqueria Feliz, Winnie’s and more.
Through Nov. 3, Phoenixville
To celebrate the season, the borough of Phoenixville is hosting a four-day harvest-centric extravaganza, kicking off on Halloween. Festivities include a night market at the Point PhoenixvilleRiverworks Apartments (Nov. 1), a harvest breakfast at Bluebird Distilling (Nov. 2), a softball tournament (Nov. 2) and a pet parade around Reeves Park (Nov. 3).
Photo Courtesy of B. Krist For Visit Philadelphia.
Through Nov. 17, Kennett Square
Longwood Gardens’ annual Chrysanthemum Festival gets an update this year. Celebrating the Japanese art of flower arrangement, Blooms and Bamboo takes over the four-acre conservatory and features specially trained flowers, plus the Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum.
Nov. 2, West Chester
This West Chester favorite is teaming up with Maggie Moo’s for a fun fall festival that includes plenty of beer and ice cream.
Nov. 2 – Jan. 26, 2020, Bryn Mawr
Now in its 24th year, Main Line Health’s annual art exhibition and sale features work from Art Ability artists—who have cognitive, hearing, physical or visual impairments—in a variety of mediums on display at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.
Nov. 2-3, Chadds Ford
Chaddsford Winery brings together nearly a dozen food trucks—including Dos Gringos, Mama Mia and the Polish Connection—for pay-as-you-go dining. Even better, diners get to vote for their favorite food truck. There will also be live music and plenty of wine at this two-day event.
Nov. 3, Unionville
The 85th running of the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup includes a four-mile timber steeplechase race traversing 22 fences, one of the longest of its kind sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association.
Nov. 6, Swarthmore
Explore the beautiful grounds of the Scott Arboretum in their autumnal glory and learn how to create a smaller scale garden with just as much color and foliage.
Nov. 8-10, Philadelphia
Hosted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the 43rd Annual Contemporary Craft Show features 195 artists and 26 guest artists from Israel. A preview party will be held on Nov. 7.
Nov. 8-10, Oaks
The Sugarloaf Craft Festival returns to Oaks, bringing with it hundreds of arts and crafts dealers.
Nov. 9, Media
Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the pumpkins. Tyler Arboretum will scatter these gourds throughout its grounds. Visitors will use GPS, riddles and code-cracking skills to locate them.
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Nov. 12-24, Various locations
Philadelphia-based Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Orchestra will perform its latest opera, Le nozze di Figaro, at the Academy on select dates from Nov. 12-19 and at the Haverford School on Nov. 21.
Nov. 13 – Jan. 12, 2020, Media
Get in the holiday spirit with a live rendition of this Christmas favorite, which follows Buddy, an orphan brought up among Santa’s elves.
Nov. 15, Kennett Square
Over 70 artists working in a variety of mediums—from jewelry to wood to glass to photography—will gather for the Unionville Art Gala at Unionville High School.
Nov. 16, Philadelphia
Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Breath of Life Gala features a sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions and more at the Crystal Tea Room.
Nov. 16, Philadelphia
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Devereux’s Hope Gala will take place at the National Constitution Center.
Nov. 16, Media
The 17th annual Jazz by Night Celebration features live music throughout the borough of Media.
Nov. 16-17, Oaks
Catch some of the country’s finest pooches at the National Dog Show, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
Photo Courtesy of Joan Marcus.
Nov. 19 – Dec. 1, Philadelphia
Tina Fey’s cult classic film, Mean Girls, made its Broadway debut to much acclaim in October 2017. Two years later, the hit sensation is touring the country and makes a two-week stop at the Academy of Music. So fetch.
Nov. 23, Malvern
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Mistletoe & Magic is Paoli Hospital Auxiliary’s signature event. This year’s festivities will take place at White Manor Country Club and will be themed “silver stars.” The gala benefits the Women’s Emotional Wellness Center, which will debut in King of Prussia next year.
Nov. 24, Philadelphia
Thousands of runners will take to the streets of the City of Brotherly Love for the Philadelphia Marathon, which benefits the American Association for Cancer Research.
Nov. 28, Philadelphia
The oldest parade of its kind in the U.S., marching bands and floats will traverse a 1.4-mile route through the city on Thanksgiving. Watch it up close or stay cozy inside and catch it on 6ABC.
Photo courtesy of J. Fusco For Visit Philadelphia