What to do locally on Columbus Day Weekend

Friday, October 06, 2017 12:47PM
The Parkway says farewell to its "Fireflies" and the Columbus Day Parade takes over Broad St.


Matt O'Donnell whips you around the region for some of the best family and fun options for Columbus Day Weekend.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE PARKWAY 100 "FIREFLIES"
It's the final weekend to see Cai Guo-Qiang's "fireflies." The illuminated lanterns propel along the Ben Franklin Parkway by a fleet of pedicabs. Rides on the pedicabs are sold out but you can still see the art display nightly through Sunday. It's all part of the Parkway's 100th birthday party.
FIREFLIES RIDES | PARKWAY 100 CELEBRATION

KINKY BOOTS STOMPS INTO KIMMEL CENTER
'Kinky Boots' is at the Academy of Music. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical features high-heeled dance numbers, with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Performances run through Sunday.
KINKY BOOTS TICKETS | FYI VISITS KINKY BOOTS


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WEEKEND
It's Indigenous Peoples Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution. It features Native American storytelling, performances and films. On Sat, Oct. 7 and Sun, Oct. 8, the museum will have a presentation about wampums and Native American culture by a Mohawk member. They'll also have Oneida Indian Nation Dancers on Monday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday evening, there will be a film screening of "People of the Standing Stone" narrated by Kevin Costner and a panel discussion. Tickets to the screening and discussion are $15 for general admission, $5 for museum members and students. MUSEUM INFO

MIDTOWN VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL (FREE)
The Festival draws in thousands of people with multiple stages of live entertainment, food and drink sampling, displays and more. The Center City event runs Saturday from noon-8 p.m. along 13th Street and surrounding blocks in Midtown Village. FESTIVAL VENDORS AND INFO

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP AUTUMN FESTIVAL
A zip line, scarecrow making, pumpkins, a petting zoo and more will all be at the Montgomery Township Autumn Festival. It's happening Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the township's Community & Recreation Center on Horsham Road in Montgomeryville. TICKETS AND EVENT INFO

ST. DAVID'S COUNTRY FAIR AND AUCTION
St. David's Episcopal Church in Wayne, Delaware County, is holding its 166th Country Fair and Auction. You can find lots of children's activities, shopping, food and drinks on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fair admission is $2; children under 4 are free. FOOD AND DRINKS INFO

EAGLES HOST CARDINALS AT LINC
The first-place Eagles (3-1) host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, with kickoff at 1 p.m. TICKETS AND GAMEDAY INFO

SIXERS BATTLE CELTICS IN PRESEASON TILT
Sixers preseason continues Friday night as they take on Kyrie Irving and the new-look Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center with tip-off at 7 p.m. SIXERS TICKETS

COLUMBUS DAY PARADE (FREE)
Sunday is the Columbus Day Parade. South Broad Street will be filled with a celebration of Italian culture. You can watch it all on 6abc starting at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
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