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Graphic design for Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest on September 17th at the Kimmel Cultural Campus

Our ‘Can’t Miss’ event off the year – Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest

Posted by:  The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Cultural Campus on September 11, 2022

You’re invited to the best party of the year. Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest on Saturday, September 17 brings together over 50 arts and cultural organizations from across the region for a day filled with festival-style performances, giveaways, and the best ticket deals of the season! It is the official kickoff to our 2022-23 season and an event not to be missed.


From 11AM – 3PM on September 17, our Plaza inside the Kimmel Center building will come alive with excitement, filling with what we love the most: the arts. With dance, painting, Broadway, music, art therapy, hula hooping, jazz, classical, opera, and MORE, you are guaranteed to find something to love at Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest. See the full schedule of events on our website, but check out highlights below.

Our Plaza Stage will feature performances from musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra quartet, "Bring Him Home” from the Broadway hit Les Misérables, Opera Philadelphia in partnership with the Marian Anderson Museum, Philadelphia Clef Club Youth Ensemble, Musicopia, and more. The lineup will have you singing along, dancing in your seat, and truly appreciating the talent of our city, all under our soaring 150-foot high glass dome.

Inside the Perelman Theater, see some of the hottest dance groups in Philadelphia perform for FREE! Experience the world-class companies of PHILADANCO!, Philadelphia Ballet, and BalletX in an intimate setting, and witness some of the great ensembles and teaching schools of the city, like Usiloquy Dance Designs, Shero Dance Company,  Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, and the Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble! Find the full schedule of performances on our website.

At our Kimmel Center building’s Box Office (located in the Lower Level lobby), get the best ticket deals of the season with $20 tickets for over 100 performances, including Philadelphia Orchestra concerts, Broadway hits, jazz legends, comedy stars, family-friendly shows, and more throughout the 2022-23 season!  You won’t see savings like this again. Plus, guests can buy tickets for the highly-anticipated return of Disney’s The Lion Kingwith an exclusive, in-person only presale for its run at the Academy of Music in summer 2023.

If all that wasn’t enough, there’s EVEN MORE! Happening through the event, don’t the opportunities to:

  • Meet over 50 arts and cultural organizations from across the region and learn about their work. Informational booths will be set up around the building.
  • Hear a live radio broadcast in action as WURD Radio hosts their Saturday show from Tier 1, interviewing festival participants.
  • Be up-close-and-personal to the hottest fashion designs as six models make their way around the Plaza, exhibiting the Philly Fashion Week designs of Conrad Booker and Prajie Oscar.
  • Enjoy food and drinks by Garces Events, including the return of their champagne cart.
  • Delight in Broadway-themed activities for all ages, from Philly fan-favorites Annie, CATS, and Come From Away.

Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest is the place to be, so let us know you’re coming! Register for FREE on our website and be sure you are receiving the latest updates about the event. Hope to see you on Saturday, September 17!

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