Center City’s newest feature, Dilworth Park, is hosting an October Fest beginning this Saturday, October 18th at noon. The all ages event will feature food vendors, interactive art, face painting, live music and other fun activities. The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will also provide pumpkin painting, print making on mural cloth and other art activities for kids.
For the 21 and over crowd, a beer garden will be hosted by Rosa Blanca Cafe along the JFK Boulevard side of the Park. According to the Center City Districts website, Rosa Blanca Cafe is Cuban-inspired and typically serves pastries, breakfast and lunch specialties with indoor and outdoor seating.
The October Fest at Dilworth Park is presented by Saul Ewing LLC.
Saturday’s October Fest activities will come to a close at 6 p.m. but the fun will continue for a second round on October 25th at noon.
In other Dilworth Park news, Philly.com reported the ice skating rink at the Park is expected to open before Thanksgiving on November 14th! It will remain open through February 22nd. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink will temporarily cover the fountain for the winter months. The planned size of the rink is 120 feet by 60 feet. The Center City District described the rink as being similar to the rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
During the winter months, other park amenities such as outdoor seating and free wifi will remain the same.
Rothman Institute Ice Rink will be open seven days a week and operate on the following schedule:
Monday to Thurday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dilworth Park began construction and renovation in 2012 and reopened with its new look this past September. Located on the west side of City Hall, Dilworth Park is a great addition to attractions in Philadelphia.