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Get Vaccinated 💉

(Community / in-person / multiday) The delta variant is causing COVID cases in the region to increase. Make a plan to get vaccinated; there are many places throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey — CVS, Rite Aid, neighborhood rec centers, and more — where you can get your free COVID-19 shot. (phila.gov)

Delaware River Festival 🚣

(Seasonal / in-person and virtual / kid-friendly) There are just enough activities to choose from during this 10-day assortment along the Delaware River: Paddles and panels, bird walks and nature hikes. Registration required for select events — most events are free, including paddling on the river, a virtual kayak tour, and a farm day at Awbury Arboretum. Ages 3+. (Sept. 24-Oct. 3, various locations along the Delaware River, delawareriverfest.org)

4th Friday on Fabric Row 🛍️

(Shopping / in-person / community) Fabric Row, which is the area of South Fourth street between Bainbridge and Catharine streets, is extending hours for a night of live music, art, shopping deals, and more. Pop over for drink deals and unique local shopping. (Sept. 24, 4-8 p.m., Fourth Street between Lombard & Queen Streets, southstreet.com)

Mom N PA Free Dental Clinic 🦷

(Community / in-person) There is plenty to smile about thanks to this annual free dental clinic. Any Philadelphian who cannot afford dental care can come and receive treatment completely free of charge. Bilingual volunteers will be available to assist non-English speaking patients. Treatment is provided at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University on a first-come, first-served basis and no registration is required. (Sept. 24-25, 3223 North Broad St., mom-n-pa.com)

American Legion Post Annual Car Show 🚗

(Community / in-person / kid-friendly) Food trucks, live music, and amazing classic cars converge at this annual car show. Food trucks, live music and amazing classic cars converge at this annual classic car show. Bring the family and enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, games. (Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1532 Martin Ave., Cherry Hill, alch372.com)

Baltimore Avenue Saturday Stroll 🎊

(Community / in-person / outdoor) Spend the afternoon enjoying live music, special deals, and supporting local businesses along Baltimore Avenue. This inaugural Saturday Stroll will include a block party at 48th and Baltimore, raffles, and Avenue prize packs with gift cards from participating businesses. (Sept. 25, noon-4 p.m., along Baltimore Ave., universitycity.org)

Curator Fest 🎧

(Music / in-person / community) From live performances to speaker series and networking opportunities, this fest is a music lover’s paradise. Bring the whole family to support local talent, learn more about the industry, and meet other music fans. (Sept. 26, 1-6 p.m., 121 N. Columbus Blvd., cherrystreetpier.com)

Story Time with Pineapple, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove 📚

(Nature / in-person / multiday) What’s better than a free, all-about-nature Sunday morning story time on a porch? How about all that plus a live chicken named after a tropical fruit? Bonus: For two hours after the story, admission to the John James Audubon Center and Fledgling Trail is free. Ages 2-6. (Sundays through Oct. 24, 9-10 a.m., 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon, pa.audubon.org)

Fringe Festival’s ‘QvK’ 🎭

(Performance / in-person / outdoors) The best Shakespeare speeches, stage violence, and audience voting all in one place? Only 45 minutes long? Directed by Damon Bonetti? Composed by the Eli Lynn? Yes, please! This Fringe Festival piece by Philadelphia Artists’ Collective hits all the sweet spots. (Through Oct. 3, outdoors at Bardascino Park, 1000 S. 10th St, fringearts.com.)

Scarecrows in the Village at Peddler’s Village 🎃

(Seasonal / in-person / kid-friendly) They’re back. One hundred sets of straw-stuffed outfits line the walkways of Peddler’s Village, vying for your vote in hopes of coming home on Halloween with $500 tucked into a back pocket of their scarecrow khakis. Ages 2+. (Through Oct. 30, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, peddlersvillage.com)

Lights Out Philly 🐦

(Seasonal / in-person / multiday) Humans aren’t the only ones going through it lately. Migratory birds making their way South for the winter are dealing with disorienting artificial light that causes deadly nighttime collisions. The easiest thing to do to help yellowthroats and their feathered friends: Turn off those outdoor bulbs before you go to bed. Age 6+. (Through Nov. 15, 12-6 a.m., birdsafephilly.org)

Yoga at Race Street Pier 🧘🏽‍♀️

(Fitness / in-person / ongoing) Grab a mat, some water, and a towel, and head to Race Street Pier for a socially distanced yoga class. Three Queens Yoga Studio leads the classes at picturesque Race Street Pier. Free yoga runs on most Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays through September 26. (Through Sept. 26, Race Street and N. Columbus Blvd., delawareriverwaterfront.com)

Spruce Street Harbor Park ☀️

(Seasonal / in-person / outdoors / kid-friendly) A sure sign of summer is the return of Spruce Street Harbor Park. Visit the waterfront pop-up park for food and drinks on the lawn or down at the floating barge bar. Other activities include lounging in one of Spruce Street’s many colorful hammocks or playing an arcade game or two. (Through Sept. 26, delawareriverwaterfront.com, 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.)

Phillypumptrack 🚴‍♂️

(Biking / in-person / multiday / kid-friendly) Volunteers have dug out the gaps between the person-made hills along Parkside, and the track is ready for bike riding. You don’t need to have your own dirt bike, BMX bike, or even helmet: Those are available to borrow, free of charge. Closed-toe shoes, masks, and for riders under 18, signed waiver required. Ages 5+, with 5-and-under days to be announced. (Tuesdays-Saturdays through October 30, noon-5 p.m., based on weather and volunteer availability, Parkside Ave. N., phillypumptrack.org)

Jane M. Von Bergen contributed to this article.

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