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Labor Day in Philly: 11 cheap things to do in Philadelphia

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The so-called last weekend of summer is upon us (tear). For many, Labor Day Weekend means one last visit to the shore. But for folks planning to stay in Philly, we've got you covered, even if you didn't manage to snag a ticket to the Made in America concert. Low on cash? Even better—because here are 11 cheap or free things to do in Philly during Labor Day weekend, from boat rides on the Schuylkill River to outdoor movies with a bottle of wine.

Don't worry, we've got indoor options, too. With Hurricane Hermine likely to make it a very wet weekend, you can head to the museums or check out the local art galleries, too.

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1. Last weekend of Blue Cross River Rink

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Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-7465
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2. First Fridays in Old City

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Labor Day weekend falls on September's First Fridays in Old City, a district-wide event where you can browse all of the neighborhood galleries and shops. It's completely free.

3. Watch 'Willy Wonka' at Venice Island

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7 Lock St
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 685-3583
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As a tribute to Gene Wilder's recent passing, the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Manayunk is showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Friday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. on its big screen indoors. Details are here.

4. Watch 'Alligator People' at the Betsy Ross House

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239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 686-1254
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5. Watch 'Creed' at Clark Park

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4503 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 685-0750
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6. Go boating at Bartram's Garden

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Bartram Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153

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7. FDR Park Music Jam Festival

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park
Philadelphia, PA

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8. Philadelphia Museum of Art

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2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
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9. Yoga on the Pier

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N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Find your breath under the #BenFranklinBridge with FREE #yoga 7 days a week on #RaceStreetPier

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10. Spruce Street Harbor Park

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301 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

11. First Fridays in Fishtown

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1. Last weekend of Blue Cross River Rink

Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19147

2. First Fridays in Old City

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Labor Day weekend falls on September's First Fridays in Old City, a district-wide event where you can browse all of the neighborhood galleries and shops. It's completely free.

3. Watch 'Willy Wonka' at Venice Island

7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

As a tribute to Gene Wilder's recent passing, the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Manayunk is showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Friday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. on its big screen indoors. Details are here.

7 Lock St
Philadelphia, PA 19127

4. Watch 'Alligator People' at the Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

A photo posted by Edo (@edoknicks) on

239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

5. Watch 'Creed' at Clark Park

4503 Kingsessing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
4503 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

6. Go boating at Bartram's Garden

Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153

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Bartram Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153

7. FDR Park Music Jam Festival

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Philadelphia, PA

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park
Philadelphia, PA

8. Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

9. Yoga on the Pier

N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Find your breath under the #BenFranklinBridge with FREE #yoga 7 days a week on #RaceStreetPier

A photo posted by Delaware River Waterfront (@delawareriverwaterfront) on

N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10. Spruce Street Harbor Park

301 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
301 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

11. First Fridays in Fishtown

Philadelphia, PA 19125