Community Events – October 2023

Saturday, October 7

Climb Out of the Darkness @Sleighton Park (277-299 Forge Road, Media)

This free, family-friendly walk raises awareness of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and other perinatal mental health conditions. The event, which is program of Postpartum Support International (PSI), will have a resource fair, and there is a playground for the kids. Registration is required for ages 16 and up, and the event will take place rain or shine. Time: 9:30am-12:30pm.

Sunday, October 8

22nd Annual Run for Heroes @Springfield Township Municipal Complex

The Run for Heroes benefits the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund, providing for children of first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty, and has raised over $680,000. Run for a good cause with a chance to win prizes. The race will take place rain or shine. Time: 7:30am registration, 9am run, 11am event ends. Cost: $30 early registration (individual), $125 early registration (family/team of 4 or 5):

Sunday, October 8
Rockdale Arts District Open House @Various locations, Aston, PA, 11am – 3pm

Visit multiple arts and music locations in Aston, PA. Enjoy free activities for families at Rockdale Music (3100 Mount Road, back of building) and Rockdale Art Center (2551 Mount Road). View and purchase original fine art and fine craft at 2 New Road Studios (Enter through Convent and Lundgren) and Aston Mills Arts (3100 Mount Road, front of building) from local fine artists.

Monday-Wednesday, October 9-11
Mo Willems’ Piggie & Elephant Night
@Springfield Library – Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Stories, crafts and Piggie and Gerald games await at this special Piggie & Elephant event. Registration is required.

Sunday, October 15
Springfield Parks Clean-Up
@Springfield Township Building, 8:30-11am
Meet at the sledding hill at 8:30am for your park assignment. The clean-up will take place from 9-11am.

Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21
The Great Pumpkin Carve 2023
@Chadds Ford Historical Society (1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford)
Over 70 giant pumpkins will be carved and lit by local artists. Enjoy a kid-friendly haunted train, raffle prizes and live music from Kenny & Friends.  Food, local craft been and wine are available for purchase.

Time: 4-9pm (Thursday and Friday), 3-9pm (Saturday)

Cost: $15 (adults), $5 (ages 7-17), Free (ages 6 and under & CFHS Members)

Friday, October 20
Homecoming Game @Springfield High School, 7pm
Springfield takes on the Upper Darby football team.

Saturday-Monday, October 21-23
Library Book Sale
@Springfield Township Library
Head to the library’s lower-level program room for the fall book sale!
Time: 10am-4pm (Saturday), 12-3pm (Sunday), 9am-12pm (Monday)
Cost: Varies


Friday, October 27
Halloween Family Dance Party
Come dressed and ready to dance to all your happy, haunting favorites. Register at Time: 6-7:30pm; Cost: Free (members), $10 per family (non-members)

Saturday, October 28 Time: 2-4pm
Halloween Spooktacular 

Bring the family for this fun-filled (not-so-scary) event. Cost: $15 (member), $30 (non-member) Register at