The 2nd Street Festival

The 2nd Street Festival

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Like a midsummer dream come true, Philly’s premiere street festival is returning to Northern Liberties’ 2nd Street, just in time to cure those summertime blues. 

The 2nd Street Festival is set for its bigger and better post-pandemic incarnation, jumping off on August 7 from noon to 9 p.m. along the stretch of North 2nd Street from Spring Garden Street to Girard Avenue. 

The 2nd Street Festival

Want music? How about over 200 bands, live DJs and street musicians featured on two main stages? 

How about refreshments? Only the freshest from more than 50 of the area’s top restaurants, food trucks, distilleries, breweries and pop-up shops in the area.

What about the kids? There’s family fun for all. With arts and crafts, photo ops, balloon art, glitter tattoos, circus performers and a splash zone to beat the heat. 

The 2nd Street Festival

Even your four-legged friends are welcome as long as they’re well-behaved and on a leash. 

The fabulous 2nd Street Festival was founded in 2008 by Owen Kimihara of El Camino Real, William Reed of Standard Tap, and Oron Daskal of North Bowl as a way to showcase the burgeoning food and entertainment scene in their fast-growing Northern Liberties neighborhood. 

In the years since, the festival, which supports the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association has grown to one of the city’s largest. 

As always, the festival is free and open to the public, and with generous support from the Penn Treaty Special Services District, this year’s event is dedicated to supporting Philly’s mobile food and live music industries as they bounce back from the devastation of the pandemic. 

For more information about the 2nd Street Festival, follow @2ndstfestival, and visit for a full list of vendors.

Images: Courtesy of 2nd Street Festival and Kory Aversa

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