It has become a staple of summer for over a decade, and now it’s time once again for the 2nd Street Festival.
The 13th Annual 2nd Street Festival will take over Northern Liberties on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 9 p.m. The event will extend along N. 2nd Street from Spring Garden down to Girard Avenue.
The all-ages celebration includes restaurants, food trucks, beer gardens, live music, artists, pop-up shops and entertainment. Street food and drinks will be available from a list of 50+ restaurants, bars, breweries and food trucks, including 15 outdoor beer and cocktail gardens. There will be live music and DJs on two main stages throughout the day.
2nd Street Festival
Founded in 2008 by Northern Liberties business owners, Owen Kamihira of El Camino Real, William Reed of Standard Tap and Oron Daskal of North Bowl, the 2nd St Festival was established with the goal of bringing people to Northern Liberties in a fun and engaging way. Since its inception, the festival has grown exponentially, spanning several blocks and drawing upwards of 40,000 people.
“When we started this festival, we just wanted to celebrate our neighborhood and have fun doing it,” said Oron Daskal, co-founder of the festival and owner of North Bowl and South Bowl. “The event is important to bring attention to our neighborhood, but it also raises money for our neighborhood organizations for the services they provide for our residents and businesses.”
For the return of 2nd Street Festival, Philadelphians and visitors can look for new restaurants, food trucks and small businesses, a splash zone and even more beer gardens — combined with all the same good summer street vibes you have come to know and love over the last 13 years.
2nd Street Festival “2nd Street Festival is back and bigger than ever in Northern Liberties,” said Ann Lastuvka of Virginia Belle Events, the Executive Producer for 2nd St Festival. “One of Philadelphia’s largest and greatest summer traditions returns with the largest footprint in our history, plus tons of new programs and vendors this year. We have been working for months and months to bring back this beloved event and we can’t wait to see everyone back on N. 2nd Street this summer.” In addition to drawing visitors into the neighborhood, 2nd Street Festival also raises money to support programming for two neighborhood civic organizations, The Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association. 2nd Street Festival “It’s amazing how much interest it draws now and how much life it brings to 2nd Street,” said Daskal. The event is free and open to the public. 2nd Street Festival is family friendly. For information, visit www.2ndstfestival.org and follow @2ndstfestival.
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