A 10-hour street fair brings live music, pop-up beer gardens, great food, tons and vendors and more to the NoLibs neighborhood this Sunday, August 2. (Photo by Danya Henninger, ImagicDigital.com)
The sultry days of summer bring hot festivals to Philadelphia, and this Sunday, a sweet neighborhood street festival hits Northern Liberties.
This city’s summer festival season keeps on rocking with the annual Northern Liberties neighborhood bash, the 2nd Street Festival, an enormous daylong block party.
All day on Sunday, North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Green Street will be blocked off for the free festival from noon all the way until 10 p.m.
That’s 10 hours of live music, street food, beer gardens, artsy shopping and general family-friendly good times.
Check out our guide to the 2nd Street Festival, below.
A huge street party, six blocks of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Green Street will be blocked off for the free festival from noon all the way until 10 p.m.
Instead of the usual cars and parking spots, you’ll find the street filled with beer gardens, workshops, art, food trucks and other vendors. Local stores and restaurants will also be opening their doors for you to check out.
Along with three music and entertainment stages, more than 200 vendors will be set up for all of your food, arts, crafts and family-friendly fun.
Plus, several temporary beer gardens will pop up along 2nd Street just outside of such NoLibs haunts as Standard Tap, North Bowl and Cantina Dos Segundos.
More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the fest throughout the day, so be prepared for crowds!
The Food, Beer Gardens and Vendors
Just like past years, the festival will also offer awesome local food and beer gardens from the neighborhood’s most prominent restaurants, including Standard Tap, Bar Ferdinand, El Camino Real, North Bowl, Cantina Dos Segundo and more.
Brews from Yuengling, Angry Orchard, Sly Fox, Sierra Nevada and more can be found in pop-up beer gardens all along 2nd Street, around George Street and Wildey Street, and between Laurel and Poplar streets. Plus, the beverage offerings at Standard Tap will include an amazing-sounding “Hendrick’s Negroni Machine.”
It wouldn’t be a street fest without food trucks, would it? Expect Nomad Pizza, Hocks N Coqs, Lil’ Pop Shop, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Mom-Mom’s Polish Food Cart, Scratch Biscuits and more. Food will also, of course, be provided by local NoLibs restaurants like Rustica Pizza and Jerry’s Bar.
New this year, the crafty folks of Art Star Gallery & Boutique will curate an Art Star Pop Up Market at the fest on 2nd Street between Green and Fairmount. Art Star, local leaders on the art market scene, are hand selecting a group of 40 super high-quality vendors to set up shop during the festival.
Plus, more than 100 food and merchandise vendors set up all along the way spotlighting local businesses, artists and community members. For the complete vendor list, check here.
More on the 2nd Street Festival, below. (more…)