May 14, 2012
Located in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, this outdoor festival is filled with eclectic art and food vendors, a crazy human-powered vehicle parade and more.
As in years past, the fest will feature the super cool Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, a design competition and parade of human-powered vehicle floats. Think of parade floats on bicycles, or Mummers on hand-crank driven pirate ships, or an alien space ship on multiple welded bikes, or even zombie Amish folks strolling down the parade route.
Since it’s a competition, prizes will be awarded in such categories as Best Art, Best Costume, Best Engineering, People’s Choice, Best Breakdown and a special secret judge award. Guests get to vote for their favorite entry at the event, too.
Last year, the festival attracted more than 10,000 attendees and more than 170 vendors.
Food-wise, dish on Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Memphis Taproom’s hot dog truck, Krakus Polish Market and more.
And community vendors who will be on site include the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition, Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia and Generocity.
Whether you’re a fan of birdhouses made from old row homes, organic cotton clothing, handmade jewelry, delicious food or family-friendly outdoor fun, the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival has a springtime treat for you. Insider tip: for the environmentally conscious, the festival is accessible via SEPTA’s York-Dauphin station.
Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
When: Saturday, May 19, noon-6 p.m.
Where: Trenton Avenue (between E. Norris Street and Frankford Avenue at York Street)
More info: www.trentonaveartsfest.blogspot.com