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May 16, 2014

The Israel 66 Festival Celebrates 66 Years Of Israel’s Independence With Live Music, Games, Food, Shopping And More, Sunday, May 18

As part of the PECO Multicultural Series, Israel 66 takes over Penn's Landing with live performances, crafts, shopping, food and more which all celebrate Israeli culture, May 18. (Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

To celebrate Israel’s 66th year of independence, Penn’s Landing hosts Israel 66 as part of the PECO Multicultural Series, a series of festivals that celebrate the cultures that make up Philadelphia.

The festival takes over the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing this Sunday, May 18 from noon to 5 p.m.

Look forward to musical performances by renowned Israeli musicians like David Broza and Ethiopian-born, and Israel-raised, Ayala Ingedashet. The ever-popular Philadelphia Mummers are also slated to make an appearance, with the Avalon String Band performing for festivalgoers.

Shop a variety of handmade items from more than 25 vendors, many of which are slated to sell items that promote Israeli heritage.

The family-friendly festival also promises an on-site children’s fun zone where youngsters are invited to partake in activities like the creation of a giant K’NEX flag of Israel, receive henna body art, take part in outdoor games and much more.

Fill up on traditional Jewish fare in addition to classic Philadelphia favorites, too.

Entry to the festival is completely free, and the festivities are slated to go on rain or shine.

Israel 66
When: Sunday, May 18, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free
More info: www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

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