Night Market Fairmount did not disappoint. How could it, really? The weather was gorgeous. The food vendors were out in droves. The beer was flowing. There were multiple stages with live music. Eastern State was open late and rocking out. And people came out in force.
And sure, there were some lines at a lot of the trucks. But that’s part of the fun … grabbing a beer, hanging out with friends while waiting to be rewarded with some of Philadelphia’s best street food.
Night Market is truly an awesome event. One that Philadelphia has completely embraced. Congratulations to The Food Trust for putting on another excellent evening — the latest of about a dozen Night Markets to date.
Congratulations to the Fairmount Community Development Organization for showing off its amazing neighborhood to the more than 20,000 estimated attendees last night. Congratulations to the food trucks, vendors and restaurants for feeding the masses. Basically, congratulations to everyone involved.
Night Markets rule. We can’t wait for the next one. Speaking of which, here is the lineup for the scheduled Night Markets this year:
• Night Market West Oak Lane, Thursday, June 20
• Night Market South Street, Thursday, August 15
• Night Market Chinatown, October 2013 (Date still to come)
• Mt. Airy Street Fare, Thursday, September, 19 (Modeled after Night Market)
And now for the photos. Instagrammers were out in full force at last night’s event and we can’t think of a better way to show you the scene than to let the Instagrams do the talking. Below is a gallery of some of the best Instagrams that were tagged with #NightMkt and #Fairmount from last night’s festivities.
Visit Philly was on site with a booth where people could pick up a free mini print of their Instagram. If you missed it, don’t worry — Visit Philly will surely do something similarly fun at an upcoming Night Market.
And don’t forget to plan a return trip to Fairmount — Fairmount killed it last night, showing off the neighborhood to a lot of newcomers. Consult our brand new guide to the restaurants, bars, markets and cafes of Fairmount and head back there soon.
Philadelphia Night Market
When: June, August & October
Where: See above
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.thefoodtrust.org
Night Market Philadelphia Hits Fairmount Avenue Tonight, May 16, With More Than 50 Food Vendors, Local Beer, Live Music, Extended Hours At Eastern State, Free Instagram Prints And Much More