Two Huge Street Food Festivals Hit Philly This Thursday, September 17 — Mt. Airy Street Fare And Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Mt Airy Street Fare
Brilliant food festival Street Fare returns to Mt. Airy this Thursday, September 17 with more than 50 food trucks and local restaurants dishing eats on Germantown Avenue. Be there! (Photo by Hughe Dillon)

Hungry for a block party, Philadelphia?

Not one, but two excellent street fairs take over neighborhood thoroughfares this Thursday, September 17: Mt. Airy Street Fare on Germantown Avenue and the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll.

Food truck fare rocks in City of Brotherly Love, and tasty festival Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll celebrates our city’s excellent nomadic dining scene and the Mt. Airy neighborhood.

In University City, deal-driven street festival Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll fills Baltimore Avenue from 43rd to 51st streets for the second time this season with $1 food, drinks and goods from more than 30 vendors.

Make plans to hit the Avenues.

FAST FACTS: MT. AIRY STREET FARE

  • Street Fare is Thurs., Sept. 17, 6-10:30 p.m.
  • 50+ food trucks and restaurant vendors
  • Rain or shine

FAST FACTS: BALTIMORE AVENUE DOLLAR STROLL

  • Dollar Stroll is Thurs., Sept. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • 30+ vendors with $1 deals
  • Rain or shine
Street Fare Mt. Airy
With food trucks, vendors and seating set up all along Germantown Avenue, attendees will enjoy a tremendous array of Philly’s top eats. (Photo courtesy Go Mt. Airy)

For more on these delicious events, see below.

Mt. Airy Street Fare: Sip Savor, Stroll

In the spirit of The Food Trust’s hugely successful Night Market — which arrives in Fishtown for its final event of the season on October 1 — gourmet eats and drinks take to the streets of Mt. Airy for Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll, lining Germantown Avenue all the way from Mt. Airy Avenue to Sedgwick Street from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Head to Mt. Airy to nosh on fare from more than 50 food vendors, shop crafts and apparel from more than a dozen on-site retailers, listen to live music from half a dozen bands on two stages, play in a family-friendly zone and more.

Look out for such local Mt. Airy restaurants as Earth Bread and Brewery, Trolley Car Diner and Jyoti Indian Bistro.

Really, though, it’s food trucks that reign during Street Fare, and Philadelphia favorites will be on hand. Look for Bonjour Creperie, Calle Del Sabor, Delicias, Foolish Waffles, Mac Mart Cart, The Flying Deutschman, Undrgrnd Donuts and so many more.

For the Street Fare complete vendor lineup, check right here.

To explore the entire Mt. Airy neighborhood and for transportation information, look to visitphilly.com’s Mt. Airy Neighborhood Guide.

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll returns this Thursday, September 17 with deals on meals, swag and more. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Got a buck? University City District’s Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll returns to West Philly this Thursday, September 17 for a festive evening of jammin’ live music and one-dollar deals.

Local businesses between 43rd to 51st Streets set up shop for the evening, offer $1 specials of eats, drinks, gifts and services — think mini scoops of ice cream from Little Baby’s, beer samples from Dock Street, samosas from Desi Village, artsy notecards at VIX Emporium and more.

In addition to food and drinks, guests can also expect performances from musicians, Polynesian dancers, jugglers and more.

Access to the evening festival is totally free, just pay for food and drinks as you go. With more than 30 top West Philly vendors and a handful of food trucks lined up to participate, there will be absolutely no shortage of deals to be had.

To explore even more about West Philly neighborhoods, check out the full Spruce Hill and Cedar Park guides in the Philadelphia Neighborhoods section on visitphilly.com.

For the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll complete vendor lineup, check right here.

Don’t miss out one one — or better yet, both! — of these end-of-summer street fairs.


Mt. Airy Street Fare: Sip Savor, Stroll

When: Thursday, September 17, 6-10:30 p.m., rain or shine
Where: Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.gomtairy.com

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

When: Thursday, September 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., rain or shine
Where: 43rd to 51st streets on Baltimore Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

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