The free festival amounts to East Passyunk’s largest block party of the year and always brings out thousands to dig into delicious food and drinks, dance to doo-wop music and admire muscle cars along the bustling avenue.
Folks of all ages should report to the South Philly neighborhood for everything from kid’s fun and shopping to food deals and a car show competition.
The festival runs from Dickinson to Broad streets on East Passyunk Avenue. Along the avenue, guests will find food, drinks, shopping, music and, of course, way cool cars. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Note that in the case of a summer storm, the festival will take place on Sunday, August 7.
More than 140 antique, classic, custom and show cars will line East Passyunk Avenue for the annual festival. In addition to cars, festival guests can expect a showing of cool trucks and motorcycles, too.
Car owners are truly going to be showing their cars off in hopes of winning one of the sought-after trophies. A panel of judges will announce the winning cars at 3:30 p.m. at 1636 East Passyunk Avenue.
Food & Drink
Some of the avenue’s most popular bars and restaurants will take it outside for the festival.
Look for an outdoor bar and pizza by the slice at Birra, an outdoor beer tub at the Bottle Shop, Italian food from Mama Maria Ristorante, burger deals and P’unk Burger and more. Food trucks like the Cow and the Curd, the Tot Cart, Made in the Shade Lemonade and Wecklery’s Ice Cream will also be joining the festivities.
Music & Festivities
To add to the festive atmosphere, festival guests can groove to music by a number of local bands at different stages throughout East Passyunk. Guests can check out live music by the Passyunk Pickers, Las Palabras, Joey Joy Band and more.
Anyone looking to shop can browse specials and sidewalk sales at Avenue businesses or head to an art market at the Singing Fountain curated by Nice Things Handmade.
There will also be a kids zone at 13th and Mifflin Streets that will be complete with face painting, car-themed arts and crafts, circus performers, games and more.
Getting to East Passyunk is a cinch. Perhaps the easiest method of transportation is to take SEPTA’s Broad Street (Orange) Line to the Tasker-Morris station and then walk two blocks east to East Passyunk Avenue. Or, take the train to the Snyder Avenue station and walk one block north to East Passyunk Avenue.