The Final 2016 Night Market Philadelphia Hits The Navy Yard Thursday, October 6

This week delivers the last chance of the year to experience this food truck paradise...

The city’s epic recurring food truck festival Night Market Philadelphia closes out a successful season Thursday, October 6 with its last pop-up of 2016 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

From 6 to 10 p.m., more than 60 food trucks will take over the area surrounding Broad Street and Intrepid Avenue in South Philly at the sprawling Navy Yard complex.

If you haven’t had the chance to experience the incredible foodie paradise that is Night Market, be sure to take advantage of this final opportunity and enjoy the expansive waterfront scenery while you’re there.

Night Market Fast Facts

  • The festival runs 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, October 6.
  • The Navy Yard is the final Night Market Philadelphia stop of 2016.
  • More than 60 food and drink vendors will fill the area around Broad Street and Intrepid Avenue.
  • Admission is free; all food and drinks are pay as you go.
  • Live music and entertainment is set to pack the night.

In addition to plenty of eats and drinks, a main stage will feature live music every hour on the hour throughout the festival and two additional stages will also host an array of entertainment.

Now in its fifth season, The Food Trust’s Night Market Philadelphia has grown to become a seriously loved and supremely well-attended fest that enlivens neighborhoods and spotlights entrepreneurs by drawing thousands to a pop-up culinary destination. 

It will undoubtedly close out its season with a bang, creating a delicious night you won’t want to miss.

(Photo by D. Tavani for Visit Philadelphia)
The final 2016 Night Market Philadelphia promises…

  • 60+ food and drink vendors
  • Three beer tents
  • Six live bands and an array of entertainment
  • A relaxing waterfront scenery
  • And more…

60+ Food and Drink Vendors

As always, we suggest arriving (very!) hungry to Night Market Philadelphia  – and arrive early, too, to avoid long lines.

With more than 60 vendors ready to set up shop, tasty treats and savory eats will flow in abundance throughout the night.

Look forward to burgers from celeb Mark Wahlberg’s fittingly named food truck Wahlburgers on Wheels, fried cheesy bites of goodness from The Cow and the Curd, Italian-inspired bites from Marc Vetri’s Lo Spiedo, fancy-flavored donuts from Undrgrnd Donuts, and much, much more.

If you fall into the 21-plus crowd, wash down all of the tasty food truck eats with a beer from one of three beer tents located at Broad Street and Crescent Drive, 13th Street & Intrepid Avenue and Central Green Park. Local brews flow from Victory Brewing CompanyTroegs Brewing Company and Lancaster Brewing Company.

Additionally, Whole Foods Market will host a booth where you can enter to win a dinner for eight at its new food hall opening in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philly.

Live Entertainment

To pair with the night of al fresco dining, live music hits the main stage with a different band every hour starting as soon as the Night Market kicks off at 6 p.m.

Catch Vertical Current at 6 p.m., Killiam Shakespeare at 7 p.m., The Bad Tequila Experience at 8 p.m. and The West Kensingtons at 9 p.m.

A side stage will host two additional bands and elsewhere look out for the Philadelphia Argentine Tango SchoolMad Beatz Music and more.

If dancing isn’t enough to work up an appetite, be sure to take a walk around the Navy Yard while you’re in the area. Home to 6.3 waterfront-miles, 20 acres of park space, the URBN headquarters and beyond, there’s tons to explore in this South Philadelphia spot.

(Image courtesy of The Food Trust)
Check out the Night Market Navy Yard map for information on stages, beer stations and more.

Getting to the Navy Yard

Located on South Broad Street, The Navy Yard is accessible via both public transportation and by car.

Taking SEPTA? The Route 17 Bus services the Navy Yard. Driving? The Navy Yard is easily accessible from I-95 (exit 17, Broad Street). For driving directions to The Navy Yard, check right here. Parking is free and plentiful and for the Night Market, if you take a left on League Island Boulevard from South Broad Street, attendants will help you secure a spot.

The Navy Yard also runs two free shuttles – the Express from Center City and the Loop from SEPTA’s AT&T Station – that’ll take you right to the Night Market. The loop will run on an extended schedule till 10:30 p.m. if you seek to catch it home.

Meanwhile, customers new to the ride-share service Lyft can use the code “NIGHTMARKET” for $50 in ride credit (which will also bring a $10 donation to The Food Trust!). All drop-offs and pickups will be at Rouse Boulevard and Intrepid Avenue, near Central Green park.

Meet you there!

Night Market Philadelphia

When:Thursday, October 6, 6-10 p.m.
Where:The Navy Yard, South Broad Street and Intrepid Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go



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