Night Market Philadelphia Kicks Off Its 2017 Season In Burholme May 11

More than 60 street food and drink vendors head to Cottman and Rising Sun avenues...

Night Market season is finally here!

This Thursday, May 11, the first food truck soiree of 2017 hits the streets of Northeast Philadelphia’s Burholme neighborhood, a brand-new location for the food fest.

From 6 to 10 p.m., find more than 60 food and drink vendors filling the blocks surrounding Cottman and Rising Sun avenues as well as music and other live entertainment.


  • Night Market Philadelphia runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 11.
  • More than 60 food and drink vendors will fill the Burholme neighborhood.
  • Admission is free; all food and drinks are pay as you go.

Night Market Philadelphia is a rain or shine festival. Read on for our guide to navigating the first one of the year!

Night Market
(Photo courtesy The Food Trust)
More than 60 food and drink vendors will be at the festival, including…

  • Nomad Pizza
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
  • Lancaster Brewing Company
  • Frecon’s Cidery
  • And more…

60+ Food and Drink Vendors

Be sure to arrive hungry … very hungry. (We also suggest showing up early to beat the lines — and avoid any onset of hangriness.)

More than 60 local vendors are slated to serve up food and drinks for the four-hour food-filled festival.

Vendors include Dos Hermanos TacosNomad PizzaNick’s Roast BeefScoop DeVille Ice Cream and many, many more.

Beer will also be flowing at three official beer tents, located at Cottman Avenue, St. Vincent Street and Princeton Avenue. Score local drafts from Victory Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company and Night Market newcomer Lancaster Brewing Company.

Also look out for delicious beverages from Frecon’s Cidery, Penns Woods Winery and other street-side vendors.

(Photo by C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia)
Beyond food, find a solid selection of local craft beer (from Victory, Tröegs and more) in addition to hard cider and wine.

Music and Live Entertainment

What goes better with al fresco eats and drinks than live tunes? In the center of the Philadelphia Night Market, find a main stage hosting a different band each hour, on the hour, starting at 6 p.m.

Elsewhere, visitors can find other entertainment, including a DJ spinning beats, dancers from Movemakers Philly and a caricature artist working up drawings.

Night Market Buholme
(Map courtesy of The Food Trust)
Check out the Night Market Burholme map for information on stages, beer tents and more.

Getting There

If you live downtown, Burholme may sound a bit unfamiliar, but rest assured — it’s a super accessible adventure.

If you plan to take the regional rail, SEPTA’s Fox Chase Line goes to Ryers Station, less than two blocks from the center of the action.

Meanwhile, SEPTA brings plenty of options for those riding the bus, too. Routes 18246770 and 77 will all get you near the Night Market.

Other good news: If you plan to drive, street parking abounds!

Enjoy the first of this food-filled festival series of 2017.

Night Market Philadelphia: Burholme

When:Thursday, May 11, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Night Market Philadelphia: Burholme, Rising Sun and Cottman avenues
Cost:Pay as you go


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