Massive Street-Food Fest Night Market Is Back For 2018

Night Market brings a dizzying array of food trucks to four neighborhoods this year...

Few things say warm weather in Philly like Night Market Philadelphia.

The Food Trust’s popular alfresco food-truck series is back, with four huge events heading to four different neighborhoods in 2018. The event’s eighth year kicks off in Northeast Philly’s Burholme neighborhood on Thursday, May 17.


  • Night Market heads to four locations in 2018: Burholme, the Gayborhood, Kensington and Point Breeze.
  • The fests are celebrations of food, music and community in the city’s neighborhoods.
  • Attracting thousands, the events feature eats from food trucks and neighborhood restaurants.
  • Each event is pay as you go for food and drink.

From the busy Center City streets of the Gayborhood to the relaxed South Philly vibes of Point Breeze, Night Market attendees can look forward to tasty treats from dozens of food trucks and neighborhood restaurants as well as live entertainment and more.

Night Market 2018 Season

After a big showing in the 2017 season opener, Night Market will again open its year in the Burholme neighborhood in Northeast Philly on Thursday, May 17. Local Northeast Philly favorites like Calle del Sabor, Grubaholics and Tu’s Tea & Banh Mi will participate in the alfresco fun, while new options like House of Cupcakes, Original 13 Ciderworks and Royal Zarasa offer even more tasty ways to enjoy the festivities.

As an added bonus, Philly hip-hop legend Freeway will be headlining Night Market Burholme with a performance at 9 p.m. Freeway will also be providing his Freeway “Think Free” Experience at Tyson and Rising Sun avenues.

In addition to enjoying music, visitors will have access to a juice bar, free health checks and even get a chance to screen Freeway’s new documentary, Think Free.

Crowds at Night Market Philadelphia
(Photo courtesy The Food Trust)
Mark your calendar for the four exciting Night Market celebrations this year:

  • Burholme on May 17
  • The Gayborhood on June 21
  • Kensington on August 9
  • Point Breeze on October 4

Next, on Thursday, June 21, the Night Market heads to 13th and Locust streets in the Gayborhood for its only Center City stop of the year.

Then, on Thursday, August 9, Night Market hits the Kensington neighborhood with festivities around Frankford Avenue & York Street. The Night Market season wraps up in South Philly’s Point Breeze neighborhood on Thursday, October 4 around 20th & Federal streets.

Night Market events continue The Food Trust’s mission of providing people everywhere with healthy, affordable food and the information to make good decisions about their diet.

Thinking of hitting up a Night Market this year? Don’t forget to bring a huge appetite. Bon appetit!

Night Market Philadelphia 2018 Season

When:Burholme, Thursday, May 17; Gayborhood, Thursday, June 21; Kensington, Thursday, August 9; Point Breeze, Thursday, October 4
Where:Various locations including Burholme, Cottman and Rising Sun avenues
Cost:Pay as you go for food and drink



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