The Giant Manayunk Arts Festival Takes Over Main Street This Weekend, June 23-24

Nearly 300 artists take over 12 blocks of Manayunk for a massive two-day fest...

Get ready for two full days of art appreciation, Philly.

The Manayunk Arts Festival returns to Main Street in Manayunk for the 29th year on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.

Nearly 300 artists and crafters set up booths along Main Street between Shurs and Green lanes to sell their goods to around 200,000 collectors, buyers and casual shoppers.

MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL FAST FACTS

  • The two-day festival runs June 23, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and June 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The festival is free to the public with pay-as-you-go shopping.
  • Visitors can browse and shop for fine art and crafts from around 300 artists.
  • Restaurants and boutiques along Main Street also take part in the event.

The Festival

The Manayunk Arts Festival is the tri-state area’s largest outdoor juried art festival and features artists and makers from all over the country.

Visitors can browse original works of art that fall into seven different disciplines: fiber, jewelry, glass and ceramics, painting and drawing, wood and sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Manayunk Arts Festival
(Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
Artists and crafters from across the country come to showcase their work at the Manayunk Arts Festival.

Artist booths set up along the festival footprint showcase everything from handmade sterling silver earrings and oil paintings to handcrafted oak furniture and handblown glass vases.

At the designated Emerging Artist Tent, located at Grape and Main streets, visitors can peruse the work of more than 30 local up-and-coming artists across the various disciplines.

The festival takes over nearly a dozen blocks of Main Street in Manayunk, from Green to Shurs lanes. For a look at the festival footprint and vendor locations, see the map here.

Food, Drink and More

Main Street restaurants and bars — like Manayunk Brewing Company, Taqueria Feliz and Bourbon Blue — are perfect places to stop in and refuel with tasty food and drink throughout the festival.

Neighborhood boutiques and shops open their doors for the festival and offer even more opportunities for shoppers to score something special.

For more outdoor art plus live music, food trucks, sidewalk sales and happy hour deals, stop by Main Street a few days before the weekend festival for Stroll the Street, a weekly summer block party series, on Thursday, June 21 from 5-9 p.m.

Manayunk Arts Festival
(Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
Relax and recharge at one of the many restaurants or bars along Main Street, many of which offer outdoor seating.

Getting There

Main Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic, so event organizers recommend that attendees take public transportation to the Manayunk Arts Festival.

Take SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Line to the Manayunk train station and the festival is a short walk away. SEPTA bus routes 61 and 35 will be rerouted to Ridge Avenue and make stops close to the festival.

The festival will also run shuttle buses throughout the day. Visitors can board at 555 City Avenue or at the Ivy Ridge Train Station on Umbria Street for $4 ($2 for children) and get dropped off at different points throughout the festival.

Bikers can ride along the Schuylkill River Trail, which is accessible from different parts of the Philadelphia region, to get to the festival. Calling a taxi, Uber or Lyft for a ride to the festival is always an option, too.

Manayunk Arts Festival
(Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
Around 200,000 people are expected to visit Main Street in Manayunk for this event.

For visitors who choose to drive, there is limited parking available at lots at 4000 Main Street and Green Lane between Main and Cresson streets.

Turn the festival into a getaway (or a staycation!) by booking the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package to get $253 in FREE perks, including free hotel parking, free tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution, free tickets for a ride on the Ferris wheel and roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, a $25 CHeU Noodle restaurants gift card, free mini-golf and a carousel ride at Franklin Square, free passes to ride the PHLASH Downtown Loop and a $10 Lyft credit.

For the festival schedule of shuttle routes and the full lineup of vendors, click here.

Start making plans now to experience this enormous arts showcase along Main Street in Manayunk.

Manayunk Arts Festival

When:Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:Main Street between Shurs and Green lanes
Cost:Pay as you go

www.manayunk.com

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