PRESS RELEASE: APRIL 2, 2016
SOUTH STREET SPRING FESTIVAL RETURNS BIGGER THAN EVER ON
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 WITH 12 BLOCKS OF FOOD, DRINK, MUSIC, ARTS, SHOPPING AND FUN
* 4th German Maifest and Free Comic Book Day also return as part of spring’s largest festival
Philadelphia, PA – South Street Headhouse District announces the return of South Street Spring Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. Rock your way into the summer season with a giant, all-ages outdoor block party that will take over the street from South (between Front and 8th) and run along Headhouse Plaza (between South and Pine). Last year, over 58,000+ people came out to enjoy the music, food and fun in the sun. Mark your calendars as the city’s largest block party is back!
Festival highlights will include 30+ restaurants/bars serving outside, 125+ boutiques and businesses catering to your style and shopping needs, 40 bands rocking three stages and seven performance areas, and dozens of artists selling their handmade wares. Headhouse Plaza will again be transformed into a giant lawn concert with grass, lawn chairs, games and beach balls. Children of all ages will enjoy free family fun in the expanded Kids Zone. This year, look for attractions on three additional blocks – bring the total to 12 for 2016.
In conjunction with the Festival, Brauhaus Schmitz will host the 4th annual German Maifest on the 700 block of South Street, with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower headbands and even a Maypole. Outside of Atomic City Comics (638 South Street) look for free giveaways and super hero sightings during Free Comic Book Day. Watch for new surprises, vendor lists, menus and band-line-ups coming later this spring. For now, save the date and mark your calendars!
South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. For the full schedule and roster of events, visit www.southstreet.com and follow @officialsouthst #SouthStFest on Twitter.
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