South Street Headhouse District announces the resurrection of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival and Parade, on Sunday, November 2, 2014. After a twelve year hiatus, this popular celebration returns to honor departed loved ones while celebrating the circle of life. The unique procession will feature spectacular giant puppets, dancing skeletons, traditional Mexican music, strolling costumed spirits, Frida Kahlo look-alikes and a funeral hearse. The parade route begins at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (1020 South Street) starting at 1:45pm and ends on the 400 block with food, drink, art and family fun from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. The parade and street festival are free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go.
“After all these years, we are proud to bring this beloved festival and parade back to Philadelphia,” said Executive Director Michael Harris. “It will be a day to celebrate those we have lost, contemplate our existence and reaffirm our ties with our ancestors.”
Children and adults are encouraged to come in costume and share food, art, music and fun with their extended community, both living and dead. Starting at 1:30pm, participants can gather at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. While waiting pay homage to deceased family members and friends by writing a chalk message in front of the specially created “ofrenda,” or altar offering up gifts to the dead. The parade kicks off at 1:45pm and feature spectacular giant puppets, dancing skeletons, traditional Mexican music, strolling costumed spirits, Frida Kahlo look-alikes and a funeral hearse (provided courtesy of McGuinness Funeral Home).
Once the procession hits the 400 block, the festival comes to life with music, song and performances from the following:
- Mariachi Pedro Villaseñor (1:45pm to 2:30pm)
- Los Straitjackets (2:45pm to 3:30pm)
- Fuego Nuevo (3:30pm)
- Tonantzin Coatlicue (3:45pm to 4:15pm)
- Grupo de Danza Nuevo Mexico (4:30pm to 5:00pm)
- Grupo Cenzontle (5:15pm to 5:45pm)
- Ensemble de Folklore de la Escuela de Música del Estado de Hidalgo (6:00pm to 7:00pm)
The world’s number one instrumental combo, Los Straitjackets, will perform a special preview prior to their show at World Café Live that night where they will perform with the legendary Deke Dickerson in promotion of their new album Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings the Instrumental Hits. For tickets and more information, visit tickets.worldcafelive.comAdditionally, participants can enjoy face painting, art demonstrations with Joel Garcia from the Eyes Gallery, Frido Kahlo look-alike contest hosted by the Eyes Gallery, skull tile making, and food and drink from Baron Von Schwein, Copabanana, Farm Truck, Las Bugambilias,Tuk Tuk Real and Woolly Mammoth. All festival activities will take place on the 400 block, which will be closed to traffic.
The Day of the Dead Festival and Parade is presented by South Street Headhouse District with support from the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia, the Mexican Cultural Center, and in part by grant funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Art Challenge. Guidance is being provided by original organizers, Isaiah and Julia Zagar of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and Eyes Galley, and Bill Curry of Copabanana.
All activities are free and open to the public. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Beer and cocktails are available for those 21 and up, with valid identification.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out which businesses are participating and what they are offering!
Blue Party Fundraiser
In addition to South Street Super Sunday, from 1:00PM-5:00PM, join Bella Vista Neighborhood Association, Queen Village Neighborhood Association, Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition and the South Street Headhouse District for our “Blue Party Fundraiser.” All proceeds benefit the needed repairs to the South Street Police Mini-Station
For a donation of $20.00 per person, enjoy food & beverages from Nomad Pizza, Good King Tavern, Supper/Global Dish Catering and Dickey’s BBQ on South 7th Street between South & Bainbridge Streets.
Donations payable to: Friends of South Street Police Mini-Station
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 63871, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Please visit the Friends of the Ministation’s website for more details: www.policeministation.org
As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Friends of Bainbridge Green, South Street Headhouse District, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Queen Village Neighbors Association are proud to present Dining and Dancing Under the Stars: A Fundraiser and Kickoff Event for Bainbridge Green on Tuesday, October 28st from 6-10PM.
Bainbridge Green will be transformed into a magical outdoor dining, dancing and food truck festival experience.
VIP tickets are available and includes a sit-down dinner for $125 per ticket. This will include wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour with beer from Brauhaus Schmitz, and a sit-down dinner by Southwark and Ela. Dessert will be a collaborative effort from several local restaurants. Coffee will be poured by our friends at Ox Coffee.
There will also be a general admission area with local food trucks and beer from Brauhaus Schmitz. The evening will conclude with music and dancing.
To purchase VIP tickets click on the Eventbrite HERE
SOUTH STREET ROCKS THE PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION WITH OPEN-AIR RUNWAY SHOW HOSTED BY AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL FINALIST CORY WADE HINDORFF
* Twenty-one boutiques and salons collaborate in runway show under the historic Shambles *
Philadelphia, PA — South Street Headhouse District (SSHD) celebrates the Philadelphia Collection with Fashion Under the Shambles, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, with doors opening at 6:00pm. The Headhouse Square Shambles (200 Pine Street) will be transformed into a giant open-air runway that will showcase men’s and women’s cutting-edge, street styles from 21 SSHD boutiques and salons. America’s Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff will preside as master of ceremonies, and architect/couture fashion designer Conrad Booker will debut dazzling new fashion installations. VIP tickets are $25 and include a reserved seat, swag bags, two drink tickets and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Free general admission is available for standing room only. For tickets and RSVP, visit southstfashion.eventbrite.com. For more info, call 215-413-3713 and follow #SouthStFashion @officialsouthst on Twitter.
“Fashion Under the Shambles celebrates the best of the district, with something for men and women, from day to night,” said BUS STOP Boutique owner and SSHD Board Member Elena Brennan. “Look for vintage original designs, thrift-store fashions, punk rock chic, affordable and stylish men’s clothing, hard to find European shoes and accessories, feminine and soft womenswear, and even a taste of the erotic. They say only on South Street for a reason. Get ready to be wowed!”
Fashion Under the Shambles showcases the best of local Philadelphia fashion with unexpected and innovative collaborations between the boutiques and salons on Fabric Row and throughout SSHD. “The eclectic mix across the runway will be a celebration of how on trend South Street is this very second,” said Brennan. Participating boutiques and salons will include:
CRASH BANG BOOM
Hats in the Belfry
Moon + Arrow
The Pet Snobs Boutique
Philly AIDS Thrift
Urban Princess Boutique
Modish Hair Salon
Rocker Head Salon
Salon on 4th
Eviama Life Green Spa & Boutique
America’s Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff preside as master of ceremonies. Hindorff lives in the neighborhood and is often spotting frequenting SSHD boutiques, stores and restaurants. As a special bonus, architect, couture fashion designer and visual merchandiser Conrad Booker will debut new fashion installations that will pop under the Shambles. Booker’s creations have been showcased locally, regionally and nationally, including on the hit television show, Project Runway. Music will be provided by DJ Patrick Feliciano from KBM Productions. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Bridget Foy’s, Headhouse Crab & Oyster, Redwood and Twisted Tail. Doors open at 6:00pm, with the show started at 7:00pm. Event is held under the cover of the Shambles, rain or shine. Fashionable attire required. Event is 21 and up. VIP tickets are only $25 and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, swag bags, two drink tickets and reserved show seating. General admission is free with RSVP required, and includes standing room only, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. For RSVP and tickets, visit
SouthStFashion.eventbrite.comFor more information, call 215-413-3713 and follow #SouthStFashion @officialsouthst on Twitter.
Celebrate the dog days of summer – and National Hot Dog month – with the ultimate hot dog cook-off!
South Street Headhouse District, in conjunction with Hot Diggity!, returns with the 3rd Annual Dog Day of Summer Cook-Off under the Shambles in historic Headhouse Square. Follow: #DogDays14
MEET THE COMPETITION
Dog Days of Summer will feature hot dogs and homemade sausages created by 20 restaurants and food trucks from around the region, including:
- Alla Spina
- Bistro Romano
- Brauhaus Schmitz
- Bridget Foy’s
- Cherry Bomb Bus
- Headhouse Oyster & Crab Co.
- Hot Diggity!
- Industry Bar
- Lucky’s Last Chance
- MisConduct Tavern
- Rex 1516
- Sancho Pistola’s
- Serrano Restaurant
- Society Hill Society
- Tap Room on 19th
- Twisted Tail
A panel of judges that includes media, chefs and celebrities will award three prizes to the top grill masters, including a $1,000 first place award. The ticket-buying public will also have the opportunity to try all of the hot dog creations and vote for their “fan favorite” dog. Judges announced so far include: Marc Summers, Matt Cord, Danya Henninger, Michael Klein, Drew Lazor, Josh Middleton, Audra Neff, Carly Szkaradnik and Julia West.
** YOU ** CAN ENTER AND WIN!
In addition to the professional competition, 20 contestants will compete in an amateur topping contest that features a “Philadelphia” theme this year. All topping combinations should be inspired by a favorite street, neighborhood, sports team, restaurant, or even favorite Philly Centric ingredients like our local beers, pickles and produce. The winner of the toppings contest will have their creation feaured for a month on the menu at Hot Diggity! Nominate yourself by emailing Hot Diggity! owner Keith Garabedian at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and rules, visit Hot Diggity! on Facebook.
In addition to delicious dogs, attendees are invited to enjoy cold drafts provided by Victory Brewing Company & 5 O’clock Brew Co. (21 and up) and fruity, natural and small-batch pops from Mom Pops. Live entertainment will be provided by local band Black Stars.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
–> VIP ADVANCE TICKETS
A limited quantity of VIP passes are on sale NOW at dogdays14.eventbrite.com for $30 and include early access at 12:00pm before the crowds, a VIP gift, and 20 food/drink tickets.
–>GENERAL PUBLIC ADMISSION
General admission starts at 1:00pm and is free. Food and drink for general admission is pay-as-you-go with tickets costing 4/$10 or 15/$30. Food will cost one ticket. Beer will cost two tickets. dogdays14.eventbrite.com
Come hungry and ready to try the best hot dogs that Philadelphia has to offer!
Thank you to sponsors 5 O’clock Brew Co., Drink Philly, Green Mountain Energy, Mom Pops, Uber, Victory Brewing Company and Yelp Philly.
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For more about the event call (215) 4133713 or follow #DogDays14 @officialsouthst on Twitter.
Hop on down to South Street Headhouse District for egg-citing FREE family fun. The parade kicks off at 12:30pm at Passyunk Avenue/South Street. Join us as we head to 2nd Street Plaza to show off our Easter finest.
- Master of ceremonies Henri David
- Philadelphia Freedom Band
- The Bunny Hop
- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail
- Easter Bunny photos (with your camera)
- Best dressed contests
- Free treats (for contest participants)
Prize will be awarded in 12 categories for best dressed kids, families and even FIDO too!
After the festivities, stay for a fabulous brunch on South Street. Event is rain or shine. Free and open to the public.
SOUTH STREET SPRING FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH EIGHT BLOCKS OF OUTDOOR FOOD, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, SHOPPING AND FAMILY FUN
* 30 top restaurants, bars and food trucks announced for the city’s largest new outdoor block party *
Philadelphia, PA – South Street Spring Festival returns for a celebration of South Street Headhouse District’s best tastes, sips, sounds and sights. On Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 11:00am to 8:00pm, enjoy a free, all-ages outdoor party that will close down South Street (between Front and 8th), and also run along the 2nd Street Plaza (between South and Lombard). At least 30 restaurants and bars will serve signature and special dishes, brews and cocktails, and sweets and treats.
In conjunction with the Festival, Brauhaus Schmitz will host the second annual German Maifest on the 700 block of South Street, with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower headbands and even a May pole. Other festivities will include live music from three main stages and eight other performance areas. Children of all ages will enjoy free fun in the Kids Zone. At least 40 artists, crafters, and retailers will cater to your shopping needs. South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public.
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- Cavanaugh’s Headhouse
- Hot Diggity
- Las Bugambilias
- Leziz Turkish Cuisine
- The Lite Choice
- The Reef
- Rita’s Water Ice
- Steaks on South
Food and Drink
- Bistro Romano
- Boyler Room
- Brauhaus Schmitz
- Bridget Foy’s
- Fat Tuesday’s
- Headhouse Oyster & Crab Company
- Jon’s Bar & Grille
- Legendary Dobbs
- Manny Browns
- O’Neals Pub
- Paddy Whacks
- Pizzeria Stella
- Primo Hoagies
- The Twisted Tail
- Woolly Mammoth
Sample the Flavors of South Street!
Spring Festival will close South Street to traffic, and transform this historic business district into one of the city’s largest block parties. At least 30 restaurants, bars, cafes and food trucks will come outside to serve signature food, drinks, and cuisine from around the world. Look for everything from free samples, to special one-off dishes, to signature favorites, to specially priced grab-and-go. Pricing will vary by vendor and ranges from free samples to pay-as-you-go. Participants at this time include:
On the 700 block of South Street, Brauhaus Schmitz will present the second annual German Maifest featuring authentic German food, drink, music, dancing and a May pole.
5th Street Stage
|11:20am||Steve Cal Band|
|12:20pm||Gypsy Joe Alves &
The Groove Prophets
|6:20pm||John the Conqueror|
2nd Street Stage
|11:00am||April Mae and the June Bugs|
|2:00pm||The Quixote Project|
|5:00pm||The Great SOCIO|
Brauhaus Schmitz Stage
Music, Arts, Shopping and More!
After you’ve feasted on all that South Street has to offer, enjoy music, shopping, arts and family fun. Dance to rock, blues and other great combinations as programmed by Legendary Dobbs, Twisted Tail and Brauhaus Schmitz. Follow the music to stages at 5th and South, the 700 block of South and the 2nd Street Plaza, plus eight other satellite performance areas.
Over 40 artists, crafters, and retailers of all kinds will fill the street and our Artisan fair to serve your shopping needs. District merchants from South Street, Headhouse, Fabric Row and more will offer day of specials and other promotions.
The Kids Zone will be packed all day with engaging activities for the young and the young at heart. Let your young artists express themselves with hands-on art and craft projects. Also, don’t miss the Heroes Zone, recognizing the service of those in law enforcement, fire fighting, and the military. ART/GAGE (by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ (PMG)) will provide low cost or free arts experiences throughout the day.
Street Performances in 8 Locations!
Look for this icon for performance areas:
|A Day Without Love||Bastards of Earle||Ben Abrams||Blackstars|
||Cole Campbell||Cookie Rabinowitz||Craig & Berto|
|Daniel de Jesus||Greg Sover||Joe Jordan||Justin Gonzalez|
|Justin Phillippi||Montgomery Streets||My Man Shafe||Ovie Horta|
|Paige Allbritton||Paul St. John||Rachel Schain||Seth Adam|
|Tess Emma||Vanity Plates||Wooden Hez||Xap|
South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public!
It’s the most wonderful time for beer! SSHD will be filled with the sounds of jolly laughter as hundreds of santas partake in the annual Santa’s South Street Stumble on Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 6:00pm to Midnight. For only $5.00, guests will receive a special SSHD santa hat that entitles them to discounted drinks and cocktails at 13 bars and restaurants that include:
Bainbridge Street Barrel House – 626 S. 6th St.
Bridget Foy’s – 200 South St.
The Boyler Room – 328 South St.
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse – 421 S. 2nd St.
Copabanana – 344 South St.
Lickety Split – 401 South St.
MANNY BROWNS ON SOUTH STREET – 512 South St.
O’Neals Pub – 611 S. 3rd St.
Primo Hoagies South Street – 326 South St.
Redwood – 340 South St.
Tattooed Mom – 530 South St.
The Twisted Tail – 509 S. 2nd St.
Woolly Mammoth – 430 South St.
Stumble partner Goose Island will provide “Sixth Day Ale” and other various seasonal brews available, on top of specials at individual bars and restaurants. Proceeds from the sale of the Santa hats will benefit the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Knight Arts Challenge Grant. Stumble will happen rain or shine, and is open to participants 21 and older with valid identification.