The Best Spring Festivals to Check Out in Philly [Philadelphia Magazine: PRESS]

Mar 19, 2023 | In The District, Press

It’s finally spring, which means we are entering peak festival season.

Every weekend that it’s nice out, it seems some major Philly street will be shut down to traffic and full of people again. But how to choose? Will there be good eats? Almost definitely. Will there be good music? Of course! Will there be puppies? Sometimes!

Bookmark this page, because here are all the Philly spring festivals you won’t want to miss — and we’ll add some more favorites as they announce. Except where indicated, all events are free to attend (and pay-as-you-go for food and other goodies).


Easter Promenade on South Street

Come dressed in your Sunday best and strut down South Street for this Philly tradition. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail and their bunny friends for photos before making your way to Headhouse Square for best-dressed contests including various age groups, best Easter bonnet, best-dressed pet, and something called “Best South Street Razzle Dazzle,” so bring it! Also, friend of Philly Mag and drag queen extraordinaire Miss Brittany Lynn will be walking in the promenade this year! We can’t wait to see her ensemble.
April 9th, 12:30 p.m., parade starts at 5th and South Streets; Headhouse Square for best-dressed contest.


South Street Fest

A giant, all-ages outdoor block party takes over South Street with food, live music, and artists selling their creations. In conjunction with the festival, Brauhaus Schmitz will host its annual Maifest, with German beers, music, dancers and a maypole. There will also be a kids’ zone with fun games and play areas for little ones.
May 6th, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., South Street from 2nd to 8th Streets.


Originally published by Philadelphia Magazine.
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