It has become a staple of summer for over a decade, and now it’s time once again for the 2nd Street Festival.
The 13th Annual 2nd Street Festival will take over Northern Liberties on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 9 p.m. The event will extend along N. 2nd Street from Spring Garden down to Girard Avenue.
The all-ages celebration includes restaurants, food trucks, beer gardens, live music, artists, pop-up shops and entertainment. Street food and drinks will be available from a list of 50+ restaurants, bars, breweries and food trucks, including 15 outdoor beer and cocktail gardens. There will be live music and DJs on two main stages throughout the day.
Founded in 2008 by Northern Liberties business owners, Owen Kamihira of El Camino Real, William Reed of Standard Tap and Oron Daskal of North Bowl, the 2nd St Festival was established with the goal of bringing people to Northern Liberties in a fun and engaging way. Since its inception, the festival has grown exponentially, spanning several blocks and drawing upwards of 40,000 people.
“When we started this festival, we just wanted to celebrate our neighborhood and have fun doing it,” said Oron Daskal, co-founder of the festival and owner of North Bowl and South Bowl. “The event is important to bring attention to our neighborhood, but it also raises money for our neighborhood organizations for the services they provide for our residents and businesses.”
For the return of 2nd Street Festival, Philadelphians and visitors can look for new restaurants, food trucks and small businesses, a splash zone and even more beer gardens — combined with all the same good summer street vibes you have come to know and love over the last 13 years.