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2nd Street Festival

Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties

2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties

Every August, thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds. Credit: Courtesy of 2nd Street Festival

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Date:
Sunday, August 2, 2015

Overview

Celebrate in the streets of Northern Liberties during the free annual 2nd Street Festival on Sunday, August 2 from noon until 10 p.m.

Every August, thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Green Street for a Philly-centric lineup of live bands, three stages, beer gardens and more than 150 food, drink and merchandise vendors.

There’s truly something for everyone at this blowout neighborhood fest.

The Layout

A huge street party, six blocks of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Green Street will be blocked off for the festival.

Instead of the usual cars and parking spots, you’ll find the street filled with beer gardens, workshops, art, food trucks and other vendors. Local stores and restaurants will also be opening their doors.

Along with three music and entertainment stages, more than 150 vendors will be set up for all of your food, arts, crafts and family-friendly fun.

Just like past years, the festival will also offer awesome local food and beer gardens from the neighborhood’s most prominent restaurants, including Standard Tap, Bar Ferdinand, El Camino Real, North Bowl, Cantina Dos Segundo and more.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the fest throughout the day, so be prepared.

The Music

Excellent entertainment is set to fill three stages and six blocks of 2nd Street, with a Philly-centric lineup of live bands and 10 hours of music.

Thus far, top-billed headliner Band of Rivals is all set to bring the tunes, along with acts like Dogs On Acid, Field Mouse, The Hello Strangers, JaE, Jenisequa, New Sound Brass Band and many more.

Check out the diverse musical lineup — spanning roots, hip-hop, indie folk and rock, reggae, world music, DJs and more — by clicking the button below.

music at the 2nd street festival

The Food, Beer and Vendors

Just like past years, the festival will also offer awesome local food and beer gardens from the neighborhood’s most prominent restaurants, including Standard Tap, Bar Ferdinand, El Camino Real, North Bowl, Cantina Dos Segundo and more.

New this year, the crafty folks of Art Star Gallery & Boutique will curate an Art Star Pop Up Market at the fest on 2nd Street between Green and Fairmount. Art Star, local leaders on the art market scene, are hand selecting a group of 40 super high-quality vendors to set up shop during the festival.

Click the button below for more information.

art star pop up market

Getting There & More in the Neighborhood

Regular admission to catch all the music is free, with food, beer and merch on sale on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Getting to Northern Liberties is a cinch, too. The neighborhood lies north of Old City, and its borders (depending who you ask, of course) are Girard Avenue to the north, Callowhill Street to the south, 6th Street to the west and the Delaware River to the east.

To get from Center City to Northern Liberties, people can hop in a cab, or take “the El” — Septa’s Market-Frankford line — from any of the Market Street subway stations to the Spring Garden Street stop.

For more information on the 2nd Street Festival, click the button below.

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Details

Second Street & Poplar Street
(between Germantown Avenue and Spring Garden)
Philadelphia, PA
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