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Enjoy a day of beer, food and music on South Street during Bloktoberfest. Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia


October 2016

Note: The information below is from 2015. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.


South Street’s Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.

The all-ages festival features four blocks of food, craft beer and live music from noon until 9 p.m. Pay-as-you-go and enjoy tasty dishes from favorite food trucks and special items from South Street restaurants.

The celebration continues with an expansive music lineup including local bands and nationally recognized acts.

Thirsty? Bloktoberfest features a wide selection of craft beers and cider available at multiple locations throughout the festival. You must be 21 or over with a valid I.D. and purchase a Beer Bracelet to enter the designated area.

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Not-to-miss Highlights

Food Trucks, Local Restaurants, Vendors and Craft Beer

In festival spirit, food trucks and local restaurants will plate festival-ready foods all day long. Participating food trucks include The Cow and the Curd, Mom Mom’s Polish Food Cart, Nomad Pizza and Calle del Sabor. Popular restaurants and shops along South Street (think Rex 1516 and The Cambridge) will also be setting up along the festival grounds. Since Bloktoberfest is an Oktoberfest celebration, craft beers will be flowing all day long. Beer bracelets or tickets are required for those who are looking for brews.

Live Music

Throughout the festival, a range of local musicians will perform at the all-day festival. You can groove to music from Cold Fronts, DJ Benja Styles, Kate Faust, Tall Trees and Medusa’s Disco at the 17th Street stage.

Drink Tickets and Beer Bracelets

Beer bracelets or drink tickets are required for those looking for brews at the all-day festival. Beer bracelets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for three drink tickets, and $25 in advance and $30 at the door for five drink tickets.

Scoop up beer bracelets online before the festival for the $5 discount. For those who don’t purchase beer bracelets, individual drink tickets will be available on a pay as you go basis at the festival for $5 a pop.

Getting There And Staying Over

Getting to South Street West is super easy thanks to SEPTA’s Broad Street Line. Simply take the Broad Street Line to the Lombard-South subway stop and you will be at the start of the festival.

And instead of hopping back on the subway after the festival, you can use Bloktoberfest as an excuse for a weekend getaway or staycation and take advantage of the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package which provides guests with two nights at a hotel, free hotel parking and a welcome gift.

In addition to the festival, Graduate Hospital is home to a ton of great bars, restaurants, shops and parks. Click here for Visit Philly’s full guide to the bustling neighborhood.

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