Manayunk Arts Festival
One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region celebrates 25 years
June 25-26, 2016
Note: The information below is from 2015. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.
One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the Delaware Valley, the Manayunk Arts Festival draws nearly 200,000 people to its historic Main Street for a two-day festival of arts, crafts, music, food and more.
This year, 300 artists from all over the country are slated to sell their handmade items in individual tents. Items for sale include art in seven different categories — fiber glass and ceramics, photography, wood and sculpture, painting and drawing and jewelry and mixed media. Look forward to one-of-a-kind wooden creations, scarves, capes for youngsters, collages made of botanicals and more.
Main Street Restaurants and Shops
As many of the restaurants and shops along Main Street Manayunk are right in the thick of the festival action, they are slated to open their doors to festival dwellers over the course of the weekend.
Look forward to extended spots for alfresco dining at restaurants along the street and food and drink specials, too.
Popular Main Street spots include Winnie’s Le Bus, Han Dynasty, Derek’s and the tucked away Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant.
Main Street Manayunk will be closed to vehicular traffic as the festival takes over Main Street from Green to Shurs Lane.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, allowing for plenty of time to support the array of artisans.
Your best bet? Public transportation. Manayunk is easily accessible by train: SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Line drops guests off at the Manayunk stop which is mere blocks from the hub of the festival. SEPTA buses 35 and 61 leave guests steps from the vendors.
Shuttle buses will leave from two different locations: 555 City Avenue (which will also make a stop at Shurs Lane below Ridge Avenue) and the Ivy Ridge Train Station (which will also make a stop at Parker Avenue and Silverwood Street). Both shuttles leave guests in the thick of the Art Fest merriment. Shuttle rides are $3 roundtrip for adults and free for children.
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