Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival
Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival
May 21, 2016
Note: The information below is from 2015. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.
One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.
The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival takes over six blocks of Walnut Street (between Broad and 19th streets) for the day to showcase the neighborhood’s fantastic food, fashion, arts and entertainment.
More than 40 restaurants will set up shop along the sidewalks of Walnut Street to serve up samples of spring fare. Beyond the eats, there’s also lots of live music, free wine tastings, fashionable shopping and more.
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With offerings from dozens of area restaurants and bars, you won’t go hungry at the festival. Sample delicious bites from a.kitchen, Termini Bros. Bakery, The Dandelion and many more.
Swing by the 1800 block of Walnut Street to try street-friendly bites from the STARR Restaurants of Rittenhouse Row: Alma de Cuba, Barclay Prime, Butcher and Singer, Continental Mid-town, The Dandelion, El Rey and Parc. And don’t miss the dessert tent dedicated to serving STARR’s sweetest treats.
Keep an eye out for a handful of food trucks as well, including The Tot Cart, The Cow and The Curd, and more.
Snag a complimentary tasting of Peroni Nastro Azzuro, a light crisp Italian-brewed pilsner, along the 1500 block of Walnut Street. The Captain Morgan White Rum lounge on the 1600 block will be offering up summer cocktails as well as a chance to meet Captain Morgan himself.
Oenophiles should hit up The Great American Wine Company lounge, also on the 1600 block, where each available varietal nods to American patriotic spirit — and pairs perfectly with an outdoor spring day.
Shop the latest spring trends at outdoor booths from local shops including Joan Shepp, South Moon Under, Knit Wit, Duke and Winston, The Children’s Boutique, and others.
The festival features an array of entertainment for all ages, including live music and family-friendly activities. More info on these to come.
Treat Yourself — and Stay Over
If you’re in town for the festival, here’s a thought: Why not make a weekend out of it and stay overnight?
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