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South Street Spring Festival

Massive outdoor street party to celebrate the season

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Celebrate spring with the South Street Headhouse Spring Festival and Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest. Credit: Photo Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District


May 6, 2017


Get outside and celebrate the season during the fifth annual South Street Spring Festival, back for its biggest year ever. The free, all-ages festival will span a total of 12-plus city blocks that will be lined with 125 vendors, 35-plus participating restaurants, 40 bands, three stages, seven performance areas and a ton of fun for those of all ages.

The festivities will run along South Street, beginning at Front Street and concluding at 8th Street and will run along Headhouse Plaza.

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Food and Drink

Outside vendors team up with South Street area restaurants to serve up a non-stop flow of delicious food. Local bites from neighborhood eateries and popular city food trucks will bring a wide variety of cuisines and flavors to the seasonal celebration. A list of vendors can be found here.

The South Street Headhouse District will also host a special Philly taco eating contest, featuring tacos filled with the most Philly-flavor a taco can get. The epic challenge utilizes an oversized Lorenzo and Sons pizza slice in place of a tortilla and wraps it around a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak – AKA, the taco filling. The contest is a simple race to the finish line for whoever can finish the mammoth meal the fastest.

Maifest Street Festival

Coinciding with the South Street Spring Festival, the 5th Annual Maifest Street Festival at Brauhaus Schmitz brings a taste of Germany to Philadelphia.

Held outside the popular German eatery on the 700 block of South Street, Maifest features a bevy of German beers, traditional music and authentic dancers gathering around the city’s largest maypole. A booth will also be set up to guide guests in making flower crowns.

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Free Comic Book Day with Atomic City

Not only is May 6, 2017 the date of the awesome South Street Spring Festival, but it also happens to be the official Free Comic Book Day! In conjunction with the festival, Atomic City Comics on the 600 block of South Street will celebrate with some special festivities, including free giveaways and superhero sightings.

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