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 Walnut Street (from Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square) for the day to showcase the neighborhood’s fantastic food, fashion, arts and entertainment.
Dozens of 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, culinary demonstrations, fashion shows and more.
100-plus vendors line the streets with food, drinks, fashion and more.
The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival brings shopping opportunities galore. In addition to the national retailers that line Walnut Street (like Anthropologie, Zara, Madewell, Urban Outfitters and more), numerous Philadelphia vendors will set up shop along the pedestrian-oriented blocks that fill the festival.
With so many excellent Stephen Starr restaurants scattered throughout the neighborhood, it’s no surprise that a designated Stephen Starr block runs along the 1800 block of Walnut Street.
Festival-goers can look forward to street-friendly fare from popular spots, which in past years have included Alma de Cuba, Barclay Prime, Butcher and Singer, Continental Mid-town, The Dandelion, El Rey and Parc.
Admission to the fest is free and all food and drinks are pay as you go (read: no tickets, just bring cash).
While driving is an option (there are multiple parking lots in the area), we recommend that festival-goers arrive on foot, by bike or by public transportation via SEPTA.
The Walnut-Locust subway stop on the Broad Street line leaves you in the midst of the action (at Broad and Walnut streets) and those arriving by regional rail can hop off at Suburban Station and walk just a few blocks south to the festival.
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