-Courtesy of Aversa PR & Events
Photo courtesy of 2nd Street Festival
Philadelphia’s largest neighborhood summer festival is back and bigger than ever! The 13th Annual 2nd Street Festival will pop-up and take over Northern Liberties on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from 12:00pm Noon to 9:00pm. This year the event will extend to the largest footprint in the event’s history, along N. 2nd Street from Spring Garden extending all the way to Girard clocking in at more than three-quarters of a mile long.
The all-ages celebration includes restaurants, food trucks, beer gardens, family fun, live music, artists, pop-up shops and entertainment. Street food and summertime sips will be available from a giant list of 50+ restaurants, bars, breweries and food trucks, including 15 outdoor beer and cocktail gardens. Get ready to dance in the street with live music and DJs on two main stages, plus throughout the festival, with Moonroof, Bougie and the Beasts, Bickel Brothers Band, Mobbluz, Koser, M11son, Dell-P, Solar Circuit, Upholstery, Plush in the Box, Gretchen Emery Band, Venn Sung, Dirty Soap Band, Reggae Thunder, Last Generation on Film and Swing That Cat, plus DJ MostHated, DJ Eric, DJ Frosty, DJ Xtina and Rebel Foster, DJ Nate G. and Uptown Eddie. The event is free and open to the public. 2nd Street Festival is family friendly, and four-legged friends that are well-behaved and on leashes are also welcome.
“2nd Street Festival is back and bigger than ever in Northern Liberties,” said Ann Lastuvka of Virginia Belle Events, the Executive Producer for 2nd St Festival. “One of Philadelphia’s largest and greatest summer traditions returns with the largest footprint in our history, plus tons of new programs and vendors this year. We have been working for months and months to bring back this beloved event and we can’t wait to see everyone back on N. 2nd Street this summer!”
“When we started this festival, we just wanted to celebrate our neighborhood and have fun doing it. It’s amazing how much interest it draws now and how much life it brings to 2nd Street,” said Oron Daskal, co-founder of the festival and owner of North Bowl and South Bowl. “The event is important to bring attention to our neighborhood, but it also raises money for our neighborhood organizations for the services they provide for our residents and businesses.”
Family fun will include splash zone and playground at The Piazza, Fun with Balloons with balloon animals and sculptures, Libertee Grounds with pop-up putting greens to practice your short game, Sit Means Sit dog tricks, Glitter Tattoos, The Yes Lab by Vanguard with a climate chaos carnival and interactive activities, circus artists, street performers and more.
20/20 Photo Festival will also present the Fundraiser Photo Booth from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Bring yourself, a friend, or even your pup to the photo booth at 2nd Street Festival on Sunday August 7 at the Piazza with backdrops and props to capture the day in your own unique way. For a small donation, festival goers will leave with a print of their photo and can even have a digital copy sent. All proceeds from the day will go to Homies Helping Homies, a mutual aid effort in Southwest Philadelphia. This fundraiser is hosted by Jelsomine Media (jelsomine.com) and Gravy Studio (gravy-studio.com,) as part of 20/20 Photo Festival, which occurs annually in September. Learn more at 2020photofestival.org.
For the return of 2nd Street Festival, look for a new larger footprint, new restaurants, food trucks and small businesses, a new splash zone and even more beer gardens – combined with all the same good summer street vibes you have come to know and love over the last 13 years.
For more information on participating artists, music, food and drink- visit www.2ndstfestival.org and follow @2ndstfestival.