The South Street Headhouse District’s Spring Festival had to jump forward a few months, so they decided to give it a festive makeover and a brand new name: South Street Fest. On Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. festival goers can enjoy international food and drinks, handmade crafts, and iconic eclectic vendors, plus plenty of new experiences and festivities. This event, spanning South Street from 2nd to 8th streets, promises to fill your day with unique eats, live music, local shopping and seasonal fall fun.
This family-friendly festival is perfect for all ages and a great way to support local businesses. Head over to 3rd Street Gallery where they will be displaying artwork of all types, with family-friendly & hands-on art projects running throughout the day. Explore the street from 2nd & Lombard to 8th & South Street for an ever-changing festival experience, from Vietnamese hoagies at Banh Bi & Bottles to shredded beef and sweet plantain arepas at Puyero Venezuelan Flavor. Plus, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens will be doing an Art Pop Up and Nocturnal Skate Shop mini street skate on 5th Street.
At the west end of the festival on the 700 Block of South Street, Brauhaus Schmitz, will host their 14th Annual South Street Oktoberfest featuring live Oompah music, German dancers, a Liter Lift Competition, games, face painting, delicious schnaps, and the very best German food and beer. Extended down 5th Street, Philly AIDS Thrift will be hosting their 17th Anniversary Block Party featuring music, games, food and drinks.