Saturday, May 4
South St. from 2nd St. to 8th St.
You know it’s actually, finally spring when the South Street Spring Festival takes over six blocks of the city with music, food and drink vendors, crafters… and the German-inspired festival-within-a-festival, Maifest. Go crazy on drinks in pineapples and food from local restaurants.
Sunday, May 5
Broad St. from Somerville Ave. to the Navy Yard
The country’s largest 10-mile race takes thousands of runners from North Philly all the way down to the Navy Yard. Luckily, it’s a straight-shot route, so there should be very little confusion on where to go to cheer on your fit friends.
Price: Free to spectate
Saturday, May 11
Trenton Ave. from Norris St. to York St.
One of the city’s quirkiest events takes place in Kensington and boasts DIY human-powered parade floats designed to roll full-force into a mud pit. The Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby and Arts Festival begins with a “parade of sculptures” in the afternoon and continues all day with an arts festival complete with artisan boutiques.
Saturday, May 18
Walnut St. between Broad and 19th Sts. and 17th and 18th Sts. from Sansom to Locust Sts.
In true street festival fashion, downtown restaurants and shops will bring their efforts outdoors this Saturday in May. Don’t miss a smattering of street cafes, art, beauty, and fashion vendors, family activities, culinary demonstrations, and beer and cocktail samplings.