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2nd Street Festival returning to Northern Liberties

The daylong event will feature live music, food and many other activities

The 2nd Street Festival is back for the first time in roughly two years. | Photo courtesy of 2nd Street Festival

Following a two-year pandemic-induced delay, the 2nd Street Festival is returning to Northern Liberties on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 9 p.m.

The event, which will extend along North 2nd Street from Spring Garden Street to Girard Avenue, will feature a wide array of food and entertainment, including more than 200 live bands, DJs, entertainers, restaurants, breweries and small businesses participating.

“2nd Street Festival is back and bigger than ever in Northern Liberties,” said Ann Lastuvka, the executive producer for the event, in a press release. “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.”

Over 50 local restaurants, food trucks, bars and vendors will be offering summertime food and drinks. Additionally, there will be 15 outdoor beer and cocktail gardens offering drinks from various sponsored brands. Those spaces include: 

  • Anejo Philadelphia 
  • Bourbon & Branch
  • Cantina Dos Segundos
  • El Camino Real
  • Figo Ristorante 
  • Heritage
  • Jerry’s Bar
  • Joe & Kay’s Produce
  • North Bowl
  • Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
  • Spuntino Wood Fired Pizzeria
  • The 700 
  • Standard Tap
  • The Shake Seafood 
  • Urban Village Brewing Co.

There will be over two dozen live acts performing on two main stages throughout the day. The Germantown Stage will feature: 

12:00 p.m. – Moonroof

1:00 p.m. – Bougie & the Beasts

2:00 p.m. – Bickel Brothers Band

3:00 p.m. – Mobbluz

4:00 p.m. – Koser

5:00 p.m. – M11son

6:00 p.m. – Dell-P

7:30 p.m. – Solar Circuit

Meanwhile, performances at the Fairmount Ave. Stage will include:

12:30 p.m. – Upholstery

1:30 p.m. – Plush in the Box

2:30 p.m. – Gretchen Emery Band

3:30 p.m. – Venn Sung

4:30 p.m. – Dirty Soap Band

5:30 p.m. – Reggae Thunder

6:30 p.m. – Last Generation on Film

7:30 p.m. – Swing That Cat

Family-friendly activities such as a splash zone and playground at The Piazza, balloon sculptures and pop-up putting greens will be offered as well. 20/20 Photo Festival will also present the Fundraiser Photo Booth from noon to 5 p.m. where visitors can get their pictures taken.

“When we started this festival, we just wanted to celebrate our neighborhood and have fun doing it,” said Oron Daskal, the co-founder of the festival and owner of North Bowl and South Bowl. “It’s amazing how much interest it draws now and how much life it brings to 2nd Street. 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.”

Additional information can be found at www.2ndstfestival.org.

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