East Passyunk Avenue will host a double-dose of summertime fun this weekend with two festivals set for Sunday, June 3rd: Craft Beer Day and the Italian National Day Festival.
East Passyunk Avenue kicks off Philly Beer Week at 11:00am Sunday with Craft Beer Day, featuring 13 hours of craft beer events. 13 award-winning restaurants, bars, and retailers will present opportunities to meet the brewers, try new craft beers, and enjoy beer-infused and inspired foods.
East Passyunk Avenue businesses offering specials include Bing Bing Dim Sum, Brigantessa, Cantina Los Cabalittos, Garage Passyunk, LaScala’s Birra, Le Virtu, Lucky 13 Pub, Manatawny Still Works, Noir, Pistolas Del Sur, P.O.P.E. (Pub on Passyunk East), Stogie Joe’s Tavern, and The Bottle Shop. Check out the special offers here.
Italian National Day Festival, “La Festa Della Repubblica” will feature a full day of live music, Italian draft and bottled beer specials, outdoor food vendors, kids’ activities and a spaghetti eating contest.
La Festa was conceived in 2010 and welcomes over 7,500 attendees each year. Activities are held on East Passyunk Avenue, between Broad and Moore streets.
According to organizers, “The biggest draw will be the Spaghetti eating contest. The eating contest will be a no holds barred spectacle to see who can scarf down the most Pastificio spaghetti. If you know anything about the homemade pasta from this place then you know that even the losers are winning in this contest.”
The event is presented by Filitalia International and Foundation, an organization that preserves and protects the Italian heritage and culture and encourages the study of the Italian language.
Both Craft Beer Day and La Festa begin at 11:00am and are held rain or shine. Admission is free, unless otherwise noted. Food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. For more information visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, or call (215) 336-1455.