In addition to the regular Second Saturday festivities on Passyunk Avenue, this month’s installment on Sept. 13 will have two new features: a sidewalk sale and an antique and vintage flea market.
(This story has been corrected from an earlier version.)
About 20 boutiques and retailers will set up shop on the sidewalk along the avenue and at least 60 vendors will fulfill your second-hand shopping desires with special sales. Furniture, clothing and knick knacks are to be expected.
If you plan to park on the avenue for a couple hours, pack some quarters — eight of them.
The price to park at a meter on Passyunk Avenue doubled from 50 cents to $1 an hour starting last month.
“Needless to say folks are not pleased,” said Renee Gilinger, director of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. “I’ve asked Councilman [Mark Squilla's] office to request kiosks again. It was mentioned a few years ago.”
The 9th Annual Car Show and Street Festival comes to East Passyunk on Sunday, bringing more than 140 classic and muscle cars as well as street vendors, circus performers, live music, outdoor bars and an expanded roster of food trucks.
Pic of last year’s show from EPABID
The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District says that the free event will string along four blocks of Passyunk, from Broad to Dickinson, from noon to 5 p.m. Twelve Passyunk businesses will be selling food and drink out front of their places, and 10 food trucks will set up to feed the thousands that are expected to attend.