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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Photo round-up: the “it was a jam-packed weekend” edition.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Weekend Events Primer

Soooo much to do!  You just might need to clone yourself to take-in all the events happening in South Philly this weekend.  We’ve compiled those we could find. See something we missed?  Know of an upcoming South Philly-based event?  Please email us:

Have a great weekend!

El Carnaval de Puebla en Filadelfia. Photo by Visit Philadelphia.

Friday, April 27th

Saturday, April 28th

  • 9am to 3pm (rain date: Sunday, April 29th). Lower Moyamensing Civic Association Spring Flea Market.  Over 60 vendors located along South Broad St. between Snyder Ave. & Jackson St.
  • 9:00am.  South Division Police Memorial Bike Ride, starting at 1900 Washington Ave. Join the Police District Advisory Councils (PDACs) of the South Division for this special 4-mile bike ride through South Philly. The ride honors officers felled in the line of duty in the 1st, 3rd, and 17th districts. Children under 13 who register will receive a t-shirt and do not have to ride the full distance.
  • 12pm to 4pm.  BOK Open Studios 1901 S 9th St.   One of two chances you’ll have this year to see what the creative tenants of BOK are up to!  In addition to open studios, you’ll find gallery exhibitions, special programming in the gyms and auditorium, fun for kids, and more.

Sunday, April 29th

  • 11am to 5pm.  Flavors on the Avenue, offering up a taste of restaurants on East Passyunk Ave. from Broad to Dickinson.  Read more here.
  • 8am to eveningEl Carnaval de Puebla is back in South Philly after a year off.  This celebration of Mexican culture marks the Mexican army’s victory over French forces in the Battle of the Puebla on May 5, 1862.  The event is more commonly known as “Cinco de Mayo.” Philadelphia’s event begins with a welcome celebration at 1417 Moore Street at 8 a.m. At noon, a parade kicks off from 16th and Washington Avenue, featuring hundreds of men and women dressed in bearded masks, capes and other decorations representing historic individuals from the battle. The parade ends with a festival at Sacks Playground (4th & Washington Avenue). Four live bands (including two from Mexico) will provide entertainment.  Check out Anna Merriman’s detailed piece over at Curbed Philly.
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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Lower Moyamensing :  Passyunk Square 

Flavors on the Avenue street festival returns this weekend!

Over 100 vendors, 24 restaurants, live music, and free family fun to highlight event.

by CT Liotta

The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District will hold their annual Flavors on the Avenue street festival this Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The city’s first big restaurant festival of the season will feature five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music, sidewalk sales and free family fun. The festival runs along East Passyunk Avenue from Broad to Dickinson streets.  

Pam Zenzola, Executive Director of the East Passyunk Avenue BID, is excited about the changes from years past. “We listened to comments from last year. This year, we are a pay-as-you-go event. No tickets needed. If one person wants a taste of sushi at Izumi, someone else wants something from Cantina and yet another something sweet, perhaps from Vanilya, they may stop along the way and buy whatever they want.”

Flavors will also offer free family-friendly activities including a kids art and activity zone by Lume Creative Learning Studios at the Singing Fountain, a typewriter station at Dickinson, moon bounce and giant inflatable slide at the East Passyunk Gateway, kids’ crafts with Frame Fatale, and outdoor games for kids and adults of all ages. In addition, many boutiques and businesses along East Passyunk will host workshops, activities and family fun inside their spaces.

For those twenty-one and older, Founders Brewing Co. will offer a new tasting tent with free samples at East Passyunk Ave. & Mifflin St. “Once you have a little taste, you will want to purchase a beer at many establishments on the Avenue,” added Zenzola. “A map will guide you to the locations with Founders on their drink menu.”

While East Passyunk has the top eats in the city–and a thriving makers’ scene–the Avenue also boasts some of the city’s hottest new retail and fashion boutiques. Look for sidewalk sales, spring fashions, gifts, greenery and more along the strip.

Flavors on the Avenue is inspired by the BID’s former Flavors fundraiser held under a tent each year. In 2017, the event went out from under the tent and into the street. “We had no idea expanding it to a 5 block festival would turn out so well. The guesstimate was it would go from 2,500 people to about 6,000. By the time the event was over, 11,000 people visited our avenue! To say we were happy is an understatement,” said Zenzola.


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Flavors On the Avenue: The Best Photos

Yesterday was the 11th Annual Flavors on the Avenue and it was awesome.

My family and I arrived around 12:30pm and got in line to enjoy our first round of drinks and food; margaritas and Tacos al Pastor from Cantina Los Caballitos. We hung out for almost three hours – drank some beers, ate more foods (the pork BBQ sandwich from Fond was whoa!) I shared some of my photos on our Instagram feed, but here are some other photos that you need to see.


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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Flavors on the Avenue Menu Revealed

This years Flavors on the Avenue will feature a record-setting number of participating restaurants: 27. With something for every taste and palate – from sweet to savory, casual to fine dining, American to International, this years menu has you covered.

2017 flavors on the avenue in south philadelphia - passyunk 01“Flavors is East Passyunk and Philadelphia’s premiere food festival, showcasing the talents of the best chefs and restaurants in the city,” said Executive Director Pam Zenzola. “This year, we are expanding the event. Come for the food and drink, then stay for the day – we have it all with food, drink, sidewalk seating, shopping, family activities and entertainment.”
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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Flavors On the Avenue Returns with One Huge Difference

Flavors on the Avenue returns for it’s 11th years with one huge change – this years event is moving from the big tent and into the street.

Flavors on the Avenue on East Passyunk Avenue - April 2017

“The past 11 years Flavors has been a neighborhood favorite and successful, so successful we could no longer accommodate all who wanted to participate. We outgrew the big tent! Making it a street festival allows for more people to attend while giving  exposure to the Avenue as a whole and all that we have to offer,” according to Pam Zenzola, Executive Director of EPABID.
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