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Upcoming Events: 2 Italian festivals, 2 beer fests, and more!

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Thursday, May 17

  • 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Enjoy a little night music as the Jazz in Hawthorne Park Summer Concert Series returns to the park at 1201 Catharine Street. You’re welcome to bring lawn chairs, beach chairs, picnic baskets and friends to these free concerts. Hosted by Jazz Bridge. Rain date: May 24th.

Friday, May 18

Saturday, May 19

Wheat Beer Fest. Photo by South Philadelphia Tap Room.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

After 19 years, the grease pole returned to the Italian Market Festival over the weekend

The Italian Market is over 100 years old, making it the oldest market of its kind in the country. With such age comes tradition.

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At the Italian Market Festival over the weekend, one of the long-standing traditions that had disappeared for 19 years made a reappearance. Festival-goers had the chance to sign up for a very slippery experience – the grease pole. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Italian Market Festival returns this weekend

Every year the Italian Market Festival brings huge crowds to 9th Street. This year will be no different.

Italian Market festival courtesy of Uwishunu.

Italian Market festival courtesy of Uwishunu.

Happening on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, the festival will bring you plenty of entertainment, along with food and drink from the country’s oldest outdoor market.

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