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South Street Festival Returns on Saturday, May 4th with Hundreds of Vendors, Maifest and Much More

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PHILADELPHIA - April 11, 2019 - EntSun -- Eat, drink, shop, rock! Philadelphia's largest all-day, all ages spring block party is back. South Street Headhouse District presents the 6th Annual South Street Spring Festival, on Sunday, May 4, 2019, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Look for over 125+ vendors, 35+ restaurants and food trucks, 20+ bands, 3 stages, dozens of makers, and Philly's largest Maypole. Come hungry for a taste of Queen Village's red hot food scene as restaurants and bars serve food and drink out in the street under the blue skies. Get out your dirndl and lederhosen as Brauhaus Schmitz presents Maifest with German music, dancers, beers, food, flower crowns and other Bavarian surprises. Eat like a pro during the Philly Taco Eating Contest featuring a Jim's Steaks cheesesteak wrapped in a giant slice of Lorenzo & Sons pizza. Celebrate a galaxy far, far away with a special National Comic Book Day held on May the 4th (be with you). Shop and support local artists and designers offering up spring fashion, home goods, artwork, jewelry, artisan foods and much more. Philly, call your friends and tell them, "Meet me on South Street!" South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. South Street Spring Festival is presented by South Street Headhouse District, with support from the City of Philadelphia, Specialty Productions, Aversa PR & Events and DVT Entertainment, as well as corporate support from Pepsi (Stage Sponsor), Ben FM and Yelp Philly. For updates and line-ups, visit www.southstreet.com, follow @officialsouthst #SouthStFest and visit South Street Headhouse District on Facebook.

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Spring Festival will close South Street to traffic and transform this historic business district into one of the city's largest block parties. Enjoy al fresco dining and sips from 30+ restaurants, bars, vendors and food trucks. Look for everything from free samples, to special one-off dishes, to signature favorites, to specially priced grab-and-go. Pricing will vary by vendor and ranges from free samples to pay-as-you-go.

Look for a full list of food and drink related participants in late April.


The 7th Annual Maifest by Brauhaus Schmitz will take over the 700 block of South Street with food, drinks, dancers and live music, all free and open to the public; limited VIP tickets are available now. Open to the public, Maifest has quickly become a beloved Annual South Street Spring Festival tradition of food, drinks and live music. Maifest is free to attend, with pay-as-you-go food and beer, and limited VIP Tickets.


The 4th Annual Philly Taco Eating Contest will take place on the 5th Street Pepsi Stage at 3:00pm. The legendary challenge of many a late night on South Street, the Philly Taco combines an oversized Lorenzo's Pizza slice wrapped around a Jim's cheesesteak. The contest, which will be open to the first 20 contestants to sign up will be a simple race to the finish line for whomever can finish the mammoth meal the fastest. The prize, a year's worth of cheesesteaks and pizza for the winner. Sign ups ahead of time by emailing FESTIVAL@SOUTHSTREET.COM with the subject TACO CONTEST. The entry fee is $25 donation and includes a free t-shirt and a chance to win a year's worth of cheesesteaks and pizza.The funds raised from the contest will go to helping the school lunch program at local neighborhood schools.

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Look for many South Street bars to show the Kentucky Derby - including Cavanaugh's Headhouse, Twisted Tail, Paddy Wacks, O'Neals and many others.


This year's South Street Spring Festival will keep the crowd dancing in the street from start to stop. Three main stages (at 2nd, 5th, and 8th Streets) as well as other locations in the festival will showcase many of the region's rising stars.  The street will reverberate with tunes ranging from New Orleans jazz, funk and soul, country, jam bands, indie rock, and the blues. Curated by DVT Entertainment, this line-up of musical talent features a diverse array of styles offers something for everyone. Look for the full line-up of music to be announced in mid April.


Celebrate May the 4th with Philadelphia's single largest comic book giveaway for National Comic Book Day. Come dressed in your favorite Star Wars costume - or dress like your favorite hero or villain from your favorite comic. Celebrate a galaxy far, far away with South Street's very own Atomic City Comics. Look for additional details for Free Comic Book Day coming soon.


Look for free family fun for kids of all ages in the family area - including kids' games, balloon makers and more. For the first time ever, South Street Spring Festival will feature dazzling aerial and circus performances from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and Airplay Entertainment. Look for the roster and schedule coming in late April.


Look for the largest selection of handmade gift items from local makers, artists and crafters this year - with over sixty vendors signed up to-date. Come ready to shop for everything on your list, from men's and women's fashions, to jewelry, to handmade soaps, to gifts and home decor, to artisan foods, and more.

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South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. All music concerts are free! Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Twenty-one and up with identification to drink.

Source: South Street Headhouse
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