South Street Spring Festival returning in May

The South Street Spring festival will be held for the first time in two years. | Photo courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

After a two-year hiatus, the South Street Headhouse District recently announced that the South Street Spring Festival will return on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The event, which will span South Street from 2nd to 8th Street, will feature food and drinks from local eateries, over 50 boutiques and businesses for shopping and product needs, performance areas, and retailers selling handmade artwork and clothing. 

“We are so excited to be able to bring back this popular event and kick off the street festival season in Philadelphia while enjoying an afternoon on South Street,” said Michael Harris, the executive director of the South Street Headhouse District, in a press release. “Now more than ever it’s imperative to support local businesses in the South Street Headhouse District, and we can’t wait to see everyone there.”

Activities at this year’s festival include a celebration of Free Comic Book Day at Atomic City Comics, a Black-owned bookstore, an outdoor performance by School of Rock at Woolly Mammoth and a 1960s dance party inspired by the movie Hairspray hosted by the Kimmel Center.     

Food and beverage vendors that are expected to participate include:

  • Bahn Mi and Bottles
  • Bistro Romano
  • Brauhaus Schmitz
  • Bridget Foy’s
  • Cavanaugh’s Headhouse
  • Cry Baby Pasta
  • Good King Tavern
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • MilkBoy South Street
  • Neighborhood Ramen
  • O’Neals Pub
  • Paddy Whacks
  • Puyero Venezuelan Flavor
  • Queen Village Food Market
  • The Twisted Tail
  • Woolly Mammoth

Retail business that will be taking part include:

  • 3rd Street Gallery
  • Aurora Grace Chocolates
  • Black and Nobel
  • BridgeSet Sound
  • Eye’s Gallery
  • Philly AIDS Thrift
  • Premiere Bande
  • Queen & Rook Game Cafe
  • Sam Shaw’s Treatery
  • Urban Princess Boutique

Additional information can be found at