10 Philly Spring Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss
April 6-12th | Various Locations
Over the course of a week, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, a restaurant week—Dine Out Japan, as well as live musical and dance performances.
April 12th | Main St.
Take a stroll along historic Main Street with your family and friends and taste everything from savory BBQ to sweet desserts from over 40 of Philadelphia’s best food trucks, purchase homemade oils, spices, and jams from the gourmet food vendors, and stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farm stand. Participating vendors will be highlighting dishes with the spring ingredient – strawberries!
April 23rd-25th | Franklin Field
The Penn Relay Carnival is going into its 120th year. Each year this event draws 100,000 people to the city each year. Spectators will get to witness world class athletes as well as attend the many activities and parties centered around this historic event.
April 24th-May 2nd | Various Locations
The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.
April 26th | E. Passyunk Ave. (between Tasker and Morris St.)
Flavors of the Avenue is back! Over 2 dozen of East Passyunk’s award-winning chefs will offer tastes of their signature dishes and drinks under the cover of a big top tent, making the event rain or shine. Please note that Flavors is on a Sunday this year and the full list of participating restaurants will be announced soon.
May 2nd | Between Front & 8th St.
South Street kicks off Philly’s summer festival season with a free, all-day, all ages block party on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Festivities will take over South Street between Front and 8th, plus continue onto 2nd Street Plaza.30+ restaurants and bars will serve food and drink outside on the street. The district will come alive with music and entertainment from three stages and eight additional street locations.
May 2nd | Rittenhouse Square
About 50,000 people flock to this festival each year. Over 40 local restaurants set up booths for samples while music, fashion, and other entertainment wow guests. This is a festival you won’t want to miss.
May 16th -17th | The Italian Market
2015 the S. 9th Street Italian Market shopping district celebrates Cent’anni, our 100 Year Anniversary! So you know this year will be better than ever. Enjoy dozens and dozens of vendors including food and art as well as live bands and entertainment. It’s a fun family event you won’t want to miss.
May 16th | Trenton & Norris Ave.
Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival consists of both a sculpture derby (previously called the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby) and arts festival (previously called the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival). Both events were established to draw residents and visitors into the burgeoning Frankford Avenue Arts Corridor and foster neighborhood revitalization.
May 30th | Penns Landing
Philly’s own legendary Roots Crew throws this annual music festival that draws some of the biggest names in music as well as talented up-and-comers. For fans of music this is one event you’ll want to be at.