The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia. Now this bustling corner of the city is celebrating the autumn season and Halloween weekend with the return Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday on Saturday, October 29 from 11am – 4pm. This annual, all-ages festival is filled with costumed fun, craft vendors, grab-and-go pumpkins, trick or treating, sidewalk sales, live music including SNACKTIME and The Cheddar Boys, spirited fare and libations, and much more.
East Passyunk Avenue BID welcomes locals and visitors to spend Saturday, October 29 partaking in fall-focused festivities including a free costume photo booth (for children, adults, and pets), free mini pumpkins (while supplies last), trick or treating at many local businesses, and more. Grown-ups can enjoy live entertainment, 50+ craft and arts vendors, boo-zy beverages and themed fare, and much more. Activities will be held at the Singing Fountain (EPA and Tasker) which will be adorned with new seasonal décor, in the PPA Lot (1628 East Passyunk), at Mifflin Triangle (EPA and Mifflin), and at the Gateway (EPA and Broad).
“There’s a full harvest of fun ready for everyone at Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday this year, with an expanded selection of new and returning small businesses, craft vendors, musical acts, and more,” said Adam Leiter, Executive Director of East Passyunk Avenue BID. “We’re welcoming everyone to experience Halloween activities and entertainment, find delicious food and drinks, explore our expansive craft fair, and discover some of the newly opened businesses on East Passyunk Avenue.”
AROUND THE SINGING FOUNTAIN:
11am: Free grab-and-go mini pumpkins by Urban Jungle (while supplies last)
11am – 4pm: Free costume photo booth (dress to impress)
1pm: The Cheddar Boys entertains the crowd with up-tempo tunes
3pm: SNACKTIME, freshly-awarded Best Band by Philadelphia Magazine, brings the dancing in contemporary brass band-style
IN THE PPA LOT:
11am – 4pm: Nice Things Handmade presents 50 of the region’s top artists, crafters and makers showcasing everything from home decor, art, fashion, jewelry and more
DJ Linz X Mars spins tunes
ALONG THE AVENUE:
11am – 1pm: The Bubble Queen entertains at the Gateway
2pm: Mark Brown plays saxophone at Mifflin Triangle featuring classic Halloween tunes
The Blue Pharaohs play classic tunes at the corner of Morris by City Fitness
Sidewalk sales and trick or treating at various local businesses including The Bottle Shop, August Moon Co., Frame Fatale, South Fellini, Metro Men’s Clothing, Tildie’s Toy Box, Urban Jungle, and Cartesian Brewing
A Novel Idea has sidewalk sale specials, and also presents Tales That Keep You Up At Night (5pm) – An evening of spooky tales that are sure to keep one up at night, featuring readings by Stephanie Fieldman, Erin E. Adams, Craig Laurance Gidney, and Christina Rosso
Amelie’s Bark Shop showcases fall arrivals, as well as Halloween treats, bandanas, costumes, and more, for one’s furry four-legged friend
Special on Pumpkin Spiced Facial and S’mores Facial at Jazmin Rae
Seasonal, fall-themed decorations and photo opportunities along East Passyunk Avenue
Philly Typewriter invites folks to type scary stories on typewriters set up in front of the shop
Outdoor eats, drinks, and seasonal fare from fan-favorite restaurants and cafés including Cantina Los Caballitos, Ember and Ash, Essen Bakery, Flannel, Juana Tamale, Kouklet Bakehouse, Manatawny Still Works, Pistolas del Sur, Triangle Tavern, Vanilya Bakery, and others
Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday is presented by East Passyunk Business Improvement District, with Nice Things Handmade, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, Samuels and Son Seafood, The Capri Dessecker Team at RE/MAX One Realty, Fulton Bank, Acme Markets, and Rite Aid.