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The East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival is Back for the 14th Year!

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The East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival is Back for the 14th Year!

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The East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival is Back for the 14th Year!

The East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival is Back for the 14th Year!

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 14th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets. Look for over 200 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the Avenue, with street vendors, rack sales, kids’ activities, live music and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show in between.  Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants and food trucks serve specially priced street food and summertime drinks. Admission is FREE for attendees and $20 for cars. Check-in for cars is moved up this year to 8:00am to 11:00am. The event’s rain date is Sunday, August 4, 2019. For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow.

After setting a record in 2018, look for more than 200 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles lining the five blocks between Broad and Dickinson streets. The fee for participating cars is $20 per vehicle. Registration will take place at Broad and EPA between 8:00am and 11:00am (note the earlier time). Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Trophies will be awarded in dozens of categories, including: Top 50, Best Stock, Best Modified, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best 50’s Custom, Best Street Rod, Best Low Rider, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, and Best of Show Car and Motorcycle.

“The 14th Annual Car Show and Street Festival is back and on track to be bigger than ever. Before you head to the shore for summer, be sure to save July 28th on your calendars for this must-do event,” said EPABID Executive Director Adam Leiter. “Families from around the tri-state area flock to East Passyunk to cruise the cars, enjoy live music on every block, talk to car owners, and get a taste of the Avenue’s food and shopping scene. We are thrilled to bring back South Philly’s largest annual summer tradition!”

Grab some street grub and summer drinks from visiting food trucks, plus look for $5 deals at many of East Passyunk’s award-winning restaurants! Look for the balloons to find places offering the $5 specials.

The full list of participating East Passyunk restaurants will be announced in the summer. Past participants have included Bing Bing Dim Sum, P’unk Burger, El Sarape, Fuel, Mamma Maria’s, Manatawny Still Works, Noord, Pistola’s Del Sur, Plenty Cafe, POPE, Barcelona Wine Bar, Townsend and Redcrest Fried Chicken. For food trucks, look for French Toast Bites by Lokal Artisan Foods, Puyero Venezulan Flavor and others to be announced.

Live music will keep things moving and grooving as diners enjoy the cars and food selections. All music is outdoors unless otherwise noted. Music will span the generations with the oldies, current hits, RnB, jazz and much more. Look for music in the 1600 block parking lot, at EPA and Juniper, outside Stogie Joe’s, at the Singing Fountain, at the Gateway, and other spots to be announced.

Philadelphia School of Circus will bring the circus fun with roaming stilt walkers in 50s outfits waving above the crowd, interacting with families and taking photos.

The Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain will again be curated by Nice Things Handmade! Look for handmade items from local crafters and artists, including art, decor, ceramics, jewelry, clothing and gifts from dozens of vendors.

Family activities and other fun will offer something to appeal to all ages, including the return of the free bounce castle, plus free and discounted family fun, art projects, music and more.

For participating cars, registration is ‘day of’ only from 8:00am to 11:00am in front of the parking lot at 1636 EPA. All cars must enter at the Broad Street entrance to EPA between 8:00am and 11:00am. Cars will not be allowed entrance from side streets and cars who want to park together must arrive together, we cannot save spots. Trophies awarded for Top 50, Top 5 motorcycles and 12 ‘best of’ categories at 3.30pm at 1636 EPA. For more car info: Ray Patricks 215-962- 2866 or cuz4thpatrick@yahoo.com.

The 14th Annual Car Show and Street Festival is hosted by the Northeast Muscle Car Club and presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.  Thank you to other sponsors and media partners, including Jefferson Health in South Philadelphia, Nice Things handmade, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, Samuels and Son Seafood and more to be announced. The event is free to attend and $20 for cars.

Parking for the Car Show is located at Parkway at Constitution Health Plaza at 1485 McKean (between Broad and 15th street). It is open 24 hours and is only a four minute walk from the parking lot to the Gateway and the start of the car show.

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