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The South Street Spring Festival Will Feature, 20 Bands, 30 Restaurants, Free Comics and More!

The South Street Spring Festival Will Feature, 20 Bands, 30 Restaurants, Free Comics and More!

The South Street Spring Festival Will Feature, 20 Bands, 30 Restaurants, Free Comics and More!

South Street Headhouse District serves up the best tastes and sips of the city during South Street Spring Festival, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 11:00am to 8:00pm.Philadelphia’s largest annual spring block party announces 30+ restaurants, bars, bakeries and food trucks that will fill the 10 blocks of South Street and surrounding streets. Brauhaus Schmitz will return with Maifest on the 700 block with with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower crowns and even a Maypole. The giant all-ages outdoor party will also include the Philly Taco eating contest featuring a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak wrapped in a giant slice of Lorenzo & Sons pizza. Eat, drink, shop, rock. Philadelphia’s largest – and tastiest – all-ages, all-day, free outdoor block party will have something for everyone! South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public.  For a roster of events, visit and follow @officialsouthst #SouthStFest on Twitter.  For updated line-ups and information, visit and South Street Headhouse District on Facebook. Updates will be made daily leading up to the event.

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), (Family Zone Sponsor), and from Nature’s Promise, Blue Buffalo, and  the Beasley Broadcast Group (95.7 Ben FM, 93.3 WMMR, 102.9 WMGK Classic Rock, 97.5 WPEN The Fanatic), Yelp Philly and Rock on Philly.


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.

·         ** New:  Ants Pants – Maple Bacon Sandwich, Caprese Sandwich, Green Smoothie
·         Bahn Mi & Bottles – Chicken, pork, shrimp or tofu skewers / scallions and butter corns, three types of draft beer (IPA, Lager, Cider), coconut mixed drinks, cocktails

·          Bistro Romano – Macaroni & cheese, beef shortribs, fresh watermelon vodka coolers, house-made yukon gold potato chips with Gorgonzola cheese sauce, cannolis
·         Brauhaus Schmitz – Sausage platter with potato salad and sauerkraut; roast pork platter with potato salad and sauerkraut, french fries
·         Copabanana – Copa Burger, margaritas, beer
·         Fat Tuesday– New Orleans original daiquiris (variety of flavors), can and draft beer, frozen margaritas
·         Hurricane Alley – Burger, margaritas, beer
·         Jim’s Steaks South Street –  Cheesesteaks
·         ** New:  Las Bugambilias – Margaritas and Jarritos (Mexican soda)
·         Lovash –  Indian cuisine specialties
·         MilkBoy – Chicken Cheesesteaks
·         Nomad Pizza –  Wood fired pizza fired in pop-up oven in the street
·         Paddy Wacks –  Draft beer, cocktails and bottled beer
·         ** New: Puyero Venezuelan Flavors – Empanadas, tequenos, arepas, fried yuca
·         Queen Village Food Market – Virgin Pina Colada in fresh pineapples, whole fruit bananas and apples, mixed fresh fruit cups, baklava and spinach pie
·         Stateside Vodka – Cocktails
·         Sweet Life Bakeshop – Banana pudding, cupcakes, popcorn, bottled beverages
·         The Twisted Tail –  Chicken skewers, pork sausage, hamburgers, grilled corn on the cob, grilled asparagus, beer hamburgers, sausage, corn on the cob, Mint juleps
Food trucks:
·         Basset’s Ice Cream – Ice cream
·         Cow & the Curd – Various assortment of fried cheese curds
·         ** New:  Deke’s BBQ  (BBQ) – BBQ
·         Dr. Wutzits Wonder Balls – Fried Mac N cheese balls, other wonder balls
·         Gus’ Hot Dogs – Assorted gourmet hotdogs
·         Lil’ Pop Shop –  Unique ice pops hand-crafted in small batches from a seasonal assortment of fresh, natural, locally-sourced ingredients
·         Mom Pops –  All Natural gourmet, vegan, allergen friendly ice-pop
·         MomMom’s Polish Cart –  Pierogis and other Polish specialties
·         ** New: Papermill Food Truck –  Spurritos
·         Revolution Taco Truck –  Full menu of tacos, chips and salsa, more

Cafe seating and outdoor service:
·         Ishkabibbles
·         Jon’s Bar & Grill
·         Las Bugambilias
·         Pietro’s Pizza
·         Pizzeria Stella

·          Woodrow’s Sandwiches

Artisan and local specialty food products:

·         Rita’s Water Ice
·         St Lucifer Spice
·         Others are to be announced
·          Mad Rex Restaurant and Virtual Reality Lounge will offer free virtual reality in a pop-up VR lounge inside the Free Comic Book area near Atomic City Comics


The 6th 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.

Maifest brings the sweet taste of Germany to the South Street spring festival with authentic German food, liters of beer, flower crown making, schnapski tent, German Hungarian Dancers and live music from the Heimatklänge band.
VIP Tickets include an appetizer buffet, served from Noon to 6:00pm, along with access to private restrooms, a commemorative beer stein, exclusive beers in the VIP Brauer Bund Bierhall and seven tokens good for a beer or food item each ($100 per person; click here to purchase). Individual tokens can be purchased for $7 each, or buy 10 tokens for $60, good for use on food and beer throughout the day. Note: The regular menu will not be served inside this day, food is available outside or through a VIP ticket.


1 Token = $7
10 Tokens = $60
1 Token = 1 16OZ. BEER
2 Tokens = 1 LITER BEER


1 Token – Roast pork or sausage sandwich with Sauerkraut (choice of one sausage)
2 Tokens – Roast pork or sausage sandwich platter with Sauerkraut and potato salad (two sausages)
Sausage Choices – Bratwurst or Bauernwurst
In addition to the food and drink above, look for the entertainment below:
·         Festival starts and tents open, 11:00am
·         Masskrugstemmen, a liter lift competition, 1:30pm
·         Ceremonial tapping of first keg, 2:00pm
·         Live music Heimatklänge, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
·         Maitanz, official Maypole dance, 3:00pm
·         Live music Heimatklänge, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
·         Holzhacker, German wood-chopping contest, then Schuhplattler, traditional German folk dance 4:30pm
·         Live music Heimatklänge, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
·         Last call, 7:00pm
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