The enormous 2nd Street Festival will make its way back to Northern Liberties Sunday, August 7 for its eighth annual iteration, organizers have announced.
In August, the festival will take over six blocks of NoLibs between Green Street and Germantown Avenue for an all-day affair running noon to 10 p.m. The festival is free to attend, and will feature more than 150 vendors running the gamut from beer gardens to restaurants.
Food trucks including Nomad Pizza, Little Baby's Ice Cream, Circles Thai, and Nick's Roast Beef will provide street food to the crowd. Beverages, meanwhile, will come courtesy of are establishments like Jerry's Bar, Cantina Dos Segundos, and Heritage, along with some help from beer distributor Origlio and distillery William Grant, of Sailor Jerry and Tullamore Dew fame.
Live entertainment will also be on-hand August 7, with performances scheduled across three music stages. Bands booked include After Dinner Mints, Footwerk, and Cold Roses, as well as a drum line and hula hoop group.
Dubbed "Philly's biggest summer block party," the festival last year attracted nearly 40,000 guests for a day of food, music, and activities. Organizers last year told reporter Sarai Flores that the event gains about 5,000 attendees annually.
Sponsors this year include Yuengling, Sly Fox Beer, Milagro Tequila, Angry Orchard, Kind, and Glaceau Vitaminwater.