Clear your calendars for Sunday, Aug. 2: Northern Liberties' grandest block party deserves your full attention. Running along North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Green Street, the annual 2nd Street Festival will return with a day full of NoLibs love. Highlighting local businesses, artists and musicians, the festival is a can't-miss.

Hit the street from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Here's what to expect.


Art Star brings its curated market to the festival in a pop-up fashion. They've selected over 40 artists to participate in the mini bazaar on 2nd Street between Fairmount Avenue and Green Street

Beaucycled: Woodsy and whimsical jewelry, knit scarves and succulents.

Philly Phaithful: Local and quirky Philly sports apparel.

The 50/50 Company: Shirts, prints, pillows, plaques, coasters and even coffins featuring original illustration designs.

Once Worn Consignment: Wears from your favorite brands on the cheap.

Swag Boutique: The name says it all. From accessories to kitchenware, these items will bring a little spark to your life.

Janell Wystock Textiles: Men's and women's knitwear, like scarves, tops, ponchos and more.

Aphillyated: Tees, tanks, hoodies, prints and hats inspired by the heart and soul of Philly.

Dog School: Doggie daycare, dog-walking service and overnight boarding.

lil' fishy: Baby apparel, bibs, kids' aprons and pillows.

Eats and drinks

Set up especially for the occasion, pop-up beer gardens will litter the street outside of spots like North Bowl and Cantina Dos Segundos. Other NoLibs restaurants getting into the action include El Camino, Bar Ferdinand, Heritage, Rustica, Standard Tap, Circles Thai, Tuk Tuk Real and more.

A wide assortment of food trucks will also line the festival. Favorites like Rio Brazilian Steak Truck, Hocks N Coqs, Philly Fry, The Cow and the Curd, Smokin' Tacos, Little Baby's Ice Cream, Mom-Mom's Polish Food Cart and more.


The festival boasts two music stages, one on the north end of Germantown Avenue and the other on the south end of Brown Street. Performers include Palmas (12:15 p.m. Brown St. Stage), Satellite Hearts (1 p.m., Germantown Ave. Stage), Louds (3:45 p.m., Brown St. Stage), Dogs on Acid (7 p.m., Germantown Ave. Stage), Northern Arms (7 p.m., Brown St. Stage) and New Sound Brass Band (9 p.m., Germantown Ave. Stage).

Things to do

Crafts, workshops, kids activities, face painting and more should keep you busy … if you weren't already.

For more Things to Do, check out our calendar for the most up-to-date happenings.