With the now–enjoyable spring temperatures, you are probably looking for things to do to celebrate—we’ve got you covered. From South Street Spring Festival to Phillies games, here is everything you need to know about what's happening in Philadelphia this spring.
South Street Spring Festival
On Saturday, May 4, the annual South Street Spring Festival will cover about 12 blocks of Philadelphia. This event is free and open to all ages. There will be about 30 restaurants and 125 boutiques and businesses represented on South Street, beginning at Front Street and ending at Eighth Street. Get out and celebrate spring by taking in the sights of the city with blocks full of people, food, music, vendors, crafts, and drinks. The festival will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.
Cherry Blossom Festival
For a taste of Japan right here in Philly, you will not want to miss the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. This exciting week will include multiple events from April 6 to April 14. The main event is “Sakura Sunday” on April 14, which highlights the charm of Japanese sakura—the Japanese word for the cherry blossoms—with crafts, live performances, tea, flower arranging, and more. For anyone who wants to really appreciate the beautiful trees while getting some exercise, the Cherry Blossom 10k and 5k will both take place on April 13.
Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar
A great way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year is the Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar. This year, the 16th annual bazaar will be held on May 11 and 12. Admission to the event is free, and the first 150 attendees each day will receive a free tote. There will be over 120 artists and crafters, and they are still accepting vendor applications. The event will be hosted at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both days. There will be a variety of handmade goods curated by Art Star, as well as music, food, and bars—making it the perfect place to take your mom this Mother’s Day weekend, or to find a great gift for her.
Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
If you have been dying to try some of Philadelphia’s famous food trucks, StrEAT Food Festival is the place to start. On Sunday, April 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., enjoy the historic Main Street as it fills with over 50 of Philly’s best food trucks and vendors. This year, certain dishes will highlight the featured spring ingredient: strawberries. The festival's farm stand will offer a variety of spices, fruits, vegetables, and oils. Various local businesses will also be featured at the festival along with live music.
Haven’t made it to a Phillies game yet? That’s okay—you still have time. Support the #1 ranked team in National League East at one of their many home games this spring. From April 5–7, the Phillies will host the Twins, and from April 8–10, the Nationals. And you won't want to miss the chance to watch the face–off between one of the biggest MLB rivalries on April 15–17, when the Phillies play the Mets. The team's full schedule can be found here.