WHAT IS OLD CITY FEST?
Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture.
Activities will include a festival stage with live music, runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go.
From its historic past to its artful present to its tech future, Old City is the place to be! Look for vibrant and diverse offerings that make the neighborhood the historic gem of Philadelphia.
FOOD & DRINK
The lineup of Old City restaurants showcases the wide variety of styles and flavors while highlighting some of the best food and drinks. With more than two dozen food vendors setting up shop for the festival, there is something for everyone.
Sponsored by Philadelphia Independents, Independents Row is a specially designated area featuring local artisans and makers including candlemakers, ceramicists, jewelers and more. Meet the makers and peruse their handmade goods along 3rd Street in front of 35 N. 3rd Street.
STYLE EXHIBIT & MARKETPLACE
Old City Fest will feature a fashion show beneath the fall foliage to highlight the innovation and sophistication that is Old City Fashion. Old City has some of the most unique shopping in the city, and it will take center stage at the festival as one-of-a-kind styles rock the runway.
MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE
Old City Fest will feature live performances on the main stage all day long! Plus, look out for other pop-up performances throughout the festival footprint.
FAMILY FUN ZONE
The family fun zone will feature performances and special guests throughout the day. AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, the historic division of Mars Wrigley Confectionary, will present the history and preparation of colonial chocolate at the Betsy Ross House. Stop by to experience chocolate the same way that 18th century chocolate maker, Mary Crathorne, did!
GALLERIES AND ARTISTS
Old City is the city’s hub for artists, makers, galleries and creative industries. Be sure to experience all of the arts and culture the neighborhood has to offer.
Around every corner of Old City find the latest fashions, gifts and home decor. Don’t leave empty handed with so many top brands, up-and-coming designers and more ready for you to take home.