Top 3 Philadelphia Festivals To Look Forward To This Spring

Dated: 04/02/2018

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The forecast is still calling for snow, but spring has sprung and that means there's a light at the end of the long, cold, wintry tunnel: Outdoor festivals. There's no shortage of things to do in the sun springing up all over Philly this year, so here are three to look forward to while you start to thaw out.


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PARKS ON TAP

The sun's out, the cherry blossoms are blooming, and you want to crack open a cold one with the boys at one of Philly's many parks in the warm spring air. But those pesky open container laws always get in the way, right? Not anymore, thanks to Parks on Tap. The traveling beer garden opens on April 25, and will pop-up at parks all across the city on a weekly basis until the end of the summer. With fresh food, craft brews, and even hammocks to nap in, your lazy day-drinking plans are made for you. Plus, proceeds go towards the Fairmount Parks Conservancy, so you're basically a hero for buying a beer.

http://www.parksontap.com


THE SOUTH 9th STREET ITALIAN MARKET FESTIVAL

Of course there's the obvious draws at this fest on May 19th and 20th: incredible Italian food, iconic scenery, and unique crafts. But the main event to watch out for is the Grease Pole contest, where teams compete to climb—you guessed it—a greasy pole for coveted prizes like meats, cheese, and money. And if watching greased up people compete for deli goods isn't quite your thing, there'll be a half-ball tournament and live music to jam out to, too.

http://www.italianmarketfestival.com

KENSINGTON KINETIC SCULPTURE DERBY AND ARTS FESTIVAL

Have you ever looked at a beautiful sculpture and thought, "But what if it were being propelled through a mud pit by a man with a waxed mustache and artisanal suspenders?" If so, then make sure you mark Saturday, May 19 off on your calendar for this crazy fest, where artists race mobile sculptures through an obstacle course in the streets of Kensington. Equal parts art fair, food festival, and Red Bull Flugtag, you won't find another event like it in Philly, or anywhere else for that matter.

http://kensingtonkineticarts.org

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Justin Bresson

Justin was born and raised on the Main Line in Bala Cynwyd, just outside of Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. After graduation, Justin....

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