The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival
South Philadelphia’s Italian Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating outdoor market. What better way to celebrate its more than 100 years in existence than with a blockbuster street festival?
This year, the already-bustling heart of South Philly welcomes more than 70,000 visitors to the area for its annual South 9th Street Italian Market Festival.
As one of the city’s most popular block parties, the entire neighborhood directs its attention towards the festival for the weekend of May 18-19. Tons of vendors and local businesses set up booths along South Ninth Street, a portion of which closes off to traffic.
Find the area between Fitzwater and Wharton streets free of cars and instead filled with tons of entertainment and food!