Washington Avenue Stage hosted by Philly Weekly
The 1910 Fruit Gum Company virtually exploded onto the National charts in 1968 with their first single release, (SIMPLE) SIMON SAYS. The song quickly moved up the charts to become a top hit record on the national charts, (#4) and reached the top of the charts in the United Kingdom at # 2. The 1910 Fruit Gum Company followed up this initial success with another smash hit, "1-2-3 RED LIGHT".(#5) The group’s next hit record, "INDIAN GIVER" became The 1910 Fruit Gum Company’s third Gold record. Other releases to follow included, "MAY I TAKE A GIANT STEP", “SPECIAL DELIVERY”, “THE TRAIN”, “WHEN WE GET MARRIED”, “REFLECTIONS from THE LOOKING GLASS” and "GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS". Come out and see a terrific show with the very best hit records of the sixties.
Christian Street Stage presented by 12 Steps Down
Pat's King of Steaks Block Party Stage at Federal Street
Pat’s and Geno’s will continue their philanthropic work during Festival Weekend. Proceeds from the purchase of cheese steaks at Pat’s will go to the Veterans Multi Service Center, located at 213 N. 4th Street in Philadelphia.
The Family Fun Zone is located at the Pat's King of Steaks Block Party Area at Federal Street. Working in conjunction with The South Philly Parent's Resource Center they will bring to the Family Fun Zone an exciting line up of local businesses that provide children's programming and entertainment. There will be arts and crafts, music, story times, bouncies and more.
Car Show on Sunday May 22nd, Washington Avenue at 8th Street. This is CK Auto Image's 3rd Annual all make/model Car Show, for the benefit of PDAC.
The Wish Wall will be dedicated on Sunday May 22 at 10 am. Installed at the Piazza on 9th & Montrose, the Wish Wall contains wishes made during Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia. The Wish Wall Foundation granted one wish from those wishes.
For the first time in Festival history, all dogs are welcome to enjoy the PIT Stop Pooch Zone. This pet friendly area is located on Christian Street between 9th & Darien.
Albero della Cuccagna ... THE GREASE POLE! IT’S BACK ... is 30 feet high, greased with lard, located at the 9th & Montrose Piazza, teams will compete both Festival Days for prizes of meats, cheeses, gift cards and money, hanging from the top of the pole. More importantly the winning team will have bragging rights for the entire year. Teams can register at the Visitor Center located at 919 S. 9th Street.
Connie's RicRac Local Music Flavor Stage at Ellsworth Street
Stay tuned for more 2016 events