Italian Market Festival Events
Now that's Italian!
Come on down for a can't-miss day of family fun - rain or shine, in the open air and under our trademark awnings.
The Italian Market Festival is a one-of-a-kind celebration in Philadelphia's S. 9th Street Italian Market - the nation's oldest outdoor market.
The merchants invite you to join them in this extravaganza for the senses -- streets lined with vendors offering every ethnic delicacy possible, with live entertainment, fun contests and more!
Highlights Include the traditional Procession of Saints, Concert Stages with live entertainment, our annual John Marzano Halfball Tournament, the famous Grease Pole competition at the 9th & Montrose Piazza, interactive areas, contests, family fun, lots of food and in great variety, and introducing our latest events, the 2023 Cornhole Open Tournament. and Philly Cheesesteak competition.