The 13th Annual 2nd Street Festival will pop-up and take over Northern Liberties on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from 12:00pm Noon to 9:00pm.

This year the event will extend to the largest footprint in the event’s history, along N. 2nd Street from Spring Garden extending all the way to Girard clocking in at more than three-quarters of a mile long.

The all-ages celebration includes restaurants, food trucks, beer gardens, family fun, live music, artists, pop-up shops and entertainment. Street food and summertime sips will be available from a giant list of 50+ restaurants, bars, breweries and food trucks, including 15 outdoor beer and cocktail gardens.

Get ready to dance in the street with live music and DJs on two main stages, plus throughout the festival, with Moonroof, Bougie and the Beasts, Bickel Brothers Band, Mobbluz, Koser, M11son, Dell-P, Solar Circuit, Upholstery, Plush in the Box, Gretchen Emery Band, Venn Sung, Dirty Soap Band, Reggae Thunder, Last Generation on Film and Swing That Cat, plus DJ MostHated, DJ Eric, DJ Frosty, DJ Xtina and Rebel Foster, DJ Nate G. and Uptown Eddie.

The event is free and open to the public. 2nd Street Festival is family friendly, and four-legged friends that are well-behaved and on leashes are also welcome. More information about the festival, with registration for art vendors, can be found at

  • Food & Drink

    2nd Street Festival announces 15 beer and cocktail gardens for 2022, with outdoor cold drinks and food, including:

    Anejo Philadelphia (new)
    Bourbon & Branch
    Cantina Dos Segundos
    El Camino Real
    Figo Ristorante (new)
    Jerry’s Bar
    Joe & Kay’s Produce
    North Bowl
    Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
    Spuntino Wood Fired Pizzeria (new)
    The 700 (drink only)
    Standard Tap
    The Shake Seafood (new)
    Urban Village Brewing Co.

    Beer and cocktail gardens will be featuring sponsored liquor brands:
    Beam Suntory
    Jim Beam Orange whiskey
    Hornitos tequila
    Basil Hayden bourbon
    Mainstay Independent
    Sly Fox Brewing Co.
    Yards Brewing

    The following restaurants and eateries will be outdoors serving food this year:
    Bagels & Co (new)
    Circles Thai
    Just Cravings
    Madison Kay Cookies (new)
    Pera Turkish Cuisine (new)
    Soy Cafe (new)
    The Winston (new)

    The Philadelphia region’s finest food trucks will roll in for this major event, including:
    Bake’n Bacon
    Barkley’s BBQ
    Blazin J’s
    Brood Coffee Truck
    Calle del Sabor
    Chank’s Grab-N-Go
    Cake for Breakfast
    Cousins Maine Lobster
    Dr. Brownies
    Dr. Wutzit’s Wonder Balls
    Gigi & Big R’s Soul Food
    Hardy Funnel Cakes
    Kona Ice
    Many Hands Coffee Co
    Mr Softe Ice Cream Truck
    Pink’s Cold Treats
    Playa Bowls (food truck preview of coming soon location)
    Taqueria Dos Hermanos
    The Little Sicilian

  • Vendors & Pop-up Shops

    2nd Street Festival welcomes the following businesses out on the street for this one-day event, including:

    2nd Street Veterinary Hospital
    Art Lair Shave Parlor
    AT&T Cellular Concepts
    Christini AWD Motorcycles
    Creep Records
    Giant Heirloom Market
    Green Mountain Energy
    Madison K Live Laugh Fun
    Nirvana Wellness Med Spa
    Northern Liberty Tattoo
    Oaza Cold Brew
    Once Worn Consignment
    Penn Herb
    Ray’s Reusables
    Renewal by Andersen
    State Farm
    Stuart Leon Bike Crash Law
    Team Dental
    The Fitness Ethic
    The Haverford Mortgage Company
    Unleashed by Petco
    Piazza Alta
    Penn Treaty Special Services District
    The Rounds
    Wag Watch
    Warhorse Barbell Club

  • Live Music & DJs

    2nd Street Festival will bring the region’s local music scene back to life with two dozen acts on two main stages, plus areas throughout the festival.

    Germantown Stage sponsored by Piazza Alta

    12:00pm – Moonroof
    1:00pm – Bougie & the Beasts
    2:00pm – Bickel Brothers Band
    3:00pm – Mobbluz
    4:00pm – Koser
    5:00pm – M11son
    6:00pm – Dell-P
    7:30pm – Solar Circuit

    DJ’ed by DJ Xtina and Rebel Foster

    Headliner: Solar Circuit: Philadelphia born Jamtronic Trance Fusion quartet, Solar Circuit, creates a unique live experience with improvisational roots.

    Newest studio album ‘Pulling at the Source’ showcases the group’s solidified sound; a generous mix of complex songwriting, textures, instrumentation, vocals, and improvisation. The record melds deep electronic roots, layered with soaring guitar and synth melodies, to excite the listener and ignite contagious dancing. This quartet’s sights are set full speed ahead, with the album, the release of all live show soundboards, constant new additions to the catalog, nation-wide touring and festival appearances, and ever-growing chemistry.

    Fairmount Ave Stage sponsored by the Penn Treaty Special Services District (PTSSD)

    12:30pm – Upholstery
    1:30pm – Plush in the Box
    2:30pm – Gretchen Emery Band
    3:30pm – Venn Sung
    4:30pm – Dirty Soap Band
    5:30pm – Reggae Thunder
    6:30pm – Last Generation on Film
    7:30pm – Swing That Cat

    DJ’ed by DJ Nate G

    Headliner: Swing That Cat is a Sonic Cocktail: Take Jump Blues and swizzle with Horny Swing, Add a dash of Cabaret Jazz and a splash of Bourbon Street. Shake it all up with rhythm and rumble, and you’ll leap off your seat to dance your tail off! Over the last few years, Swing That Cat has emerged as one of the most original and engaging live acts in the Philadelphia area, fusing the old, new, borrowed and blue into an entertaining sound and vision. Earning their stripes at more than 300 shows, Swing That Cat has been featured at the July 4th Wawa Welcome America festival, Musikfest, the WRTI Speakeasy, WXPN Monster Ball, WMMR Hollystock and the Sellersville Theater and on radio, podcasts and streams around the world.

    Throughout the festival, look for the following acts:

    DJ MostHated at 2nd & Girard
    DJ Eric at 2nd & Laurel
    DJ Frosty at 2nd & Poplar
    DJ (TBD) from The Winson at 2nd & Brown
    Uptown Eddie drumming
    Project Positive – street dance crew

  • Activities & Family Fun

    Family fun will include splash zone and playground at The Piazza, Fun with Balloons with balloon animals and sculptures, Libertee Grounds with pop-up putting greens to practice your short game, Sit Means Sit dog tricks, Glitter Tattoos, The Yes Lab by Vanguard with a climate chaos carnival and interactive activities, circus artists, street performers and more.

    20/20 Photo Festival will also present the Fundraiser Photo Booth from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Bring yourself, a friend, or even your pup to the photo booth at 2nd Street Festival on Sunday August 7 at the Piazza with backdrops and props to capture the day in your own unique way. For a small donation, festival goers will leave with a print of their photo and can even have a digital copy sent. All proceeds from the day will go to Homies Helping Homies, a mutual aid effort in Southwest Philadelphia. This fundraiser is hosted by Jelsomine Media and Gravy Studio as part of 20/20 Photo Festival, which occurs annually in September.

  • Artists & Makers

    Beloved retailed and festival curator Art Star returns to Northern Liberties to program the 600 block of N. 2nd Street from Fairmount to Spring Garden streets with dozens of high-end, hyper local artisan makers and merchants. Makers and artists will include:

    1505 Design Studio
    7 Artisan Street
    After Oak
    Albino Jackrabbit
    Al Moretti Art
    Anastasia Fine Art
    Ana Thorne
    Anchor & Spruce
    Art History 101
    Art Physic
    Atomic Leather
    Authentically by Alex
    Balto Farms
    Barnhouse Pots
    Bath Bombs Baby
    Bird and Brush Art
    Birdwatchers Studio
    Bucks County Flowers + Things
    Bucks Dog Training
    Butch’s Hot Stuff Hot Sauce
    Carol’s Custom Birdhouses
    Catalyst Accessories
    Chalktree WAX Candles
    Chop Shop Store
    City Totes
    CJ Ceramics
    Clariza’s Clay Pot Swings
    Clay by Kendra
    Climate Action PA
    Cozy Ghost Crafts
    Daisy Lane Studio
    Dave Dick Illustration
    Elements of Aura
    Elizabeth Peyton Creations
    Eva Sturtz Fine Arts
    Evol Soul Co
    Flutterbee Co
    Forest Oak Fiber
    For the Culture Clothing
    Flying Dutchman Foundation
    Glitter Tattoos
    Golden Key Prints
    Gourmet Candle
    Grant Blvd
    HD Artz
    Henson Handmade
    Hollybanks Lane
    I Smiley C Art
    Ian M Petrie Ceramics
    Jay McQuirns
    Johanna Dunn Design Studio
    Jrip Juicery
    JT’s Shirts
    Kasie Makes
    Kinda Jerky Really Nutty
    Laura K Murdoch
    Lenny Mud
    Let’s Get It Designs
    Life Art by Stacey Granger
    Lily Lough Jewelry
    Lindsay Jamison Visionary Art & Services
    Lost in Paint Strokes
    Macrabae Minerals
    Macrame by Monday
    Maggie Mae Clay Co
    Maker Missya
    Makinit Designs by Vicki
    Marissa Evans Photography
    Memento Mary Momentos
    MESC Designs
    Mistura Timepieces
    Mixtape Paper Co
    Mizholai & Co
    My Balloon Surprise
    Modest Transitions
    New + Wesley Images
    Oba-Gami Origami House
    Osso Ceramics
    Paul Carpenter Art
    Piggyback Treats Company
    Pixel Rugs Club
    Radical Hearts Print Lab
    Redwood Durable
    Ree Creation Boutique
    Riot Alliance
    Saint Rocco’s Treats
    Selah Jewelry Design
    Sequoia Embrace
    Sew Much Cooler
    Shady Sunglass Deals
    Shami and Mimi
    Shemesh Shop
    SiO S2DIO
    Sit Means Sit
    SJM Ceramics
    Sow & Sew Boutique
    Spartan Made Quality Carry
    Stevie Laney Art
    Stoked Pineapple
    Stone Cooper
    Studio Bladel
    Sue Moerder Skull Art & Moerder Chains
    Sugar Rush Macaron Co
    Sundry Mornings Spice Co
    Tal-ise Skin Enhancing Products
    Tenangos Philly
    The 50/50 Company
    The Basement Woodshop
    The Fresh Soap
    The Sable Collective
    Thistle Finch Designs
    Thriftwoods Time Co
    TieBro Handmade Bow Ties
    Tiya’s Charms
    Trippy Bunni
    True Honey Teas
    The Yes Lab
    Uncle John’s Outfitters
    Urban Exchange Project
    Winifred & Bramble
    Wire People Here
    Wood Trush Productions
    Wrong World Ceramics
    Yardsale Press
    Yuri Fox Designs

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