Collaboration among Old City businesses is the norm, as shown by partnerships in the last year with Design Philadelphia, Small Business Saturday/Shop Local, Tech Week, Restaurant Week and, of course, the Old City’s famous First Fridays -- now expanding to First Friday Weekends.


This year, Old City District and its businesses are kicking it up a notch by planning two major outdoor festivals: a Night Market in the spring and an Old City Fest in the fall. If you'd like to work on the committees for these events, please e-mail