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OLD CITY FEST 2018
  • October 7, 2018

  • 11:00am - 6:00pm

  • 3rd & Arch Streets

  • Free admission

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 
There is a new online registration form this year. In response to feedback, we hope to make the application process as streamlined as possible. This is our first time using an online form for this event, so please be patient as we work through any issues you may experience.
 
Please contact us immediately should you experience any technical problems using the online form, or have any questions during the application process.
 
Please contact Director of Operations Brett Mapp at brett.mapp@oldcitydistrict.org or 215-592-7929.
 
EARLY BIRD SAVINGS: Apply by August 24 and save $50!
 
 
WHAT IS OLD CITY FEST? 

Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture.

 

Activities will include a festival stage with live music, runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. 

 

From its historic past to its artful present to its tech future, Old City is the place to be! Look for vibrant and diverse offerings that make the neighborhood the historic gem of Philadelphia. Mark your calendar, tell your friends and come prepared for a festival unlike any other!

 

FOOD & DRINK

The lineup of Old City restaurants showcases the wide variety of styles and flavors while highlighting some of the best food and drinks. With more than two dozen food vendors setting up shop for the festival, there is something for everyone.  

 

INDEPENDENTS ROW

Philadelphia Independents sponsors Independents Row, a special designated area featuring selected artists and makers including candle makers, ceramicists and jewelers. Meet the makers and peruse their handmade goods along 3rd Street in front of 35 N. 3rd Street.  

 

STYLE EXHIBIT & MARKETPLACE

Old City Fest will feature a fashion show beneath the fall foliage to highlight the innovation and sophistication that is Old City Fashion. Old City has some of the most unique shopping in the city, and it will take center stage at the festival as one-of-a-kind styles rock the runway.  

 

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE

Old City Fest will feature live performances on the main stage all day long!  Plus, look out for other pop-up performances throughout the festival footprint.

 

FAMILY FUN ZONE

The family fun zone will feature performances and special guests throughout the day. AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, the historic division of Mars Wrigley Confectionary, will present the history and preparation of colonial chocolate at the Betsy Ross House. Stop by to experience chocolate the same way that 18th century chocolate maker, Mary Crathorne, did! 

 

GALLERIES AND ARTISTS

Old City District is the city’s hub for artists, makers, galleries and creative industries. Be sure to experience all of the arts and culture the neighborhood has to offer. 

 

SHOPPING

Around every corner of Old City find the city’s latest fashions, gifts and home decor. Don’t leave empty handed with top brands, up-and-coming designers and more. 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!