West Oak Lane Gets a Festival After All

The next round of internationally inspired Night Markets–evening street-food festivals meant to highlight neighborhood businesses–have been announced. One of the sites has been lucky before: Chinatown. But there are three new sites: Fairmount Avenue, South Street and West Oak Lane.

For the latter, this is a big deal. West Oak Lane had a major and abrupt neighborhood disappointment when its annual West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival was cancelled. The huge event drew famous jazz artists and hundreds of fans from all over the world to the humble Northwest Philly neighborhood. Needless to say, it had a huge impact on local businesses.

Perhaps the Food Trust picked West Oak Lane for a Night Market with the Jazz Fest’s cancellation in mind.

· Night Markets 2013

  • KC

    It’s not just about food and vendors even though they contributed. The Music was and is the glue that drew the people, and until that returns I’m afraid it will never be the same.

  • robbiecee

    Why on a weeknight?