All the Food and Drink Deals at the 12th Annual East Passyunk Car Show This Weekend

Photo Courtesy of East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

The 12th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival is back this Sunday, July 30th, with 140 classic, antique, muscle, and show cars, motorcycles, and trucks lining the Avenue.

And to go along all the shiny and chrome are bites from more than 24 restaurants and food trucks, including the brand-new chain tapas bar Barcelona and not-yet-open Pistola’s Del Sur and Manatawny Still Works’ new tasting room.

The best part? Each food vendor is offering at least one food and drink item for the low, low price of just $5.

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See a Light Show at Boathouse Row During a Free Festival

The Boathouse Row lights were a patriotic red, white and blue during the DNC. Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

The Boathouse Row lights were a patriotic red, white and blue during the DNC. Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

The other day I was driving on 76 after dark and had a split second of panic that I was approaching the wrong city. The Boathouse Row lights were (temporarily) off, and without the “Welcome to Philadelphia!” postcard image out my left window I didn’t know where I was. The next time I drove by, they were an electric blue.

The lights got a major upgrade just before the Democratic National Convention came to town, and the Fairmount Parks Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation are showing off everything the new computer-controlled system can do at a street festival and light show on Saturday, September 24th. It’s free and open to the public. Read more »

Flavors Of The Avenue Tickets On Sale Now

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East Passyunk’s annual Flavors of the Avenue culinary festival is back on April 26th, from 12 pm to 4 pm. Although the weather out the window right now may not look like it, spring is just around the corner and tickets for the event are on sale now.

Over two dozen East Passyunk chefs are participating in the event, which will also include a street festival with live music and vendors.

VIP Tickets are $65 and include all day access to the food tent, including a private VIP hour at noon with premium menu items. The tickets also give all-day access to the VIP area with specialty cocktails, premium craft beer and even include complimentary valet parking.

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PHOTOS: OutFest 2014 Packed the Gayborhood Again

G Philly teammates were out taking in OutFest during three parts of the day. Contributor Bryan Buttler went early, as local organizations were setting up their tents and photographers were wiping off their lenses for a full day of picture-snapping. It was a gorgeous day for a Gayborhood block party.

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PHOTOS: Craft Beer Day and the Italian National Day Festival on East Passyunk Avenue

On Sunday South Philly played host to a two-fer street party on East Passyunk Avenue. First, eight bars in the neighborhood helped kick off Philly Beer Week with Craft Beer Day, and Italian National Day Festival hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the History of Italian Immigration Museum (more on that here.) Photos from the afternoon below:

PHOTOS: Fairmount Art Crawl Kicks Off the Spring Street Festival Season With Kids, Art and a Birthday Party

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On Sunday afternoon, the Fairmount Community Development Corporation hosted one of the city’s first block parties of the season, the 10th annual Fairmount Arts Crawl. The event seeks to “convert local businesses, bars, stores, cafés, restaurants and sidewalks into temporary galleries in order to showcase local artists, vendors and musicians.” It was a great day for it, with families flooding the streets to take part in crafts, face paintings, gallery crawls and other art-filled activities.

More photos after the jump