This Weekend: 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on East Passyunk Avenue

The summer’s biggest street festival is back and bigger than ever, featuring 175+ hot rides, street food, live bands, family fun & more!

East Passyunk Avenue and connecting side streets will again be lined with nearly 200 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles as the 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival presented by Jefferson Health Methodist Hospital returns on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This years’ festival is revving up to break break the record set in 2017 when the festival saw the largest turnout of cars and crowds in its history.  In addition to the cars, you’ll find street food specials from dozens of restaurants, street vendors, circus performances, rack sales, kids’ activities, live music and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show in-between.

The 2017 festival broke records for crowds and the number of cars. Photo: HughE Dillon.

The Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Singing Fountain will again be curated by Nice Things Handmade. This show features handmade items from local crafters and artists, including art, decor, ceramics, jewelry, clothing and gifts from dozens of vendors.

Enjoy some street grub and summer drinks from visiting food trucks, plus look for $5 deals at many of East Passyunk’s award-winning restaurants. Look for the balloons to find places offering the $5.00 specials.

Philadelphia School of Circus will bring the circus fun with roaming stilt walkers in 1950s outfits waving above the crowd, interacting with families and taking photos.

Family activities and other fun will offer something to appeal to all ages, including the return of the free bounce castle, plus free and discounted family fun, outside games, art projects, music and more.

The event is hosted by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID). Their enthusiastic Executive Director, Pam Zenzola said, “The 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival is back and bigger than ever…Families from around the tri-state area flock to the East Passyunk to cruise the cars, enjoy live music on every block and taste authentic South Philly cooking. We are thrilled to bring back South Philly’s largest annual summer tradition!”

Trophies will be awarded in dozens of categories, including: Top 50, Best Stock, Best Modified, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best 50’s Custom, Best Street Rod, Best Low Rider, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, and Best of Show Car and Motorcycle.

The event takes place on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson streets. Admission is FREE for attendees and $20 for cars. The event’s rain date is Sunday, August 5, 2018. Check out the restaurant specials, live music performances, and food trucks scheduled to appear here.