PHILADELPHIA (PA) - The South Street Headhouse District is a popular tourist destination in Philadelphia. It's a top-rated spot for both locals and tourists. South Street is an excellent spot for any occasion, with its vibrant shopping, highly rated bars and restaurants, and innovative services. It's also the ideal place to go on date nights or family outings.
South Street Is The Place To Be This Spring
South Street celebrates spring with various events, from the landmark 90th Annual Easter Promenade to the enormous block party, South Street Fest. The District offers a great mix of celebrations that should be on everyone's agenda.
The 3rd Annual South Street Egg Hunt is currently taking place. Through April 9, the South Street Egg Hunt will be open to all who wish to search for hidden Easter eggs in windows and storefronts throughout the District. Local artists, CAPA students, and SSHD owners designed the 50+ eggs. Every egg you find can win a prize, such as a $50 gift card or the Grand Prize Egg basket valued at $1,000. Participants must share their egg-cellent photos on Instagram with the hashtags @southstreetphilly or #SouthStreetEggHunt.
South Street's Easter Promenade, which will return for its 90th anniversary on Sunday, April 9, 2023, is one of Philadelphia's longest-running traditions. Classic traditions such as the Best Dressed Contest, free bunny ears, and a Best Dressed Contest are still available. However, there will be new traditions, including Instagrammable photo-ops featuring Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail, Grand Marshal Henri David, circus performers, live music, and free candy. The Promenade begins at 12:30 p.m. on 5th & South Street and ends at 2nd & Lombard Street at the Headhouse Plaza, where the legendary Best Dressed Contest begins. Star-studded guests and judges include Kerry Scott, founder of Philadelphia Fashion Week, and Jen Su, TV Host, and Entertainment Contributor.
South Street Headhouse District is thrilled to be the media partner of FOX 29 for the 90th Annual Easter Promenade. FOX 29's on-air talent, including Drew Anderson, Alex Holley, and Ellen Kolodziej, will also participate in the festivities. The SSHD is delighted to partner with Drag Queen Brittany Lynn, Drag Queen Story Time's brand. This brand promotes literacy for all ages through style, flair, and creativity. Frankford Candy is the official candy sponsor for the Easter Promenade. Frankford Candy is celebrating its 75th anniversary and will give every contestant a Frankford Candy goodie bag.
Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 7. p.m. All are welcome to celebrate the cult favorite Rex Manning Day along with South Street Art Mart and MilkBoy. Rex Manning Day is a block party on 4th Street and South Streets featuring live music, Puyero Venezuelan Flavor food, local vendors, prizes, and many more. Empire Records' 1995 film inspired it. Crash Bang Boom (formerly Paper Moon), Just Gifts n'Vibes, Queen & Rook Game Cafe, and Worm's Emporium are also joining the fun. Costumes are encouraged. If you're looking for a new 90s style, South Street has a variety of thrift, vintage, and secondhand shops. Follow South Street Art Mart on Instagram for updates and announcements from bands.
The South Street Headhouse District will host its annual South Street Fest on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Crowns All Around is the theme of this year's festival, which also includes Brauhaus Schmitz's Maifest, King Charles III's coronation, and the Kentucky Derby. This grand block party, which provides flower crowns and fascinators, is not to miss!