10th annual 2nd Street Festival returns, transforms parts of Northern Liberties

Kimberly Adams
August 05, 2018 - 9:09 pm

Kimberly Adams | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The 10th annual 2nd Street Festival returned to Northern Liberties Sunday.

"Picnic table...it's a miniature size."

Howard Schwartz describes his sports-themed handmade condiment holder. He was joined by nearly 120 other vendors showcasing their crafts. 

"Thirty five thousand people come to enjoy this free festival, fill the streets with life, diversity,” said William Reed, the event’s co-founder. “It's great, I'm really proud of it."

Six blocks of vendors, food trucks, beer gardens, 20 different bands and plenty of food.

"Sliders with barbeque buffalo shrimp, and then pulled chicken,” explained one woman.

And design...

"Free hair braiding and then they put glitter in the hair and I got the stick on tattoos," said another woman.

All supporting the local business community, like Holly Downey and family.

"Great to see the community come out support each other, have some great food and some fun," said Downey.

And her six-year-old daughter Mila couldn't wait to shop.

“I don't know whatever I see that I like,” Mila said.