Nearly 100 booths bring fun, retail to annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Hadas Kuznits
May 18, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Rittenhouse Row executive director Corie Moskow.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —Parts of Rittenhouse may have been blocked off, but that didn’t stop crowds of people from attending the annual spring festival Saturday.

For many people at Rittenhouse Square the official festival season begins with the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. 

"We've been doing this since the late 90s," explained Corie Moskow the Rittenhouse Row executive director. "About 50,000 people are expected on a sunny day. We go from 1400 Walnut Street up to 19th and Walnut and then spread across 18th Street from Locus over to Sansom and then block off 17th Street as well."

Moskow describes this annual festival is the ultimate block party.

"There's about 100 different booths where you can have food and retail and free goods," she said.

Moskow also says for many festival goers it serves as a reunion of sorts.

"We see people year after year. We would watch babies grow. People come from out of town and come home and visit friends and relatives, to come see the festival."

The festival runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.