By Keith Anderson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 2nd Street Festival, taking place between Germantown and Green Streets in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood, is an all-day celebration filled with plenty of entertainment for all ages.READ MORE: 3 Sharon Hill Police Officers Fired After Being Charged In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Nicky Devine, the director of the 2nd Street Festival, says she expects a great turnout this year.
“It’s free and it’s made by the people for the people,” says Devine, “and it’s a local non-profit and we raise money for our community in Northern Liberties.”
Devine says the goal of the festival is to showcase Northern Liberties as a fun and creative neighborhood while also introducing other Philadelphia and suburban residents to the community.
“Our mission is to bring awareness to local businesses and to support our community we do that by partnering with the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, and through the support of our sponsors who are able to raise thousands of dollars to give back to our Neighbors Association.”
The event started in 2008 with thousands of people in attendance each year for a day filled with live music, beer gardens, and over 150 local vendors.
“We are going to have some local favorites this year which are mostly going to be some rock, some R&B, lots of DJs at all of your local beer gardens,” says Devine.READ MORE: 74-Year-Old Woman Killed In Medford House Fire
Whether you’re coming with friends or bringing the whole family, Devine says the festival has something for everyone to enjoy.
“We’re going to have a bouncy house, face painting, some carnival games here and there and those are all raffle tickets that the money goes directly back into the neighborhood,” she says. “We are also going to be having adult beverages from our great sponsors so the parents can grab a can of Sly Fox or something while their kids are getting their face painted or listening to the band.”
Northern Liberties is known as one of the greenest neighborhoods in the city and holds the record for recycling. Devine hopes that the festival will continue to encourage a safer, greener, and happier event.
“They are mindful about trash recycling this year,” she says. “We are banning Styrofoam completely from food vendors which is a really great step to being green.”
The 2nd Street Festival will be held on Sunday August 2nd from noon until 10 p.m. For information on participants and locations, visit 2ndstfestival.org.Ex-Horsham Clinic Staffer Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges After Allegedly Sending Nude Pictures To Teen Patient