Night Market, the city’s premier roving street food festival from non-profit The Food Trust, just announced the schedule for its ninth season, this time with a spiffy new mobile-first website to accompany it.
This year, the festival will will stop through three new locations, concluding with a revisit to one location that was oh-so-popular in 2018. Here’s the lineup in full:
- Thursday, May 2: El Centro de Oro (Fifth Street and Lehigh Avenue)
- Thursday, June 20: Overbrook (63rd Street & Lancaster Avenue)
- Thursday, August 15: Fairmount Ave. (15th Street & Fairmount Avenue)
- Thursday, October 3: Point Breeze (Federal Street & Point Breeze Street)
The season’s grand opening in El Centro de Oro (‘the golden block’) represents its first foray into this neighborhood, known for being home to vibrant Latino culture and food. On its third stop, the festival will revisit Fairmount Avenue, an area it last saw in 2013, which has changed drastically since.
“We want to provide an opportunity for folks from each of these locations to come out and celebrate their neighborhood,” Ian Moran, Night Market Philadelphia coordinator at The Food Trust told Eater Philly. “We also want to give people from throughout the region a chance to come and experience neighborhoods that they’ve never visited before. Philly really is a city of neighborhoods, and the fact that each Night Market is different and highlights a different area is what makes these events so special.”
Festival attendees are invited to peruse nightmarketphilly.org throughout the duration of all four festival dates to find information on vendor locations, menu items, and transportation. The site is interactive and designed for mobile-first. A project supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the site will launch on April 25.