Night Market – Lancaster Avenue
Thursday, August 6, 2015 6-10 p.m.
Night Market Philadelphia is returning to West Philadelphia with a blockbuster evening on Lancaster Avenue on Thursday, August 6.
Night Market Philadelphia, presented by the Food Trust, is celebration of the city’s bustling food scene and neighborhood pride. Each event highlights one of the city’s growing neighborhoods by partnering with local restaurants, food trucks, regional musicians, dynamic artists and community groups for an evening of street food and good times.
Making its return to Lancaster Avenue at 35th Street, Night Market once again celebrates the corridor that connects such smaller communities as Mantua (recently deemed a Promise Zone by President Obama), Powelton Village and University City.
The Food & Drink
There will be dozens of vendors to explore, including old favorites and fresh newcomers, so it’s best to arrive early (to try and avoid long lines) and come hungry (to taste everything).
Throughout the evening, you can sample food from local restaurants, sip on cold craft beer and try out dishes from the city’s newest food trucks including Boba and Company, Hai Street Kitchen & Co, PB and Jams PHL and Streetside BBQ.
The Live Music & Entertainment
Every Night Market features fantastic live music from local acts and roving street performers. Be sure to check out the intergalactic electropop sounds of KillerWhile and don’t-miss up-and-coming local favorites Minka.
Night Market is a delicious and extremely social event, so while you’re out there tonight be sure to Tweet about and Instagram the scene and the eats you enjoy and tag your photos with the hashtags #NightMkt and #VisitPhilly.
Getting There & Staying Over
The West Philly neighborhood around Lancaster Avenue and 38th Street is easily accessible via public transit, car or taxi/Uber.
For travel by SEPTA, check out the trip planner here or just hop on the Market-Frankford line to 34th Street and walk north to Lancaster Avenue. And remember that the trolley is closed due to the Septa Trolley Blitz.
Paid parking lots are available along Market Street between 34th Street and 40th Street, including Central Parking at 3901 Market Street.
For those who want to make a city weekend out of festival-going, stay overnight in Philadelphia. Check out super deals on hotel stays via the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package.