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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra


Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Street Fair

See Extraordinary Performances by Amazing Performers


Jun 09, 2018
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Philadelphia’s Epic Block Party


New details just announced! This spectacular Street Fair will be the must-see event of the Summer!

You asked, we answered! This year, the always popular Ferris Wheel returns, and we added 2 new Beer Gardens! You’ll now have 3 locations to enjoy a cold one as you take in the Fair!

The excitement continues with death-defying high dive shows, a flying man, gripping pop-up performances and a river - all in the middle of Broad Street! Details below.

PIFA’s highly anticipated finale transforms seven blocks of Broad Street (between City Hall and South Street) into Philadelphia’s ultimate FREE* block party. Featuring dozens of performances, interactive experiences, popular food vendors, and more! The 2018 PIFA Street Fair will take place on Saturday, June 09 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

*Interactive performances and transformed broad street experience is free. Rides have associated fees and are accessible thru the purchase of tickets on site, on June 9th.

Street Closure Alert

Broad Street will close on Friday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m. from Chestnut to South Street, including all cross streets, for the PIFA Street Fair on June 9th. We encourage you to use public transportation to get to our campus. If you plan to drive, you should allow extra time to locate parking. All roads will reopen on Sunday, June 10th at 3:00 a.m. 


Broad Street transforms into a land of amusements!

Ferris Wheel

The popular Ferris Wheel returns to Broad Street!

Virtual Reality Swings

Thrill Engineer, Brendan Walker has amplified the swinging experience to take you on some incredible, action-packed adventures. Jump aboard a playground swing, don a VR headset, and start swinging!

Super Slides

Slide down a giant slide as you take in the sites of Center City Philadelphia!


Perfect for everyone in the family!

Rope Obstacle Course

Test your skills in this super fun obstacle course! 


Surprise pop-up Performances all day long!

Olympic Dream High Dive Show
This amazing spectacle will be the talk of the city! The show features a High Dive from the top of the 80' tower into a portable pool of 26 feet diameter and 10 feet deep!

Band Amphitheatre Performances by:

First Capital Drumline
The young musicians in this competitive Drumline from York Pennsylvania will have guests on their feet!

Les Tambours by Transe Express
Transe Express performers are always a crowd favorite! This group is also wowing Philadelphia with the spectacular show Cristal Palace during PIFA! 

Camden Sophisticated Sisters and Distinguished Gentleman
Electricity will fly through the crowd, as this talented drill team from Camden, NJ gives a powerful performance. 

Temple University Marching Band
The pride of Cherry and White is contagious when their music starts on Broad Street!

West Philly Orchestra
With blistering beats and walls of brass, this unique mix of Philadelphia musicians brings spirit to their live performances!
Instagram: @wpobrass

Pine Street Stage Performances by:

The Kimmel Center’s La NOCHE Band
Led by master percussionist Arturo Stable, the Latin music flowing off the stage will have people dancing in the street!

The Ambassadors Jazztet
The Ambassadors Jazztet is composed of members of the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band, the Army’s premier touring jazz orchestra. You won’t want to miss this heroic group! 

UDEF Tour Breakers
The Urban Dance & Educational Foundation (UDEF) will heat up the Fair with their hot dance performances! 

Kulu Mele
This national and international touring company is based right here in Philadelphia! Kulu Mele’s performance repertoire features authentic, traditional dance and drumming from West Africa, Cuba, and Brazil, as well as contemporary American hip-hop.

Performance Times


Camel Corral

See and feed Camels in the middle of Broad Street!

Bike Race Sandbox

Join your fellow bike enthusiasts and occasional bike cruisers for a stationary ride in a sand box!

Paper Boat River

Make a paper boat at the Street Fair and launch it on a trip down a river on Broad Street! That’s right – Broad Street will have a river for the day!

Spiral Q

You can’t miss the gigantic puppets walking among the crowd! The local group Spiral Q is rooted in principles of accessibility, inclusion, self-determination, collaboration, sustainability, and life-long learning. They’ll bring the beauty of their work to the PIFA community.


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a flying man? Yep! Fueled by the muscular power from one man, with propellers that are a pair of wings as extensions of his arms, Aerosculpture is bringing their unbelievable Aéroplume all the way from France to fly over the PIFA Street Fair!


After you purchase your tasty treats, sit at the city’s longest community table with other Street Fair guests and enjoy a meal together!

We’ll have:
Brulee, Turkish Grill, Caribbean Islands Cuisine, Karas Grill Inc, Innovative Catering Concepts, Verizon Fios, Three Scoops Ventures, Life Art, Philly Fry, Philly Fry - Cannoli Café, AARP, KenChar, HK Special Event Food, Asante Sana Art, Beaucycled, Corry Enterprises, Gourmet Candle, Mann Center for Performing Arts, Festival Food Management, Capogiro Gelato Artisans LLC, Li Ping Corn Company, Roe Restaurant, Buzzetta Festival Foods, 5 one 7 designs, M&M Links, Philly Word Art/ Daniel Duffy, Lightbox Film Center, Laughing Crab Catering, Fezziwig's, Nick's Roast Beef, Never Too Spoiled, KenChar , Adorned by Aisha, Cow and the Curd Zuzu Confectionery, Garces, The Tea Can Company Bimbo Bakeries, Armond Scavo Photography, Taller Puertrriqueno, Peter Hewitt Photographs, RD Shadez, Penn Academy of the Fine Arts, Willow Street Pictures Inc, TogTees, Kono Pizza, Reggae Reggae Vibes Buzzetta Festival Foods, J-Dogs, Inc, The Spicy Belly, Los Gallos Restaurant & Taqueria


Click here for a printable map

The PIFA Street Fair is free and open to the public. 

Broad Street from City Hall to South Street


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