Saturday, June 6, 2015

Philly is (finally) in blossom

I have never enjoyed the arrival of spring as much as here in Philadelphia. Guess why? The winter is just so long and seems so endless that at the first warm sunrays people go literally wild. Myself included. There is no point in staying home in spring.
Leave your house errands for the rainy days and enjoy the weekends full of events. The expat wives did the list for you. Here is what you can expects:

South Street Spring Festival 
The huge block-party will run though all day on May 2 (11am - 8pm) over 8 blocks around South Street. There will be stages with live music, food trucks and food stands offering you anything from samples to special dishes and drinks of every kind. Apart from this, a Manifest German beer and food festival presented by Brauhaus Schmitz will be celebrated on the 700 block of South Street with their traditional German pork sausages, schnitzel and, of course, some beer!

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival 
When? May 2 from 12 to 5 pm.
Taking over 6 blocks of the most central area, the festival will present the best food, art and entertainment of the neighborhood. You will enjoy live music, delicious food offerings and some good beer.
More info here

Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival
On May 3, Germantown Av. in Chestnut Hill will turn into an outdoor marketplace where gardeners, home designers, artists and craftsmen will display their products. Apart from shopping and wandering around, you may taste some good local food and drinks and enjoy this cute neighborhood full of festivities.
Read more here

Strawberry Festival 
If you want a little getaway a bit further from the city, the Peddler's Village may be the best option for you this weekend. The town will host a beautiful Strawberry Festival from morning till the evening hours. Strawberries can be celebrated in every taste and form. Artisans and vendors will present their unique strawberry products. It sound very curious!
Read about it here.

The Philadelphia Wine and Food Festival
An exclusive wine tasting event will be held in the evening of May 6 at the Lincoln Financial Field. You may taste wine from all over the world just in one place. Food pairings are also available for the general ticket price. The limited selection some rare wines and dishes is reserved for VIP ticket holders. Tickets for this event are required and can be purchased online.
More info at Phillymag.

Free yoga classes
...have started at the Race Street Pier. On Saturdays and Sundays, the sessions begin at 9:30 am and last one hour. If you wake up later, you can still make it. The pay-what-you-can yoga classes start at 11 am at the Schuylkill banks.
For a complete guide of all outdoor yoga sessions in Philly, check here.

Old City First Fridays
Dedicated to all art lovers, the neighborhood opens its galleries from 5 to to 9 pm every first Friday of the month no matter what the weather is like.
More info here

9th Street Italian Market Festival
Have you ever been to the Italian market? Or are you a habitué just like me? Well, you don't want to miss it on the weekend of 16 & 17 of May. One of the largest block parties are held here annually. And this year the Italian Markets celebrates its 100 anniversary! Do you want to be a part of it?
Read more at the official website of the festival.

Was it inspiring?Tell us if you participate in one of the city's spring events and how you enjoyed it...see you there!