South Street Headhouse District gives us 125 reasons to head out for “Super Saturday” on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Tomorrow is one of those monumental days that make us jump out of bed and be thankful we live in Philadelphia. Neighborhoods all over town will host not one but ten great festivals (Rittenhouse Row, Science Carnival, Sisters City Park) on what is being dubbed “Super Saturday.”  While we’d love to be everywhere tomorrow, we’ve picked South Street as “the” place to be. Why you ask? Ready, set, get counting..

(700 block of South Street outside of Brauhaus Schmitz)
Strap on your lederhosen and dirndl for we’re going to party in the street!

1) Two-story May Pole with authentic German Dancers
2) Heimat Klange playing on MaiFest stage between 1:30pm and 6:00pm
3) Make your own fresh flower headbands with thrilling ribbons for when you “Whip Your Hair”
4) Bratwurst sandwiches and  sauerkraut
5) Authentic German beer
6) Special liter mugs are free when you buy $60 worth of food or drink
7) Large, salty German-style soft pretzels
8) Schnapps station

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(Outdoors on South Street from Front to 8th, and Second Street Plaza)
Come hungry and thirsty as signature eats and drinks will be served from 30+ restaurants, bars and food trucks!

9) Bridget Foy’s – Short Rib Tacos and Spring Berry Sangria
10) Cavanaugh’s Headhouse – Shepard’s Pie
11) Copabanana – Spanish Fries
12) Delicias – Reina Pepiada Arepas
13) Headhouse Crab & Oyster Company – Lobster Roll
14) Hot Diggity – Gourmet Hot Dogs
15) Redwood – Sliders
16) Supper – Fried Chicken and Shortcake Scratch Biscuitz
17) The Twisted Tail – Mint Juleps, Happy Derby Day!
18) Bistro Romano
19) Boyler Room
20) Brauhaus Schmitz
21) Fat Tuesday’s
22) Jon’s Bar & Grille
23) Las Bugambilias
24) Legendary Dobbs
25) Leziz Turkish Cuisine
26) The Lite Choice
27) Lovash
28) Manny Browns
29) O’Neals Pub
30) Paddy Whacks
31) Pizzeria Stella
32) Primo Hoagies
33) The Reef
34) Rita’s Water Ice
35) Steaks on South
36) Woolly Mammoth

Mint Julip's for South Street Spring Fest AND Derby Day at Twisted Tail


(600 block of South Street)
From 11:00am to 5:00pm, salute both public service and hometown heroes!
37) American Red Cross
38) Civil Air Patrol
39) Cub Scouts / Boy Scouts / Venturing
40) Friends of South St Police Mini Station
41) Philadelphia Police K9
42) Philadelphia Police Recruitment
43)Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad
44) Homeland Security
45) Philadelphia Police Bomb S.W.A.T.
46) Philadelphia Fire Department
47) US Air Force
48) US Coast Guard
49) Wash West Town Watch

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(200 Block of South Street)
From 11:00am to 5:00pm, enjoy activities for the young and young-at-heart!

50) Martial arts demonstrations by Gracie Academy
51) Performance by Philadelphia Dance Academy
52) Liberty Bellows accordion band
53) “Discover Your Inner Artist” chalk area
54) Storytelling by Rachee Fagg
55) Face Painting by Freckles
56) Arts and crafts by Fleisher Art Memorial
57) Art projects by Queen Village Art Center
58) Readings and activities from the Art Sanctuary
59) Sand Castle Art
60) Metro Kid’s Club
61) The Giving Tree
62) Tall Pines Day Camp
63) Philly Squeeze and Liberty Bellows
64) Bike Safety Check
65) Event Crustyles Airbrush Tat2’s
66) Ride the Ducks
67) Rios Inflatables and Toys

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(Located throughout the festival footprint)
Some of the biggest names in town are heading to South Street with everything from fashion, to homewares, to bacon jam (yes, bacon jam…)!
68) Smak Parlour
69) Philly Phaithful and Broad Street Broad
71) Atomic City Comics
72) Benjamin Lovell Shoes
73) BridgeSet Sound
74) Casa de Artisenia
75) Cohen & Co Hardware & Home Goods
76) CoolRays Tees & More!
77) Eyes Gallery
78) Glass – U
79) Hats in the Belfry
80) JT’s Shirts
81) Lioness Antiques, Inc.
82) Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing
83) Moon & Arrow
84) No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo & Piercing
85) Soap Box/Holistic Home
86) StitchPrism
87) The Bacon Jams
88) The Pet Snobs
89) Urban Princess

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Shop local, shop handmade with arts, crafts and great shopping! 
90) Tattooed Mom – Big top tent outside with art, fashion and special surprises!
91) Adorned by Aisha
92) Awesome Dudes Printing
93) Beaucycled
94) Black Ink Art
95) Boutique Textiles, by Lauren Rossi
96) Colored Vintage
97) Emkay Bead Designs
98) Fisticuffs Leather
99) Focal Points
100) Isabella G. Fine Accessories & Apparel
101) Latin Crafts
102) Laura K. Murdoch Fine Art
103) Matt’s Tribal Jewelry
104) Mavazi Couture
105) Philly Word Art
106) Seampoets
107) Sidepart
108) The 50/50 Company
109) The Shabby Chic Garden
110) Urban Works Textiles
111) Yan Yan

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(Spread out through the festival)
Philadelphia Magic Gardens ART/GAGE initiative has offered interactive experiences outside of the museum and classroom to enGAGE a diverse audience with ART, furthering PMG’s mission to inspire creativity and community engagement. Don’t miss our top ART/GAGE picks below!
112) Exhibiting artist Joel Garciawill demonstrate his master papier-mâché skills
113) Francesca Rivetti from Follicle Studio and Conrad Booker will show off their hair-expertise with a live interactive demonstration of fashion and hair wizardry
114) Create your-own wheat-paste masterpiece to contribute to a community collage
115) Guided tours at Philadelphia Magic Gardens at NOON and 4:00 PM
116) Make a painted mug while you sip your beer outside Brauhaus Schmitz

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117) Adopt a new friend for life with adoptables from PAWS
118) Philly AIDS Thrift will have you stocking your home with cheap and hard-to-find treasures
119) Uber will be hooking people up with a code for FREE ride
120) Drop by booths CityPaper, Drink Philly and 800-HAUL-OUT and say, “Yes please! Thanks for sponsoring South Street Spring Festival”
121) Yoga Garden
122) Gracie Academy Philadelphia/Optimal Gym
123) WAG: Whole Animal Gym
124) Barkadelphia
125) Philly Food Works

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For times, festival maps, pro tips and more visit these great resources below – and make sure to plan ahead for parking, take Uber OR hit up the super savvy social media account of SEPTA for PRO TIPS on public transportation.

Tweet along with us during the day at @phillylovesfun #SouthStFest #SpringFestival. Look for us tomorrow… we’ll be the ones eating our face off and LOVING it. South Street Spring Festival is just one of a million reasons #whyilovephilly

Disclaimer: No other compensation was provided in exchange for this blog post. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with any Philly Loves Fun giveaways ever. Please confirm all times and schedules with official organizers. Philly Loves Fun is not sponsoring this event. 

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