May 07, 2018
It's almost time for the Italian Market Festival, one of the few occasions where climbing greased poles is actually encouraged in Philly.
The festival will take place Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at the nation's oldest outdoor market on Ninth Street.
What most people go to the Italian Market Festival for, however, is the food.
Vendors will line the streets offering all kinds of Italian and Italian-American delicacies, like cannoli, meatballs, gelato, sausage and peppers, pizza and handmade chocolates.
There will also be a beer garden at Christian Street and a wine garden at Washington Avenue.
The festival is free to attend. Pay-as-you-go for all food and drink.
Saturday, May 19 through Sunday, May 20
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Free to attend
South Ninth Street, Philadelphia, PA