May 13, 2019
The Italian Market Festival returns this weekend, on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. The annual block party at the nation's oldest outdoor market will take place rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
The main reason to attend the festival, though, is to eat. Bite into all kinds of Italian and Italian-American foods, like fresh pasta, homemade sausages, cannoli, imported cheeses and pizza, sold by curbside vendors and speciality shops.
There will be beer, wine and live music, too.
The Italian Market spans over 20 city blocks, but the festival will take place mainly on Ninth Street. View the festival map here.
Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Free to attend
S. Ninth St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (from Fitzwater Street to Wharton Street)