July 01, 2017
Get ready for quite the party.
Next week will kick off Philadelphia's very first "Kevin Hart Day" and the actor/comedian who grew up in North Philadelphia is returning to his hometown to celebrate along with everyone else.
The free public celebration and "family fun event" complete with food, games, music and a mural dedication from Mural Arts Philadelphia is planned for Thursday, July 6, which is also Hart's birthday.
The celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Max's Steaks along Germantown and Erie avenues in Franklinville lasting until 2 p.m., according to a news release from the city.
Speakers include Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilman David Oh among many other public officials. Hip-hop artists Chill Moody and Freeway will perform at the event, too.
Next week's celebration comes after City Council passed a resolution in March declaring July 6 "Kevin Hart Day." Hart will be turning 38.
“Kevin Hart is a fantastic ambassador for the City of Philadelphia, and this is a simple way to show him gratitude,” Oh, who led the resolution, said in March.