Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival: A Top Center City Attraction

The annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Presented by Capital One is a top Center City, Philadelphia attraction in the spring, drawing in over 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for an awesome afternoon. This family-friendly festival is free and open to the public!

On Saturday, May 20 from 12 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, you’ll find fantastic food, fabulous fashion, unique art, and live entertainment taking place on Walnut Street (starting from Avenue of the Arts and ending at Rittenhouse Square). This is the only time that Walnut Street is closed to vehicular traffic! The 2017 Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival features dozens of restaurants that set up shop to serve samples of spring fare. Furthermore, you’ll find over 100 booths featuring:

  • Live music
  • Culinary demonstrations
  • Fashions shows
  • Beer and cocktail samples
  • Shopping
  • Culinary samples
  • And more

Rittenhouse Row is a 501C6 non-profit destination marketing organization with three goals:

  • To promote the uptown area between the Avenue of the Arts and the river from the Parkway to South as Philadelphia’s premier destination for shopping, dining, style, culture, and living
  • Protect the destination to keep it a premier destination
  • Promote the members of the organization to help them build their businesses

Whether you’re a Philadelphia local or are looking for a fun-filled event while visiting, don’t miss out on the 2017 Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. While the Center City, Philadelphia attraction ends at 5:00, the fun doesn’t have to stop there! For an authentic Philly experience, be sure to stop by Geno’s for some real Philly cheesesteaks once the festival is over. We use only the best, thinly sliced rib-eye steak, fresh onions, and freshly-baked bread. Sound mouth-watering? Pay us a visit – we’re here 24/7 at 1219 South 9th Street, as well as 9th and Passyunk Avenue.