Story, photos by Jae Rich
The 8th Annual No Libs Street Festival was filled with everything you can imagine a festival could have on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Bass booming musicians, street performances, games, food and curb to curb people aligned 6 blocks of the northern liberty section of Philadelphia.
The annual block party celebrated the community and amazing culture in Northern Liberties. The all day free festival included over 150 vendors from restaurants, beer gardens, authors, art galleries, and a variety of local business owners and entrepreneurs. With an eclectic and explosive musical lineup from local favorites the 2nd street festival was truly a party filled with libations, locals, and lots of laughs.
With the 2nd street Festival being named one of the most attended events of the summer it was no surprise that certain vendors pulled out all the tricks to keep attendees entertained and enthused. There was a free wine tasting booth, a magic show, and of course whats a party without a little body painting and henna. Some of the popular restaurants like Dos Segundos was a major hit with their sweet potato empanadas, and food truck fly guys at Phoebes BBQ cranked out delicious spicy pulled chicken tacos. Food, family, and fun what more could you ask for.
So I guess its some truth to what they say “Aint no party like a no lib party”…
So much culture and creativity at this years block party, we can’t wait to see what they will roll out with next year.