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No Libs 8th Annual Street Festival Keeping Philly Cool

The 2nd Street Festival Celebrates its 8th Annual Block Party in Northern Liberties.

The 2nd Street Festival Celebrates its 8th Annual Block Party in Northern Liberties.

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”…

Street Performers entertained the crowd with an cool and energetic Hula Hoop show

Street Performers entertained the crowd with an cool and energetic hula hoop show.

Local artist rocked the crowd and kept the energy high.

Local artist Killer Whale rocked the crowd and kept the energy high.

Attendees enjoyed free Henna during the festival.

Attendees enjoyed free Henna during the festival.

The Lil Pop Shop was a favorite and definitely helped beat the heat

The Lil Pop Shop was a favorite and definitely helped beat the heat.

Festval goers cooling down with a delicious popsicle from the Lil Pop Shop

Festival goers cooling down with a delicious popsicle from the Lil Pop Shop.

The free wine tasting definitely kept people coming back for seconds

The Seeker Wine free wine tasting definitely kept people coming back for seconds.

Locals enjoying their free shot of wine.

Locals enjoying their free shot of wine.

Cigar smoking was really big at the festival. Snapped some friends enjoying a puff together

Cigar smoking was really big at the festival. We snapped some friends enjoying a puff together.

The Golden Man on the Golden Bike was pure entertainment at the festival.

The Golden Man on the Golden Bike was pure entertainment at the festival.

Thanks to our buddies over at Phoebe BarBque for the yummy chicken taco

Thanks to our buddies over at Phoebe BBQ for the yummy chicken taco.

Street dancers performed tricks and stunts for the crowd on the street.

Street dancers performed tricks and stunts for the crowd on the street.

Attendees stayed refreshed and hydrated with these delicious fruity pineapples.

Attendees stayed refreshed and hydrated with these delicious fruity pineapples.

Makeup Maven LyneCosmetics kept the ladies looking beautiful at her booth

Makeup Maven LyneCosmetics kept the ladies looking beautiful at her booth.

The infamous Sweet Potato Empanadas from Dos Segundos definitely made its rounds through the festival.

The infamous Sweet Potato Empanadas from Cantina Dos Segundos definitely made its rounds through the festival.

Motivational Speaker | Entrepreneur| Author Nehemiah Davis sells his amazing books at the festival

Motivational Speaker/Entrepreneur/Author Nehemiah Davis sells his amazing books at the festival.

Friends who sip together stay together. Ladies enjoying a blue cocktail in a cool fishbowl.

Friends who sip together stay together. Ladies enjoying a blue cocktail in a cool fishbowl.

One of the coolest kids at the festival took part in street side magic show.

One of the coolest kids at the festival took part in street side magic show.

So much culture and creativity at this years block party, we can’t wait to see what they will roll out with next year.

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