Events 6/8-6/14: Celebrate Pride, Fishtown FestivAle, A Taste of Kensington, Odunde, I Bike Camden & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly and Camden from Friday, June 8 to Thursday, June 14. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Fishtown FestivAle

Saturday, June 9

12 – 8 pm

Frankford Ave. between Girard and Oxford  

Cost: Pay as you go

Fishtown FestivAle is a day-long street festival that takes over Frankford Avenue between Girard and Oxford streets. There will be music, kids activities, shopping, and more than 20 neighborhood restaurants offering street food, cocktails and of course beer!


West Park Arts Fest

Saturday, June 9th

12 – 5 pm

West Fairmount Park

Cost: Free

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy for a free day of music, art and activities for the whole family! Enjoy tunes from the West Philadelphia Orchestra, performances of flamenco, hip-hop, and more. Also check out a Historical Trolley Tour!


Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Street Fair

Saturday, June 9th

11 am – 7 pm

Broad St. (between City Hall and South St.)  

Cost: Pay as you go

Seven blocks of Broad Street will become the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) Street Fair! Come out to this FREE event featuring dozens of performances, interactive experiences, food vendors, and more!


I Bike Camden

Saturday, June 9th

9 am  

Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park  

801 Delaware Ave, Camden, NJ

Cost: Free

Bike 12.5 miles of Camden’s growing circuit trails network at I Bike Camden! Don’t own a bike? Rideshare bikes will be available for this ride. Please note, helmets are required to participate.


Odunde Festival

Sunday, June 10th  

10 am – 8 pm  

23rd St. and South St.  

Cost: Pay as you go

The annual Odunde Street Festival is the largest and most long standing African-American street festivals in the nation. Experience a genuine taste of Africa on South Street, one of Philadelphia’s oldest historically African-American neighborhoods.


A Taste of Kensington

Wednesday, June 13th

6 pm – 10 pm

Greensgrow Farms

2501 E Cumberland St.

Cost: $55-85

Support the Greensgrow Community Kitchen at an event featuring food from local chefs, a silent auction, local libations, and culinary dishes reflective of Kensington’s food scene.


SoLow Fest Launch Party

Wednesday, June 13th

7 – 10 pm

Tattooed Mom

730 South St.

Cost: Free

Come out to the launch party of SoLow Fest, a do-it-yourself festival featuring experimental work by local artists. Preview some of the performances that will debut at this years SoLow Fest and meet other artists!


Rail Park Ribbon Cutting & Opening Ceremony   

Thursday, June 14th

11 am

13th and Noble St.

Cost: Free

The Rail Park is finally opening! Don’t miss the ribbon cutting of Philly’s newest outdoor community space. Read our Q & A with the Rail Park Director, Kevin Dow, to learn more about this exciting space!


Empanadas Class: the secrets to an Argentine Staple

Thursday, June 14th

6:30 – 8:30pm


2536 Pine St.

Cost: $90

Each guest will have the opportunity make their own empanadas and Jezabel herself will personally assist with the proper repulgue (crimping). Learn how to prepare the traditional beef filling for empanadas, as well as a spinach and mushroom filling.


Pride Events

Pride Weekend  

Friday, June 8  

6 – 10 pm  

12th and Locust St.

Cost: $10

It’s Pride Month! Start  the weekend festivities right with a Pride kick-off party. There will be refreshments, food, and entertainment.


Juice: A Summer Fest for QTWOC

Saturday, June 9th  

6 – 11 pm

Life Do Grow

2315 North 11th St.

Cost: $8

Join JUICE for an inclusive summer fest for queer and trans women of color. JUICE will be a day filled with great vendors, music and interactive experiences, all at the beautiful Life Do Grow Farm!


Over The Rainbow: A Queer Comedy Jawn

Saturday, June 9th

7 – 11pm  

Philly Improv Theater

2030 Sansom St.

Cost: $10-12

In celebration of Pride Month, PHIT will be hosting a day-long comedy jawn on Saturday, June 9th!  The day will be filled with workshops and performances, all featuring LGBTQIA comedians and performance artists.


Big Gay Brunch

Sunday, June 10

10 am – 4 pm

amis trattoria

412 S 13th St.

Calling all self-proclaimed unicorns. Renowned Roman-style restaurant, amis trattoria and cult favorite soft-serve creators, Big Gay Ice Cream are teaming up to bring Philadelphia its first Big Gay Brunch. The menu puts a unique spin on traditional amis brunch favorites, featuring fabulous dishes like The Narwhal, a boozy take on a classic fruit salad and Rocky Roadhouse Waffles, a piled high stack featuring the namesake fan-favorite ice cream flavor, drinks like a Mountain Dew margarita and, of course, a variety of desserts by Big Gay Ice Cream, including their Blueberry Gobbler sundae and the Affo’gay’to.