This past Saturday, I headed off to Philadelphia to check out the PIFA (Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts) Street Fair. For 2011, PIFA’s theme was Paris and since I have now been to Paris, I determined I must attend. Throughout the month of April, PIFA sponsored boatloads of artistic activities all throughout the city, capping off the month with a day-long, free street fair.
The street fair blocked off Broad Street from Chestnut Street through Lombard Street, hosting multiple activities down the street. A Ferris Wheel was set up, a children’s garden, a stage for live music, vendors, wine tastings (Blue Mountain Vineyards) and gelato (Capogiro). I will say, it was packed that day (I’ve heard estimates of 150,000 people) and really hard to move around or access some of the activities.
That didn’t stop me from grabbing some photos of the day. Here are some highlights from the PIFA Street Fair 2011!