East Passyunk Revs Engines For 12th Annual Car Show And Street Festival With 140 Hot Rides, Street Food, Live Bands, Family Fun And More

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 12th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets.  Over 140 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the Avenue, with street vendors, rack sales, kids’ activities, live music and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show in between.  Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants and food trucks serve specially priced street food and summertime drinks. Admission is FREE for attendees and $20 for cars. The rain date is Sunday, August 6, 2017. For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow.

Over 140 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the five blocks between Broad and Dickinson streets. The fee for participating cars is $20 per vehicle. Registration will take place at Broad and EPA between 8:00am and 12:00pm. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Trophies will be awarded in dozens of categories, including: Top 50, Best Stock, Best Modified, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best 50’s Custom, Best Street Rod, Best Low Rider, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, and Best of Show Car and Motorcycle.  

“The 12th Annual Car Show and Street Festival is back and bigger than ever with more space for cars, a new family fun area at the Gateway and more street food specials from our restaurants," said EPABID Executive Director Pam Zenzola.  “Families from around the tri-state area flock to the East Passyunk to cruise the cars, enjoy live music on every block and taste authentic South Philly cooking. We are thrilled to bring back South Philly's largest annual summer tradition!" 

Grab some street grub and summer drinks from visiting food trucks plus for the first time $5 deals at many of East Passyunk's award-winning restaurants! Look for the balloons to find places offering the $5 specials. The early look at the menus is below: 

  • Adobe Cafe - $5 dollar nachos, $5 burritos, $5 Mexican fries, $5 dollar margaritas, $5 city wide
  • B2 - $5 special for our Summer new menu: bubble tea, fruit tea, and fruit salad
  • Bing Bing Dim Dum - $5 Cheesesteak Bao Buns, $8 Sake Sangria and $5 Shiner Ruby Redbird (beer)
  • Birra - $5 cheese pizza slices
  • Black & Brew - $5 draft lattes and Black & Tans - all served cold
  • Bottle Shop - Beer Tub & Frozen Strawberry Rose Wine POPsicles
  • Chhaya - To be announced soon! 
  • El Sarape - Full outdoor menu to be announced soon! 
  • Fuel - Fuel smoothie or juice in our souvenir cup for only $5
  • Green Olives - Fulaful Sandwhich, Lamb Gyro and Chicken Gyro
  • Mamma Maria- Italian favorites, $5 gnocchi
  • Manatawny Still Works Craft Spirits and Tasting Room - $5 special cocktails
  • Marra's - $5 meatball sandwich on a sarcones roll
  • Noord - Bitterballen (Dutch fried pork croquettes), $5 Noord punch
  • Paradiso - $5 arancini, $5 margarita and sangria
  • Pistola's Del Sur - Kobe beef tacos, guacamole tortila chips
  • Plenty Cafe - “Belgian Radler” (St. Bernardus & Tarragon Lemonade) and “Spanish Meatball * * Sandwiches” (Beef & Pork, Saffron Aioli, Manchego, Roasted Poblanos)
  • POPE - $5 food special- two hot dogs and fries, $5 drink special - Jameson Black Barrel and Cola
  • Punk Burger - $5 vegan pulled portobello slider with pulled portobello, punk sauce and vegan coke slaw, $5 Beef Caprese slider with beef, fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil and balsamic glaze, $5 Cheeseburger slider with beef and American cheese
  • South Philly Bar and Grill - $5 Golden Monkey, $5 doubles IPA and $5 bar bites
  • Townsend - Porchetta sandwich and a TBD veggie option
  • Vin Cafe - Single wine taste

As a bonus, we will have some of the city's most popular food trucks on hand with extra treats to enjoy - the early list includes: 

  • Chilly Banana
  • Cow and the Curd
  • MomPops
  • Mike's BBQ
  • Wayne's Funnel Cake
  • More to be announced!
blue pharoah, east passyunk avenue, car show

Live music will keep things moving and grooving as diners enjoy the cars and food selections. All music is outdoors unless otherwise noted. The line-up is as follows:

  • 11:00am to 12:30pm - The Drive In’s (Parking lot on 1600 Block) 
  • 11:30am to 1:00pm - Blue Pharaohs (EPA and Juniper)  
  • 12:00pm to 3:00pm - Joey Joy (Stogie Joe's) 
  • 1:00pm to 2:30pm - Dj Lindsay Marie (Singing Fountain) 
  • 1:00pm to 2:30pm - DJ Christopher DJ (Gateway at Broad Street) 
  • 2:00pm to 3:30pm - Brown Sugar (Parking lot on 1600 Block) 
  • 2:00pm to 3:30pm - Las Palabras (EPA and Juniper) 
  • 3:00pm to 7:00pm - Ralphie Head (Stogie Joe's) 

The Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain will feature handmade items from local crafters and artists, including art, decor, ceramics, jewelry, clothing and gifts from: 

  • Adorned by Aisha
  • Artwork By Phoebe Murer
  • ByYivvie
  • Bon Bon Baby Apparel  
  • Damp Cellar Turnings
  • Groundswell greeting
  • Happimade
  • Hostile City Designs
  • Ink the Print   
  • Jist design  
  • Jawn Prints
  • Koi ceramics
  • Matt Allouf Photos
  • Mesc Designs
  • Mistress Rae decadent design    
  • Misfit Metals  
  • Nana Catherine's Apothocary
  • Orange Azelea
  • Pixie &Thistle  
  • Peter Oravetz Art
  • PROPERgoods
  • Red Hot Gal's Boutique
  • Readington metals   
  • Stover Ceramics
  • Slash and Burn giftshop
  • Shibe Sports
  • Soap and Spoon
  • Soap By Alana
  • The Urban Cabin Soap company  
  • Tiny Tenticles
  • The Stone Fairy
  • Useful and Beautiful things   
  • Whimsy Way

Family activities and other fun will offer something to appeal to all ages, including:

  • Free bounce castle
  • Sand art, balloons and kids games - pay as you go
  • DJ-k-fry with family friendly music for the little ones 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Free car-themed arts activities outside Lume 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Car-themed coloring sheets Noon to 4:00pm

For participating cars, registration is ‘day of’ only from 8am to 12pm in front of the parking lot at 1636 EPA. All cars must enter at the Broad Street entrance to EPA between 8am and NOON. Cars will not be allowed entrance from side streets and cars who want to park together must arrive together, we cannot save spots. Trophies awarded for Top 50, Top 5 motorcycles and 12 ‘best of’ categories at 3.30pm at 1636 EPA. For more car info: Ray Kelly 215-637-7138 or slim6141@verizon.net 

The 12th Annual Car Show and Street Festival is hosted by the Northeast Muscle Car Club and presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.  Sponsors include Barcelona Wine Bar, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, Pistola's Del Sur, Samuels and Son Seafood, South Philly Review, Verizon Fios and Vybe Urgent Care.  Free to attend and $20 for cars. 

Parking for the Car Show is located at Parkway at Constitution Health Plaza at 1485 McKean (between Broad and 15th street). It is open 24 hours and only cost $13 for 12 hours of parking. It is only a four minute walk from the parking lot to the Gateway and the start of the car show.

For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow.