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Market Closed Labor Day


The Reading Terminal Market will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day and will re-open on Tuesday, September 6th at 8am.  We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.

Exciting Events on Filbert Street

Join us this summer and fall for a series of exciting events outside on the 1100 block of Filbert Street.



Franklin Flea

Saturdays May 28 and June 18, 11am-6pm

We are partnering with Franklin Flea in May and June to bring you a market featuring up to 40 vendors selling vintage, reclaimed, and locally handmade goods.  The Filbert Street corridor between 11th and 12th Streets will be closed off to vehicular traffic and will also feature live music and additional customer seating. 



Filbert Street Flower Market

Saturdays June 25, July 30, August 27, and September 24, 10am-4pm

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, we are presenting a monthly flower market featuring several garden supply vendors offering plants, flowers, seeds, gardening supplies and more during the summer months. The Filbert Street corridor between 11th and 12th Streets will be closed off to vehicular traffic and will include an outdoor seating area, live music and an information hub for gardening advice and interactive demonstrations. The Filbert Flower Market is in memory of Michael Holahan who, with his wife Julie, owned the Pennsylvania General Store, and passed away suddenly in March. A former president of the Reading Terminal Market Merchants Association, Holahan had conceived the idea to create an outdoor flower market before his death.  



Sidewalk Sizzle and Ice Cream Freeze

Saturday, July 16, 10am-4pm

Join us for the quintessential summer festival featuring ice cream and BBQ grills!


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Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 15, 10am-4pm

Bbring the entire family to celebrate the foods of the Pennsylvania harvest at the Market’s annual Harvest Festival. Filbert Street (aka Harry Ochs Way) will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks.  Don't miss our fabulous beer garden featuring fall brews and delicious snacks.  Kids and adults alike will have the chance to climb on an authentic farm tractor for a hay ride around the Market, take a photo in a pumpkin patch, enjoy delicious seasonal foods and treats, listen to live music, and more.




Commemoration of Michael Holahan

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The Reading Terminal Market community will be celebrating the life and accomplishments of the late Michael J. Holahan who passed away on March 16, 2016.  The event will be held on April 7th at 6:30  PM (please enter from the 12th & Filbert St entrance).  The celebration will include remarks from those who knew and worked with Michael over the years, testimonials from the merchant community and a dinner afterwards.  Please join us to celebrate this remarkable man whose contributions to Reading Terminal Market have transformed our cherished market and will ensure its success for many years to come.


Please register to attend at 


Memorial contributions

Contributions towards the educations of Will, James and Isabella Holahan may be sent to:

Ameriprise Financial St. Pierre & Associates

c/o The Holahan Children

1000 Germantown Pike, Suite A1

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-2481

Now Showing: Movies at the Market

Be part of history and reserve your FREE ticket for one of Reading Terminal Market's newest events, Movies at the Market. Merchants will be available so you can enjoy some of Philly’s favorite foods and drinks.

This is more than just a movie screening. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and happy hour specials available for purchase from select merchants before and during the movie! Once a month from January through May we will show a different movie after hours in Reading Terminal Market's Center Court for FREE.

Totally immerse yourself in the atmosphere with a special dinner option offered only for the April and May screenings. For just $12.50 per person, you get the choice of fresh ground turkey, beef, or plump juicy shrimp for made-to-order tacos. Each order includes 3 tacos with a side of Mexican rice. Your meal will consist of ingredients by several vendors including Giunta’s, John Yi, City Kitchen, Iovine Brothers Produce, The Riehl Deli & Cheese Shop, and Condiment. Take full advantage your favorite Philly market for this great dinner and a movie idea. You’ll never have an experience quite like this at a movie theater!

Seats fill fast, so RSVP now to reserve your spot for one of Philadelphia's new favorite events!

RSVP now!

Reading Terminal Market Regretfully Shares News of the Passing of Long-Time Merchant Michael Holahan



(1958 – 2016)

With heavy hearts, the Reading Terminal Market Corporation shares the news that our long-time merchant Michael Holahan passed away suddenly on Wednesday evening after suffering a heart attack. 

Michael and his wife Julie opened the Pennsylvania General Store in 1987, when the Market was struggling to survive and, since then, the Market has never looked back.  Michael changed our understanding of what it meant to be a “Merchant” in the Reading Terminal and he came to personify the very term.  Michael believed that when the Market’s Merchants worked together, the result was greater than the sum of the Merchants’ individual parts.  Selling the freshest and best tasting food and operating the cleanest store at the Market was necessary but it was not enough for Michael.  Being a Merchant meant spending hours to help organize and host events that the Market’s customers cherished; setting the standard for public markets worldwide; and then convincing generations of new Merchants to do the same thing.  Behind the scenes, Michael mentored other Merchants and staff, and his guiding voice, generosity, and wisdom will be forever missed.  Through his tireless and joyous efforts, Michael helped to make the Market one of America’s great civic institutions and a special place for millions of Philadelphians and residents in the Delaware Valley and beyond.  Michael served as President of the Reading Terminal Market Merchants’ Association from 2007-2012 and as President emeritus until his death.     


Michael is survived by his wife Julie, sons William and James, daughter Isabella, father Joseph Holahan, mother Marie Lauria, two brothers, a sister, and nine stepbrothers and sisters.

The visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 4-8pm at Gloria Dei Church, 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA.  Furthermore, a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 10 AM at Gloria Dei Church.  Please check the Wetzel Funeral Home website for charity and donation details.

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