Exciting Events on Filbert Street
- Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
- Written by Sarah Levitsky
Join us this summer and fall for a series of exciting events outside on the 1100 block of Filbert Street.
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!
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.