Know Before You Go: 34th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival

Jun 22, 2023 0 comments


What is the Manayunk Arts Festival?

The Manayunk Arts Festival is back and celebrating its 34th year! The Manayunk Arts Festival is the Tri-State's largest outdoor, juried arts festival! This year, there will be over 300 artists in Manayunk presenting the best variety of fine arts and crafts from across the country.

When and where is it happening?

The festival begins on Saturday, June 24th from 11 AM - 7 PM and continues on Sunday, June 25th from 11 AM - 6 PM.

This year, The Manayunk Arts Festival is 34 years strong and even bigger than before! Main Street will be closed and hundreds of artists will line the street. You can find our Emerging Artists in the Richards Apex lot between Pensdale and Rector.

What types of artists will be at the festival this year?

The 2023 artists and vendors feature eight different disciplines: Fiber, Glass, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting & Drawing, Photography, and Wood & Sculpture. We are excited to host 30+ Emerging Artists again this year. Look for these budding artists in the Emerging Artist Tent in the Richards Apex lot between Pensdale and Rector Streets. To see the complete list of artists attending the festival, visit our website.


Where should I look if I'm trying to find a particular artist's booth?

To make it easy for you to find a certain artist, we have a festival MAP that shows where all artists are located throughout the entire weekend!

What about weather conditions?

It is a rain-or-shine event, so come dressed according to the weather and make sure you stay hydrated! Thanks to Unity Recovery, there will be a FREE water station. Bring your reusable water bottle, or buy one at the festival, and fill it up at the filtered water taps!

Do artists accept credit card payments? Where are the nearest ATMs?

Some artists do accept credit card payments, while others only accept cash and electronic payments. There are a few different ATMs that are easily accessible in Manayunk, located at the following places:

  • Chloe’s Corner (4162 Main Street)
  • Palm Tree Market (115 Levering Street)
  • Salon L (4120 Main Street)

How do I get to Manayunk?



There are many ways to get here, but it’s up to you to decide which works best.

Shuttle: Shuttles will be running on Saturday from 11AM-8PM and on Sunday from 11AM-7PM. FREE parking will be available at 555 City Avenue and at the Ivy Ridge Train Station. The shuttle costs $4 for adults and $2 for children. All proceeds benefit North Light Community Center.

Public Transportation: Don’t feel like driving? You can ride SEPTA right into Manayunk! For schedules and fare rates, contact SEPTA at (215) 580-7800 or on the web at www.septa.org for more information. Choose any of these three lines:

Driving:

  • There are two exits off of I-76 that take you into Manayunk: Exit 338 (Belmont Ave/Green Lane) and Exit 340A (Lincoln Drive/Kelly Drive).

Parking:

  • Main and Levering Streets - handicapped parking
  • 4000 Main Street Lot
  • Green Lane Lot

Other Ways to Manayunk:

  • Taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts: Call a taxi or download the Uber app or Lyft app to get a ride into Manayunk!
  • Take the trails! Stay active and eco-friendly by biking to the Manayunk Arts Festival. Take Kelly Drive from Center City or the Schuykill River Trail from all parts of the Philadelphia region, or visit the Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for more details and biking maps.

Will there be food to eat at the festival?

There will be many food options from our local Manayunk restaurants available for festival visitors. Some of our restaurants will be hosting al fresco dining or serving food right on Main Street!

Where are public bathrooms located in Manayunk?

Keep an eye out for bathroom banners on the street. There will be public restrooms located at:

  • Main & Levering Street
  • Main & Cotton Street
  • Main & Lock Street

I read your entire blog post but my question was not answered. Where do I go now?

If you have any questions regarding the Manayunk Arts Festival or Manayunk in general that haven’t been answered, you can email info@manayunk.org or call our office at 215-482-9565.

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