April 12th, 2017982 views
Kids of all ages — and even their pets — can get in on the Easter fun on South Street.
The 86th-annual Easter Promenade, a daylong festivity of costumes, contests and community, steps off April 16. The parade portion of the day begins at Passyunk Avenue and South Street, just over a mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, and heads down storied South Street to Headhouse Square.
Famed emcee Henri David leads the parade, and his extravagant costumes alone are enough reason to check out the festivities! The parade features marching bands, musicians, performers and local community leaders and elected officials (Mayor Jim Kenney has been known to make an appearance wearing bunny ears!). The Easter Bunny himself will also be stopping for selfies with spectators young and old alike along the parade route.
At Headhouse, guests can compete in an Easter costume contest (bedazzled bonnets abound), with categories for youngsters, teens and adults. Your four-legged friends won’t feel left out either, as the Best Dressed Pet will also get an award.
After the festivities, restaurants along South Street open their doors for their annual promenade brunches, with many hosting specials on food and drinks, as well as their own events, like live music. Once you’ve had your fill, you can join the other locals strolling the many shops and quirky attractions along South Street.
If you’re looking to start a new Easter tradition, or just check out one of Philly’s oldest, hop on down to South Street.
South Street Headhouse District
200 Pine St.