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Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby & Arts Festival

The 2022 Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby & Arts Festival

What’s creative and delicious and covered in mud? The 2022 Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby & Arts Festival!

The event is part arts festival—with more than 100 vendors selling everything from food to handmade goods—and part parade of human-powered vehicles that wind along a three-mile urban obstacle course. The Arts Festival celebrates the incredible mix of local artists, musicians, and eateries in the neighborhood. Held on Trenton Avenue, a wide cobblestone street that has been part of the community’s rich creative history for over a hundred years, the festival features over 200 local arts and food vendors.

Derby teams construct a human-powered vehicle—no stored energy, motors, or electricity—and travel a 3-mile urban course through Fishtown and East Kensington, complete with obstacles. The Derby parade ends with a final mud pit obstacle in front of the viewing stands and the panel of judges. Each year, spectators and Derby Judges award the most inventive entries with prizes in a variety of categories.

After a three year hiatus due to COVID, the event will return on Saturday, May 14th 2022 on Trenton Ave and Frankford Ave to Norris St! Learn more information at https://www.kensingtonkineticarts.org

Interested in being a vendor? Visit https://eventhub.net/events/2022-Kensington-Derby—Arts-Festival_2866

 

Cameron Grajek
Author: Cameron Grajek

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