This is the 10th year of the 2nd Street Festival and it is because of the tremendous efforts of our sponsors, volunteers, and the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association that this has become such a huge success. Last year, the fest raised $20,000 toward the creation of a business improvement district in Northern Liberties.
WHO WE ARE
The 2nd street festival was started in 2008 by 2nd Street business owners Owen Kamihira (Bar Ferdinand, El Camino Real), Oron Daskal (North Bowl) and William Reed (Standard Tap) with the goal of bringing people to the neighbor in a fun and engaging way. It has grown to one of the city's largest craft and music festivals.
The festival has evolved over the years. In 2015 if finally found its mission: to fund a business improvement district for the neighborhood. This entity will eventually be responsible for creating the best possible business climate in Northern Liberties by way of block beautification, improved lighting, street and sidewalk cleaning and similar benefits that will increase foot traffic.