Photo: The 2019 Roxtoberfest on Ridge Avenue melded the lure of Germany's Oktoberfest with the Roxborough neighborhood.

The 2019 Roxtoberfest on Ridge Avenue melded the lure of Germany's Oktoberfest with the Roxborough neighborhood.

Don’t miss the local fun this year in Roxborough!

Some of Philadelphia’s most famous and longstanding events take place right here in Roxborough. We are so fortunate to have a community that continues to support these joyful traditions that make our small town so unique and enjoyable.  Use this guide to navigate the year for you and your families!

Roxborough Spring Festival

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Taking the place of Art Is Life, the Roxborough Spring Festival, is Roxborough's latest event concept. Celebrate the arrival of spring with creativity, food and beverages from all over the area.
 

Photo: A member of the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center captures a landscape of street festival activities.

A member of the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center captures a landscape of street festival activities.

First Fridays in Pocket Park

Friday, May 1, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020

Located in the heart of Roxborough, the Roxborough Pocket Park will host lively events throughout the spring and summer with games, food trucks, and more!
 

Photo: First Fridays at the Roxborough Pocket Park kick off in May 2020.

First Fridays at the Roxborough Pocket Park kick off in May 2020.

Rockin’ the Ridge Car Show

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Presented by the Roxborough Ridge Runner’s Car Club, this event showcases crowd favorite antiques, hot rods, vintage and modern muscle cars. Taking place on Ridge Avenue fronting Gorgas Park the event also features and annual May Fair with vendors and crafters.
 

Photo: Every Mother's Day weekend, there's one place in Roxborough that's THE place to be: The Rockin' the Ridge Car Show.

Every Mother's Day weekend, there's one place in Roxborough that's THE place to be: The Rockin' the Ridge Car Show.

190th Annual Independence Day Parade

Saturday, July 4, 2020

This historic tradition takes place on Lyceum Avenue right here in Roxborough. Get together with some friends and watch the parade go by on this delightful summer day.
 

Photo: Fourth Of July Parade

The miniature horse with cart marches during the 186th Independence Day Parade of Sunday Schools and Churches, photo credit: Studio Luminoso by Christy McMahon

Roxtoberfest 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Roxtoberfest is a family-friendly community favorite that just seems to get better and better each year! Grab some food and a beer from local food trucks and take a peek at the many vendor tents that want to add some fun to your day.
 

Photo: Local resident at the annual Roxtoberfest street festival

A festival goer at the annual Roxtoberfest street festival celebrates with a beer from New Ridge Brewing Company.

Gorgas Park Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 11, 2020

This action-packed day at Gorgas Park includes an overwhelming amount of fun activities from which you can participate. The scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, great food, live music, crafters area and children’s rides and activities will keep you busy all day!
 

Photo: Pumpkin painting at the Gorgas Park Harvest Festival

Pumpkin painting at the Gorgas Park Harvest Festival.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Start your holiday shopping off right by shopping small and local on Small Business Saturday in Roxborough. Small Business Saturday celebrates small local businesses and the people behind them that make our community great.
 

Photo: Worldwide Aquarium & Pets on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough is one of a few independent pet stores in Philadelphia.

Worldwide Aquarium & Pets on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough is one of a few independent pet stores in Philadelphia.

Happy Holidays From Roxborough

Friday, November 27, 2020 and throughout the month of December

Santa and friends come to visit Roxborough this year in a four-part holiday series to spread some holiday cheer at different locations along the Ridge. The event series kicks off with a holiday tree lighting at the Roxborough Pocket Park on November 27, 2020. Keep an eye out later in the year for specific locations, foods, and activities to participate in!
 

Photo: Holiday Tree Lighting

Santa sets up shop at the Roxborough Pocket Park on November 29th for the 2nd annual Roxborough Tree Lighting.

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