Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Sunshine and blue skies on the first day of May provided the perfect backdrop for the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. The center city neighborhood of luxury retail establishments, world-class restaurants and high-end housing makes it the premiere place to live, work and play in the city.

Each spring the five-block retail district on Walnut Street (from Rittenhouse Square to Broad Street) is closed to traffic and tents are set up by merchants to celebrate the food, fashion and services that are available year round. There are cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, and music and dance acts set up at various places along the street. Philly is a food town and the tents from restaurants in the area are the most popular attractions and often sell out before the event ends. What follows are videos from the event.

The crowd during the event

The Philadelphia Boys Choir sing Michael Jackson's "I'll Be There"

A glimpse of the fashion show on the street

A dance troop whose name I did not get.

More videos can be found here.

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