Philadelphia’s Urban Village springs to life Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the highly-anticipated Home + Garden Festival. The Festival features more than 250 vendors set up along the 8000 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue, which will be closed to vehicular traffic. The all-day, family-friendly event will highlight home and garden décor, outdoor craft demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, and over 200 retailers, restaurants, and businesses within the Chestnut Hill Business District. The Festival, originally planned for May 5, 2024, has been rescheduled to the planned rain date of Sunday, May 19.

Returning this year is the Maker’s Village, featuring craft demonstrations, including pottery, macramé, sewing, and stained glass. The Sustainability Hub will highlight businesses, makers, and organizations working to support the goals of a more sustainable Philadelphia. The Maker’s Village and Sustainability Hub complement the numerous home and garden stores throughout Chestnut Hill, including Laurel Hill Gardens, Foliage, Ember, Summer Classics, NoName Gallery, Gravers Lane Gallery, HOST Interiors, Tailored Home, Kitchen Kapers, Garden State Tile, PTK Rug Gallery, and Home Works. Additionally, no stop to the Home + Garden Festival would be complete without a visit to the oldest hardware store in Philadelphia, Kilian Hardware (8450 Germantown Avenue), founded in 1913. The family-owned store features everything needed for gardening and other activities around the house.

During Home + Garden, outdoor vendors will feature sculptures and garden art, heirloom vegetable plants, beekeeping, flower baskets, terrariums, landscaping, lawn care, masonry, jewelry, vintage goods and collectibles, indoor décor, and more!

Photos from past Home + Garden Festivals live HERE.

2024 Home + Garden Festival Schedule of Events

*For the most updated list of activities and vendors, please click HERE:

Makers Village (8000 block of Germantown Avenue): Watch the artisans create work during live demonstrations beginning at 11 a.m.

Stagecrafters Theater (8130 Germantown Avenue): Enjoy circus-themed and theatrical performances, including:

  • Tarot card readings by the Amazing Carson from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Create memories that will last forever at a photobooth from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy the story of Rumpelstiltskin performed by Children’s Theater with shows at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

Live Music:

  • Bethlehem Pike Stage (Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike)
    • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Dukes of Destiny
    • 2 to 5 p.m. – Red X
  • Buckley Park (Germantown Avenue and Hartwell Lane)
    • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. DJ Esteban
  • The Venetian Club (8000 Germantown Avenue)
    • 3 To 5 p.m. Second Story Walkup
    • 7 p.m. Post Festival performance by the Michael Allman Band
  • 8515 Germantown Avenue
    • Carty Brown

More Can’t Miss Activities!

  • Henna Tattoos: (8317 Germantown Avenue): Featuring arm and hand henna tattoos by Henna by Sushma.
  • Outdoor at McNally’s Tavern (8634 Germantown Avenue): A Chestnut Hill institution, McNally’s opens up and will host an outdoor cookout. In addition to cooking up tasty sandwiches like the Schmitter, McNally’s will offer beer and spring-inspired slushies.
  • Used Book Sale at Tavern on the Hill (8636 Germantown Avenue): Tavern on the Hill will be hosting Hilltop Books, the bookstore of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library. Used books will be available for purchase!

With a robust calendar of year-round events, and a vibrant retail and restaurant mix, the Chestnut Hill Business District is home to food, fashion, culture, and fun for the entire family. Easy to get to and get around, the area is just a short train ride from Center City, Philadelphia, via SEPTA Regional Rail. For more information about Chestnut Hill, visit

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