The Kensington Derby and 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. All proceeds benefit the community-building and revitalization efforts of the East Kensington Neighborhood Association and New Kensington Community Development Corporation.
Celebrate Kensington’s rich cultural arts scene with a full day of family-oriented fun.
Food trucks/vendors and artists in the 19122, 19125, 19133, and 19134 zip codes receive a discount on registration. Enter promo code LOCALART or LOCALFOOD when you register.
We appreciate what hard work it is to be a vendor so we present the Vendor Lounge - a unique opportunity for participating vendors to network, chit-chat, eat and drink, and relax.
In collaboration with the City of Philadelphia's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, the 2018 Kensignton Derby and Arts Festival will be a Zero Waste event. We will offer compostable supplies and resources to food vendors.
The Kensington Derby and Arts Festival has grown in size and recognition year after year. To accommodate the more than 15,000 visitors, we are expanding the footprint on Trenton Avenue from Norris to Hagert.
FREE in 2018!
Calling all artists, food vendors, and local non-profits to join us on May 19th, 2018.
Please keep in mind the following registration deadlines: