Philly AIDS Thrift Presents Fall Fest and Block Party with Carnival, Pie Eating Contest, Dunk Tank, Music, Food Trucks, More

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philly AIDS Thrift brings back their beloved block party and fall festival with a full day of free, family and fido-friendly fun! 

“We are so excited for our annual outdoor block party for 2023,” said Philly AIDS Thrift’s Co-Founder/Executive Director Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou. “Whether it’s to listen to great music, watch people shove pie into their faces as fast as humanly possible, dare to Double Dutch, or simply dance in the middle of the street, everyone who stops by helps us raise even more money for local HIV/AIDS service organizations.”

She added, “We have been raising millions of dollars for eighteen years. I am so proud of the bonds and relationships that we have built with our amazing shoppers, the wonderful donors, our irreplaceable volunteers, and the crucial service-providing organizations. I am simply filled with gratitude. We look forward to the years to come supporting local HIV/AIDS organizations and serving the community by selling interesting and affordable items through our fabulous thrift stores!”

Philly AIDS Thrift 18th Anniversary Block Party will take place at the 700 blocks of S. 5th Street and E. Passyunk Avenue (between Bainbridge St. and Monroe St.) on Saturday, September 30th, 2023, with the streets opening at 12:00 pm and closing at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a celebrity dunk tank, moonbounce, games, face painting, food trucks, carnival games, magicians, shopping, pie eating contest, dozens of craft vendors, and more.

Look for Peabody Award-winning radio host and producer at WXPN, DJ Robert Drake – who will be emceeing and spinning tunes all day for everyone dancing in the streets. Other entertainment includes live performances by Rockers Galore, Sug Daniels, Tony and The Kiki, Double Dutch Meetup and more to be announced.

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In addition to commemorating eighteen successful years, the block party kicks off the Halloween season, which is the busiest time for the non-profit organization that has become known as one of the largest retail stores and destinations for costumes, accessories, and decorations during the spooky season each and every year.

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