Manayunk Makes Philly’s Winter Sizzle with Founders Philly Freeze Out

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Mark your calendars, Philadelphia! Manayunk Development Corporation, in collaboration with Founders Brewing Company, is all set to send temperatures soaring with the coolest festival of the year – Founders Philly Freeze Out. This shiver-inducing extravaganza is slated to bring locals and visitors together on February 3rd, 2023, to kick-off Manayunk’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Imagine dynamic ice sculptures transforming the quaint Main Street into a winter wonderland, live shows by ‘ice king’ Peter Slavin, and a spontaneous community race. The excitement doesn’t stop there. The festival also features the MNYK Chowder Crawl – a showdown of Manayunk’s best cooks offering their spin on winter’s favorite comfort dish. And let’s not forget the much-anticipated Winter Market, brimming with enchanting pop-up shops for everyone’s delight.

The day begins with the Freeze Out Run powered by Philadelphia Runner and New Balance. Don’t forget to register for this thrilling three-mile run! Spectacular ice carvings will mark the start of the main event. Brace yourselves to witness more than twenty-five ice sculptures transforming the street into an arctic gallery, surrounded by rosy-cheeked spectators clicking away to capture these temporary masterpieces.

Keep your senses alert for the Lion Dance marking Chinese and Lunar New Year, and the Philadelphia Flyers Street Team adding their unique touch to the icy spectacle. Satisfy your winter cravings with food trucks dotting the festival, and look out for Founders and MNYK giveaways.

Manayunk will also host a one-day shopping pop-up, the Founders Winter Market. Score unique pieces from talented vendors including Lily Lough Jewelry, Fishtown Pickle Project, Botanical Funk, and more. Remember to save your appetite for the Chowder Crawl where Manayunk restaurants compete to win your vote with their delectable recipes. Grab your tickets fast as this mouthwatering event is a crowd favorite!

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Finally, wash down the day with Founders specials at the best local bars and restaurants. The Founders Philly Freeze Out is free to attend, with food, drinks, and shopping at an additional cost.

Don’t miss this opportunity to add some sparkle to your winter blues. We’ll see you there, ready to freeze, run, and crawl at Philly’s coolest festival – Founders Philly Freeze Out!

For more about Founders Philly Freeze Out, Race and Chowder Crawl, and partners, click here.

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