See Authentic Asian Lion Dancing on the Streets of Upper Darby!

They say that on any given day, you can hear 70+ languages being spoken on the Streets of Upper Darby, as well as nearby schools and adjacent towns. We know for a fact (via numerous luscious experiences!) that you will find some of the best International Cuisine in the region - along with dozens of unique shops offering multi-cultural treasures and beautiful wares from around the world. 

But on Saturday, Sept 23rd -- Upper Darby will be taking all of those things to 69th Street in the first ever Upper Darby International Festival celebrating global foods, music, dance, shopping and family fun!

On August 15th Mayor Tom Micozzie announced the festival's debut, which is co-hosted by Upper Darby Township and the Upper Darby Multicultural Commission. From Noon to 7pm the 69th Street Business District will be bursting at the seams, decked out in the gorgeous colors of diversity, with dozens of cultures represented along with 20 restaurants serving up authentic foods from a dozen nations.

The Inka Wall, an outstanding Peruvian Restaurant and Bar
 is one of 20 eateries preparing food at the Festival
In front of the Tower Theater an outdoor stage will host live music and dance throughout the afternoon, including a live performance by the Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Troupe. 

Lion dancing, pictured at the top of this story, is a cultural activity that some members of the Philadelphia region's Asian American community participate in to stay close to their roots - and if you've never seen it in person, prepare to be mesmerized!

On the day of the festival, 69th Street between Market Street and Walnut Street will be closed to vehicles allowing attendees to stroll the length of “The Hill” at 69th Street.  There will be an enclosed beer garden for those 21 and over, and 2 dozen stores will offer special deals throughout the day.  A new Old Navy store will also celebrate its formal grand opening as part of the festival!

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Noon to 7pm
Along 69th Street in Upper Darby, PA