Mount Airy Day/Mt. Airy Day 2022 is celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, June 11th from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The festival spans the 6400 Block of Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119, as well as the Grounds of Clivden of the National Trust.
WHAT IS MOUNT AIRY DAY?
Mt. Airy Day is not only a street festival of music, food, rides, vendors, and innocent fun, it was originally created to bring together both East and West Mt. Airy residents on either side of the Germantown Avenue border and dividing line between areas.
HOW DID IT ALL START?
Naturally, Sedgwick playground and that block of Germantown Avenue was the most logical location for the first Mt. Airy Day festivals until it moved further down the avenue to where it is today – between Upsal and Johnson.
WHY DO WE STILL CELEBRATE MOUNT AIRY DAY IN 2022?
During the early 1970s, there was a lot of blight, graffiti, and criminal activity on Germantown Avenue, the central commercial corridor, which degraded the quality of life that affected both East and West Mt. Airy residents. They remained within their silos, rarely finding opportunities to interact with one another except at Sedgwick Playground which was one of the few spaces where residents on either side naturally interacted. Young children played together, teens hung out and played basketball, and home of the Northwest Bantams football team and Cheerleading Squad that moved to Mt. Airy.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS TO DO ON MOUNT AIRY DAY?
Take a Tour of Cliveden! Tours of the first floor of the Cliveden Main House will be offered for $2 per person, children 6 and under are free. Visitors will also be able to visit both the 1767 Kitchen Dependency and the 1959 kitchen.
Don’t forget to stop by the MileStone Academy vendor booth to receive more information about us and of course, we will be giving away FREE Miles Magnus Swag Grabs!
You may also enjoy getting community and professional resources. Plus, support local small businesses with a little (or a lot) of shopping!
Bring children! The KidZone will feature a Ferris Wheel, Teacups, Bouncy House, Philly Goat Project, Giant Connect Four, Jenga, and Slide.
HOW CAN I HELP OR GET INVOLVED?
The Mt. Airy Day Committee is seeking day-of volunteers to help with set up, break down, and to help our day run smoothly. If you are a COOP Member, you get credit for your hours. Click here to complete a volunteer form.
Get involved by spreading the word about this celebration. Word of mouth is still very effective. Tell your co-workers, family members, friends, and neighbors so they can join in on the fun too!
Go a step further by sharing the official flyer and website by text message or post to your social media such as Facebook or Instagram – even your LinkedIn and SnapChat! Below is all the information you will need to get started: