Based out of Frankford Ave in Fishtown,

Based out of Frankford Ave in Fishtown, Urban Exchange Project is a community based thrift store that prides itself in donating clothing to community organizations, and providing fashionable items at a reasonable cost. We look forward to finding out whats goods they’ll have to offer when they vend during the #ClarkParkFest!

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Festival Date Released


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Clark Park Music and Arts Festival on Saturday June 16th, 2018

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” Unidos da Fi Unidos da Filadelfia is a community based samba school that is modeled after the Carnaval Parade Organizations of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. But you may have also seen “”their dedicated instructor and several of their former members on stage during one of the many amazing Carnavale productions that Phillybloco host throughout the city.
For this year we wanted to start the Clark Park Music & Arts Festival with something completely different! And after discussing the possibilities with Unidos da Filadelfia, we were loving the prospects of batucada, samba, reggae, xote, and other rhythm variations that these amazing percussionists would bring to the dog bowl. And we are pleased to officially announce that this year’s Clark Park Fest will begin with one big drum procession!”

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We are delighted to have Wildlife Rehabi

We are delighted to have Wildlife Rehabilitation Support of Pennsylvania (WRSPA) as a non profit at our festival this year. WRSPA is dedicated to helping wildlife rehabilitators throughout the state of Pennsylvania through charitable giving and public education. Currently they are providing support to the recently-opened Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Clinic (PMWC), located in King of Prussia. PMWC is the only wildlife hospital in the Philadelphia region. Visit them at this year’s festival and learn how you can make a difference.

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Come out to buy some of the best vintage

Come out to buy some of the best vintage clothing and accessories from Velvet Castle Vintage. From throw back 90s jean jackets to 60s floral shirts VCV has it all. Velvet Castle Vintage has something for everyone from Men to Women and kids. Check them out on June 16th at our festival and walk home with some great fashionable throwbacks to start your summer off in style.

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Headliner Released

Grandchildren to Headline The Clark Park Music & Arts Festival!

Since their first release, Everlasting (2010), Grandchildren have evolved from pioneers of Philadelphia’s DIY scene into a dynamic powerhouse known for their cinematic blend of pop, folk, and electronica. Over the past year and a half the incendiary orchestral indie outfit have introduced a new energy into their ranks with newest band member Shari Amanda, released a slew of new material for an upcoming album (as well as a new spin on a classic.), and maintained their road warrior status by touring the country several times over.

But despite the growth that the band has seen over the past few years, Grandchildren has tremendous roots in West Philly, where they helped put the Philly D.I.Y. music scene on the map with shows at the Danger Danger House and Danger Danger Gallery spaces. And for this year’s Clark Park Music & Arts Festival we are thrilled to have the band return to their roots as our festival headliner!

1st Annual Clark Park Festival Poster Art Competition

Calling all artists! Clark Park Music & Arts Festival invites you to participate in our first annual poster art competition! One winning artwork will be chosen to be used to promote the 2018 Clark Park Music & Arts Festival. Submissions will be judged on April 16th and selected artist will be compensated $50 for use of their artwork to use. This opportunity will also provide free exposure for the winning artist through Clark Park Music and Art Festival’s website and social media. Artists must be able to provide a minimum x dpi digital copy of the image if their work is chosen. Artwork with low resolution will not be considered.

In addition to compensation Artist will be featured in our newsletter feature when we unveil the design, and space in the Gallery and/or vendor table where they can sell additional art. Examples of past Clark Park Music and Art Festival posters can be found here.

To learn more and submit your artwork click the button below.

Poster Contest Registration

Vendor Spotlight: Aisha Likes It

The predominant focus of Aisha Likes It is African/ African- American Diaspora influenced jewelry. The jewelry here is constructed with a mixture of semi-precious stones, Ghanaian recycled glass beads, bone beads, Krobo beads, Lost Wax Style Brass and Kenyan horn.  Aisha strives to make things she like and want to wear for folks with similar aesthetic tastes. Aisha Likes It means Afrocentric Jewelry For Your Life. Shop her Etsy Store for an eclectic selection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and jewelry sets. And get ready to see the assortment of fine jewelry she has on display when she vends the Clark Park Music & Arts Festival on June 16th!

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Line-up for 2017


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Line-up Revealed


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Its finally here! The Summer Solstice Festival will start at 11am on Saturday, June 25th. Dont miss out! RSVP on the facebook and tell your friends!


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Hiring a Vendor Cordinator

Clark Park Festivals is seeking a vendor coordinator for our upcoming summer festivals. Clark Park Music and Arts community has been putting on festivals in Clark Park in West Philadelphia for 40 years. The Festival traditionally happens on the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox annually. The festival is time to celebrate West Philly generally and includes both rock and non-rock acts, kids activities, arts and crafts and vendors. Our Summer Solstice Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 25th. We are actively seeking a vendor coordinator with the following responsibilities and qualifications.


  • Work closely with the Clark Park Festival Management Team (Director, Outreach coordinator) to coordinate Vendors (street food and craft vendors) for the Festival.
  • Manage vendor recruitment and outreach as needed, via phone and email.
  • Coordinate all vendor logistical information and manage all vendor permits, licenses, contracts, insurance, fees and special requests.
  • Answer phones, questions, and manage all correspondence with ERF vendors
  • Coordinate on-site logistics, vendor load-in/load-out and vendor check out on June 25th, 2016 at Clark Park
  • Report to directly to Director.
  • Delegate tasks to Vendor/Program Interns as needed.
  • Work with Outreach coordinator to integrate weekly social media that highlight on all of our amazing vendors


Our Ideal Vendor Coordinator will have the following skills/traits:

  • Experience with food events, festivals or craft fairs.
  • Experience in customer service and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Google Apps and Mail including Google Calendar and Docs.
  • Attention to detail and exemplary organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, think and react quickly and make well-educated decisions.
  • High energy, outgoing “people” person.


Upon hiring an individual for this position, we can offer a free vendor spot for the festival as well as negotiable compensation. If you feel that you are highly qualified and available for the position please email a resume to

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