8th Annual

Block Party

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


McCarter Theatre Center will celebrate the start of its upcoming season with its 8th annual community-wide Block Party, taking place on Wednesday, August 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the front lawn of McCarter’s Matthews Theatre. College Road will be closed-off for the event (between Alexander Road and University Place), which will give an expanded area for families to play, eat, and enjoy the day. Admission and activities are free and open to the public.

Enjoy live music from the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, food trucks from some of your favorite local eateries, crafts with ArtSparks, hula hoop dancing with Glitter Hoops, The Twirling Arcade, theater games and other fun activities for the kids, stage tours, a beer garden featuring local craft brews, and more.



Participating vendors:

  • Gil & Bert’s Ice Cream
  • Tico’s Juice and Eatery
  • My Four Suns
  • Maddalena's Cheesecake & Catering
  • Oink & Moo BBQ
  • Jammin’ Crepes
  • Tarintini Panzaroti
  • Surf & Turf
  • The Chilly Banana
  • Nomad Pizza
  • The Gingered Peach
  • Mediterra



Free parking is available in the West Garage. The shuttle will run from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, picking up patrons at the Wawa stop and dropping off on University Place near College Road.