Manayunk’s Out & About Festival

Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

The four day festival spanning from Thursday, September 28th to Sunday, October 1st will host drag shows, fitness classes, a comedy night, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and so much more!

On Saturday, September 30th, visitors are invited to the Out & About Street Festival from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. This is set to bring local vendors & organizations, an Artisan Market, the Gay Street Pride Party, and the Philadelphia Freedom Band.

“Each year, our goal is to expand this event and to further collaborate with different LGBTQ+-specific performance groups, artists, and organizations,” Caitlin Marsilii, the Events Coordinator for the Manayunk Development Corporation, said. “This event is personally important to me as a member of the community. Being able to put on an event with and for the LGBTQ+ community and the Manayunk & Philadelphia community overall is priceless, and the weekend is not one to be missed.”

Out & About collaborations include performance groups such as Philly Drag Mafia, The Philadelphia Freedom Band, Transylvanian Nipple Productions, and Ash Theater Company. Philly Drag Mafia has been a part of the event since its beginning in 2019. They have won Philly Magazine’s Best of Philly for two years in a row: 2022 for Best Drag Shows and 2023 for Best Drag Brunch.

Not only will the event serve as a weekend of fun and celebration, but it will raise money for Temple Health’s Gender Affirming Healthcare Team who will also be present at the Saturday street festival. Other local organizations who will participate in Saturday’s happenings include Queer Run, J.Proud, Prevention Meets Fashion, Access Matters and more.

The event, overall, wouldn’t happen without Manayunk’s supportive businesses and merchants, many of which are hosting shows, brunches, and game nights throughout the weekend.

For the full schedule, tickets, and details:

*Asterisked performances are ticketed events. Schedule is subject to change

Here is the preliminary schedule:

Thursday, September 28th:
*Drag Bingo with Philly Drag Mafia | Blondie | 7PM
*Cabaret + Variety Show with Philly Drag Mafia | Manayunk Brewing Company | 8PM
*Little Mermaid Cabaret | Fat Lady Brewing | 8PM
Friday, September 29th:
*Drag Bingo with Philly Drag Mafia | Winnie’s Manayunk | 7PM
*Queer Comedy Night | Fat Lady Brewing | 8PM
Saturday, September 30th:
Queer Run Fun Run | Philadelphia Runner | 9AM
RowZone Pride Ride Workout | Canal View Park | 9 AM
Out & About Street Festival | Main Street Manayunk | 11AM-4PM
Drag Storytime with Brittany Lynn |Launchpad Fitness | 11AM
Pride Party with Philly Drag Mafia | Gay Street | 1PM
Philadelphia Freedom Band March | 2PM
Artisan Market | All Day
Local Organizations & Vendors | All Day
Fun & GAYmes Zone | All Day
*Rocky Horror Picture Show with Transylvanian Nipple Productions (6PM & 10PM)
*Quizzo Night + Karaoke with Philly Drag Mafia | La Roca | 8PM
*Broadway Under the Big Top | Fat Lady Brewing | 8PM
Sunday, October 1st:
*Blondie Drag Brunch with Philly Drag Mafia | Blondie | 11AM
*Out & About Drag Brunch | Fat Lady Brewing | 11:30AM
Sidewalk Showgirl Performances | La Roca, Lucky’s Last Chance, Jake’s & Cooper’s Wine Bar, SOMO Manayunk, The Goat’s Beard, & Mia Ragazza | Sunday Starting at 2:30PM

The Manayunk Development Corporations (MDC) is a nonprofit corporation with both a primary business development mission and a cooperating community development mission. As a business development organization, MDC takes primary responsibility for the management, promotion, and positive business development of the Main Street business district. As a community development corporation, MDC cooperates with other civic and community organizations in the Manayunk area to plan and carry out community programming and physical improvement projects of interest to both businesses and residents in Manayunk.

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