It’s not just Shad Fest – it’s Shad Week!

Organizers of the successful Shad Fest festival decided to have a whole week of activities this year.

Things start off at 8 am Saturday with  a fishing derby at Penn Treaty Park. An Easter Egg Hunt follows at 10 am.

Tuesday the 19th join Johnny Brenda’s at Girard and Frankford in raising money for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary by sampling some Delaware Bay oysters. Flying Fish beer and oyster sales will go toward river conservation projects.

On the 21st, Starboard Side Tavern at Norris and Gaul streets will be hosting ShadQuizzo. Join your neighbors at 8 pm in testing your knowledge of the shad.

The  week is capped off by Shad Fest on Saturday the 23rd from 11am-6pm. Bands include Spinto Band, Black Landlord, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Springs, and Girls Rock Philly. Tons of craft and food vendors will be on hand.  Rain date April 30th.

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