Save the dates now to support diverse local businesses in the heart of Philadelphia this spring!

Parks & Rec’s Multicultural Marketplace returns to LOVE Park on Friday, April 22.

  • The park, located at 1501 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, will host the market each weekend for six weeks.
  • Festivities begin on Friday, April 22, and end on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

Multicultural vendor marketplace

The market features vendors from the African-American and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. These Black and Brown entrepreneurs will set up shop in repurposed shipping containers. The diverse local businesses will offer a range of goods including:

  • Apparel and accessories.
  • Health and wellness items.
  • Packaged foods.
  • Art, pottery and more.

Be sure to visit more than once, new vendors will rotate in each weekend! The pop-up shops’ exterior sports a floral design by Philadelphia muralist Malachi Floyd.

Local food trucks will also be on-site selling sweet and savory bites.


Alongside the marketplace, you can enjoy free programming throughout Spring in LOVE:


  • Live entertainment from local radio stations.
  • May 6, 2022 performance presented by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture. This group is dedicated to teaching about Arab culture through arts and language.


  • Shows presented by REC Philly (Resources for Every Creator), a local creative agency.


  • Let’s Rock Recess – family dance party on select dates.
  • Free community yoga.