After 25 days, 1,500 artists and more than 135 events, the City of Brotherly Love bids adieu to the Paris-inspired Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). But not without a bonne soirée! The inaugural festival responsible for bringing local and international artists—in almost every field imaginable—to Philadelphia is transforming The Avenue of the Arts into a Parisian Street Fair on Saturday, April 30, with French street vendors and performers, a grass park with a children’s area, musical entertainment all day long, and a giant Ferris Wheel. Completely free to the public, the street festival will last from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., with live acts on two stages, international food, and the pièce de résistance, a “celestial art” acrobatic performance by La Compagnie Transe Express, presented 100 feet in the air.
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