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Ice Cream Festival on Filbert Street…Rain or Shine Event

Come join us at our annual event


Reading Terminal Market’s Ice Cream Festival on Filbert is an annual outdoor, high-energy event, drawing people into the heart of Center City.

A free-to-attend, pay-as-you-go, day of frozen fun featuring Bassetts Ice Cream, joined by the Local artisanal Ice Cream Community, gathered together outside our historic landmark for a family-friendly event.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the entire market for additional ice-cream themed treats, Philly favorites, entertainment, games and demonstrations.

Filbert Street Ice Cream Vendors

  • Bassetts Ice Cream – Bassetts Ice Cream
  • Cloud Cups
  • Dreams Ice Cream
  • El Merkury – Churro Loop Sundae
  • Famous 4th Street Company – Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Franklin Fountain – Homemade Ice Cream, Ice Cream Bars, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Root Beer Floats
  • Hangry Bear – Hand Dipped Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts
  • Mango Hut – Mango Sorbet, Pineapple Passion Fruit Sorbet, Pineapple Coconut Milk Sorbet
  • Milk Jawn – Milk Jawn Choco Tacos
  • Scoop DeVille – Scoop DeVille Ice Cream
  • Siddiq’s Water Ice – Water Ice
  • Tubby Robot – Ice Cream, Profiteroles
  • Weckerly’s – Miniature Ice Cream Sandwiches

*Sorbets and Vegan options available.


Inside the Market Ice Cream Specials

  • Beck’s Cajun Cafe – Brioche French Toast with Toasted Pecan Praline Syrup & Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Butcher’s Pantry – The Ice Cream Social Sandwich, Turkey Salad Ice Cream Cone
  • Careda’s Caribbean Cuisine – Fruit Cobbler with Ice Cream
  • El Merkury – Churro Loop Sundae
  • Famous 4th Street Company – Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Flying Monkey Bakery – Sundae Cupcake
  • Fox & Son – Fried Cookie Dough with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Hunger Burger – Peaches & Cream Milkshake
  • Kensington Food Co. – Extra Virgin Vanilla Ice Cream, Barrel Aged Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Molly Malloy’s – Raspberry Prosecco Sorbet, Moose Tracks Pop Tart
  • Old City Coffee
  • Pennsylvania General Store – Selection of Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Sparrow’s Gourmet Snacks – Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Tambayan – Assorted Macarons, Ube Pandesal with Ice Cream, Ube or Mango Ice Cream
  • The Head Nut – Phillies Sundae served in a baseball cap cup


  • 1:00pm – Ice Cream Eating Contest
  • 1:50pm – Ice Cream Eating Contest
  • 3:00pm – Ice Cream Eating Contest
  • 3:30pm – Ice Cream Eating Contest



City Kitchen

  • Dino’s Party Rental Delivery – 9am to 10am
  • 12:00pm – Beck’s Cajun Cafe – Bananas Foster
  • 1:00pm – Demo #2
  • 1:45pm – Demo #3
  • 2:15pm – Bassetts & Pearls – Oyster Ice Cream
  • 3:00pm – Demo #5



DJ in the Market – 12pm to 4pm
Settlement Music School
on Filbert Street

  • Jazz Ensemble – 12pm to 1pm
  • Children’s Music Workshop – 1:15pm to 1:45pm
  • Jazz Ensemble – 2pm to 3pm



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Upcoming Events

  • Nov 7, 2024 – Oyster Fest
  • Feb 22, 2025 – Party for the Market

More information to come on our upcoming events page.
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