Truth be told, the Haverford Spring Fest could easily be billed exclusively as a music festival or exclusively as a community festival. But the fact is, this little one day soiree fits so neatly and perfectly into both, that it’s just easy to call it what it is – spring fest. But that risks a gross under-estimation of what is happening here. There is a cool and inclusive list of fun things to see and do and they all take place downtown and this frankly rivals even the best community fairs and the music side can equally hold its own. We could sit here and analyze the ways Haverford Spring Fest exists, but it’s just better to relax and accept it for all the awesomeness that it is. Oh and the Haverford Spring Fest is actually held in Havertown. There’s a story there for sure, but again, it’s better to just accept it for what it is and maybe chalk it up to cool indie flare.
At the Haverford Spring Fest the big draw is the musical acts. The main festival sponsors are music-centric organizations, so they put extra effort into acquiring the best and most premium regional, national, and even international acts. All told, nearly a half dozen quality musical acts take the stage for a near constant, back-to-back music filled afternoon. There’s even a meet-and-greet area where visitors can by artist merchandise and even meet the bands and singers before and after their performance. And for parents with small kids who wish to rock out, never despair. A kid-zone has been systematically placed in the vicinity of the stages to allow the adults to rock while the kids roll though some great fun.
At the Haverford Spring Fest, the fun hardly ends with the music. Remember the aforementioned kid-zone? Imagine an inflatable collection of mazes, obstacle courses, bounce houses, hoops, as well as activities organized by local groups and organizations. For adults that need a little proccupating, there are beer and wine gardens set up on the festival grounds. Meanwhile, local crafters and artisans line up and down the Craft and Artisans Row selling unique goods as well as inspired art from local artists. In addition, great foods from food vendors and local organizations can be found dotted throughout the festival.
Admission to the festival is free, but a one time “all you can play” wrist band will be required for some of these activities. Parking is free and on-site