Italian Market Festival canceled again in South Philly in wake of new city COVID-19 mandates

Aug 12, 2021 505

BY: John Mc Devitt

Michelle Gambino, the producer of the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival, shared painful words Wednesday about how that festival - one of the traditional events of South Philadelphia - will be halted again after an initial postponement from May until September. 

"We were hoping that this event would be like a comeback event...a post COVID comeback event, and people were just going to come out and have a good time and enjoy themselves like they always do, and you have to cancel that," said Gambino to KYW Newsradio's John McDevitt.

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