Now Accepting Community Vendors for the September 2023 Baltimore Avenue Dollar Strolls

A community vendor cooking up offerings at the June 2022 Dollar Stroll
Mar 27, 2023 2 months ago

University City District (UCD) will hold our first of two editions of the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Thursday, June 15th, 2023, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. The event draws thousands of neighbors and visitors to enjoy dollar deals from participating vendors. In 2022, we expanded the price levels vendors can offer from $1 deals to deals for $1, $3, OR $5. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to apply for the June 2023 Stroll has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. 


Community food vendors and community merchandise vendors are invited to apply to join us for the second Dollar Stroll of 2023, to be held on Thursday, September 7th. The purpose of selecting official vendors is to ensure all vendors are in compliance with various City agencies, including the Philadelphia Health Department and the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspection (L&I). We also include all selected vendors in our marketing materials, including on our Dollar Stroll web collateral and in printed maps handed out the evening of each Dollar Stroll event.  


If you are a community vendor interested in selling either food or merchandise, please email Margaret Leidy Starke, Senior Manager of Events and Community Partnerships, at [email protected]. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 11th, 2023. 


Please note: Only vendors selected by University City District and approved by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Special Events will be able to operate at this event. All others without prior approval will not be able to vend during the event, and vendors who set up without being named an approved participant are in danger of being shut down by License and Inspections or the Philadelphia Department of Health. Only vendors in good standing with the Department of Revenue will be considered, per the permitting requirements of the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections. Priority will be given to vendors based within the 5 zip codes of West Philadelphia (19104, 19131, 19139, 19143, or 19151). Previous vending at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Strolls does not guarantee your spot.