The Porch, located on the south side of 30th Street Station, is one of Philadelphia's premier public spaces. The Porch features lunch from rotating food trucks, pop-up performances, lush landscaping, outdoor drinks in warmer weather, and plenty of places to relax.

Check out who is vending at The Porch, and look out for announcements about upcoming performances. The schedule is below, but keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for changes and updates. 

What's Happening at The Porch at 30th Street Station

Food Trucks


The Pub

The Pub at The Porch is University City’s next great spot to enjoy outdoor beverages, returning on June 12th, 2019! Bridgewater’s Pub, the venerable drinking and dining destination inside 30th Street Station, will operate The Pub, serving beer and wine Wednesday through Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm. The Pub will be located on the western end of The Porch, near the 30th and Market Street corner.

We are now booking happy hour groups for The Pub at The Porch. Reserve your spot now! Group happy hours can enjoy drink discounts.  Please note that The Pub at The Porch will continue to be open to the public during your event.  Guests must be 21 or older to drink, and must stay within the designated area of The Pub.

Click here to request your spot, or contact Margaret Starke at [email protected] for more details. 


We are bringing back free lunchtime performances to The Porch, presented by PECO! See the schedule for July below, and click on the performances to RSVP on Facebook. 

  • July 9th: Emmanuel Ohemeng III + Perpetual Motion
    • Emmanuel Ohemeng III and Perpetual Motion, a Trap Jazz band consisting of great Philadelphia musicians, take the stage on July 9th! Their goal is to express their views and ideas about life and current events using the platform of music.

  • July 17th: The Big Push

    • The Big Push has the form of a big band - twelve people: brass, saxes, rhythm and vocals - and the soul of seventy years of American jazz, blues and dance music.

  • July 24th: The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble

    • The Lady Hoofers, Philadelphia's premiere women’s tap dance company, contributes to the revitalization of the city's tap community through performance of both original choreography and improvised works to preserve the tradition of tap dance while challenging the public’s perception of percussive dance.

  • July 31st: West Philly Ballroom

    • Garincha Hilaire and Meghan Gerry from West Philly Ballroom and Latin Dance will perform a salsa routine that will showcase the basics up through their most advanced levels. Following the performance, the dance instructors will hold a beginner group lesson.


Interested in vending with us? Download the appplication here and submit to [email protected].


For general event inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at [email protected] or 215.243.0555 x227.