June 23, 2018
The FREE annual Block Party
+ Music Festival
to kick off the summer solstice
On June 23rd, 2018, the 100 block of N. Mole Street in Philadelphia will come alive once again with the sweet sounds of Molestice—the FREE annual block party + music festival to celebrate the summer solstice!
Mole Street is busy preparing for the free event, creating a lineup of music that begins at 12 noon. Molestice guests are in for an eclectic mix of local music, tasty craft beers, all-ages activities and Philadelphia food truck favorites. Come one, come all to Molestice 2018!
Our mission is to build the Philadelphia community through music, block by block.
Our vision for the future of Molestice is to activate every block of Mole Street in Philadelphia on the longest day of the year with a community music festival and cultural gathering.
With Molestice, we see a future in Philadelphia that’s vibrant and harmonious. We want to see Molestice become what Jazz Fest is to New Orleans—taking over the city with a celebration of music, culture and camaraderie!
When you check out Mole Street on a map of Philadelphia, this quirky street extends from the deep South all the way to North Philadelphia. In the next 3-5 years we want to grow Molestice from a single block party to a citywide celebration.
For over 35 years, arts enthusiasts living on the 100 block of North Mole Street have embraced the summer solstice with an all-day block party called Molestice. On the longest day of the year, the corner of Race and Mole streets in Philadelphia come alive with the sounds of melodies and smells of delicious food.
In recent years, Mole Street, has produced the annual event, transforming it from a neighborhood block party to a full-scale music festival, while remaining true to its community performance roots.