(Arts festival and derby photos are here.)
Basically, it's like this: a kinetic sculpture is a vehicle that's powered by humans (such as a bike) but also has some special artistic additions, making them look like parade floats or something. What they do is ride these things along a stretch of the street. There's no race, but there is one element to challenge them: a mud pit. They have to design their kinetic sculpture so that they can get it through the mud. Here's a sample:
Here's a close-up picture of the mud pit...
It's really entertaining. Next year I want to go again, but get a seat nearer to the mud.
Then I headed for Franklin Square for
the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month festival. (Photos here.) Again, tables and vendors and entertainment. Plus...shawarma!
And finally, into the heart of downtown for the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival on Walnut Street. (Photos here.) More vendors, more entertainment, including this...
|Gymnastics display or just pole dancing?|