5th Annual McCarter Theatre Block Party Set for Aug. 26

The McCarter Theatre Block Party includes live music, food and more.
The McCarter Theatre Block Party includes live music, food, raffles and more.

McCarter Theatre Center will celebrate the start of the 2015-2016 season with its 5th annual Block Party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26.

College Road will be closed-off between Alexander Road and University Place for the event. The celebration is free and open to the public.

The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, a band comprised of top high school and college jazz musicians from New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia region, will perform.

Other highlights include the opportunity to win prizes, a scavenger hunts, a dunk tank, backstage tours, and more. A new feature this year will be a beer garden, hosted by the Hunterdon Brewing Company and featuring drafts from Weyerbacher, Riverhorse, Tröegs, and Neshaminy Creek Brewing.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from eateries including Bitter Bob’s BBQ, Mr. Copper Funneland, The Cow and The Curd, Cupcakes Carnivale, Four Daughters Franks, Gil & Bert’s Ice Cream, KAMI, Maddalena’s Cheesecakes & Catering, Mediterra, Nomad Pizza, The Taco Truck, Tico’s Eatery and Juice Bar, and the Surf and Turf Truck.