Dancing! Trivia! Cupcakes! There’s Something for Everyone at TLC’s Inaugural Summer Block Party

This past Saturday, more than 4,000 fans gathered in Philadelphia for TLC’s inaugural Summer Block Party – a free festival held to celebrate community and the start of the summer.

Held at Penn’s Landing, the fans were joined by some of their favorite TLC talent – including Buddy Valestro (Cake Boss), Monte Durham and Lori Allen (Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta), Randi Fenoli (Say Yes to the Dress), Whitney Thore (My Big Fat Fabulous Life), the Hamills (Our Little Family), the Roloffs (Little People Big World) and Kate Gosselin (Kate Plus 8).

The event itself featured meet-and-greets and autograph sessions with the talent as well as a variety of interactive experiences for fans, including the chance to “work it” with Whitney and enter a cannoli stacking contest with Buddy. From sweet treats to thrilling trivia challenges, there was something for everyone! The day wrapped with a performance by American Authors, with TLC talent joining them on stage at the end to sing their hit, “The Best Day of My Life.”


Lines form at the entrance to the festival.
Fans strike a pose!
Monte Durham and Lori Allen of ‘Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta’ joke around backstage.
How cute are those kids?! The Hamills smile for a photo together.
Kate Gosselin and Amy Roloff spoke about their experience working with TLC and Feeding America before helping fans pack nutritious backpacks for the non-profit organization.
Buddy laughs along as fans play with frosting on the main stage.
American Authors closed out the event with an energetic performance.
TLC talent joined American Authors on stage.