Saturday Oct 13
Spread across Race Street Pier and Cherry Street Pier, the FREE Festival for the People features dynamic participatory programs and events, sculptures, installations, videos, and banners from October 13 – 28. 

In addition, each weekend will have additional programming tied to a thematic focus, celebrating popular analog, digital, and embodied cultures with fairs, talks, installations, and screenings created in collaboration with arts and community groups from across Philadelphia and beyond. 

Festival for the People presented by Philadelphia Contemporary in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Support for Festival for the People has been provided by the William Penn Foundation.

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Pier Installations (running from October 12-28):

— Two interactive sculpture installations in collaboration with the Montreal-based group Creos: Impulse and Prismatica

— Typewriter Poetry: Interactive poetry installation inside Cherry Street Pier with Philly Typewriter featuring live activations by Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Autumn Konopka, Warren Longmire, Trapeta B. Mayson, Frank Sherlock, and Jacob Winterstein.

— Erlin Geffrard: 'Banners for the People' 

— Video Installations by Michel Auder, Andrea Bowers, Hiwa K., Yoshua Okón, Jennifer Levonian, Maider Lopez, and Tintin Wulia.

— Selections from Creative Time's 'Pledges of Allegiance' (Tania Bruguera, Alex Da Corte, Jeremy Deller, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Marilyn Minter, Jayson Musson, Yoko Ono, Trevor Paglen, and Rirkrit Tiravanija).


Weekend Events:

/////////// Oct. 13 – 14 The People's Analog Culture Weekend

/////////// Oct. 20 – 21 The People's Embodied Culture Weekend

/////////// Oct. 27 – 28 The People's Digital Culture Weekend
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Cherry Street Pier accomodates bike parking. The Delaware River Waterfront Corp is also in the process of building out its multi-modal Delaware River Trail.
Philly's bike share program, Indego, has three easy-access stations within walking distance. These include: Race Street Pier, 2nd and Race, and 2nd and Market.

Cherry Street Pier is located at 121 N. Columbus Blvd. It is directly south of the Race Street Pier on the east side of Columbus Blvd. 

    The closest parking lots are at Market Street or Vine Street and Columbus Boulevard. There are other parking lots and street parking along Columbus Boulevard and in Old City.   
Market Street and the Waterfront are easily accessible by SEPTA bus routes 21, 42, 17, 33, and 48. These are three blocks from Cherry Street Pier. Route 25 runs along Columbus Boulevard and stops in front of the Pier. 

The SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) stops at Second Street and Market Street.  
The Philly Phlash stops at Penn’s Landing in addition to other major tourist destinations. Click here for the full list of stops or visit for tickets and more info. Runs seasonally. ​