Saturday Aug 10

Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

The Southeast Dragon Boat Festival features an understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the people of Southeast Asia. The tradition of Dragon Boat Racing celebrates both the Water Festival holiday and commemorates the use of these boats for maritime and naval activities. During the festival, the RiverStage comes alive with Southeast Asian-inspired traditional entertainment, as well as contemporary and non-traditional performances.

An addition to this year's festival is the Miss Southeast Asia Pageant. The contestants come from as far north as Maine and south as Florida. Their backgrounds range from Cambodian, Filipino, and Vietnames to Hmong. In addition, the Main Stage will feature a break dancing competition and other cultural music and dance acts. 













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Transportation

Directions

FROM THE NORTH
Take I-95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/ Washington Avenue). Exit to left, stay in left lane, and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. The Residences at Dockside will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately ½ mile. Enter Great Plaza on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Penn’s Landing). 

FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue/Penn’s Landing). Exit to left, stay in left lane, and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. The Residences at Dockside will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately ½ mile. Enter Great Plaza on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Penn’s Landing). 

FROM THE EAST
From Ben Franklin Bridge Stay in the right lane. At the end of the bridge, make a quick right on the 5th Street Exit. Follow 5th Street to Spring Garden Street, and make a right. Follow Spring Garden Street 5 blocks to Columbus Boulevard. Continue another ¼ mile and the Great Plaza will be on your left. Enter on left at Market Street (Penn’s Landing) or Walnut Street.

FROM THE WEST
Take 76 East to the Central Philadelphia Exit (676 East/Vine Street Expressway Exit). Follow  676 East to 95 South (Chester/ Philadelphia Int’l Airport). Follow 95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue). Follow directions from the north.

BY BUS
Septa Bus Routes 21 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza. Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. From there head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Great Plaza will be on the right.

BY RAIL
Take the Market-Frankford Elevated Line (the Blue line) to the Second Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Great Plaza will be straight ahead. 

Parking

Columbus Blvd and Market St.
Open 24 hrs
$12 Monday - Thursday
$15 Friday - Sunday
Columbus Blvd and Walnut St.
Open 24 hrs
$12 Monday - Thursday
$15 Friday - Sunday