Friday Sep 06

First Friday Park After Dark Race Street Pier

Visitors can enjoy regional artists’ performances presented by FringeArts, just across from their future home on the waterfront, and then stroll up Race Street to explore the galleries in Old City. 

This week’s event features a taste of Fringe who will give the audience a sneak peek at their upcoming Fringe Festival Productions. Performers include:

Show: The Elastic Air Project
Artist: Somatic Movers

Show: Cultivate
Artist: Charm City Movement Arts

Show: Shringara Rasa, The Emotion of Love
Artist: Anita Ranjani

Show: Beyond the Light
Artist: Leila Ghaznavi and Pantea Productions

Artist: Philly Improv Theater



Take I-95 South to Exit 22 (676/Central Philadelphia / Independence Hall / Callowhill Street). Exit will split, follow 676 East / Callowhill Street. At the light at the end of the ramp, make a left onto Callowhill Street. Follow Callowhill Street approximately 3 blocks where it ends at Columbus Boulevard. Make a left onto Columbus Boulevard. Continue South on Columbus Boulevard past Festival Pier and Race Street Pier is approximately ¼ mile on your left.

Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue/Penn’s Landing). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Columbus Boulevard.  Continue on Columbus Boulevard, past the Great Plaza for approximately a ¼ mile to Race Street Pier on your right. 

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. Then, for Race Street Pier continue South on Columbus Boulevard past 2 traffic lights or approximately ¼ of a mile and Race Street Pier will be on your left. 

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 for from the north.

Septa Bus Route 25 bus will drop you off directly in front of the pier.

Use the Market-Frankford Elevated Line (the Blue line) to the Second Street Stop. From there head East over Market Street Bridge. Head North on Columbus Blvd. to the next light for Race Street. The Pier will be on your right.


Columbus Blvd and Market St.

$12 Monday - Thursday
$15 Friday - Sunday

Open 24 hrs 
Contact: 215-928-8807 or 267-228-1974

Columbus Blvd and Vine Street 

$10 daily
$20 special events

Contact: 215-928-8807 or 267-228-1974