Published on August 15 2013

Your week's guide to events on the Delaware River Waterfront



  • Festival of India
PECO Multicultural Series Presents the Festival of India
Saturday, August 17, 1-7PM
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
The Council of Indian Organizations (CIO) of Greater Philadelphia presents a Festival of India. This popular annual event is held to celebrate India's Independence Day. Now in its 20th year, the Festival of India reflects many facets of the local Indian-American diaspora and provides a colorful panorama of art, music, dance, and cuisine.
Sponsored by PECO
PECO Multicultural Series Presents the Caribbean Festival
Sunday, August 18, 12-8PM
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Come celebrate culture, music, and food from 14 Caribbean islands with wholesome family fun. In its 27th year, this festival continues to celebrate Caribbean culture, and raise scholarship funds for college students of Caribbean descent. As always, the event will also feature the ever-popular steel drum band, Philly PanStars, along with a Caribbean Culture booth, and a Caribbean Children’s Village.
Sponsored by PECO
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)
Screenings under the Stars
***Buy a Soda, Get a Bag of Popcorn for $1***
Thursday, August 15, approximately 8:00PM
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Sponsored by CBS 3 and the CW and Mix 106.1
Third Thursday Live and Local
Featuring: Light Heat, Bardo Pond, and Chris Forsyth
Thursday, August 15, 7-10PM
Race Street Pier
Third Thursdays at the Race Street Pier is your opportunity to walk down by the Delaware River and enjoy a cool breeze on a hot summer night complete with music and entertainment. Sit back and listen to a diverse concert series developed by a music collaborative. Also this week, enjoy a FREE beer garden courtesy of Philadelphia Brewing Company, and be entered into a contest to win tickets to the Flaming Lips or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs thanks to GG's Lounge.
Sponsored by Philebrity, Philadelphia Brewing Company and GG's Lounge
Smooth Jazz Summer Nights 
followed by Friday Night Lights
Featuring: Najee
Friday, August 16, Concert at 7:30PM, Fireworks at 9:15PM
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. His sound combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create music that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience 
Sponsored by WDAS, WJJZ, CBS3 and the CW


Paddle Penn's Landing
Saturdays and Sundays through Sept 8,12-8PM
The Marina at Penn's Landing
Kayak Rental (30 minutes) - $8 per person, 12 years and older
Swan Boat Rental (30 minute) - $5 per person, children under 3 are free
Free Yoga on the Race Street Pier
Sundays through August, 9:30AM
Race Street Pier