Published on September 14 2022
Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Celebrate the change of season with our festive Fall Checklist that won’t break the bank.

It’s time to pumpkin-spice things up. Arrive at the Waterfront by biking along the Delaware River Trail, sailing across the Delaware River by Ferry, or by public transit for some truly fantastic fall fun. Replace your back-to-school must-dos with our festive Fall Checklist featuring events, student discounts, and many free things to do at Penn’s Landing this autumn. 
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Download the official Delaware River Waterfront Fall Checklist and share it on social media by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be automatically entered to win a Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest prize package. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted directly.

Plan your visit today!

Delaware River Trail, Pier 70 to Penn Treaty Park, Year-Round
Bike, ride, or stroll along the scenic Delaware River Trail, which  Delaware River Trail runs 3.3 miles from Pier 70 in South Philadelphia to Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown, including interim trail segments between Tasker Street and Washington Avenue. Take the trail to our beautiful passive piers - Pier 68, Washington Avenue Pier, and Race Street Pier to soak in all the autumn views along the Philly Waterfront.

Fall Fest, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18
It’s almost #hoodieseason, and we’re bringing you all the autumn feels with free activities, live music, giveaways, and tasty fall beers and cocktails.

Taco Tuesday, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Tuesdays through September 20, 5 pm to 8 pm
Every Tuesday through September 20 enjoy $3 off the chicken, Pastor, or veggie tacos (3 to an order). Plus, head to the barge bar for $6 Yard's Lazy Hammocks and $6 Love City Brewing Lime Lagers to satisfy all your cravings. 

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College Nights, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Wednesdays through September 21
Calling all college students! Every Wednesday, college students with a valid student ID will receive FREE roller skating admission when purchasing tickets in advance online and using promo code COLLEGENIGHTS2022. The $10 skate rental is not included. 

Throwback Thursday Skate Nights, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Thursdays through September 22
Get ready to throw down on the #RiverRink during our Throwback Thursday Skate Nights. Each week, skate to a new theme from ‘90s pop, to county classics, to ‘70s boogie. Come dressed in the night’s theme to receive free skate admission when you purchase your tickets on-site. 

Saturday Sounds, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Saturdays through September 24
Mo’ music; mo’ fun! Join us each week for live DJ sets featuring local mix masters bringing today’s hottest hits to the #RiverRink. Enjoy stunning views and cool breezes as you slide to the beat. Reserve your skating tickets today!

Sunday Fun Day Pass, Sundays through September 25
We took our free Family Fun Day Sunday activities (yoga, circus performances, crafts) at Spruce Street Harbor Park and added exclusive offers to the mix to make your Sunday an extra fun day. 

  • On Sundays through September, purchase one (1) adult RiverLink Ferry ticket and receive up to three (3) free children's tickets (ages 12 and under). To redeem, order your ferry tickets at the RiverLink Ferry ticket booth. Your whole party must be present at the time of purchase.

  • Enjoy one (1) FREE kid’s skating admission at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest (ages 12 and under) with the purchase of an adult ticket and one (1) FREE kid’s mini golf ticket (ages 12 and under) with the purchase of an adult ticket. Share THIS PASS at the register when you check out to redeem.

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Independence Blue Cross Discount, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, All Day Every Day through September 25
If you’re an Independence Blue Cross member you can receive free skate admission for yourself and three (3) guests with proof of card. Skate rental is not included. Available for online and on-site ticket purchases. Enjoy this amazing deal daily through the end of the season. 
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Taste of the Philippines, Cherry Street Pier, October 2, 1 pm to 5 pm
Restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, friends, and family will gather at the beautiful and spacious Cherry Street Pier in celebration of Filipino American History Month. Celebrate and experience a taste of the Philippines with fantastic cuisine, entertainment, and more. Part of the PECO Multicultural Series.

Market Series, Delaware River Waterfront, now through October 8
Support local vendors at amazing markets on the Philly Waterfront. Don’t miss these amazing markets this fall: The Artist and Artisians Market, Liberty Flea and Phila Flea markets at Cherry Street Pier, and the Makers Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park.
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Don’t forget, when you download and share the official Delaware River Waterfront Fall Checklist on social media by tagging us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter you’ll be automatically entered to win a Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest prize package! A winner will be chosen at random and contacted directly.  #MyPhillyWaterfront