Check out all the great things to do on Philly’s Delaware River Waterfront this summer for art and entertainment lovers.
The Waterfront is an artistic destination with permanent pieces like Weaver’s Knot: Sheet Bend on the Delaware River Trail, to new and exciting pop-ups like Ekumen’s Loop (now through August 14), and the newest exhibition A League Apart (June through August).
The Fun and Games
For the young and young at heart, there is no shortage of fun in the sun on the Waterfront.
Fan out as your favorite movies come to life through Pixar Putt, the ultimate pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience (July 1 to October 1); or take a stroll every Thursday evening during the Philly River Stroll (now through August 31) featuring $5 rides on the RiverLinkFerry, food and drink deals, as well as buy-one-get-one free carousel and Ferris wheel rides at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Plus, there are live DJs provided by Q102 at Spruce Street Harbor Park and pop-up circus acts along the way to your favorite Waterfront locations.
The Live Music
The epic dance party we had on Memorial Day Weekend, we’re bringing you all summer long with several ways to move and groove to beats by homegrown artists. Every Friday, After Work Sessions (now through September 1) is making Spruce Street Harbor Park a party with dancing and music hosted by Shekhinah B. of The Women's Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. A quick walk down Penn’s Landing and you’ll encounter Friday Flavor or Saturday Sounds at the #RiverRink where you can skate to live DJs from 7pm to 10pm.
On select weekends this summer, celebrate Philly’s diversity at the PECO Multicultural Festivals with live performances, music, signature dishes, craft vendors, and more from a variety of cultures represented in our great city.
This Independence Weekend, join us for the return of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Concert and Fireworks (July 1) part of the Wawa Welcome America. The concert begins at 8pm with fireworks following at 9:30pm.
This is the second post in our “Waterfront Adventure” series that highlights activities for travelers and locals who visit the Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia.
This blog post was updated on Thursday, August 3, 2023.