Open year-round

Cherry Street Pier is a year-round, mixed-use public space on the central Delaware River waterfront. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, it is a reflection of Philadelphia today—creative, diverse, historic, adaptable, and inspired.

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Business Opportunity

Apply to be an Artist and Artisans Market Vendor

Join the action by becoming a vendor at the Artist and Artisans Market at Cherry Street Pier. The Waterfront is the perfect location to set up shop this season and situates local makers and entrepreneurs in the middle of the Waterfront’s premiere artistic hub.

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The Artists Shop

Support Local Women Makers this Women's History Month

Celebrate women creators this Women’s History Month by picking up specialty art and handcrafted items from The Artists Shop. Shop online or in the studio for one-of-a-kind items you can’t get anywhere else.

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Featured Event

First Friday at Cherry Street Pier

We’re excited to bring you an action-packed First Friday on April 7 featuring the Artist and Artisans Market, the opening of the Termite TV Exhibition, artist studio tours, and stunning views of the Delaware River.

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Delaware River Trail

Take the Trail to Access Exhibitions and Special Events at the Pier


The Delaware River Trail is a scenic multimodal trail that stretches along Philadelphia’s Central Delaware River Waterfront. The trail improves accessibility to a variety of businesses, residences, and DRWC-operated public attractions such as Cherry Street Pier.

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The Space

Cherry Street Pier was designed for the Philadelphia community, by the Philadelphia community. Here, you’ll watch artists at work, shop ever-changing markets, and find one-of-a-kind programming, exhibitions, and spaces for reflection along the river.

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Our Story

Cherry Street Pier is a 65,000 square foot warehouse and former shipping pier which was a vibrant part of Philadelphia’s shipping industry. Originally built in 1919 as Shipping Pier 9, it has been carefully repurposed to preserve and celebrate its historic value including the original railroad tracks, steel trussed roof, and masonry headhouses.

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Watch Our Story

“Movers and Makers” is a WHYY TV weekly production. Login to for more episodes and show air times. Show Producers: Monica Rogozinski, Karen Smyles, and Naomi Brito. Website:
Instagram: @moversandmakerswhyy