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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Featured Event

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

Join us on select Fridays from June 9 through July 7 to enjoy screenings as part of the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF). In its 12th year, this event engages the region’s diverse communities through the universal language of film creating critical connections to shared experiences and cross-cultural understanding at both the national and international levels.

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Mid-Week Fun

Philly River Stroll

Choose your own Waterfront adventuring during the Philly River Stroll every Thursday through August. Enjoy amazing deals and free entertainment at your favorite Waterfront destinations from Cherry Street Pier to Spruce Street Harbor Park and beyond.

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Featured Exhibition

Performing Statistics’ No Kids in Prison

Performing Statistics, Care Not Control, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and more than 50 youth leaders from across Philadelphia are collaborating to create a series of interactive public artworks that use new technology to imagine a more just, whole, and safe future.  Through June 11 at the Pier.


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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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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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