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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News Update

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Cherry Street Pier will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Please join us on Black Friday to enjoy our latest exhibitions Philadelphia Sculptors’ “Voices and Visionaries” and Arthur Jafa’s “Big Wheel IV.”



Delaware River Trail Construction

We're Open

Pardon our appearance! Construction for the exciting Delaware River Trail is underway along Columbus Boulevard. The project is making headway and will result in a stunning multi-use trail that will increase accessibility to the Waterfront. A special opening celebration is slated for spring 2022.

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First Friday

Welcome December and Jump-Start Your Holiday Celebrations at First Friday

Hello, December! The holidays are here and we invite you to celebrate the season by supporting local makers at our Artist and Artisans Market and the opening of Pier Review, a new exhibition by the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, featuring works inspired by the Pier.

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Special Event

Don't Miss A Celebration of Cultures Parranda

Join the Hispanic Heritage Association for a Celebration of Cultures Parranda on December 11 at Cherry Street Pier.

The Parranda is a type of traditional, folklore holiday music represented in many ways throughout Latin America. The music has deep roots in history, storytelling, and the holiday season.  Enjoy music, artisans, and tasty food during this special celebration.


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Exhibition Premiere

Philadelphia Sculptors’ “Voices and Visionaries”

Voices and Visionaries, a new Philadelphia Sculptors exhibition, highlights the talents of a diverse group of exceptional artists having ties to Philadelphia. The show highlights individual expression while exposing threads of commonalities amongst Black, Asian, and Latinx artists.
Featured Image: Tree of Mamas by Eiko Fan
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Featured Video

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


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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