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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Delaware River Trail

Enjoy Art and Other Amenities Along the Trail

The Delaware River Trail is a multimodal trail created that runs 3.3 miles from Pier 70 in South Philadelphia to Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown. Get inspired by this journey, then have one of your own and share it using the hashtag #howitrailchallenge.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Jump-Start Your Summer Fun at Liberty Flea and Much More

Skip the shore and have an amazing weekend at Cherry Street Pier with not one, but two days of Liberty Flea beginning at 10 am for the early birds on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29.

Plus, enjoy tons of activities along the entire Waterfront all weekend long.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Light Up Your Weekend at the First Fireworks Show of the Season

Get into summertime vibes with VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s Kickoff-to-Summer Fireworks Show on Saturday, May 28. Catch awesome views of the first fireworks show of the season from the Garden at 9:30 pm.

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Delaware River Waterfront Promenade

Tickets Now On Sale

Join us for an evening to remember at the Delaware River Waterfront Promenade on Wednesday, June 8, down the street at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Enjoy amazing food, entertainment, and fireworks. This magical evening benefits arts programming at Cherry Street Pier and along the entire waterfront.

Purchase Your Tickets for the Promenade Today

From the Blog

Get to Know Artist-In-Residence Nyambi Royster

Get to Know Nyambi Royster, a family herbalist, and educator, crafting homemade remedies to help people learn the art of taking care of the greatest canvas of all – themselves. Learn about the music that she grooves to, the sage advice that motivates her, the next stop on her travel bucket list, and more in this Q&A.

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Master Plan
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Master Plan of the Central Delaware

Did you know that a Master Plan was behind the creation of Cherry Street Pier? Learn about how all your favorite waterfront destinations came to be by joining us in commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Master Plan of the Central Delaware, which serves as the roadmap for development along the Philly Waterfront.

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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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