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. The Pier is free to enter and open to the public.

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Important Information

Know Before You Go

There is more to do along the Delaware River Waterfront than ever: more food, drinks, live music, arcade and boardwalk games, family-friendly activities, art exhibitions, and markets. And even more exciting things are on the horizon as DRWC builds Philadelphia’s new Park at Penn’s Landing. As you plan your next visit to the Pier, here is what you need to know: Event Guidelines, Park at Penn’s Landing Construction Information, FAQs, and Travel Information.

Independence Day Weekend Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks on the Waterfront

Jump-start your Independence Day festivities with fireworks on the Waterfront at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 only. See a fantastic show with spectacular views from Cherry Street Pier and other Waterfront destinations such as  Independence Blue Cross RiverRink SummerfestSpruce Street Harbor ParkRace Street PierPier 68, and Washington Avenue Pier.

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Save the Date

Independence Weekend on the Waterfront

Celebrate Independence Day with an epic weekend on the Delaware River Waterfront. There will be MORE fun than ever on June 27 through June 30, featuring fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on June 29 only. Festivities are free and open to the public. Food, drink, and select amenities are pay-as-you-go. All ages are welcome.

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Featured Event

Cosmic Rhythms hosted by DJ Joshua Lang and DJ Sylo

Join us for cosmic beats with Cosmic Rhythms, hosted by DJ Joshua Lang and DJ Sylo, on Saturday, June 29, from 2 pm to 9:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. DJ Joshua Lang and DJ Sylo’s dedication to cultivating the power of a free-loving community through quality music is the core of this series. Don’t miss other events this summer at Spruce Street Harbor Park.

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Summer 2024 Guide

The Summer Guide is Here

This season, we’re doing everything big with a summer of MORE fun, amenities, food, and events. Get ready for an action-packed summer along the Waterfront with unforgettable fun for everyone.  Plan your visit by reviewing the seasonal guide.

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Food and Drink

*New* Happy Hour on the Waterfront

Enjoy tasty bites and sips at discounted prices during Happy Hour on the Waterfront at Cherry Street Pier every Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring $2 tacos from Cantina La Martina, $2 wings and ribs from La Placita, and $1 off any scoop of float at Irv’s Ice Cream, and much more.
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Featured Exhibitions

Linda Fernandez and Gregory Wright’s “Reflejos De Cuba” and Timothy Prettyman's “Minimal”

Explore two exciting exhibitions in the Pier galleries through June 30: Reflejos De Cuba is a project that connects Philadelphia artists with artists in Havana, Cuba. The goal is to reflect stories of culture and heritage and connect information from the past to the present. “Minimal” features works of minimal design and vibrant colors by Philadelphia artist and former Cherry Street Pier cohort member Timothy Prettyman. On display through June 30.


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Rental Opportunities
Quarter Garden Rentals Now Available

Experience The Garden at Cherry Street Pier in a new way through our “quarter” Garden rentals. Quickly book online in advance. These quarter sections of the garden allow you to reserve an intimate section for a special occasion or gathering. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. However, exceptional food and drink packages can be added to your reservation. Learn more and book today!

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Studio Sessions

Get to know the amazing artists through our  video series – “Studio Sessions,” which provides a sneak peek inside each artist’s studio.

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The Artist Shop

Discover exceptional, handcrafted items you can’t find anywhere else from the studio artists in The Artist Shop.

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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


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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