October 1–14
Location: Cherry Street Pier

See experimental design at its best at the renowned DesignPhiladelphia installation October 1 through October 14.

For the 15th year of DesignPhiladelphia , Cherry Street Pier will be one of TWO FestivalHubs that will celebrate design in the city! One of the newest public spaces in Philadelphia along the Delaware River waterfront, Cherry Street Pier will be filled with experiential design installations and the Best In Design showcase of innovative design solutions by local talent.

The oldest design festival of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia highlights the work of thousands of local designers, architects, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st-century city shaped by thoughtful design, collaborative business practices, and community engagement.

Over the course of ten days, universities, cultural institutions, civic associations, city agencies, retailers, manufacturers, and startups across the city participate in over 100 engaging events including panel discussions, fashion shows, participatory workshops, studio tours, book signings, professional development classes, design exhibitions, and imaginative celebrations.

Tuesday, October 1 – Monday, October 14
DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition

Tuesday, October 1 – Monday, October 14
DesignPhiladelphia Best in Design

Wednesday, October 2
DesignPhiladelphia Kick-off Event


Free and open to the public.
Wheelchair accessible.
Dogs on leashes welcome.
Cherry Street Pier is a smoke and vapor-free zone.