Labor Day Weekend at Cherry Street Pier

August 30–September 2
Location: Cherry Street Pier

Looking for a fun, interesting, and relaxing way to spend Labor Day Weekend? Look no further than Cherry Street Pier. Recently named the city’s Best New Public Space by Philadelphia Magazine, see what makes the Pier the Waterfront’s coolest destination.

From artist studios and interactive installations to the city’s largest open-air market with amazing waterfront views and mouth-watering eats from our vendors Birdies Biscuits , Cooperage Hardena , and Little Baby Baby’s Ice Cream , revel in the extra-long weekend by enjoying all of this and more.

Plan your visit by checking out our full schedule of events below:

The Food Trust Market at Cherry Street Pier Presented by Aetna

Saturday, August 31 

10am – 2pm

All roads lead to Cherry Street Pier Labor Day Weekend. Spend the day purchasing fresh produce for your cook-outs and soaking in waterfront views at Philadelphia’s largest open-air market on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Fourth Grade Project presented by Pentimenti Gallery

Closing Day Sunday, September 1
Don’t miss your chance to see the Fourth Grade Project before it closes September 1. Explore Judy Gelles’ poignant photo exhibition featuring work that examines life’s big questions through the eyes of fourth-grade students from around the world.

Labor Day Fireworks

Saturday, August 31

9:30 pm

Witness firework displays from the picturesque open-air garden at Cherry Street Pier. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 pm.

Valientes Guerreras “Life Is Not Disposable!” / “¡La Vida No Es Desechable!”
The Amphitheatre
See during the Pier’s hours of operation
As part of the Bring Your Own Project initiative, Fleisher Art Memorial partnered with Women Organized Against Rape and connected with Latina community members who had shared cultural and social roots as migrant women. Together as sisters, they took on the challenge of confronting the adversities in their lives that provoked fear and blocked them from freely expressing their emotions. Through hands-on art-making, a strong and supportive social fabric formed, built on inclusion, trust, and safety, they created a  moving installation comprised of recycled materials, including 60,000 soda tabs.


Free and open to the public.

Wheelchair Accessible.

Dogs on leashes are welcome.